Assignments for week of Feb. 12-16, 2018
*this is what I plan to cover but I may make adjustments periodically according to the needs of the students.
4th grade assignments
5th grade assignments
6th grade assignments
Here is a snapshot of what we did last week in Science:
4th Grade Science
This week students began working on designing and planning their own rubber band scale. We looked at the similarities between a rubber band and a spring scale. Students reviewed the design process from earlier in the year in order to plan out their prototypes. They also worked on creating a concept map to link key ideas together in the unit on properties of matter.
5th Grade Science
This week students began looking at the Sun and shadows to understand how the Earth moves around the Sun. They also looked at how the Sun creates different shadows at different times of the day as well as different times of the year. We did a demonstration with a globe and lamp to show how the Sun hits the Earth creating night and day and also how places like Alaska can have almost 24 hrs of light in the summer and almost no light in the winter because of the Earth being tilted.
6th Grade Science
This week students continued working on their presentations for the Boomtown city council where they use the evidence and information from the unit to make a case that their particular building site would be the best place to build more housing. They will need to take into account any disadvantages to their site and explain how they would overcome those disadvantages.
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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