Welcome to Mrs. Green’s 5th Grade Science Class!
WEATHER INSTRUMENT CHALLENGE
I am challenging my fifth-grade students to build a working weather instrument used to measure temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind speed, wind direction, rain amounts, or a weather station that collects various weather – related information. This challenge is optional, but students who submit a working instrument and who can demonstrate how it works and what it measures, will receive a bonus grade plus be judged for the best instrument. Below are a few websites that may be helpful in creating the weather instruments.
Weather Wiz Kids: http://weatherwizkids.com/weather-instruments.htm
PBS Kids Zoom: http://pbskids.org/zoom/activities/sci/thermometer.html
Science Kids: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/weather.html (Scroll down to ‘Projects’)
Lesson Plans for this week: Lesson Plans 3-3 to 3-7
Mrs. Green’s Student Success and Vision - This document reflects opportunities students have to achieve success and my vision statement.
5th Grade Science Pacing Calendar 2013-14 - This document provides the dates that 5th grade science topics will be taught.
Fifth Grade Science Syllabus 2013 - Syllabus for 5th Grade Science 2013-14
Remind101 – This is a one-way texting system where I can send a text to the parent (or student) to remind them of assignments, tests, upcoming projects, or other school related information. This is another great way to keep parents informed. If you wish to sign up, please click on the hour that your child has Science, then follow the instructions.
ENRICHMENT SITES FOR STUDENTS
News ELA: http://newsela.com/
Science News: http://sciencenetlinks.com/science-news/
Games and Interactives
Scholastic Study Jams (Science and Math): http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/index.htm
PBS Kids Zoom Science: – http://pbskids.org/zoom/activities/sci/
Sheppard Software: http://sheppardsoftware.com/
Science for Kids: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/
Science Interactive Activities: http://www.uen.org/3-6interactives/science.shtml
Scholastic Computer Lab Favorites: http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/clf/tguidesitemap.htm
Science Links Afterschool Favorites: http://sciencenetlinks.com/afterschool-resources/
Train Your Brain: http://www.proprofs.com/games/c/brain-training/
Making Graphs: http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx
NASA Space Place: http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/menu/play/
Science Net Links: http://sciencenetlinks.com/afterschool-resources/
The Rock Cycle: http://www.learner.org/interactives/rockcycle/index.html
Science Games for Kids: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities.html
Discovery Kids: http://kids.discovery.com/
Weather Wiz Kids: http://weatherwizkids.com/
Weather for Kids: http://weatherforkids.org/
Classroom Enrichment Opportunities
* Visit HSP Enrichment Software on student computers.
* Dig deeper by exploring the classroom library (encyclopedias, books, and magazines).
* Participate in classroom challenges.
1st hour: http://kidblog.org/1stHourScience-3/
2nd hour: http://kidblog.org/2ndHourScience-4/
3rd hour: http://kidblog.org/3rdHourScience-3/
5th hour: http://kidblog.org/5thHourScience-3/
6th hour: http://kidblog.org/6thHourScience-5/
Look what we are doing in 5th grade Science.
February 2014 – Chemical changes (left) and how humans affect ecosystems with vinegar and seeds (right).
January 2014 – Food Chains, Food Webs, and Energy Pyramids
December 2013 – Making Crystals
November – Roasting Marshmallows (and learning about physical and chemical changes).
October – Students teaching students through demonstrations.
Our favorite students…