Life Science Kindergarten: Animals 2 X 2 1 st Grade: Organisms 2 nd Grade: The Life Cycle of the Butterfly 3 rd Grade: Plant Growth & Development, Soils 4 th Grade: Animal Studies 5 th Grade: Ecosystems
Organisms In Each Kit
Long Term Animal Care AquariumsRotten Log Boxes -frogs-pill bugs/ sow bugs -fish-millipedes -snails-Bess beetles -crabs
Earth Science Kindergarten: Weather, Investigating Properties 1 st Grade: Pebbles, Sand, & Silt 2 nd Grade: Air & Weather 3 rd Grade: Soils, Objects in the Sky 4 th Grade: Earth Materials 5 th Grade: Landforms, Investigating Weather Systems
A sample question from the 5 th grade EOG… A student’s school is located in a valley, and her house is on a nearby mountain. She wonders whether the average amount of rainfall at her school is different from the average amount at her house. She investigates by measuring the rainfall in each location.
What tool will the student need to collect the information she needs? A. a thermometer B. a barometer C. a hygrometer D. a rain gauge
What do students learn in earlier grades to support this?
In Kindergarten… Students make rain gauges and use thermometers in the Weather unit.
In Second Grade… Students record daily weather, using tools such as thermometers and anemometers.
Three Vital Behaviors for learning and growing in science
Vital Behaviors for Science If we focus on – Scaffolding instruction for all students (Scaffold Guided Inquiry in grades 4-5) –Making meaning of the investigations –Using science notebooks as a tool we will improve our students understanding of science concepts
Word Banks and Realia Walls
MAKING MEANING of CONTENT “You have to be close to something when you blow to make it move.” “Air is invisible.” “You can feel air.” “Air can do all different things.”
#3: Using Science Notebooks Kindergarten 5 th grade