Friday, October 31, 2014

1st Grade-Week 4 Weather

4th Lab Week

Concept: Weather

Objective: Students will learn different types of weather like sunny, partly cloudy and overcast.

Vocabulary:
weather
monitor
weather symbols
meteorologist
sunny
partly cloudy
overcast
cloud
fog

Question of the Week: What is the weather like today?

BrainPopJr.com Video of the Week: Water Cycle

Sunny
Partly Cloudy
Overcast
Rain
Snow
Fog
Weather Symbols

CA State Science Standards
3b. Students know that the weather changes from day to day but that trends in temperature or of rain (or snow) tend to be predictable during a season.
4a. Draw pictures that portray some features of the thing being described.
4b. Record observations and data with pictures, numbers, or written statements. 

5th Grade-Week 4 Water Cycle

Objective: 
Students will learn how a water molecule can change from a liquid to water vapor and back to a liquid.


Students will learn how a water molecule moves throughout our planet in the Water Cycle.


CA Science Standard ES3b
Students know when liquid water evaporates, it turns into water vapor in the air and can reappear as a liquid when cooled or as a solid if cooled below the freezing point of water.
Vocabulary:
evaporation
condensation
precipitation

Warm Up:

What is the water cycle? 
Discuss, draw pictures, and write down ideas

•What are the three parts of the Water Cycle?

•What is evaporation?


video

•What is condensation?

•What is precipitation?

•Which kinds of precipitation do we get in Los Angeles?



BrainPop.com Video of the Week: Water Cycle


Where is water on our Earth?
How much of the water can we drink on Earth?


How is water used at home?








Can water be in the ground?   
  


Is their water in animals or plants?



   

Sleet
Hail
Rain 
Snow
What temperatures does snow, sleet and freezing rain occur?
How do we use water at home?
How can we conserve water at home?
Most of the fresh water in California is used for agriculture or farming.
The Water Cycle



Review the parts of the Water Cycle:

•Evaporation is when water heats up and changes into water vapor.

•Condensation is when water vapor cools and changes back into water on a surface.


•Precipitation is when water falls back to Earth as rain, snow, sleet or hail.

Homework: Water Cycle worksheet


2 points for completing the crossword puzzle correctly
and
2 points for completing the Water Cycle picture correctly labeled.

Class Reading: FOSS Science Resources Read pages 219-226. Wonders CA Content Reader Reread pgs 54-55.

An interactive website for the Water Cycle...click here.

CA State Science Standards
3a. Students know most of Earth’s water is present as salt water in the oceans, which cover most of Earth’s surface.
3b. Students know when liquid water evaporates, it turns into water vapor in the air and can reappear as a liquid when cooled or as a solid if cooled below the freezing point of water.

3c. Students know water vapor in the air moves from one place to another and can form fog or clouds, which are tiny droplets of water or ice, and can fall to Earth as rain, hail, sleet, or snow. 3d. Students know that the amount of fresh water located in rivers, lakes, underground sources, and glaciers is limited and that its availability can be extended by recycling and decreasing the use of water.

Friday, October 24, 2014

5th Grade-Week 3 Water Vapor

3rd Lab Week

1st quiz on the Solar System


Solar System Quiz

Concept: Water Vapor & Heating Earth

Objective: Students will learn when liquid water evaporates, it turns into water vapor. Students will learn uneven heating of the Earth causes air movements.


NO LAB HOMEWORK.

Vocabulary:
water vapor
evaporate
cloud
fog
dew
condensation
frost
wind


Cornell Note Questions:
•What is water vapor?
•What is evaporation and condensation?
•What are clouds and fog?
•What is dew?
•What is frost?

•How does wind happen?

Questions of the Week:
•What is the temperature at which water freezes?
•Which heats up faster, land or water?
•Which cools down faster, land or water?

BrainPop.com Videos of the Week: Clouds and Wind 

Class Reading:Water Vapor: FOSS Science Resources Read pages 182-196. Wonders CA Content Reader Read pgs 54-55.Heating Earth: FOSS Science Resources Read pages 198-217. Wonders CA Content Reader Read pgs 66-67.

 
Evaporation happens in your kitchen.
What are clouds made of?
Fog
Dew
Frost
A diagram of the wind current during the day along our coast.
A diagram of the wind current during the day along our coast.
A diagram of the wind current in your home.

A simple diagram of the wind current during the day and night along our coast.
You can tell there is warm air rising by looking at clouds sometimes.
Warm Air Rises - Cold Water Sinks, Warm Water Rises...watch the video!

At Home Experiment: Try the "Surface Area Experiment" (page 187-188) at home. If you need help, feel free to ask. 

CA State Science Standards
3. Water on Earth moves between the oceans and land through the processes of evaporation and condensation. As a basis for understanding this concept:
3b. Students know when liquid water evaporates, it turns into water vapor in the air and can reappear as a liquid when cooled or as a solid if cooled below the freezing point of water.
4. Energy from the Sun heats Earth unevenly, causing air movements that result in changing weather patterns. As a basis for understanding this concept:
4a. Students know uneven heating of Earth causes air movements (convection currents).
6. Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions and conducting careful investigations. As a basis for understanding this concept and addressing the content in the other three strands, students should develop their own questions and perform investigations. Students will:
6b. Develop a testable question.
6c. Plan and conduct a simple investigation based on a student-developed question and write instructions others can follow to carry out the procedure.
6f. Select appropriate tools (e.g., thermometers, meter sticks, balances, and graduated cylinders) and make quantitative observations.


1st Grade-Week 2 Solar System

2nd Lab Week
Concept: The Solar System

Objective: Students will learn the order of planets in our solar system.

BrianPop.com video of the week: Solar System

Sun
Our Solar System

Monday, October 20, 2014

Partial Solar Eclipse on October 23, 2014

There will be a partial solar eclipse in Los Angeles on October 23, 2014 from 2:10 PM to to 4:40 PM. 

Do not look directly at the Sun to view the solar eclipse. 

Click here for an easy way to view the solar eclipse from BrainPopJr.com
bsm1
tigers

Here is a short video of the October 23 solar eclipse-click here.

Griffith Observatory Hosts Free Public Viewing and Online Webcast

Brain Pop- “How Eclipses Happen




solar eclipse
Partial solar eclipse from Venice, CA on May 20, 2012.
Partial solar eclipse from Beijing, China on July 22, 2009.

Friday, October 17, 2014

1st Grade-Week 3 Air

2nd Lab Week
Concept: Exploring Air Part 1

Objective: Students will learn that we can't see air yet we can see it move things.

Vocabulary:
air
gas
wind
inflate

Question of the Week: What is Air?

Air can move trees.
Air slows a parachute down as it comes down.
Air takes up space like in a hot air balloon.
CA State Science Standards
1. Materials come in different forms (states), including solids, liquids, and gases. As a basis for understanding this concept:
1a. Students know solids, liquids, and gases have different properties.
4a. Draw pictures that portray some features of the thing being described.

4b. Record observations and data with pictures, numbers, or written statements.