Monday, April 27, 2015

1st Grade-Week 5 Windy Days

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5th Lab Week
Concept: Exploring Air and Wind Part 2

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

Vocabulary:
air
wind
windsock












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. 









Friday, April 24, 2015

Chile volcano Villarrica eruption spews ash and lava

Chile volcano Villarrica eruption spews ash and lava






4th Grade-Week 4/5 Pangea and Quiz #1

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4th/5th Lab Week

Concept: Movement of Continents

Investigation: How Has the Earth’s Surface Changed?

Reading Before Class: FOSS Science Resources pgs 228-231. Review Wonders CA Content Reader pgs 78-83.

NO Homework


Vocabulary:

Pangaea
supercontinent
plate tectonics
lithosphere
Continental Drift Theory

•What did Earth look like millions of years ago?
•What is the Theory of Continental Drift?
•What evidence supports the Theory of Continental Drift?

BrianPop.com video of the week: Plate Tectonics and Earthquakes


In the early 1900's Alfred Wegener proposed the idea of Continental Drift. His ideas centered around continents moving across the face of the earth. The idea was not quite correct - compared to the plate tectonics theory of today - but his thinking was on the proper track.












Earth Science Quiz  #1

1.     __________________ are scientists who study rocks.
2.     __________________ is the study of Earth.
3.     Rocks look different because they are made of different  _____________.
4.     Six properties of rocks are _____________________________________. 
5.     __________________ is a mineral’s ability to resist being scratched.
6.     __________________ is the way the surface of a mineral reflects light.
7.     __________________ is the color of the powder left behind when you rub a mineral against a white tile.

5. Waves, wind, water, and ice shape and reshape Earth’s land surface. As a basis for understanding this concept:5a. Students know some changes in the earth are due to slow processes, such as erosion, and some changes are due to rapid processes, such as landslides, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes. 


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

10 Simple Things You Can Do For Earth Day and EVERYDAY


10 Simple Things You Can Do For Earth Day and EVERYDAY
  • Swap out your light bulbs.
  • Plant a tree or three.
  • Curb your junk mail.
  • Carry your own water bottle.
  • Have a picnic!
  • Turn off lights and unplug cell phone chargers.
  • Try doing "conscious" laundry.
  • Drive the speed limit.
  • Recycle at work.
  • Buy Mom a green gift for Mother's Day.

http://www.yourguidetogreen.com/learn/articles/10_simple_things

BrainPop.com video of the week: Recycling

Monday, April 20, 2015

1st Grade-Week 4 Weather

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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. 

4th Grade-Week 3/4 The Rock Cycle

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3rd/4th Lab Week
Concept: Three types of Rocks and the Rock Cycle



Objective: Students will learn the three types of rock and how Igneous, Metamorphic and Sedimentary Rocks are formed.

Homework: Review Crossword Puzzle

Vocabulary:
Rock Cycle
Igneous Rock
melting
magma
cooling
Metamorphic Rock
heat
pressure
Sedimentary Rock
weathering
erosion
sediments
compacting

•How are Igneous Rocks formed?
•How are Metamorphic Rocks formed?
•How are Sedimentary Rocks formed?

BrianPop.com videos of the week: 


Reading Before Class: FOSS Science Resources pgs 220-227.

Rock Cycle


Igneous Rock
Igneous Rock
Igneous Rock
Igneous Rock
Metamorphic Rock
Metamorphic Rock
Sedimentary Rock
Sedimentary Rock
Sedimentary Rock
Grand Canyon

Here is an activity you can do at home 
with marshmallows and The Rock Cycle



video


video

CA Science Standards
4a. Students know how to differentiate among igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks by referring to their properties and methods of formation (the rock cycle).