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UNIT E4

This unit introduces basic waves properties and helps students learn to distinguish between the many types of waves they encounter daily. Students explore how the energy of a wave can travel through a medium.

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UNIT E5

This unit further explores wave properties and helps students learn to distinguish between electromagnetic waves, which don't need a medium to travel, and the mechanical waves of E4 that require a medium of matter.

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UNIT L2

The Great Rift Valley in east Africa is home to many saltwater lakes and also the famously pink Lesser Flamingo. But there is now only one lake, Lake Natron in Tanzania, that is a suitable breeding ground for this species. In this unit, students explore the difficult choices communities face as they decide whether to build a factory at Lake Natron.

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UNIT L5

This unit examines the curious case of an ubiquitous single-celled organism: yeast. It introduces students to life at its most basic level: the cell. Students repeatedly encounter different approaches to understanding cells' four essential functions.

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UNIT L6

This unit explores multicellularity and how a system is greater than the sum of the parts. It begins with a sports team metaphor to kick off this look at cell specialization and at the hierarchical organization of cells into tissues, organs, organ systems, and organisms. Students see the human body as an amazing cooperative community of trillions of cells.

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UNIT L7

A group of friends look at cells close-up. Students explore the form and function of different kinds of cells through interactive activities and a quick lesson in drawing, which they use to record what they see under a microscope. Finally, they make a written model in a cell analogy project.

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UNIT M2

This unit teaches students to describe matter in terms of density and other quantifiable properties. Archimedes' "Eureka" moment in the bathtub is featured to illustrate the value of displacement as a method of determining volume and how that links to density.

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UNIT M3

From arguing the best recipe for pink lemonade to a dramatic retelling of “The Three Little Pigs,” this unit explore what happens when various substances come together, come apart, or shift around. The comparison of physical and chemical change at the particulate level is emphasized.

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