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Welcome to Mrs. Green’s 5th Grade Science Class!

It’s OCCT Test Prep time again.  To help your child prepare for the test, they will be given a 5th Grade Science PASS Study Guide to complete.  If they turn it in by April 10th, they will get 100 bonus points.  If they use it to study with, their name will go in a drawing for a pizza lunch for every 10 minutes they study (parent signature required).

PASS Review

There will be a lot of test prep in all of your child’s classes in the upcoming weeks.  Please make an effort for your child to be in class as much as possible.  When absent, they are missing valuable content that not only applies to their success on their tests but their success as a student over all.

Testing Schedule for 5th grade

Reading Test Part 1 – Tuesday, April 14

Reading Test Part 2 – Wednesday, April 15

Science Test Part 1 & 2 – Friday, April 17

Math Test Part 1 & 2 – Tuesday, April 21

Social Studies Test Part 1 & 2 – Thursday, April 23


Congratulations Heavyn Gibson!

3rd place winner in the OERB “Where in the World is Petro Pete” contest



 OERB Well Site Safety Poster Contest

Posters are due to my by Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

OERB Well Site Safety Information


 funding factory

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.

Fifth Grade Science Syllabus 2014

5th Grade Science Pacing Guide 2014-15

Parent Letter Science 2014-15

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.

Check out monthly themes and learning opportunities at the Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom website.

Click below for the Ag in the Classroom monthly calendar.

Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom – April





Oklahoma UglyBug Homepage

Congratulations to Ty Vinson.  He won the Ugly Bug Contest for our school.  His bug can now be viewed at the site below.








Science News for Kids:  http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/category/life/

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/

Eco Kids:  http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/games_activities/index.cfm

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

Kids Astronomy:  http://www.kidsastronomy.com/

Discovery Kids:  http://kids.discovery.com/

Weather Wiz Kids: http://weatherwizkids.com/

Weather for Kids:  http://weatherforkids.org/

Scholastic Weather Site:  http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwatch/index.htm

Astronomy for Kids:  http://www.kidsastronomy.com/

Elclipse Interactive:  http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/olcweb/cgi/pluginpop.cgi?it=swf::800::600::/sites/dl/free/0072482621/78778/Eclipses_Nav.swf::Eclipse%20Interactive

Phases of the Moon:  http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/moon_phases/

Lunar Phases:  http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/olcweb/cgi/pluginpop.cgi?it=swf::800::600::/sites/dl/free/0072482621/78778/Lunar_Nav.swf::Lunar%20Phases%20Interactive

Seasons:  http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/olcweb/cgi/pluginpop.cgi?it=swf::800::600::/sites/dl/free/0072482621/78778/Seasons_Nav.swf::Seasons%20Interactive

Weather Wiz Kids:  http://weatherwizkids.com/weather-instruments.htm

PBS Kids Zoom:  http://pbskids.org/zoom/activities/sci/thermometer.html

UEN:  http://www.uen.org/weather/station.shtml

Science Kids:  http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/weather.html  (Scroll down to ‘Projects’)

Scholastic:  http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwatch/gather_data/

PBS Learning Media for Students:  http://oeta.pbslearningmedia.org/student/

Kahoot!:  https://kahoot.it/#/

Computer Science Code.org http://code.org/

Scholastic Classification Game:  http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/explorations/bug/level1/interactive.htm

Animal Classification Game:  http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/lsps07.sci.life.oate.animalclass/animal-classification-game/

Living Things games:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/


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.

 STEM Projects

Earthquakes in Oklahoma – The Oklahoman  http://nie.newsok.com/educators/curriculum/earthquakes-in-oklahoma/

Oklahoma Geological Observatory http://www.okgeosurvey1.gov/

PBS Learning Plate Tectonics (lessons and videos) http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.earthsys.lp_platetectonics/plate-tectonics/


1st Hour

2nd Hour

3rd Hour

5th Hour

6th Hour


Look what we are doing in 5th grade Science!

 August – Creating a model of an oil derrick and learning about renewable and non-renewable resources.

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We’re learning how to read science tools.

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STEM Project :   Learning about hydroelectricity and building waterwheels.


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Making Polymers (slime)

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Modeling the Moon Phases 

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The James Webb Space Telescope Project



Mylie Campbell and Laney Boyd’s model of the telescope.  Great job, ladies!

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 James Webb Space Telescope Illustrations

STEM Project:  Stomp Rockets


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Matter and Energy

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Junior Botball® Challenge



March 25th is the Norman Competition.  Please check out the site above and click on Events for more information about the competition.

2015 Botball Schedule Botball Team schedule

Jr. Botball Challenge Rules  JBC_ALL_Challenge_Rules1-5

Jr. Botball Tournament Instructions  JBC_Tournament_Instructions

Norman Challenge – Event Information  https://www.juniorbotballchallenge.org/events/oklahoma-junior-botball-challenge-1/

A note from KISS -
Attend the Junior Botball Challenge Event on November 15th at Monroe Elementary School in Norman! This is going to be a challenge event combined with a help day for teams. Even if your team has only completed 1 or 2 of the challenges – COME TO THIS EVENT! We will be awarding completion buttons, but not trophies. Our goals for this event are to help the students see how the tournament runs, practice going through the process and get help from our staff with programming, building and troubleshooting. It’s going to be a fun, learning experience with no pressure. It will be the perfect chance for them to practice and feel more prepared for the big regional event on March 28th.
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March 28, 2015 Botball Competition in Norman,OK

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science wizard

I love to hear from parents and caregivers about how I can better help your child.  If you have questions or concerns, please email me at pggreen@checotah.k12.ok.us.




Intermediate School Library Receives Grant for Library Books

Checotah Intermediate School recently received notification that they were selected as a 2014 Lois Lenski Covey Grant recipient.  This grant will allow the CIS library to purchase $2,986 in additional books.  Lois Lenski, author and illustrator of more than 100 children’s books and the 1946 Newbery medalist for “Strawberry Girl” established the foundation as a charitable institute more than 45 years ago.   CIS faculty and students are excited about getting the new books.


CIS Library Book Projects

(Mrs. Franklin’s Reading Class)


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Martin Luther King Day Reads


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