• Mayport Elementary Coastal Sciences Academy is proud to announce that our FCAT Science scores continue to rise!  Our Science score on the 2014 FCAT placed us in the top 20 Elementary Schools in Duval County.  The school gained 9% to obtain 73% of our students proficient or above in the area of science.  As we continue to expose each and every child to the type of Common Core project based learning that is going on here at Mayport we know that the sky is the limit!
    A "KinderGarden" - A year long unit
    • Big Wide World of Water: The Earth has one big ocean with many features.
    • What's the "Matter" with the Ocean:  Changes in Matter; Sorting Matter; Forces and Changes in Motion; Ways Things Move, Pushes and Pulls
    • Ocean Sounds:  Forms of Energy; Sound
    • Day and Night in the Ocean:  Law of Gravity; Day Time Sky; Day and Night; Big and Small Objects; Far and Nearby Objects
    • Organization and Development of Living Organisms:  Real and Fictional; Comparing Plants and Animals

    1st GRADE
    RIGHT WHALES - A year long unit 
    • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle:  Raise question, Investigate and Explain; Learn the importance of conservation; and We can save our Earth!
    • 5 Senses:  Using your five senses and Keeping records
    • Ocean "Matters" :  Properties of matter; Ways objects move
    • Distance and Size:  Explore the Law of Gravity; Stars in the Sky; Beneficial and Harmful Properties of the Sun
    • Ocean Floor:  How to be safe around water; Water, Rocks, and Soil on Earth; Fast and Slow; Need for water
    • Organization and Development of Living Things:  Living Things and Environments; Living and Non-Living; Coastal Plants
    • Right Whales, Coral Reefs, Ocean Animals:  The Ocean and Coastal Environments support a great diversity of life and ecosystems; Parents and their young; Animals and their basic needs

    2nd GRADE
    "Flat Sandy" studying sand from around the World! - A year long unit 
    • Becoming a Shoreline Scientist:  Question, Investigate, and Explain; Compare Observations; Tools of Science; Reasoning and Inferences
    • Beach "Matters":  Observe and Measure Objects; Properties of Matter; Observe and Describe Water; Measure and Compare Temperatures; Measure and Compare Volume; Changes in Matter
    • Plankton, Tides, and Waves:  Forms of Energy; Uses of Electricity; People and Energy; Pushes and Pulls; Force and Motion; Gravity; Magnets
    • Beach Weather:  Trace the Major Influence the Ocean makes on Weather through the Water Cycle; Earth Systems and Patterns; The Sun's Energy; Investigate, Observe and Describe Evaporation; Air; Weather Patterns; Severe Weather 
    • Shoreline Investigation:  The Ocean and Life in the Ocean Shape the Features of the Earth through Coastal Erosion and the Rock Cycle;  Rocks; Soil Formation and Classification
    • Living a Healthy Beach Life Style:  Organization and Development of Living Organisms; Human Body, brain, heart, lungs, stomach, muscles, and skeleton; Observe and Describe Major Stages in the Life Cycles of Plants and Animals, including Beans and Butterflies
    • Beach Organism Reports:  Interdependence and Needs of Living Things; Habitats

    3rd GRADE
    Manatees - A year long unit 
    • Becoming a Habitat Scientist:  Thinking Like a Scientist; Investigate; Compare Observations; Question and Discuss; Keep Records; Infer
    • Maritime Forest "Matters":  Properties of Matter; Compare Properties of Matter; Mass and Volume; Temperature of Solids and Liquids; Water Changing
    • Heat Energy of the Coast and Maritime Forest...A Day in the Salt Marsh?:  Basic Forms of Energy; Motion and Change; Light...Reflect, Refract, and Absorb; Light and Heat; Friction
    • Under the Same Sky:  Earth in Space and Time; Properties of Stars; Telescopes; Sun is a Star and Emits Energy; Sun's Proximity to Earth; Radiant Energy; Law of Gravity
    • Aquatic Ecosystems:  Organization and Development of Living Things; Plants Interdependence; Plant Structures; Photosynthesis; Plant Classification; Animal Classification; Plants and Animals; Seasons

    4th GRADE
    Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve Refurbishment - A year long unit
    • River Otters and the Estuary, Human Impact:  Question, Investigate, Explain; Compare Observations and Explain Differences; Answer Scientific Questions and Cite Evidence; Communication; Keep Records; Two and Three Dimensional Models; Recognize that Science Focuses solely on the Natural World; Observation and Empirical Evidence; Use Creativity 
    • Estuary "Matters":  Measure and Compare Objects Based on their Physical Properties; Identify Properties and Common Uses of Water in each of its States; Explore the Law of Conservation of Mass; Investigate Magnetic Properties; Changes in Matter; The Water Cycle's link with Weather
    • Forms of Energy:  Uses of Energy; Sound; Transfer of Heat Energy; Materials that Conduct Heat; Objects in Motion; Speed
    • Earth Structures:  Properties of Minerals; Types of Rocks; Measure and Compare Rocks based on their Properties; Weathering and Erosion; Florida's Natural Resources, Renewable and Nonrenewable
    • Earth in Space and Time:  Earth's Movement; Relationship among Earth, Moon, Sun and Stars; Patterns in the Sky; Phases of the Moon
    • How Organisms Interact/Small Fry:  Heredity and Reproduction in Flowering Plants - Pollination, Fertilization, Seed Dispersal, and Germination; Plant and Animal Characteristics are Affected by the Environment; Animal Behaviors and Characteristics; Major Stages of Life Cycles of Florida Plants and Animals
    • Human Impact on Estuaries:  Interdependence; Compare the Seasonal Changes in Florida Plants and Animals to those in other Regions of the Country; Recognize ways Plants and Animals, including Humans and their Impact on the Environment
    • Food Webs and Energy:  Transfer of Energy through the Food Web; Animals can not make their Own Food and that when Animals Eat Plants or other Animals; Energy stored in a Food Source is Passed on to the Consumer

    5th GRADE
    St. John's River / "Small Fry To Go" - A year long unit
    • The Practice of Science:  How do Scientists Investigate?; How do Scientist Work?; What are Different Types of Scientific Investigations?
    • The St. John's River "Matters":  Properties of Solids, Liquids, and Gasses; Materials that Dissolve in Water; Mixtures of Solids can be Separated; Changes in Matter 
    • Force and Motion:  Forces; Changes in Motion; Forces and Motion of Objects; Balanced and Unbalanced Forces
    • Forms of Energy:  Energy can Cause Change; Electrical Energy can be Transformed; Electrically Charged Objects; Flow of Electricity; Conductors and Insulators
    • Earth in Space and Time:  Galaxy; Solar System; Planet Characteristics; Relationship among Earth, Moon, Sun and Stars
    • How do Natural Environmental Changes Affect the St. John's River?: Water Cycle; Weather; Forms of Precipitation; Weather Conditions and Environments; Climate Zones
    • Organization and Development of Living Organisms:  Human Body Organs and Functions; Plant Structures and Functions; Comparing Plant and Animal Organ Functions; Heredity and Reproduction
    • How do the Plants and Animals Affect each other on the St. John's River:  Major Stages of Life Cycles of Florida Plants and Animals
    • How do Humans Impact the St. John's River?:  Animal Adaptations; Environmental Changes; Flow of Energy; "Fashion A Fish"
    • How does the St. John's River affect our Local Economy?:  JAXPORT Tour; Florida's Natural Resources; Small Fry Striped Bass Investigation - Design and Conduct a Scientific Investigation
    • Bridge to 6th Grade:  Transfer of Heat Energy - Conduction, Convection, and Radiation
Last Modified on August 5, 2015