Assignments for week of Dec. 18 – Dec. 22, 2017
*this is what I plan to cover but I may make adjustments periodically according to the needs of the students.
4th grade assignments
-Which materials are conductors lab and analysis sheet pg 473-474
– Unit 9 Study guide
– Jeopardy Review activity
– Unit 9 test- Thursday
-Mass and Distance Lab sheet
– Article of the Week- due Friday
5th grade assignments
-What role do decomposers play? lab
-Decomposers lab sheet pg 321-322
– Study guide unit 6
– Unit 6 Test – Thursday
-Claim and Evidence exercise
-Article of the Week- due Friday
6th grade Assignments
-Let’s settle it lab sheet
-exit slip on the Mission Creek PowerPoint
– KWL chart about the patterns of sand
-Beach: A River of Sand notes sheet
– Reconstructing Santa Barbara Harbor exercise
-Article of the Week
Here is a snapshot of what we did last week in Science:
4th Grade Science
This week students learned how mass and distance affect the potential energy of an object through a lab where students rolled different balls of different masses down a ramp and recorded the data of how far each ball went. Check out some of the pictures below. They also explored the ways that heat is transferred using the processes of conduction, convection and radiation. They identified various heat transfers and what process was being used. We built off of our understanding of heat transfer in order to learn about conductors and insulators that help and heed the transfer of heat respectively. Students also took a quiz over conductors and insulators.
5th Grade Science
This week students worked on redesigning their device that measured the activity of yeast (a decomposer) based upon their data from their first test. Students also presented their findings from the decomposer yeast lab in poster form. They continued to look at different parts of an ecosystem by researching about adaptations that are found in a predator of their choosing. Students finished the week by taking a quiz on food chains and food webs.
6th Grade Science
This week students continued investigating landslides by testing how various materials (lava rock, sand and gravel) perform in a slide and what damage they cause to the area below the slide. Later in the week, we looked at a specific series of landslides in La Conchita, California to learn from a specific incident what caused the landslide and what its effects were. Students then predicted whether they would recommend building a house in La Conchita in the future based upon the evidence we looked at. Students ended the week by looking at sedimentation and how different materials settle when mixed with water like in a river.
Each Monday by 5 pm I will post the assignments that we will be completing for that week onto my classroom page on the school website.
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4th Grade, 5th grade and 6th grade> article of the week due Friday
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