Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Big Idea:In our country's history, women did not have the same rights as men even if they may have done the same tasks or taken the same risks. In today's lesson, research gives us the ability to find out the unbiased truth about one of these such heroic American
Big Idea:What is a Scientific model? Why do scientists use models? Students engage in a guided exploration that helps them to understand that models are sophisticated tools that advance scientific understanding.
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.
Big Idea:What are the parts of a controlled experiment? A funny book of failed experiments, a monster in charge of the laboratory over spring break, and a guidebook from Plaid Pete, help students to figure out the parts and have some fun along the way.
Big Idea:How does the arrangement of particles in different states of matter affect their properties? Students work in pairs to further refine their understanding of the particle theory of matter by investigating the compression of a solid, a liquid, and a gas.
Big Idea:How do scientists use models to revise their thinking and understanding of phenomena? Students use their new knowledge about scientific models to make a claim and provide evidence to support it.