Topics to be covered:
. Students will receive an overview of the three main branches of science: life science,
physical science, and earth science.
studying the classification of living things, basic cell structure, human body systems, ecosystems and biomes, weather patterns, volcanoes and earthquakes, matter and its properties, electricity, and stars and galaxies.
. Fifth grade’s field
trip to Mt. Misery allows for the study of Pineland ecology in depth.
. Students are also introduced to the concept of experimentation and scientific method, preparing for a science fair.
. This course is taught in an experimental manner, with
lab activities and direct observations on a weekly basis.
. Students keep a Science Observation Journal that they use throughout the year to record their results with illustrations as well as data collections.
. All students are expected to come
to learn and interact with the material presented. .They will participate with respect for both the subject matter and each other.
. In my class, I expect my students to enter the room with a sense of wonder and discovery.
Tests = 50 %
Quizzes, projects, labs, science journals, and notebook checks = 25 %
Homework, class participation/motivation, and behavior = 25%
(-3 for any missed/incomplete homework assignments on the homework average
portion; also, -1 for not coming prepared with a pencil).
Lecture on given topic, guided practice, independent practice and daily assigned homework. Comprehension of the lecture is noted by oral and written
responses from the guided and independent practices. If a solid understanding has been determined, students are permitted to start their homework a few minutes prior to the class dismissal.
will come prepared for class each day with completed homework assignments, as well as with all proper utensils including textbook, notebook and a pencil(s). Most of all, they come with a desire to learn science!!!!
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Looking forward to an awesome school year!