Welcome to the 5th grade!
Week of February 20th-February 23rd
Special reminders for this week:
Friday 2/23 – Dress Down
The following are the projected lesson plans for this week:
Grade 5 Science
We will begin our next CELL, the Earth’s Forces. If you have any questions, please contact me.
In this CELL investigation we will be observing how forces such as gravity, affect everything on Earth. We will look closer at friction and how we can reduce it to lessen the work load.
Friday – vocabulary quiz on key terms from Earth’s Forces.
Grade 6 Science
We will continue with our fifth CELL, Space. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
In this CELL we will be investigating our place in the solar system and our cosmic address within the universe. We will look at the different planets and moons and calculate distances between them. We will explore the concepts of dark matter and black holes, and look closer at the gravitational effect of planets and stars.
Grade 7 Science
We will continue our fifth CELL, Genes and Proteins. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
In this CELL students will investigate the properties of cell membranes and cell walls and look closer at active and passive transport. We will explore DNA and RNA and the role it plays in mitosis and meiosis. We will look a polypeptides and amino acids and experiment with phosphates.
Grade 8 Science
We will begin our fifth CELL, Light. Please contact me if you have any questions.
In this CELL, students will investigate how light waves travel and how we perceive visible light. We will investigate the speed of light and how light is reflected, refracted, or transmitted. The students will explore these concepts and introduce a new tool into our labs, the spectrophotometer.