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Jennifer Mutch

5th Grade Science

Conejo Elementary

Thousand Oaks, CA

Suburban Environment

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(4 Units, 42 Lessons)

Unit 3 - Gravity(11 Lessons)

Why doesn't the Earth fly off into space?

5th Grade Science

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Gravity

Big Idea:Gravity is the force that keeps the planets in orbit around the Sun and the Moon orbiting around the Earth.

18 Resources

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18 Resources

35 Favorites

How do we stay on the Earth?

5th Grade Science

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Gravity

Big Idea:The concept of gravity has many components and student are always curious about why we are able to stay "grounded".

18 Resources

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18 Resources

23 Favorites

How are Mass and Weight Different?

5th Grade Science

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Gravity

Big Idea:Knowing the difference between mass and weight is important for understanding how gravity works.

20 Resources

21 Favorites

20 Resources

21 Favorites

Pendulum Experiments- Part 1

5th Grade Science

Â» Unit:

Gravity

Big Idea:Galileo discovered the concept of pendulums by observing the swinging of lamps at a cathedral in Pisa. He used these observations to create experiments with pendulums and to describe them in mathematical terms

23 Resources

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23 Resources

7 Favorites

Pendulum Experiment- Part 2

5th Grade Science

Â» Unit:

Gravity

Big Idea:Changing different components of the pendulum will allow students to test different variables and observe the different outcomes of the investigation.

18 Resources

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18 Resources

5 Favorites

Pendulum Experiments- Part 3

5th Grade Science

Â» Unit:

Gravity

Big Idea:Now that the students have done controlled experiments, they will learn about dependent and independent variables in experiments and will graph their data on coordinate graphs.

16 Resources

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16 Resources

3 Favorites

Newton's Laws of Motion

5th Grade Science

Â» Unit:

Gravity

Big Idea:Sir Isaac Newton is a scientist who studied gravity and motion. Students will participate in an investigation that explores Newton's three laws of motion.

25 Resources

21 Favorites

25 Resources

21 Favorites

Egg Drop Engineering Project- Part 1

5th Grade Science

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Gravity

Big Idea:Using the Science and Engineering processes, students will research and design the best way to drop a raw egg. They will design a container to hold the egg that will prevent the egg from breaking.

18 Resources

20 Favorites

18 Resources

20 Favorites

Egg Drop Engineering Project- Part 2

5th Grade Science

Â» Unit:

Gravity

Big Idea:This is the second lesson in a 3 part project where the students use the design and engineering concepts to build an egg drop carrier.

13 Resources

8 Favorites

13 Resources

8 Favorites

Egg Drop Engineering Project- Part 3

5th Grade Science

Â» Unit:

Gravity

Big Idea:In the third part of the project, students will test their creations and change their design if needed.

20 Resources

3 Favorites

20 Resources

3 Favorites

Egg Drop Engineering Project Part 4

5th Grade Science

Â» Unit:

Gravity

Big Idea:Part of the engineering process is to identify and correct failure points to improve the design. Students will test out a prototype and then make adjustments to it depending on how the capsule performs in the drop test.

24 Resources

5 Favorites

24 Resources

5 Favorites