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Week of March 8th

For this week, all video lessons have been posted on Teams.  To access each video, click on Science, then click on the Recorded Lesson tab on the left.  Then find the corresponding video for each day.   

Week 24: Earth/Space Science Week 4 –  Weather and Climate 

www.studiesweekly.com 

Objective – Students will be investigating weather and climate in order to understand the impact that weather has on a region and the various climate regions of the Earth. 

Monday  All Classes are Online ONLY-- Asynchronous learning 

 Vocabulary;   barometer, anemometer, climate, microburst 

Students should review & write down the vocabulary words & definitions for the week.  Afterwards, students will create a Frayer Model for each vocabulary word.  The Frayer Model has been explained & students will have an example to view.  The PDF of these words has been posted into Teams.  Please go to Science, then click on the “Vocabulary” Channel on the left-hand side.  Next, click files at the top.  There is a PDF entitled “Science Vocab. Week 24”.  Students should write these definitions in their notebook, then complete the Frayer Model.  There is also a PDF entitled “Vocabulary Frayer Model” to which students may refer.    

Students will begin the Cloud Match” Worksheet found in the classwork Tab of the Science Class Notebook. 

https://www.brainpop.com/science/weather/weather/ 

Tuesday - All Classes are Online ONLY-- Asynchronous learning 

We will begin the investigation of Soil on the Earth.   We will read and discuss the following articles: and answer the comprehension questions at the bottom of each article. 

  • Weather and Climate I 
  • Weather and Climate II 
  • Explore Terraforming 

https://www.brainpop.com/science/weather/climatetypes/  

Wednesday – All Classes are Online ONLY-- Asynchronous learning 

Students should read the following articles on Studies Weekly and answer the comprehension questions at the bottom of each article.  The articles are titled: 

  • Aristotle's ‘Meteorologica’  
  • Can severe weather be forecasted accurately? 
  • Tornadoes 
  •  Lightning Rods 

Complete the Cloud Match Worksheet/Activity if not already done. 

Thursday – All Classes are Online ONLY-- Asynchronous learning 

We will review the articles from the previous day and go over answers to student questions. We will be reading these articles during class time and, as always, students should answer the comprehension questions after each article.  

  • Investigating the Sun’s Rays     https://www.brainpop.com/health/personalhealth/sunprotection/ 
  • Music—Not just for People!     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOkcvGPHsgk 
  • Lets Investigate -------Students should answer the questions in the Let’s Investigate Article and create a document on the Science Teams page to record their responses. 

Friday – (graded assignment) No in-person classes 

Complete the Week 4 Earth/Space Science Quiz on www.studiesweekly.comStudents are permitted to go back to the articles to reread in case they have forgotten something! 

Week of March 1st

Week 23: Earth/Space Science Week 3 – Soil 

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Please note that Studies Weekly may provide students with a project and/or activity that involves materials.  These activities are optional and can be done at home with parent support if you and your child are interested.  They are not required. 

Objective – Students will be investigating soil in order to understand the importance of soils role in the overall ecosystem that sustains life on Earth. 

Monday  Online Students Should Join the Zoom Class by 2:35 

 Vocabulary; sedimentary, metamorphic, organic, igneous 

Students should review & write down the vocabulary words & definitions for the week.  Afterwards, students will create a Frayer Model for each vocabulary word.  The Frayer Model has been explained & students will have an example to view.  The PDF of these words has been posted into Teams.  Please go to Science, then click on the “Vocabulary” Channel on the left-hand side.  Next, click files at the top.  There is a PDF entitled “Science Vocab. Week 23”.  Students should write these definitions in their notebook, then complete the Frayer Model.  There is also a PDF entitled “Vocabulary Frayer Model” to which students may refer.    

We will review the Week 2 quiz from last Friday. 

Students will begin the Using Earth Materials” Worksheet found in the classwork Tab of the Science Class Notebook. 

https://www.brainpop.com/science/earthsystem/soil/ Time permitting 

Tuesday - Online Students Should Join the Zoom Class by 2:35 

We will begin the investigation of Soil on the Earth.   We will read and discuss the following articles: and answer the comprehension questions at the bottom of each article. 

  • Soil 
  • How Much Food? Do the Math! 
  • What’s in Soil 

https://www.brainpop.com/science/earthsystem/watersupply/   

Wednesday – Articles & Worksheet/Activity   Online Students Should Join the Zoom Class by 2:35 

Students should read the following articles on Studies Weekly and answer the comprehension questions at the bottom of each article.  The articles are titled: 

  • Do Plants need Soil to Grow?  
  • George Washington Carver (1864-1943)  
  • Crop Rotation 
  • Soil Experiment   (Virtual)  

Complete the Using Earth’s Materials Worksheet/Activity if not already done. 

Thursday – Online Students Should Join the Zoom Class by 2:35 

We will review the articles from the previous day and go over answers to student questions. We will be reading these articles during class time and, as always, students should answer the comprehension questions after each article.  

  • Soil Conservation 
  • Soil Investigation 
  • Lets Investigate -------Students should answer the questions in the Let’s Investigate Article and create a document on the Science Teams page to record their responses. 

Friday – (graded assignment) No in-person classes 

Complete the Week 3 Earth/Space Science Quiz on www.studiesweekly.comStudents are permitted to go back to the articles to reread in case they have forgotten something! 

Week of February 22nd

Week 22Earth/Space Science Week 2 – Oceans and Waterways  

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Please note that Studies Weekly may provide students with a project and/or activity that involves materials.  These activities are optional and can be done at home with parent support if you and your child are interested.  They are not required. 

Objective Students will be learning about the water cycle and the importance of water conservation as a scarce commodity. 

Monday  Online Students Should Join the Zoom Class by 2:35 

 Vocabulary; Atmosphere, Evaporation, Water Cycle, Hydrosphere 

Students should review & write down the vocabulary words & definitions for the week.  Afterwards, students will create a Frayer Model for each vocabulary word.  The Frayer Model has been explained & students will have an example to view.  The PDF of these words has been posted into Teams.  Please go to Science, then click on the “Vocabulary” Channel on the left-hand side.  Next, click files at the top.  There is a PDF entitled “Science Vocab. Week 22”.  Students should write these definitions in their notebook, then complete the Frayer Model.  There is also a PDF entitled “Vocabulary Frayer Model” to which students may refer.    

We will review the Life Science unit Final taken last Thursday/Friday. 

Students will begin the “Test Your Knowledge—Ocean Animals” Worksheet found in the classwork Tab of the Science Class Notebook. 

https://www.brainpop.com/science/earthsystem/watercycle/  Time permitting 

Tuesday - Online Students Should Join the Zoom Class by 2:35 

We will begin the investigation of the Oceans and Waterways on the Earth.   We will read and discuss the following articles: and answer the comprehension questions at the bottom of each article. 

  • Oceans and Waterways 
  • Bottom of the Ocean, Top of the Charts 
  • Water, Water, Everywhere! 

https://www.brainpop.com/science/earthsystem/watersupply/   

Wednesday – Articles & Worksheet/Activity   Online Students Should Join the Zoom Class by 2:35 

Students should read the following articles on Studies Weekly and answer the comprehension questions at the bottom of each article.  The articles are titled: 

  • Salt and the Freezing Point!     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1CpSrXa1EI 
  • Matthew Maury (1806-1873) 
  • Why Is the Ocean Salty?        https://www.nationalgeographic.org/video/til-why-ocean-salty/ 

  

Complete the Ocean Animal Knowledge Worksheet/Activity if not already done. 

Thursday – Online Students Should Join the Zoom Class by 2:35 

We will review the articles from the previous day and go over answers to student questions. We will be reading these articles during class time and, as always students should answer the comprehension questions after each article.  

  • The Science of Shipping 
  • Mysteries of the Ocean 
  • Salt Crystals    https://sciencing.com/make-salt-crystals-home-7777026.html 
  • Lets Investigate -------Students should answer the questions in the Let’s Investigate Article and create a document on the Science Teams page to record their responses. 

Friday – (graded assignment) No in-person classes 

Complete the Week Earth/Space Science Quiz on www.studiesweekly.comStudents are permitted to go back to the articles to reread in case they have forgotten something! 

Week of February 17th

Week 20Review of Life Science 

www.studiesweekly.com 

Please note that Studies Weekly may provide students with a project and/or activity that involves materials.  These activities are optional and can be done at home with parent support if you and your child are interested.  They are not required. 

Objective Students will be reviewing the Life Science Unit prior to taking the Unit Final.  

Monday  NO SCHOOL   

Tuesday – NO SCHOOL 

Wednesday – Life Science Review  Online Students Should Join the Zoom Class at 2:35 

We will review the Life Science Unit from the end of Quarter 2 and beginning of Quarter 3 

The materials can be found on StudiesWeekly.com Life Science Weeks 1-10 

Thursday – Online Students Should Join the Zoom Class at 2:35 

Students will be taking the Science Unit Final in class today.  The test is Online @ StudiesWeekly.com 

Friday   No in-person classes 

Students will have the opportunity to finish the Unit Final at home on StudiesWeekly.com 

Week of February 8th

Week 20Earth/Space Science Week 1   Shaping the Earth 

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Objective Students will be learning about the physical make-up of the Earths layers and the natural forces that change our planet inside and out.  

Monday  Online Students Should Join the Zoom Class at 2:35 

 Vocabulary;  Mantle, Magma, Erosion, Weathering 

Students should review & write down the vocabulary words & definitions for the week.  Afterwards, students will create a Frayer Model for each vocabulary word.  The Frayer Model has been explained & students will have an example to view.  The PDF of these words has been posted into Teams.  Please go to Science, then click on the “Vocabulary” Channel on the left-hand side.  Next, click files at the top.  There is a PDF entitled “Science Vocab. Week 20”.  Students should write these definitions in their notebook, then complete the Frayer Model.  There is also a PDF entitled “Vocabulary Frayer Model” to which students may refer.    

Students will begin the “Venn Diagram” comparison of Weathering and Erosion 

https://www.brainpop.com/science/earthsystem/platetectonics/ Time permitting 

Tuesday - Online Students Should Join the Zoom Class at 2:35 

We will begin the investigation of the Shaping of the Earth.   We will read and discuss the following articles: and answer the comprehension questions at the bottom of each article. 

  • Shaping the Earth 
  • Showing Direction 
  • Our Changing Earth   

https://www.brainpop.com/science/earthsystem/erosion/ Time permitting 

Wednesday – Articles & Worksheet/Activity   Online Students Should Join the Zoom Class at 2:35 

Students should read the following articles on Studies Weekly and answer the comprehension questions at the bottom of each article.  The articles are titled: 

  • Exploring Plate Tectonics         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUgVxBYnicI 
  • Pangea and Continental Drift 
  • Alfred Wegener (1880-1930) 
  • What is a Geologist? \

Complete the “Venn Diagram” Worksheet/Activity if not already done. 

Thursday – Online Students Should Join the Zoom Class at 2:35 

We will review the articles from the previous day and go over answers to student questions. We will be reading these articles during class time and, as always students should answer the comprehension questions after each article.  

  • Erosion by Humans 
  • Lets Investigate -------Students should answer the questions in the Let’s Investigate Article and create a document on the Science Teams page to record their responses. 

Friday – (graded assignment)  No in-person classes 

Complete the Week 1 Earth/Space Science Quiz on www.studiesweekly.comStudents are permitted to go back to the articles to reread in case they have forgotten something! 

Oreo Cookie Plate Tectonics - Savage Science At Home Week 4 DEMO    This is an additional activity that students can do at home .  This is not a Graded Assignment.  If students want to record and then post their results they are welcome to do so! 

Week of February 1st

Week 19Life Science Week 10  Science and Medicine 

www.studiesweekly.com 

Please note that Studies Weekly may provide students with a project and/or activity that involves materials.  These activities are optional and can be done at home with parent support if you and your child are interested.  They are not required. 

Objective Students will be learning about how medicine has helped extend human life span and how advances in science has made than possible.  

Monday  Online Students Should Join the Zoom Class at 2:35 

 Vocabulary;  pasteurization, vaccine, antibiotic, anesthetic 

Students should review & write down the vocabulary words & definitions for the week.  Afterwards, students will create a Frayer Model for each vocabulary word.  The Frayer Model has been explained & students will have an example to view.  The PDF of these words has been posted into Teams.  Please go to Science, then click on the “Vocabulary” Channel on the left-hand side.  Next, click files at the top.  There is a PDF entitled “Science Vocab. Week 19”.  Students should write these definitions in their notebook, then complete the Frayer Model.  There is also a PDF entitled “Vocabulary Frayer Model” to which students may refer.    

Begin the “Who was Hippocrates?” Worksheet. This is found in the Science Teams Classwork tab under your students’ name. 

Tuesday - Online Students Should Join the Zoom Class at 2:35 

We will begin the investigation of the Science of Medicine.   We will read and discuss the following articles: 

  • The Magic of Medicine 
  • Good ol’ Honey as Modern Medicine 
  • What’s on the Medicine Shelf? 

Wednesday – Articles & Worksheet/Activity   Online Students Should Join the Zoom Class at 2:35 

Students should read the following articles on Studies Weekly and answer the comprehension questions at the bottom of each article.  The articles are titled: 

  • Is There a Dr. In the House? 
  • Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) 
  • What is a drug? 

After reading the Articles and the follow-up questions we will take a more in-depth look at the work of Louis Pasteur, by viewing the following video.  We will tie in the need for GRIT and Determination by looking at his work. 

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/04/how-solving-this-medical-mystery-saved-lives/ 

Complete the Who was Hippocrates?”  Worksheet/Activity if not already done. 

Thursday – Online Students Should Join the Zoom Class at 2:35 

We will review the articles from the previous day and go over answers to student questions. We will be reading these articles during class time and, as always students should answer the comprehension questions after each article.  

  • Lullaby and Goodnight 
  • Living Longer 
  • Testing Medicine’s What are the Rules? 
  • Lets Investigate -------Students should answer the questions in the Let’s Investigate Article and create a document on the Science Teams page to record their responses. 

Friday – (graded assignment)  No in-person classes 

Complete the Week 10 Life Sciences Quiz on www.studiesweekly.comStudents are permitted to go back to the articles to reread in case they have forgotten something!

Week of January 25th

Week 18Life Science Week 9  Keeping Fit and Healthy  

www.studiesweekly.com 

Please note that Studies Weekly may provide students with a project and/or activity that involves materials.  These activities are optional and can be done at home with parent support if you and your child are interested.  They are not required. 

Objective Students will be learning about health, fitness and different types of exercises.   

Monday  Vocabulary;  aerobic exercise, fitness, nutrition, exercise 

Students should review & write down the vocabulary words & definitions for the week.  Afterwards, students will create a Frayer Model for each vocabulary word.  The Frayer Model has been explained & students will have an example to view.  The PDF of these words has been posted into Teams.  Please go to Science, then click on the “Vocabulary” Channel on the left-hand side.  Next, click files at the top.  There is a PDF entitled “Science Vocab. Week 18”.  Students should write these definitions in their notebook, then complete the Frayer Model.  There is also a PDF entitled “Vocabulary Frayer Model” to which students may refer.  

Tuesday – Live lesson at 11:00am 

We will begin the investigation of Endangered Species and the role students can have in the efforts to ensure their survival. We will read and discuss the following articles: 

  • Staying Healthy and Fit 
  • Sleepy Habits for a Bright Future 
  • I’m Ready to Get Fit- How do I do it? 
  • The Rules of Fitness 

After reading the Articles and discussing the comprehension questions after each article, we will watch this video  https://www.brainpop.com/health/personalhealth/fitness/ 

After the BrainPop video, we will start the worksheet/activity, “How Healthy is Your Food?”  The worksheet can be found in the classwork tab under their name in the Science Teams Page and will be due on Friday. 

Wednesday – Articles & Worksheet/Activity 

Students should read the following articles on Studies Weekly and answer the comprehension questions at the bottom of each article.  The articles are titled: 

  • Dr. Kenneth Cooper  (Born 1931) 
  • Is Physical Fitness the only kind of Fitness a healthy person needs to think about? 
  • A Healthy Diet. 

  

Complete the “How Healthy is your Food?” Worksheet/Activity if not already done. 

 

Thursday – Live lesson at 11:00am 

We will review the articles from the previous day and go over answers to student questions. We will be reading these articles during the meeting, as always students should answer the comprehension questions after each article.  

  • This isn’t your Grandfather’s Exercise 
  • Feel the Beat- the Heartbeat! 
  • Lets Investigate 

If students choose to conduct this investigation, they can record their results and create their own video, story board or power point to share with the class.  This is NOT a required assignment. 

Friday – (graded assignment) Complete the Week 9 Life Sciences Quiz on www.studiesweekly.comStudents are permitted to go back to the articles to reread in case they have forgotten something! 

Week of January 19th

Week 17Life Science Week 8  Our Body’s Systems 

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Objective Students will learn about the systems of the Human Body.  This includes the Muscular, Skeletal, Nervous, Circulatory and Digestive systems.   

Monday   NO SCHOOL  MLK Holiday  Enjoy the day off. 

Tuesday – Live lesson at 11:00am 

Vocabulary;  capillaries, blood vessels, ligaments, tendons 

Students should review & write down the vocabulary words & definitions for the week.  Afterwards, students will create a Frayer Model for each vocabulary word.  The Frayer Model has been explained & students will have an example to view.  The PDF of these words has been posted into Teams.  Please go to Science, then click on the “Vocabulary” Channel on the left-hand side.  Next, click files at the top.  There is a PDF entitled “Science Vocab. Week 17”.  Students should write these definitions in their notebook, then complete the Frayer Model.  There is also a PDF entitled “Vocabulary Frayer Model” to which students may refer. 

We will begin the investigation of the systems of a human body. We will read and discuss the following articles: 

  • Systems that Keep You Running! 
  • It’s All About Systems 

After reading the Articles and discussing the comprehension questions after each article, we will watch this video  https://www.brainpop.com/health/bodysystems/bodysystems/ 

Wednesday – Articles & Worksheet 

Students should read the following articles on Studies Weekly and answer the comprehension questions at the bottom of each article.  There are videos on the online version that provide additional The articles are titled: 

  • Pick up that Pencil? No Problem! 
  • Making Sense of Our Senses 
  • Gertrude B Elion (1918-1999) 
  • Are the body’s systems completely separate for each other? 

  

Thursday – Live lesson at 11:00am 

We will review the articles from the previous day and go over answers to student questions. We will be reading these articles during the meeting, as always students should answer the comprehension questions after each article.  

  • Muscles-The Real Movers 
  • Blood Samples 
  • Blood Vessels in Action 
  • Lets Investigate 

Friday – (graded assignment) Complete the Week 7 Life Sciences Quiz on www.studiesweekly.comStudents are permitted to go back to the articles to reread in case they have forgotten something! 

Week of January 11

Week 16Life Science Week 7  Endangered Species 

www.studiesweekly.com 

Please note that Studies Weekly may provide students with a project and/or activity that involves materials.  These activities are optional and can be done at home with parent support if you and your child are interested.  They are not required. 

Objective Students will learn and about and do research on an endangered species here in Colorado in order to gain understanding and awareness of other species in our ecosystems.   

Monday  Vocabulary;  poachingdeforestation, whaling, reef 

Students should review & write down the vocabulary words & definitions for the week.  Afterwards, students will create a Frayer Model for each vocabulary word.  The Frayer Model has been explained & students will have an example to view.  The PDF of these words has been posted into Teams.  Please go to Science, then click on the “Vocabulary” Channel on the left-hand side.  Next, click files at the top.  There is a PDF entitled “Science Vocab. Week 16”.  Students should write these definitions in their notebook, then complete the Frayer Model.  There is also a PDF entitled “Vocabulary Frayer Model” to which students may refer.  

Tuesday – Live lesson at 11:00am 

We will begin the investigation of Endangered Species and the role students can have in the efforts to ensure their survival. We will read and discuss the following articles: 

  • Disappearing Species 
  • Dinosaur Tracker: Robert T Bakker 
  • Where Are They Going? 

After reading the Articles and discussing the comprehension questions after each article, we will watch this video  https://www.brainpop.com/science/ourfragileenvironment/extinction/ 

After the BrainPop video, we will start the worksheet, “Species in Danger.”  The worksheet can be found in the classwork tab under their name in the Science Teams Page and will be due on Friday. 

Wednesday – Articles & Worksheet 

Students should read the following articles on Studies Weekly and answer the comprehension questions at the bottom of each article.  The articles are titled: 

  • Contact the Fish and Wildlife Service 
  • John Muir ( 1838-1914 ) 
  • What are Nations Doing to Protect Endangered Species? 

Complete the “Species in Danger” worksheet if not already done. 

Thursday – Live lesson at 11:00am 

We will review the articles from the previous day and go over answers to student questions. We will be reading these articles during the meeting, as always students should answer the comprehension questions after each article.  

  • A Scale for All Creatures 
  • Herds of Bison  ( Colorado Connection ) 
  • Become an Animal Expert 
  • Lets Investigate 

If students choose to conduct this investigation, they can record their results and create their own video, story board or power point to share with the class.  This is NOT a required assignment. 

Friday – (graded assignment) Complete the Week 7 Life Sciences Quiz on www.studiesweekly.comStudents are permitted to go back to the articles to reread in case they have forgotten something! 

Week of December 14th

Week 15Life Science Week 6  Earths Animals 

www.studiesweekly.com 

Please note that Studies Weekly may provide students with a project and/or activity that involves materials.  These activities are optional and can be done at home with parent support if you and your child are interested.  They are not required. 

Objective Students will learn and understand that animals come in all shapes and sizes, including humans. We will discuss different characteristics of different species and discover how they function and the roles they play on the planet.   

Monday  Vocabulary; fossilizedmammal, vertebrate, reptile 

Students should review & write down the vocabulary words & definitions for the week.  Afterwards, students will create a Frayer Model for each vocabulary word.  The Frayer Model has been explained & students will have an example to view.  The PDF of these words has been posted into Teams.  Please go to Science, then click on the “Vocabulary” Channel on the left-hand side.  Next, click files at the top.  There is a PDF entitled “Science Vocab. Week 15”.  Students should write these definitions in their notebook, then complete the Frayer Model.  There is also a PDF entitled “Vocabulary Frayer Model” to which students may refer.  

There is an interesting friction experiment included under the student Extra Practice and Activities tab titled “Slip Sliding Away”  This is not a required activity and is ungraded. 

Tuesday – Live lesson at 11:00am 

We will begin the investigation of Animals and the critical roles they play on our planet. We will read and discuss the following articles: 

  • Earth’s Wild Wonders 
  • One Intelligent D-O-G! 
  • Traits of Different Animals 
  • Let’s play “What’s keeping you alive? 

After reading the Articles and discussing the comprehension questions after each article, we will watch this video   https://www.brainpop.com/science/diversityoflife/vertebrates/ 

After the BrainPop video, we will start the worksheet, “What’s for Dinner.”  The worksheet can be found in the classwork tab under their name in the Science Teams Page and will be due on Friday. 

Wednesday – Articles & Worksheet 

Students should read the following articles on Studies Weekly and answer the comprehension questions at the bottom of each article.  The articles are titled: 

  • Jane Goodall (1934-present) 
  • What makes an animal a good pet? 
  • And Now for Slimy, Crawly Stuff! 
  • How did animals get to be they way they are?  Here’s the Story! 

Students should complete the Weekly Quiz in their account at www.Studiesweekly.com   

Complete the “What’s for Dinner?” worksheet if not already done. 

Thursday – Winter Break: No assignments! 

Friday – Winter Break: No assignments! 

Week of December 7th

Week 14Life Science Week 5   Plants of the world 

www.studiesweekly.com 

Please note that Studies Weekly may provide students with a project and/or activity that involves materials.  These activities are optional and can be done at home with parent support if you and your child are interested.  They are not required. 

Objective Students will learn and understand that plants are essential for all life on Earth to exist. They will learn about the process of photosynthesis and make connections to how that process is critical not only to the plants but to all life forms.   

Monday  Vocabulary;  photosynthesischlorophyllmossnutrient 

Students should review & write down the vocabulary words & definitions for the week.  Afterwards, students will create a Frayer Model for each vocabulary word.  The Frayer Model has been explained & students will have an example to view.  The PDF of these words has been posted into Teams.  Please go to Science, then click on the “Vocabulary” Channel on the left-hand side.  Next, click files at the top.  There is a PDF entitled “Science Vocab. Week 14”.  Students should write these definitions in their notebook, then complete the Frayer Model.  There is also a PDF entitled “Vocabulary Frayer Model” to which students may refer.  

There is a fun activity titled “Popcorn Experiment” that students can try with parent permission and assistance. The worksheet can be found in the extra practice and activities tab under their name in the Science Teams Page. This is NOT a graded assignment. 

Tuesday – Live lesson at 11:00am 

We will begin the investigation of plants and the critical roles they play on our planet. We will read and discuss the following articles: 

  • Plants All Around 
  • Plants of the World 
  • Besides food, what other household products come from plants? 

After reading the Articles and discussing the comprehension questions after each article, we will watch this video   https://www.brainpop.com/science/cellularlifeandgenetics/photosynthesis/  

After the BrainPop video, we will start the worksheet, “Edible Plants.”  The worksheet can be found in the classwork tab under their name in the Science Teams Page and will be due on Friday. 

Wednesday – Articles & Worksheet 

Students should read the following articles on Studies Weekly and answer the comprehension questions at the bottom of each article.  The articles are titled: 

  • Sir Ian Wilmut and Dolly the sheep 
  • Recycling Your Garbage 
  • Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778) 
  • Get Organized 

Complete the “Edible Plants” worksheet if not already done. 

Thursday – Live lesson at 11:00am 

We will review the articles from the previous day and go over answers to student questions. We will be reading these articles during the meeting, as always students should answer the comprehension questions after each article.  

  • Plants---ItTough to Breath Without Them  
  • Photosynthesis—Somethings Missing 

We will watch this youtube video for further instruction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxL-HSIwrLk 

If students choose to conduct this experiment, they can record their results and create their own video to share with the class.  This is NOT a required assignment. 

Friday – (graded assignment) Complete the Week 5 Life Sciences Quiz on www.studiesweekly.comStudents are permitted to go back to the articles to reread in case they have forgotten something! 

Week of November 30th

Week 13Life Science Week 4  Competition and Adaptation 

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Please note that Studies Weekly may provide students with a project and/or activity that involves materials.  These activities are optional and can be done at home with parent support if you and your child are interested.  They are not required. 

Objective Students will learn and understand that animals often have physical and behavioral adaptations depending on their environmental circumstances and can change over time and throughout  generations.  

Monday Vocabulary 

Students should review & write down the vocabulary words & definitions for the week.  Afterwards, students will create a Frayer Model for each vocabulary word.  The Frayer Model has been explained & students will have an example to view.  The PDF of these words has been posted into Teams.  Please go to Science, then click on the “Vocabulary” Channel on the left-hand side.  Next, click files at the top.  There is a PDF entitled “Science Vocab. Week 13”.  Students should write these definitions in their notebook, then complete the Frayer Model.  There is also a PDF entitled “Vocabulary Frayer Model” to which students may refer.   Students should preview the BrainPop video found at https://www.brainpop.com/science/cellularlifeandgenetics/naturalselection/ 

Tuesday – Live lesson at 11:00am 

We will introduce the concept of Animal Adaptations in nature.  We will read and discuss the following articles: 

  • Wings, Beaks, Legs, Tails, and Feet! Parts I and II 
  • Alex the Talking Parrot 

After reading the Articles and discussing the comprehension questions after each article, we will watch this video   https://www.brainpop.com/science/cellularlifeandgenetics/naturalselection/ 

After the BrainPop video, we will start the worksheet, “Food Web Investigation.”  The worksheet can be found in the classwork tab under their name in the Science Teams Page and will be due on Friday. 

Wednesday – Articles & Worksheet 

Students should read the following articles on Studies Weekly and answer the comprehension questions at the bottom of each article.  The articles are titled: 

  • Charles Darwin  
  • Avian Designer: Build the Bird of your Dreams 

https://www.brainpop.com/science/diversityoflife/birds/ This video on BrainPop may spark some ideas! 

Students can use their “Designed bird” as part of the food web investigation if they would like.  The investigation should be completed by Friday. 

Thursday – Live lesson at 11:00am 

We will review the articles from the previous day and go over answers to student questions. We will be reading these articles during the meeting, as always students should answer the comprehension questions after each article.  

  • How do birds know how to get back home after flying south? 
  • Hybrids        

We will view this video on BrainPop to help with background knowledge for the Food Web Investigation 

https://www.brainpop.com/science/energy/energypyramid/ 

 

Friday – (graded assignment) Complete the Week 3 Life Sciences Quiz on www.studiesweekly.comStudents are permitted to go back to the articles to reread in case they have forgotten something! 

Week of November 16th

Week 12Life Science Week 3  Ecosystems 

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Please note that Studies Weekly may provide students with a project and/or activity that involves materials.  These activities are optional and can be done at home with parent support if you and your child are interested.  They are not required. 

Objective Students will learn and understand that Ecosystems are interactive and dependent on the organisms that make up each system.   

Monday Vocabulary 

Students should review & write down the vocabulary words & definitions for the week.  Afterwards, students will create a Frayer Model for each vocabulary word.  The Frayer Model has been explained & students will have an example to view.  The PDF of these words has been posted into Teams.  Please go to Science, then click on the “Vocabulary” Channel on the left-hand side.  Next, click files at the top.  There is a PDF entitled “Science Vocab. Week 12”.  Students should write these definitions in their notebook, then complete the Frayer Model.  There is also a PDF entitled “Vocabulary Frayer Model” to which students may refer.   Students should preview the Brainpop video found at https://www.brainpop.com/science/diversityoflife/ecosystems/ 

Tuesday – Live lesson at 11:00am 

We will introduce the concept of Interconnected Ecosystems in our world.  We will read and discuss the following articles: 

  • Neighborhood Ecosystem 
  • Curiosity Solves a Mystery! 
  • Ecosystems Actions-Interactions 

After reading the Articles and discussing the comprehension questions after each article, we will watch this video   https://www.brainpop.com/science/diversityoflife/ecosystems/ 

After the Brainpop video we will start the worksheet, “Ecosystem Investigation.”  If we are unable to finish the worksheet during our meeting, then students should complete this on their own.  The worksheet can be found in the classwork tab under their name in the Science Teams Page. 

Wednesday – Articles & Worksheet 

Students should read the following articles on Studies Weekly and answer the comprehension questions at the bottom of each article.  The articles are titled: 

  • Its not Just a Backyard  
  • Mario Molina (Watch the video as well) 
  • What’s the Difference between a Biome and an Ecosystem? 

Students need to have their, “Ecosystem Investigation” worksheet completed for tomorrows class 

Thursday – Live lesson at 11:00am 

We will review the articles from the previous day and go over answers to student questions. We will be reading these articles during the meeting, as always students should answer the comprehension questions after each article.  

  • Change Effects Everyone 
  • Taking care of Ecosystems 
  • Let’s Investigate Presentation of Students “Ecosystem Investigation” 

Friday – (graded assignment) Complete the Week 3 Life Sciences Quiz on www.studiesweekly.comStudents are permitted to go back to the articles to reread in case they have forgotten something!

Week of November 9th

Week 11Life Science Week 2 Heredity and Diversity 

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Please note that Studies Weekly may provide students with a project and/or activity that involves materials.  These activities are optional and can be done at home with parent support if you and your child are interested.  They are not required. 

Objective Students will learn about and understand that traits are inherited, and some characteristics are learned.   

Monday Vocabulary 

Students should review & write down the vocabulary words & definitions for the week.  Afterwards, students will create a Frayer Model for each vocabulary word.  The Frayer Model has been explained & students will have an example to view.  The PDF of these words has been posted into Teams.  Please go to Science, then click on the “Vocabulary” Channel on the left-hand side.  Next, click files at the top.  There is a PDF entitled “Science Vocab. Week 11”.  Students should write these definitions in their notebook, then complete the Frayer Model.  There is also a PDF entitled “Vocabulary Frayer Model” to which students may refer.   Students should preview the Heredity video found at  

https://www.generationgenius.com/videolessons/variation-of-traits-video-for-kids/ 

This is also found on the teams page under the Videos Channel 

Tuesday – Live lesson at 11:00am 

We will introduce the concept of Heredity and Genetic Diversity.  We will read and discuss the following articles: 

  • Heredity and Diversity 
  • Gregor Johan Mendel 
  • Watson and Crick 
  • What exactly is DNA? 

After reading the Articles and discussing the comprehension questions after each article, we will revisit this brainpop video      https://www.brainpop.com/health/geneticsgrowthanddevelopment/dna/ 

 After watching this video,  we will start the Heredity worksheet.  If we are unable to finish the worksheet during our meeting, then students should complete this on their own.  The worksheet can be found in the classwork tab under their name in the Science Teams Page. 

Wednesday – NO SCHOOL 
 

Thursday – Live lesson at 11:00am 

We will review the articles from the previous day and go over answers to student questions from the heredity worksheet. We will be reading these articles during the meeting, as always students should answer the comprehension questions after each article.  

  • Heredity and Diversity: The Prince’s Dilemma unfolds 
  • The Prince’s Dilemma Ends 
  • Using your senses 
  • Playing with a Full Deck 

We will also view this video on Heredity  

https://www.brainpop.com/health/geneticsgrowthanddevelopment/heredity/ 

 

Friday – (graded assignment) Complete the Week 2 Life Sciences Quiz on www.studiesweekly.comStudents are permitted to go back to the articles to reread in case they have forgotten something! 

Week of November 2nd

Week 10Life Science Week 1 Cells and Organisms 

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Please note that Studies Weekly may provide students with a project and/or activity that involves materials.  These activities are optional and can be done at home with parent support if you and your child are interested.  They are not required. 

Objective Students will learn and understand that Cells are the basic units that constitute living things.   

Monday Vocabulary 

Students should review & write down the vocabulary words & definitions for the week.  Afterwards, students will create a Frayer Model for each vocabulary word.  The Frayer Model has been explained & students will have an example to view.  The PDF of these words has been posted into Teams.  Please go to Science, then click on the “Vocabulary” Channel on the left-hand side.  Next, click files at the top.  There is a PDF entitled “Science Vocab. Week 10”.  Students should write these definitions in their notebook, then complete the Frayer Model.  There is also a PDF entitled “Vocabulary Frayer Model” to which students may refer.   Students should preview the Brainpop video found at https://www.brainpop.com/health/bodysystems/cells/ 

 

Tuesday – Live lesson at 11:00am 

We will introduce the concept of Cells as the basic building blocks of life.  We will read and discuss the following articles: 

  • Attack of the Organisms 
  • What Does it take to Make an Organism? 

After reading the Articles and discussing the comprehension questions after each article, we will revisit this brainpop video      https://www.brainpop.com/health/bodysystems/cells/ 

 After watching  this video, https://www.brainpop.com/science/cellularlifeandgenetics/cellstructures/ we will start the parts of Animal Cells worksheet.  If we are unable to finish the worksheet during our meeting, then students should complete this on their own.  The worksheet can be found in the classwork tab under their name in the Science Teams Page. 

Wednesday – Articles 

Students should read the following articles on Studies Weekly and answer the comprehension questions at the bottom of each article.  The articles are titled: 

Thursday – Live lesson at 11:00am 

We will review the articles from the previous day and go over answers to student questions. We will be reading these articles during the meeting, as always students should answer the comprehension questions after each article.  

This week's Studies Weekly newspaper includes an article about Donating Organs.  While I wont be covering this topic in class, if you deem it is appropriate to discuss with your student, by all means do so.  There are no Quiz questions pertaining to this Article. 

Friday – (graded assignment) Complete the Week 1 Life Sciences Quiz on www.studiesweekly.comStudents are permitted to go back to the articles to reread in case they have forgotten something!