4/30-5/4

Monday_ Students will discuss ways to protect the environment. Learners will view video clips of sundry polluted environments  and determine ways to improve the quality of life in those impacted areas. Students will discuss the movie, the Lorax.

Tuesday and Thursday – Students will gather 5 facts per chapter and create a final class project. The students will receive materials to create a book for Earth Science. The book will also serve as a study guide for the end of year assessment.

Wednesday_ Guidance Day with Mrs. Davenport

Friday- Believer’s Day at the rec in Lafayette

Week of 3.26.2018

This week in Science we will finish up our Astronomy unit and review for the Astronomy Unit Assessment.

Monday: Outer Planet Stations

Students will begin by finishing their planet booklets from the week before. Students will then work through various stations using their previously learned knowledge of the four outer planets as well as learning new concepts using visuals, hands on and reading activities. As students work through each station they will complete questions as well as manipulate hands on sorting and visual activities. Additional teacher/student conferencing will be completed throughout station work.

Tuesday: Planet distance

We will begin class by going outside and walking out the distance between planets. Students will be put in groups of 4 or 5 and will be given a white board with a planet name on them. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of ordering the planets while walking out the distance between each. Students will be able to get a visual of how far apart each planet is and how far they are from the sun in human footsteps. Upon returning to the classroom we will conclude the class by watching Bill Nye Astronomy.

Wednesday: Solar System review stations

Students will work through various stations using their previously learned knowledge of Astronomy while using visuals, hands on and reading activities. As students work through each station they will complete questions as well as manipulate hands on sorting and visual activities. Additional teacher/student conferencing will be completed throughout station work.

 Thursday: Astronomy Study Guide

Students will first complete an Astronomy study guide as a class. We will then play review basketball to prepare for the test tomorrow. Additional Q&A will take place as needed.

 Friday: Astronomy Unit Assessment

We will open class with Q&A before the test. Students will complete the Astronomy unit assessment. This will end our astronomy unit.   After testing, if time allows, we will watch a Planet Earth video

Assessment Uses:

Formative and Summative assessments will be used to progress monitor standards mastery and determine which students need additional support.

Types of Assessments:

            *Monday: station work, teacher conference, planet booklets

            *Tuesdayteacher conference

*Wednesday: station work, teacher conference

*Thursday: teacher conference

*Friday: Astronomy unit assessment

Differentiated Instruction:

            *Monday: differentiated review stations, peer groups

            *Tuesday: peer groups

*Wednesday: differentiated review stations, peer groups

*Thursday: study guide

*Friday: read aloud test, write on test where necessary

week of 3.19.2018

This week in Science we will continue our Astronomy Unit. Standard: S6E1 a, b, d, e, f

Monday: Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors

Students will first watch a Brain Pop video about asteroids, comets and meteors. We will then take notes from a power point distinguishing between asteroids, comets and meteors. Students will then complete a graphic organizer separating the different characteristics of the three to be used as study material for upcoming assessments. Additional video clips to follow if time permits.

Tuesday: Asteroids, Comets, and Meteor Stations

Students will work through various stations using their previously learned knowledge of asteroids, comets, and meteors as well as learning new concepts using visuals, hands on and reading activities. As students work through each station they will complete questions as well as manipulate hands on sorting and visual activities. Additional teacher/student conferencing will be completed throughout station work.

Wednesday: Inner Planets

Students will first watch a Discovery Education video about each of the inner planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars). We will then look at a power point and complete notes about each of the inner planets. Students will then begin working on a planet booklet, which will contain facts and information about each planet to be used as notes for assessments and projects to come in the future.

Thursday: Inner Planet Stations

Students will work through various stations using their previously learned knowledge of the four inner planets as well as learning new concepts using visuals, hands on and reading activities. As students work through each station they will complete questions as well as manipulate hands on sorting and visual activities. Additional teacher/student conferencing will be completed throughout station work.

Friday: Outer Planets

Students will first watch a Discovery Education video about each of the outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune). We will then look at a power point and complete notes about each of the outer planets. Students will then continue working on the planet booklet, adding the outer planets, which will contain facts and information about each planet to be used as notes for assessments and projects to come in the future.

Assessment Uses:

Formative and Summative assessments will be used to progress monitor standards mastery and determine which students need additional support.

Types of Assessments:

            *Monday: graphic organizer

            *Tuesdayteacher conference, station work

*Wednesday: planet booklet

*Thursday: teacher conference, station work

*Friday: planet booklet

 Differentiated Instruction:

            *Monday: fill in notes, visuals, graphic organizer

            *Tuesday: differentiated stations, group work

*Wednesday: fill in notes, visuals, planet booklet, peer partners

*Thursday: differentiated stations, group work

*Friday: fill in notes, visuals, planet booklet, peer partners

Partners are chosen based on previous days or week’s standards mastery of content. Students are partnered based on levels of student’s mastery. Higher levels of mastery are grouped with those still trying to reach an appropriate mastery level.

 

Week of March 12, 2018

This week in Science we will continue our Astronomy Unit. Standard: S6E1 a, b, d, e, f

 Monday: Eclipses

Students will first watch a Brain Pop video about eclipses. We will then take notes from a power point about eclipses. Students will then label and color an activity sheet to add to their notes.

Tuesday: READING COMPREHENSION 

REVIEW iXL

 

Wednesday: Moon Phases

Students will first watch a Brain Pop about Moon phases. We will then look at a power point and complete notes about moon phases. Students will then draw the moon phases in the correct order on black construction paper with white crayon to add to their notes.

Thursday: Moon Phase Stations

Reading comprehension and text over terms and galaxies.

Friday: Moon Phase Oreo Lab

Students will create the moon phases in the correct order out of oreo cookies. Students will then complete a lab sheet drawing their cookies in the correct order and answer questions about moon phases. After students have successfully completed their lab sheets correctly then they get to eat their cookies

Assessment Uses:

Formative and Summative assessments will be used to progress monitor standards mastery and determine which students need additional support.

Types of Assessments:

            *Monday: graphic organizer

            *Tuesdayteacher conference, station work

*Wednesday: drawings

*Thursday: teacher conference, station work

*Friday: lab report

 

Differentiated Instruction:

            *Monday: fill in notes, visuals

            *Tuesday: Reading comprehension

*Wednesday: fill in notes, visuals

*Thursday: Assessment

*Friday: hands on lab with visuals and partners

 

Partners are chosen based on previous days or week’s standards mastery of content. Students are partnered based on levels of student’s mastery. Higher levels of mastery are grouped with those still trying to reach an appropriate mastery level.

 

3/5-3/9

This week in Science we will continue our Astronomy Unit. Standard: S6E1 a, b, d, e, f

 Monday: Galaxy Stations

(1st block)Students will diagram the 3 types of galaxies and provide facts about each. Students will view a video on the types of galaxies and read a passage with the assistance of the teacher.  4th block students will read about a passage about the importance of Galileo and answer questions with the assistance of the teacher. Students will review a Brainpop on Galileo.

 Tuesday: Galileo/Heliocentric and Geocentric

Students will first watch an animated movie about Galileo and his importance. We will then take notes over a power point and complete a foldable.

Wednesday: Sun/Seasons

Students will first watch a Brain Pop video about the Sun and Seasons. We will then take notes from a power point about the sun and the seasons. Students will then draw a diagram of solstice and equinox to add as a visual in their notes.

Thursday: Seasons Stations

Students will work through various stations using their previously learned knowledge of Seasons as well as learning new concepts using visuals, hands on and reading activities. As students work through each station they will complete questions with each station.

 Friday: Eclipses

Students will first watch a Brain Pop video about eclipses. We will then take notes from a power point about eclipses. Students will then label and color an activity sheet to add to their notes.

Assessment Uses:

Formative and Summative assessments will be used to progress monitor standards mastery and determine which students need additional support.

Types of Assessments:

            *Monday: reading comprehension

            *Tuesdayobservation

*Wednesday: observation

*Thursday: station work

*Friday: observation

Differentiated Instruction:

            *Monday: differentiated stations

            *Tuesday: Fill in notes, visual foldable

*Wednesday: fill in notes

*Thursday: differentiated stations

*Friday: fill in notes, visual

2/26-3/2

This week in Science we will finish our Weather Unit, Chapter 13 and start our first Astronomy Unit. Standard: Weather: S6E4, S6E2, and S6E6, Astronomy: S6E1 a, b, d, e, f

Monday: Review for Test 

Students will complete posters and reading passages on weather.

Tuesday: Chapter 13 Weather Test and Astronomy Vocab

Students will define terms for chapter 14 and complete a Doodle page with the assistance of the teacher.
Wednesday: Seasons

Students will start Chapter 14 by watching a brain pop about Seasons. We will then look at a power point and complete fill in notes. We will then complete an adapted reading comprehension sheet to further their knowledge of seasons. If time allows we will watch video clips.

Thursday: Galileo/ heliocentric and geocentric theory

We will begin the class by watching an animated video about Galileo and his theories of heliocentric and geocentric solar systems. We will then take notes over heliocentric and geocentric and construct a foldable. If time allows we will watch a brain pop about the two theories.

Friday: Comets, Astroids, and Meteors

Students will first watch brain pop videos about comets, astroids, and meteors. They will then look at a power point and complete fill in notes about each. Students will then complete a graphic organizer cut and paste characterizing the three.

Assessment Uses:

Formative and Summative assessments will be used to progress monitor standards mastery and determine which students need additional support.

Types of Assessments:

            *Monday: review games, conferencing

            *Tuesday: conferencing and terms 

*Wednesday: observation and conferencing

*Thursday: observation, conferencing, foldable

*Friday: observation, conferencing, graphic organizer

Differentiated Instruction:

            *Monday: team review games

            *Tuesday: read aloud test and preteach vocabulary

*Wednesday: fill in notes, adapted reading comprehension sheet

*Thursday: fill in notes, foldable

*Friday: fill in notes, graphic organizer

Week of Feb. 19, 2018

Monday- Wednesday   WINTER BREAK

S6E3-6

Thursday – Read complete a reading comprehension packet on Hurricanes. The teacher will assist with reading the passage and locating the main idea and supporting details (GMAS prep). Students will view a Brainpop video on Hurricanes. Learners will discuss in groups ways to prepare for severe weather events.

Friday- Students will complete a poster on tornadoes and hurricanes. They will answer the following questions: 1. How do they form? 2. How should one prepare? 3. Diagram the structure of a tornado and hurricane, identify the main components.

 

Assessments: poster and reading comprehension (frequent checks for understanding).

DI: poster

Week of 2/05/2018- 2/16/2018

2/1-2/5

This week we will begin our unit on Weather. S6E4 a-c, S6E2c, S6E6a

Monday: Clouds

Students will use their prior knowledge to create a cloud mural on a poster. Students will create their clouds using cotton balls. Posters must include the 4 main types of clouds previously discussed plus 3 more of their choice. Posters will be presented on Tuesday.

Tuesday: Clouds

Students will complete their cloud mural posters and present them to the class. If time allows, we will watch a video about clouds.

Wednesday:

Air Masses/Fronts

Students will also discuss what to do during a severe weather event and the meaning of different alerts.

We will begin class by watching a brain pop video on air masses and fronts. We will then look at a power point, complete fill in notes and add study cards to our deck. After notes students will complete a foldable and answer questions that go along with the foldable.

Thursday: Air Masses/Fronts contd. from Wednesday 

We will begin class by watching a brain pop video on air masses and fronts. We will then look at a power point, complete fill in notes and add study cards to our deck. After notes students will complete a foldable and answer questions that go along with the foldable.

Friday:

Students will identify cold, warm, occluded fronts on a weather map. Students will identify the movement of the air masses when given a map.

Assessment Uses:

Formative and Summative assessments will be used to progress monitor standards mastery and determine which students need additional support.

Types of Assessments:

            *Monday: poster, conferencing

            *Tuesdayposters, conferencing

*Wednesday: observation, lab questions and creations

*Thursday: observation, verbal Q&A

*Friday: observation, graphic organizer, conferencing

 

Differentiated Instruction:

            *Monday: peer partners, visuals

            *Tuesday: peer partners, visuals

*Wednesday: stations, group work

*Thursday: fill in notes, peer partners, study cards

*Friday: peer partners, class reading