What will students learn this year in science class?

My goal is to help my students achieve scientific literacy, which is "the knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and processes required for scientific decision making, participation in civic and cultural affairs, and economic productivity." 
 
This year students will learn about the natural world by studying 3 areas of science: Earth, Life, and Physical.  
 
Earth Science
Earth Systems, Structures, and Processes: Understand how the cycling of matter (water and gases) in and out of the atmosphere relates to Earth’s atmosphere, weather and climate and the effects of the atmosphere on humans.
 
Life Science
Structures and Functions of Living Organisms: Understand the processes, structures and functions of living organisms that enable them to survive, reproduce and carry out the basic functions of life.
 
Evolution and Genetics: Understand the relationship of the mechanisms of cellular reproduction, patterns of inheritance and external factors to potential variation among offspring.
 
Physical Science
Forces and Motion: Understand motion, the effects of forces on motion and the graphical representations of motion.
 
Energy: Conservation and Transfer: Understand forms of energy, energy transfer and transformation and conservation in mechanical systems.