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Modified - 03/22/2021 04:44pm Week of March 21st - Sound and Light Unit Lesson 5: Color and Rainbows
This week we will be finishing up our unit on light and learning about how and why we see color as well as what makes a rainbow. Below is the link to the Mystery Science video. » read more...
Modified - 03/14/2021 06:52pm Week of March 15th - Sound and Light Unit Lesson 4: Light! Transparent, Translucent and Opaque
Continuing in our Sound and Light unit this week we will learn about different types of light and how light reflects and refracts. Below is a link to the Mystery Science lesson. » read more...
Modified - 03/07/2021 09:21pm Week of March 8th - Sound and Light Unit Lesson 3: Megaphones and Hearing!
This week we will continue learning about how sound travels by making a Megaphone. We'll also learn about how our ears work to hear sound. Below is a video about how your ears work. » read more...
Modified - 03/01/2021 01:55pm Week of March 1st - Sound and Lights Unit Lesson 2: String Vibrations and Sound!
This week we will continue exploring the science of sound. We will be using string to experiment with how vibration relates to sound. We will be making a Head Harp to play from a piece of string! Below is a video of how to do this project. » read more...
Modified - 02/22/2021 07:36pm Week of February 22nd - 1st Week of Sound and Light Unit!
Over the course of the next month we will be exploring the science behind sound and light! This week we will be learning about how sounds and sound effects are created for movies, cartoons and TV shows. Below is a SciShow Kids video about sound as well as a video showing how sound artists created effects for some old Disney cartoons. We're also including the link to the Mystery Science lesson we did in class! Happy Listening! » read more...
Modified - 02/17/2021 03:32pm Week of February 15th - What animal has the biggest heart?
In last week's lesson, we learned all about our own heart. This week we are going to learn about other animals' hearts and try and figure out which animal has the biggest heart! Below is the link to the lesson we did in class if you want to show your family! » read more...
Modified - 02/08/2021 09:18am Week of February 8th - Your Heart!
Since Valentine's Day is coming up, we thought we should do a lesson about your heart! We'll learn how it works, how big it is and most importantly how to keep it healthy! Below is a video link from the National Science Federation and Kids' Health as well as the Mystery Science lesson we did during class. Keep your heart healthy and pumping! » read more...
Modified - 01/31/2021 10:28am Week of February 1st - Geology Unit Lesson 5: Weathering!
This is our final lesson in the geology unit and we're coming full circle by learning about weathering this week. Weathering is the break down of rocks (as part of the Earth's crust), which starts the rock cycle all over again. This is a very slow process, but we'll speed it up by modeling weathering of rocks with sugar cubes. Below is a link to the Mystery Science lesson we will be using as well as an addition video about weathering. » read more...
Modified - 01/25/2021 06:47pm Week of January 25th - Geology Unit Lesson 4: Earthquakes!
This week we are going to continue to explore Earth's crust and learn about Earthquakes! This is especially important since we live in California where earthquakes can happen. Below is a short video about earthquakes. Also below are a couple of links to explore more about earthquakes. Let's get shaking! » read more...
Modified - 01/25/2021 06:49pm Week of January 18th - Geology Unit Lesson 3: Volcanoes!
This week we are going to take what we've learned about rocks and the Earth's interior and add volcanoes to that knowledge! Volcanoes happen along the tectonic plates of the Earth and along a path known as the Ring of Fire. Currently, there are 2 active volcanoes in Hawaii! Below is a video from SciShow Kids about volcanoes and a Mystery Science volcano lesson as well. If you want to check out what's happening in Hawaii, we've added links to those volcano websites below. Happy Exploring! » read more...
Modified - 01/11/2021 12:11pm Week of January 11th - Geology Unit Lesson 2: Earth's Layers
Last week we learned about the 3 different rock types and the rock cycle. This is important because our planet Earth is only 1 of 3 planets in the solar system made up of rocks! This week, we'll learn about all of the different layers hidden deep inside our planet and make a model of them! Below are copies of the Earth Layers worksheet as well as a video about the Earth's layers. » read more...
Modified - 01/06/2021 11:53am Week of January 4th - Start of our Rock and Geology Unit! Lesson 1: Rock Cycle
This week is the start of our 5 week Rock and Geology unit! We will begin by learning about the 3 major types of rocks and the rock cycle. Below is a copy of the Rock Cycle Wheel. Also below is a video about the different rock types. Don't forget to bring rocks you've collected at home to share during science! Rock On! » read more...
Modified - 12/05/2020 10:28am Weeks of December 7th and December 14th
Week of Dec 7th: K-3: Will be learning about Snowflakes and forming our snowflakes for a Borax crystal solution. 4th Grade: Make up lesson on constellations. 5th and 6th Grades: Make up lesson on bird wings. Week of December 14th: K-3: Will be learning how and why animals hibernate in the winter. 4th - 6th Grades: Will be learning about snowflakes and making paper snowflakes. Below is a link for templates to make paper snowflakes and the game boards for the Bear Hibernation Memory Game! Also below are some videos about snowflakes! Happy December! » read more...
Modified - 11/29/2020 02:35pm Week of November 30th - Constellations!
This is the final week of our space unit. This week we'll travel out of our own solar system to explore stars and constellations! We'll learn about a few different constellations we can see in the night sky right now, and then build models of them with the pipe cleaners and star beads we sent home. Below is a PDF of other constellations if you want to learn more, as well as a star chart. Also below is a Mystery Science video with another project that you can do at home! Happy Stargazing! » read more...
Modified - 11/12/2020 10:14am Week of November 16th - Earth, Sun and Moon
This is week 3 of our space unit! We've learned about the Moon and the Sun and today we'll learn about how the Moon, Earth and Sun all work together as a system and make a model! We know that the Earth travels (or revolves) around the Sun once a year and that it rotates on its axis once a day. We also know that the Moon revolves around the Earth once a month and also rotates on its own axis about once a month (which is why we always see the same side of the moon). To help us understand all of this movement we'll make a model of this system. In your science packet is a paper plate for the sun, a card stock printout of the Earth and Moon as well as some brads to put it all together. Below are copies of the printouts if you need extra. Below is a picture of the finished model. Also below is a video about the Sun, Moon and Earth system. Happy Spinning! » read more...
Modified - 11/10/2020 09:11am Week of November 9th - The Earth and the Sun!
Last week we started our space unit by learning about our closest neighbor in the solar system - The Moon! This week, we're going to travel much farther and visit our very own star - The Sun! The Earth rotates on its axis once every 24 hours creating day and night on opposite sides of the Earth based on which side is facing the sun. This week, we'll be acting out this rotation to get a better understanding of this phenomenon. Below are the PDF's of what was sent home in the packets, along with a video about day and night. » read more...
Modified - 11/06/2020 12:03pm Week of November 2nd - The Moon!
This week we are starting our unit on space. What better place to start than with our own moon! In your science envelope is a Moon journal. We would like you to look up into the sky every night (or whenever possible) and record what the moon looks like. Is it changing shape? Is its position in the sky changing? We've included a copy of the Moon journal below as well as an activity where you can make phases of the Moon with Oreos! We've also included a few cool links to more information on the moon. Happy Moon Observing! » read more...
Modified - 10/22/2020 04:23pm Week of October 26th - Skulls!
Since this week is Halloween, we thought it might be fun to take a closer look at our skull! We'll take a "tour" of our skull, look at some other animal skulls and then make a mask! Below is the Mystery Science lesson about skulls and extra copies of the mask templates we sent home in case you want to make some more - there are step by step directions in the Mystery Science lesson link! Happy Halloween! Boo! » read more...
Modified - 10/17/2020 12:56pm Week of October 19th - Birds Part 3 - Wings!
Wings! The last two weeks we've learned about some really cool adaptations that birds have in both their feathers and beaks. This week we're going to take a closer look at their wings! Did you know that not all birds can fly? Did you know that some birds use their wings almost like flippers under the water? Did you know that other birds have huge wings that help them soar really high in the air? We're going to compare different types of bird wings with different types of airplanes! We're making a paper airplane in class (the instructions are below along with the worksheet we did in class). We're also including a link to other paper airplane designs and a cool video about how birds fly! Let's take off! » read more...
Modified - 10/11/2020 08:05pm Week of October 12th - Birds Part 2 - Bird Beak Adaptations!
Last week we started to learn about birds and that they are the only animal with feathers! This week we'll take a closer look at different bird beaks! Birds have many different kinds of beaks because not all birds eat the same things - this is an adaptation! In our lab, we will use different tools that model different kinds of beaks to "eat" several different types of food! Which beak works best for which kind of food? Below is an example of how to set up your science notebook for this experiment as well as a bird beak video! Tweet, tweet! » read more...
Modified - 10/05/2020 06:17pm Week of October 5th - Birds - Feathers!
This week we are starting our unit on birds! Birds are the only animals with feathers - so let's take a closer look at feathers! Using the feather we provided to you, we'll observe the different parts of the feather. We'll also learn how feathers not only help birds fly, but also help with warmth, communication and camouflage. Below are the directions to observe your feather as well as an interactive feather exploration from Cornell. » read more...
Modified - 09/30/2020 01:05pm Week of September 28th - Plants Part 3 - Structure of a plant
Now that we know what it takes for a seed to grow and start a new plant, let's look at the different parts of a plant and their functions! Then, you will make a model of a plant using anything you can find around your house. For example, maybe you'll decide to use some string for the roots, a toilet paper roll for the stem, some paper for the leaves and a cotton ball for the flower! Get creative and be a plant engineer! We'll share your creations on Zoom next week. Below is a video about plant structure and their functions. » read more...
Modified - 09/30/2020 01:02pm Week of September 21st - Plants Part 2
This week we are continuing our plant unit and learning about how they grow. Last week we compared what happened to the seeds we started in the dark versus the seeds in light. Did you get a surprising result? This week we're going to plant some seeds in soil. We will also start more seeds in the petri dishes. You'll put one dish in the refrigerator and leave the other dish in the dark. Now what will happen? Check out this cool time lapse video of a radish seed growing. » read more...
Modified - 09/11/2020 03:20pm Week of September 14th - What do plants need: Part 1
This week we are starting our plant unit. We'll be learning about what plants need to grow and survive, the life cycle of a plant and the parts and structures of plants. This week's experiment will help you determine if seeds need light in order to sprout. Below is a copy of the experiment and a guideline on how to set up your Science Notebook to record your results. We're also including a Mystery Science video for you to watch. Let's get growing! » read more...
Modified - 09/11/2020 03:07pm Week of September 7th - Sound Observations
This week we are going to focus our observation skills on sounds that we hear. You will be sitting in one spot and listening. As you listen you will sketch a map of what you hear - this is called a Soundscape map. You might hear a car or dog barking or bees buzzing - draw what you hear. Below are examples of soundscapes that Mrs. Pomi and Mrs D did. We practiced in class by drawing sounds of birds that we heard in a video (this video is attached below too). When you are finished with this project, you might try the Mystery Science Project on Sounds. » read more...
Modified - 08/30/2020 02:21pm Week of August 31st - Nature Bingo and Sit Spot Observing
This week we are continuing to practice observation skills! Last week we worked on observing a leaf up close with a lot of detail and then sketched it. This week we want you to observe many things (and from afar)! What can you see from just one spot in your backyard, front yard or even out your window? What do you see when you take a walk? Use your Nature Bingo card to keep track and then sketch what you see in your Science Notebook! You can also try and sketch everything you see from one spot in your yard. Below is a copy of the Bingo card as well as some other fun things to try! » read more...
Modified - 08/30/2020 01:53pm Week of August 25th - Observations and Sketching!
This week we are learning about how to make scientific observations and then sketch them. You can watch the California Academy of Sciences Video to see how other students use their notebooks. Then, after completing your sketch, watch the Mystery Science Video and then try to sketch your hand! » read more...