W.5.2d

Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

 
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Planning a Controlled Experiment: Jason's Revenge - or is it?

5th Grade Science » Unit: What's The Matter Plaid Pete?
5th Grade Science » Unit: What's The Matter Plaid Pete?
Amy Miller
Lynden, WA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

How do scientists plan their experiments? What do they include in their plans? Students develop a written plan in their notebooks that will be used to conduct a controlled experiment.

 
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2014 10 05 14 20 12
   

Plant Kingdom...Classifying Vascular and Nonvascular Plants

5th Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems and Interactions
5th Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems and Interactions
Carrie Boyden
Fitchburg, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students construct a diagram that illustrates the similarities and differences between vascular and nonvascular plants.

 
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determine the odd
   

Part 1-The Water Cycle

5th Grade Science » Unit: Water On Earth
5th Grade Science » Unit: Water On Earth
Carrie Boyden
Fitchburg, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will investigate how water changes from one form to another during the water cycle.

 
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evaporation and condensation
   

Day 1- Making Food Through Photosynthesis-A Recipe for Plants (Cornerstone Lesson)

5th Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems and Interactions
5th Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems and Interactions
Carrie Boyden
Fitchburg, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will sequence and illustrate the process of photosynthesis.

 
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photosynthesis
   

Metaphorically Speaking

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Poems Everyone can TRY
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Poems Everyone can TRY
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Words can have more than one meaning depending upon how they are used in sentences. We will define and illustrate metaphor phrases to show the different visual images the words create for readers.

 
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metaphor
   

Conducting a Controlled Experiment: Jason's Revenge - or is it?

5th Grade Science » Unit: What's The Matter Plaid Pete?
5th Grade Science » Unit: What's The Matter Plaid Pete?
Amy Miller
Lynden, WA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

How do scientists analyze data in a controlled experiment, and communicate their findings? Students conduct their controlled experiment, analyze their data to write a four part conclusion, and have a little fun with a science induced soda-pop geyser.

 
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2014 09 30 14 11 37 2
   

7. Forecasting Weather

5th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
5th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
Carrie Boyden
Fitchburg, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will analyze weather maps and forecast weather conditions in specific areas. They will use observation, collected data, and weather map symbols to write a weather report about one area in the United States.

 
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student works on
   

Changing Matter: Plaid Pete Knows Conservation!

5th Grade Science » Unit: What's The Matter Plaid Pete?
5th Grade Science » Unit: What's The Matter Plaid Pete?
Amy Miller
Lynden, WA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

What happens when matter changes state? Do particles disappear? Students measure and graph materials, before and after changes of state, to provide evidence for conservation of matter.

 
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2014 10 27 14 44 58
   

Day 2-Food Webs...Moving Matter in an Ecosystem

5th Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems and Interactions
5th Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems and Interactions
Carrie Boyden
Fitchburg, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will build a food web diagram and illustrate the movement of matter through a series of food chains.

 
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photo 28
   

What Happened to My Soap ?

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

Using a bar of soap, students discover the meaning of erosion.

 
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kyaking near black hawk
   

(Day 1)-Preview Vocabulary-Matter and Its Properties

5th Grade Science » Unit: Structure, Function, and Properties of Matter
5th Grade Science » Unit: Structure, Function, and Properties of Matter
Carrie Boyden
Fitchburg, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will determine which properties of matter are observable and measurable .

 
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dsc00521
   

(Day 2) Exploring Matter and Its Properties

5th Grade Science » Unit: Structure, Function, and Properties of Matter
5th Grade Science » Unit: Structure, Function, and Properties of Matter
Carrie Boyden
Fitchburg, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore properties of matter by observing, testing, and measuring a variety of materials.

 
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testing the
   

Is it Really "Ok" to Say What We are Thinking?

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Creating our Government Through Blood, Sweat and Fears
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Creating our Government Through Blood, Sweat and Fears
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Life changes. People change. Ideals change as society grows and matures. What was good for mankind years ago may not continue to be good for people of today. To ensure we protect our freedoms we need to evaluate what ideals we still believe in.

 
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enough is enough
   

Angiosperms (Flowering Plants) and Pollination

5th Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems and Interactions
5th Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems and Interactions
Carrie Boyden
Fitchburg, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will distinguish between self-pollination or cross-pollination and describe advantages and disadvantages about each one.

 
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pollen activity students in action
   

What is Plagiarism?

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Step-By-Step to Producing Amazing Research Presentations!
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Step-By-Step to Producing Amazing Research Presentations!
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

When we "borrow" words from others we need to give them the credit.

 
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plagarism
Common Core ELA
 
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