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Fifth Grade - Science

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Term
2018-2019 School Year
Department
5th Grade
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Is it possible to land on Mars?  Forces & Motion Activity intro.

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Design Process Practice.  4 colors of paper activity.

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What is an engineer?  What is the design process?  Powerpoint.  Notes

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EdHelper - Friction

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Bill Nye - Friction.  Watch, and discuss.

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Introduce Friction.  Teacher created powerpoint.  Define and explore.

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Review Gravity

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Forces and Motion review.  Edhelper - Force and Motion.

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Friction.  Notes.  Video - Bill Nye - Friction. Edhelper - Friction.

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Gravity review.  Edhelper - What is Gravity?

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What is air resistance?  Demonstration and definition.  Videos - David Scott on the moon, and Brian Cox in a vacuum chamber.

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Gravity.  Teacher created powerpoint.  Define and explore.  Video - Crash Course Kids. 

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Christmas Breakfast

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Make up/Catch up day

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Test Autopsy

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Make-up/Catch-up day

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9 Weeks Test - Life Science

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Metamorphosis Review.  Reading Comprehension:  Metamorphosis 

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Thursday: Adaptations Review   Readworks: Adaptations

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Wednesday: Pgs. 294-295 Reading Comprehension: Extinction

            Vocabulary:     Extinction

                                    Mass Extinction

                                    Endangered

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Tuesday: Pgs. 290-293  EdHelper: Continents Adrift

            Vocabulary:     Continental Drift

                                    Plate Tectonics

                                 

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Monday:  Pgs. 286-289

            Vocabulary:     Relative Age

                                     Fossil Record

                                     Index Fossils

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Video - Bill Nye "Fossils"
Workbook page 281

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Workbook pages 274-279
Video - Exploring Fossils
EdHelper - Fossils Tell a Story

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Powerpoint & Workbook page 273
Video - Fossil Formation
Notes - How Fossils are formed

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Powerpoint & Workbook pages 271-272
Video - Types of Fossils
EdHelper - Fossils

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Powerpoint & Workbook pages 271-272
Notes on types of fossils

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Catch up/Make up day.  Finish all unfinished assignments.  Rocket Math log in/practice day.  IXL Challenge.

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Adaptations Quick Quiz

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Adaptations Station:  Students will help an animal adapt to a new environment using knowledge from the unit study.

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Flipchart Review of Adaptations, Study Jams "Animal Adaptations"
Comprehension passage: Readworks Adaptations

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Behavioral Adaptations; Teacher Powerpoint;
Comprehension passage:   Adaptations: Designs for Survival.

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Continue Animal Adaptations Flipchart; video "Wildlife in Disguise: Animal Camouflage"
EdHelper: "How Animal Camouflage Works"

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Animal Camouflage (Color and Shape); Teacher Flipchart; Notes and examples

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Introduction to Adaptations.  Powerpoint, Vocabulary introduction.

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Bird Beak Adaptation Exploration Activity.  Tweezers vs. Chopsticks

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Catch up day.  Finish any unfinished Heredity assignment.

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Finish Punnett Square Activity.  Poster creation/group share.

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Punnett Square Activity.  Create/Interpret a Punnett square.

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Finish Punnett square activity and present findings to class.  (If needed) 
Readworks reading comprehension page "Inheritance of Traits" (if time allows)

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Punnett square activity.

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How do we know about Heredity and Genetics?  Powerpoint.  Science book pages 252-254.
EdHelper Reading Comprehension page "Heredity"

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Continue Heredity:  Focus on Learned/Behavioral Traits. Science Book pages 250-251
Readworks reading comprehension page "Inherited Traits and Learned Behaviors"

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Introduction to Heredity, What are inherited traits?  Powerpoint & Notes

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Metamorphosis
Powerpoint, Notes, Workbook pages 245-246
EdHelper page "Metamorphosis of Insects"

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Life Cycles
Powerpoint, Notes, Workbook pages 237-243

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Preview of Life Cycles: Video "Bill Nye: Life Cycles"
Page over video

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Science Project Presentations!

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4-H & Final touch up day for Science Fair project research/work.

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Science Fair Research/Work day

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Science Fair Research/Work Day

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Science Fair Research/Work day

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Science Fair Research/Work day

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What is an eclipse?  How does it happen?  EdHelper "Eclipses"

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Why does the moon have so many different looks?   EdHelper "Phases of the Moon"
 

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Earth, Moon, and Sun system.  Textbook pages 345-355

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Introduction to the moon.  
 
Video: Crash Course Astronomy "The Moon"
 

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Why do constellations seem to move?  EdHelper "Star Groups"
 

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Constellations.  Science book pages 50-53.  EdHelper "Constellations"

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Review Rotation & Revolution.  Video "Earth's Rotation and Revolution"
Science book pages 40, 44-47

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What are Galaxies?  Science book pages 336-338.  Edhelper "4 Types of Galaxies"

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Introduction to stars.  Science book pages 331-335

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Objects in our Solar System Test.

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Solar System review.  Science textbook pages 320-328.

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Comets, Meteors, and Asteroids, oh my!  Notes in Solar System booklet.  Assign Study Guide for test Friday.

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Gas Giant Review.  EdHelper page.  Discuss Dwarf Planets.  Notes in Solar System booklet.

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Uranus & Neptune.  Solar System booklet.  Video " Crash Course Astronomy: Uranus & Neptune" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hIwD17Crko&index=20&t=0s&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL  
 
 

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Rocky Planets Review.  EdHelper "The Rocky Planets"  Video "A Spin Around the Solar System: The Inner Planets"

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Scientific Investigation.  Save Mortimer activity.

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Workbook Lesson 3.  What are Some Types of Investigations?  pages 24-38.  (Guided and Independent reading) Summary questions (pgs. 36-38).

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Scientific Method Overview. Branipop jr.  "The Scientific Method".  EdHelper page "The Scientific Method".

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Workbook Lesson 1.  What do Scientists do?  Workbook pages 3-15 (Guided and Independent reading).  Summary questions (pgs. 14-15)

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Preview of 5th grade Science.  Broad overview of standards.
 
Readworks page:  "Science and Scientists"