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Mrs. Margaret Jones

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4th Quarter in the Science Lab…

2nd Grade

The second graders will be studying energy and earth/space this quarter.  In the lab, students will explore different types of energy:  sound, light, heat and energy from food.  Students will use thermometers and become familiar with the Celsius scale of measurement.  Newton’s Cradle will be used to demonstrate that energy can be transferred.  They will also discover what causes night and day, make a model to show the size and distance of the earth and the sun, and determine if the moon shines or reflects.  Finally, the students will explore the phases of the moon.

3rd Grade

The third graders will complete the chapter on natural resources.  They are making compost which will be added to the Teaching Garden in a few weeks.  Next, the students will study forces and motion, patterns in the sky, and the solar system.  Lab activities to support these topics will include using a spring scale to measure force, experimenting with magnets, using a lever, modeling an eclipse of the sun, rotation vs. revolution, modeling moon craters, planet order, and investigating how distance affects revolution.  We will finish the year with fun chemistry experiments in May.

4th Grade

The fourth graders will complete their study of rocks and minerals.  Next, they will study changes to Earth’s surface, sound and light, and will finish the year with a study of motion.  Lab activities to support these topics will include making a granite model, learning about properties of minerals, weathering and erosion experiments, experiments with sound energy and the properties of light, and experiments with speed and simple machines.  We will finish the year with fun chemistry experiments in May.

5th Grade

During the 4th quarter, the fifth graders will complete their study of electricity by exploring parallel and series circuits and by using the Snap Circuit Boards.  The students will cover chapters on stars and galaxies, earth/space, and technology.  Lab activities to support these topics will include making constellation models, making an astrolabe, making a scale model of the solar system, and exploring how space probes send images to earth.  We will finish the year with fun chemistry experiments in May.

6th Grade

The sixth graders will complete their study of simple machines by designing and presenting a Rube Goldberg invention.  They will also be studying thermal and light energy, the earth, sun and moon, and technology.  Lab activities to support these topics will include conduction, convection and radiation experiments, exploring transverse and compressional waves, experiments with the spectrum of light, and exploring how a robot can tie a shoe!  We will finish the year with fun chemistry experiments in May.

 

 

 

 

 

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