Welcome to 5th Grade
The following are the projected lesson plans for the week of December 2nd:
Special reminders for the week:
Friday 12/6 – 8:00 am Mass. There is a 12:00 dismissal with no after care
Grade 5 – Science
We will begin our third CELL, Work and Simple Machines. In this CELL we will look closer at some simple machines: wedge, levers, pulleys, axles, and inclined planes. We will determine how the use of simple machines changes both the direction and magnitude of our forces. We will see how simple machines make our lives easier and the work load to feel less. We will build apparatuses that demonstrate these principles.
Wednesday 12/4 – SDR work for investigation #1 due
Thursday 12/5 – Vocabulary Quiz for Work and Simple Machines investigation #1
Grade 6 – Science
We will begin our third CELL, Kinetic and Potential Energy. In this CELL we will look at how energy is transfered between the energy of motion and the stored energy that comes with preparing compounds and changes in elevation. We will look closely at the formulas for potential energy (both chemically and mechanically) and work with pendulums to prove that the Law of Conservation of Energy exists.
Tuesday 11/26 – SDR investigation 3 due for Kinetic and Potential Energy
Grade 7- Science
We will begin our third CELL, Acids and Bases. In this CELL, we will take a much closer look at pH scales and the differences between increasing hydrogen ions and increasing hydroxide ions. We will conduct studies on how both of these react when exposed to metals, non metals, and metalloids. We will examine how subatomic particles determine how a solution will react and the chemical properties it possesses. We will begin working heavily with the different chemicals within the lab and introduce new lab practices during class time.
Monday 12/2 – SDR work for investigation #1 due
Wednesday 12/4 – SDR investigation #2 for Acids and Bases due
Grade 8- Science
We will continue our third CELL (core educational learning lab), Friction. In this CELL we will explore how frictional forces work to keep objects in place and the effects of friction between surfaces. We will examine the coefficient of friction for various surfaces and objects and dive deeper into Newton’s Laws of Motion.
Thursday 12/5 – quiz on investigation 1-3 in Friction
Friday 12/6 – SDR work for investigation #4 due
Tuesday 12/10 – Vocabulary Quiz for Light
Thursday 12/12 – Benchmark for Friction