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                    This year we will study Space, Matter, Living Things, Social Studies, and Oceans. The first part of science is spent on a unit entitled “People and Animals”. Students will study a small animal for which we read clues to find out what the animal is and is not.  We will not divulge the name of the animal here as that would spoil the learning and fun in class. 

                    Once the animal has been identified, we will spend time observing and experimenting.  Observing is one of the major parts of the “Scientific Process”.  Other parts of the process include drawing up a hypothesis, collecting data, communicating the data and drawing a conclusion. 

                     With all of these components, we emphasis the writing aspect of the experiment.  Students should be able to communicate in writing what they have done and the results of the experiment. 

 WHAT STUDENTS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SCIENCE

LIFE SCIENCE

Students will:

*describe vertebrates in terms of observable body parts and characteristics

*describe cells as living systems

*describe functions of selected seed plant parts

*describe positive and negative effects of humans on the environment

*describe the basic requirements for all living things to maintain life

 

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Students will:

*classify common objects and substances according to color, size, shape, smell, hardness, length, weight, and state of matter

*measure weight, dimensions, and temperature of appropriate objects and materials

*identify properties of materials which make them useful

*identify the uses of simple machines to make work easier

*describe common physical changes in matter (size, shape, melting, freezing, dissolving)

*describe sounds in terms of their pitch and loudness

*explain how sounds are made

EARTH SCIENCE

Students will:

*describe how water exists in three states

*describe the atmosphere around Earth

*explain appropriate safety precautions during severe weather

*compare and contrast the sun, moon, and earth

*know the basic information for what exists in our Solar System

 

Journey of a Monarch Butterfly

BeetleJuice

Space Colony Webquest

The Nine Nifty Planets

Environment Webquest

Sounds

The Water Cycle

Ecosystems

Discovering Plant Parts

Here are some Science sites you might want to check out:



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Check out the cool information about the Milky Way.

Solar System Fun
Museum of Science and Industry/Chicago
 http://www.msichicago.org
For information about animals, including class, family. Size, weight, etc.
Check out Sea World’s animal database
http://www.seaworld.org/infobook.html
CBC 4 Kids’ Laboratory
Engaging science activities for grades 2-6
http://www.cbc4kids.ca/regular/the-lab
You Can
Science activities and questions section all about science
http://www.youcan.com
Choose this site to find  some experiemtns to use.  Click either Early Elemntary or Late Elementary
http://www.eecs.umich.edu/mathscience/funexperiments/agesubject/age.html
Check out this site to learn tips on teaching your child science
http://www.ed.gov/pubs/parents/Science/
Check out his site for some fun things to do:
Cool Science Link graphic

 

The Magic School Bus

 

The Circle of Life

The Dragonfly Pond

Weather Page for Kids

NASA Kids

Animal's Almanac

Energy Quest

Great Plant Escape

A Famous Scientist

A Tour of the Sun

Which constellations are in tonight's sky?

Amphibians and Reptiles

   Gravity
Science Court is in session! The critically acclaimed TV show and CD-ROM is now online. If you went to Mars, would you weigh more, less, or the same as you do here on Earth? Conduct the experiments, follow the trial, and see how Judge Stone rules

 

 

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