background preloader


Facebook Twitter

Protecting the environment

Matter. Physical properties. Mixtures and Solutions. Gravity. Ecosystem disruptions. Stars- apparent brightness. Layers of the earth. Natural Hazards. Adaptations. Food Webs. Weather. Water on Earth. Patterns in the night sky. Space. Energy. Resources. Soil. Overview of Grade 4 Curriculum. Investigating Earth MaterialsWhich Properties Change and Which Stay the Same?

Overview of Grade 4 Curriculum

Look down, what’s under your feet? Carpet or grass? Sand or cement? Over the next couple of months we’ll metaphorically step outside to investigate earth materials, such as rock, sand, clay, water, shells, and oil that are found on the surface of our planet. Earth materials are complex and varied, and include both liquids and solids. The unit includes five sections. We hope to have a great time finding answers to the question: ”What’s underfoot? Overview of Grade 5 Curriculum. Investigating Water TransformationsKeeping Track of Matter Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons We expect puddles to dry up after the rain stops.

Overview of Grade 5 Curriculum

We are not surprised when drops of water collect on the glass holding our cold drink. However, we never get to see the water that has evaporated from the puddle or see the drops before they appear on the glass. What makes these phenomena possible? Particles exist in a constant tension between the chemical bonds, which tend to hold them together, and heat energy, which keeps them in constant motion and tends to cause them break loose from one another. CanYouPlanetOK. Dizzy%20Spells.pdf. Its%20Apparent.pdf. Size%20Surprise-AIMS.pdf. Metamorphic%20Munchies%204th%20grade%205th%20Six%20Weeks.pdf.

Peanut%20Butter%20and%20Jelly%20Geo.pdf. A%20Cloud%20is%20Born.pdf. Lining%20Up%20Planets.pdf. Spacing%20Out%20the%20System.pdf. Facing%20Up%20to%20the%20Moon.pdf. Finding%20Faults%20With%20Food.pdf. Spin%20Cycle.pdf. Sunshine%20Snapshot.pdf. OnionRings.pdf. Cell%20as%20a%20Factory%206th%20Grade%204th%206%20weeks.pdf. Pop%20Up%20Cells.pdf. Product%20Testing.pdf. Oh%20Dear%20What%20Can%20This%20Matter%20Be.pdf. Mystery%20Reactions%206th%20grade%202nd%206%20weeks.pdf. Messing%20with%20Mixtures.pdf. Messing%20with%20Metals.pdf. Fabulous%20Periodic%20Eggs.pdf. Fabulous%20Periodic%20Eggs%202006.pdf.

Teaching_strategies. Natural Hazards• ELI Natural Hazards category Plate tectonicsPlate tectonics - whole concept:-• Partial melting - simple process, huge global impact (ELI+)• Partial melting model and real rock (ELI+)• Plate riding (ELI+)• Plate tectonics through the window (ELI+) Evidence and explanation for the theory:-• Continental jigsaw puzzle (ELI+)• Earth time jigsaw puzzle• Geobattleships (ELI+)• Wegener’s ‘Continental drift’ meets Wilson’s ‘Plate tectonics’ (ELI+)• Did the continents move for you?


(ELI+) Mechanism:-• Bouncing, bending, breaking• Mantle plume in a beaker (ELI+)• What drives the plates? Constructive or divergent plate margins:-• Mantle plume in a beaker (ELI+)• Magnetic stripes (ELI+)• Model a spreading ocean offset by transform faults (ELI+)• Continental split - the opening of the Atlantic Ocean Resources• Make your own oil and gas reservoir• Trapped! Rocks• Rock detective - rocky clues to the past• Modelling for rocks - what’s hidden inside and why? Curriculum - Science / Physical Sciences - AIMS K-9.

Curriculum - Science / Earth Sciences AIMS K-9. The best educational iPad apps for kids. Overview Monster Physics is an addictive creative app that encourages children to learn more about physics and explore physical phenomena that they will encounter in their daily lives.

The best educational iPad apps for kids

There are fifty missions where kids are challenged to complete tasks that involve a cute little monster, such as helping it reach some fruit to eat. Children complete these tasks by utilising a variety of parts and materials such as wheels, cannons, ropes, ice, propellers, wood and many more. Parts can be resized, flipped, rotated and manipulated in many different ways. The tutorials are highly recommended as they highlight the way these different parts and materials function, but once children understand how they can be utilised the fun truly begins! Kids are free to use their creativity in the ‘Build It’ option, where they design inventions that allow them to experiment freely. Learning Outcome Usability This app is very easily navigated. More info This app enables children to: Fun Factor Negatives. Curriculum - Science / Life Science AIMS K-9. Curriculum - Science / 5th Grade-AIMS.

District Home d Sign In Register f y t.

Curriculum - Science / 5th Grade-AIMS

Life Vest Challenge. Lesson Focus Lesson explores the engineering behind life vests or personal flotation devices and the challenges met by these devices.

Life Vest Challenge

Students work in teams to design and build a flotation device out of everyday materials that can keep an unopened can of soup or vegetables afloat in a bucket of water or sink for a minute. They design their life vest, build and test it, evaluate their designs and those of classmates, and share observations with their class. Age Levels: Objectives Learn about engineering design and redesign.Learn about personal floatation devices (PFDs).Learn how engineering can help solve society's challenges.Learn about teamwork and problem solving. Anticipated Learner Outcomes As a result of this activity, students should develop an understanding of:

Plant Diversity. Grade 5 Burlington Science Overview. Complete Polymers Engineering Unit: Composites And Polymers. In this module, students design a biopolymer to be used as an alternative to plastics.

Complete Polymers Engineering Unit: Composites And Polymers

Students engage in the engineering design process as they define the design problem, develop and test possible solutions, and optimize their solution. Through their work developing biopolymers, students figure out that combining two or more substances results in a new substance with different properties. In addition, students consider ways individuals and communities use science ideas to protect Earth’s resources and environment. Elementary School Engineering Unit: Small Satellites. In this module, students explore very small satellites called CubeSats that are sent into space.

Elementary School Engineering Unit: Small Satellites

These satellites are 10-centimeter cubes that carry a variety of payloads. The module embeds lessons on the common uses of satellites, satellite functions and orbits, force and motion in space, and volume. After being provided with criteria and constraints, student teams engage in an authentic design process to create CubeSat models that are then tested for various capabilities through an iterative cycle of testing and optimization. This engineering project provides students a deep dive into the application of science, math, and engineering concepts, as they work to meet all mission requirements. The unit ends with students writing and presenting a mock proposal to NASA to build a CubeSat with a specific payload. Introduce Composite Materials To 4th/5th Graders. This engineering design module introduces the design and use of composite materials; with a special focus on carbon fiber composites and their use in modern airplane design and manufacture, such as with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Introduce Composite Materials To 4th/5th Graders

Students engage in several mini-design challenges which lead up to a multi-day engineering design challenge where students define the problem, generate solutions, build prototypes, test, re-design, and optimize their best weave patterns for a new composite material with high tensile strength that could be used as a strong and lightweight material in airplanes. Connections are built between materials science, composite engineering, and aeronautical engineering as students explore the benefits that composites—especially carbon fiber composites—offer to airplane designers.

Through their work developing composites, students build an understanding of the engineering design process and materials science. Grade Band: 4-5.