Welcome to 5th Grade
The following are the projected lesson plans for the week of October 21st:
Thursday 10/24 – There is a 12:00 dismissal with after care. Parent & Teacher Conferences from 1:00 – 3:00 and from 5:00 – 7:30 in the gym.
Friday – Halloween Fun Night!
Grade 5 – Science
We will be finishing our first CELL (core educational learning lab), Microscopes and Magnification. In this CELL we will examine the relationship between magnification and resolution. We will use various lenses (concave, convex, semicircular) in order to view specimens and determine how the shape of the lens affects the magnification of an object. We will work with compound and oil immersion microscopes to create our own slides and view specimens we collect during class.
Monday 10/21 – Benchmark for “Microscopic Explorations”
Tuesday 10/22 – Vocabulary Quiz for “Inheritance and Adaptations”
Grade 6 – Science
We will continue with our second CELL (core educational learning lab), Weathering and Erosion. In this CELL we will look at how earth’s forces work together with man made materials to break down not only the land forms of earth but architecture and sculptures that we create. We will look at deposition of matter after landslides and earthquakes and determine whether chemical or physical weathering helps to predict these events. The labs in this CELL are messy so we will make sure to take precautions by wearing our PPDs (personal protection devices).
Tuesday 10/22 – Response to journal article due on Google Classroom
Grade 7- Science
We will continue our second CELL, Chemical Reactions. In this CELL, we will take a much closer look at how chemical reactions take place and if there is a relationship between the elements contained within the reactants and how they will react with metals, nonmetals, and metalloids. We will examine how subatomic particles determine how an atom appears and what chemical properties it possesses. We will begin working heavily with the different chemicals within the lab and introduce new lab practices during class time.
Wednesday 10/23 – Response to journal article due on Google Classroom
Grade 8- Science
We will begin our second CELL (core educational learning lab), Heat and Heat Transfer. In this CELL we will explore how heat and thermal energy are transferred from one object to another. We will investigate how kinetic and potential energy plays a part in phase transition of water. We will look at how we can lower the freezing point and raise the boiling point by adding salt to different states of water.
Friday 10/18 – SDR work for investigation #1 in Heat and Heat Transfer due.
Wednesday 10/23 – Response to journal article #1 due on Google Classroom
Thursday 10/24 – Response to journal article #2 due on Google Classroom