This Week in Science...

October 9-13

Students will finish developing their "Zombie-proof" city and then make connections between the jobs in a city to the structures and functions of organelles in a cell. We will then begin our exploration of single-celled organisms!

October 2-5

Students will be finalizing their claim about the microscopic evidence in our mystery and we will continue to focus on structures of cells. 

September 25-29

Students will continue their explorations of the parts of plants but we will take it down to the cellular level. Students will solve a mystery by identifying a microscopic image. 

September 18-22

Students will explore the characteristics of living things and then look specifically at plants. How do the different parts of a plant help the plant carry out life processes?

September 11-15

Students will continue to learn to use microscopes and also learn to collect evidence at the microscopic level!

September 5-9

Welcome Back! This week in science, students will be learning how to work together to solve problems. We will also be exploring microscopes and preparing for our first unit... Cells to Organisms!

May 8-12

Students will be using their knowledge of the human body to investigate and research the symptoms of a "patient" and respond by giving a diagnosis and/or a referral to a specialist. 

May 1-5

Students will be presenting their group projects about the different ways that the brain responds to sensory receptors. They will also be taking an assessment to show how they know the ways the human body systems work together (connections). 

April 24-28

Students will learn about the nervous system and how to keep their brain healthy and safe. They will also be completing a group project where they explain how sensory receptors respond to stimuli by sending messages to the brain for immediate behavior or storage as memories. 

April 10-14

Students will learn about the respiratory system and how to keep their lungs healthy and safe. They will also evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of 2 different lung models. 

April 3-7

Students will learn about the circulatory system and how to keep their heart healthy and safe.

March 27-31

Students will continue to learn about the digestive system and how to keep their digestive system healthy and safe. 

March 20-24

Students will learn how to keep their muscular system healthy and safe and display their learning on a poster. We will also begin to learn about the digestive system!

March 13-17

Students will continue to learn about the muscular system and the difference between voluntary and involuntary muscles and the differences between skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscles. 

March 6-10

Students will continue to learn about the important functions of the skeletal system and how to keep a skeletal system healthy. Students will also begin to learn about the muscular system. 

Feb 27- March 3

Students will be learning about the systems that work together to help us live!

Feb 13-17

Students will be completing the article "The Cells That Make Us" using the short answer rubric for questions 8-10. We will then complete the analogy project "A Cell Is Like..." where students compare the cell to another system.

Feb 6-10

We will be finishing up Reckless Rebekah

January 30-February 3

Students will be solving "The Case of Reckless Rebekah" by analyzing trace evidence.

January 23-27

Students will be investigating a curious group of organisms that appear to have traits of both plants and animals. 

January 17-20

Students will continue to look at plant and animal cells and explain how their structure supports their function

January 10-13

Students will be learning how to use a microscope and how to identify organelles in a cell