We will be following the Next Generation Common Core Science standards.  These standards deepen the previous standards and have a large engineering component as well as an emphases on our environment.  It has a strong hands-on activity/lab component.  We will investigate in the areas of Earth Science, Physical Science and Life Science.
     NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards)  http://www.cde.ca.gov/pd/ca/sc/ngssintrod.asp
    Earth Science
          There will be a solar eclipse on Monday, August 21.  (The first day of school.)  We will be taking advantage of this very rare event and have fun studying out it as well.  
    Click on link to find the characteristics of Earth's Atmosphere.