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Pose and respond to specific questions to clarify or follow up on information, and make comments that contribute to the discussion and link to the remarks of others.

 
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Scientist in the Field: Jane Goodall

4th Grade Science » Unit: Thinking, Writing, and Observing Like a Scientist
4th Grade Science » Unit: Thinking, Writing, and Observing Like a Scientist
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

An up close and personal look at Jane Goodall helps students understand roles human's play on preserving wildlife and understand how these observations let us know that some animals form groups that help members survive.

 
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jane goodall
   

How Do Waves Move Objects?

4th Grade Science » Unit: Waves
4th Grade Science » Unit: Waves
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Using what they have observed about water waves & questioning, students continue to develop the vocabulary and begin to understand how waves transfer energy.

 
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david cork
   
4th Grade Science » Unit: Plants: Structures and Processes
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Using data and prior knowledge, students use Educreations to explain their observations, measurements and understanding of various plant's external parts and how they help the plant survive in its environment.

 
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What is Weathering? A Study of Australia's Twelve Apostles

4th Grade Science » Unit: Weathering
4th Grade Science » Unit: Weathering
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students start to understand the impacts of weathering on an Australian coastline using technology.

 
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my photo of 12 apostles australia great ocean
   
4th Grade Science » Unit: Weathering
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students grappling with understanding effects of weathering on the Earth's surface benefit from this video as they jigsaw their new information to prepare for a group presentation.

 
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taking turns
   

Starting a Mind Map of Fossils

4th Grade Science » Unit: Fossils
4th Grade Science » Unit: Fossils
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students begin to create a mind map using prior knowledge about fossils.

 
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lots of fossils
   

Communication of Data from Our Class Dig

4th Grade Science » Unit: Fossils
4th Grade Science » Unit: Fossils
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students compile the data they found in their team and create a presentation that clearly communicates their findings.

 
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i am a
   

I Am A Geotechnical Engineer!

4th Grade Science » Unit: Weathering
4th Grade Science » Unit: Weathering
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students are the engineers that determine where a footbridge should be built in our community through the use of core samples and maps of the river.

 
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Discovering The Science Behind the Kaleidoscope

4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Today, students discover the scientific phenomena behind the kaleidoscope they constructed the day before.

 
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Mystery Powders Day 3

4th Grade Science » Unit: Thinking, Writing, and Observing Like a Scientist
4th Grade Science » Unit: Thinking, Writing, and Observing Like a Scientist
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students test the "Mystery Powder" by dropping various liquids and then determine what's in it using their data and comparison skills.

 
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4th Grade Science » Unit: Weathering
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Choice and creativity are key in this collaborative effort to produce a presentation of new extra facts learned, helping them to connect weathering to the real world.

 
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a haiku
   

Step 1: Creating a Student Centered Assessment

4th Grade Science » Unit: Weathering
4th Grade Science » Unit: Weathering
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students are guided to review their unit to determine what they think is the most important information to know for a student designed assessment. They begin the thought process through planning on a mind map app and learning to gather their materials to

 
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Sagarmatha Trek

4th Grade Science » Unit: Weathering
4th Grade Science » Unit: Weathering
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

This personal journey to Nepal by a Wisconsin paraprofessional is an outstanding way to have students understand the remoteness of the area and how weathering affects the lives and the land.

 
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mt
   

A Close Read of Grandfather's Journey

4th Grade ELA » Unit: This Land is Our Land
4th Grade ELA » Unit: This Land is Our Land
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will demonstrate their understanding of the story Grandfather's Journey by inferring and referring to details and examples as they ask and answer text-based questions during a close read.

 
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Analyzing Story Elements in the book Bud, Not Buddy

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Bud, Not Buddy
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Bud, Not Buddy
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The students will use a graphic organizer to construct a character sketch in order to introduce the main character, Bud. They will provide textual evidence to support their description of Bud.

 
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