Welcome to Mrs. Green’s 5th Grade Science Class!
I am very excited to get this year underway. I have revisited my lesson plans this summer and added more hands-on, authentic learning opportunities so that students can better grasp science concepts. Additionally, I am adding STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) lessons to my curriculum. This integrated approach will encourage students think critically to solve problems which mimic the skills they need to successful in school, work, and life in general. I look forward to an exciting year in 5th grade Science. Please check back to my webpage often to see upcoming projects, pictures of class activities, and student recognition.
CIS collects empty ink cartridges and old cell phones to turn in for cash for our school through Funding Factory. Check out their site for more information. http://www.fundingfactory.com/ If you have any items you would like to donate, send them with your child and they can drop them off in my room, Mrs. Coleman’s or Mrs. Reynolds. Thank you!
Mrs. Green’s Student Success and Vision - This document reflects opportunities students have to achieve success and my vision statement.
Remind 5th Grade Science This link will give you the instructions on how to download the app and class code to receive text reminders of important Science events.
Lesson Plans 8-28 to 8-29 Click on this link to see our weekly lesson plans.
Check out monthly themes and learning opportunities at the Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom website. Click below for the August calendar.
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/
Phases of the Moon: http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/moon_phases/
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’)
Classroom Enrichment Opportunities
* Visit HSP Enrichment Software on student computers for extension practice on content.
* Dig deeper by exploring the classroom library (encyclopedias, books, and magazines).
* Participate in classroom challenges.
Look what we did in 5th grade Science in 2013-14.
March 2014 WEATHER INSTRUMENT CHALLENGE WINNER: Sierra E. for her anemometer. Picture below.
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.