Jennifer Sallas

Jennifer Sallas
5th Grade Science
80 Lessons
Citrus Cove Elementary School
Boynton Beach, FL
Student Environment:
Suburban
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Learning About Science Tools
 
Big Idea: Students become experts on how to properly use the tools commonly used by scientists.
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Practice Using Science Tools
 
Big Idea: Students rotate through six stations, in cooperative groups, to practice using science tools.
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How do Scientists Use Models?
 
Big Idea: Students act as scientists by creating various models of Earth.
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Using Properties to Classify
 
Big Idea: Students will investigate items in a basket to determine how they are similar and different to help classify them into groups.
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What is the Scientific Method?
 
Big Idea: Students race to put the steps of the scientific method in order first.
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Identifying Variables in an Experiment
 
Big Idea: Students become contestants on the game "Can You Name That Variable" to test their knowledge about variables.
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Experiment: Does the Heads or Tails Side of a Quarter Hold More Drops of Water?
 
Big Idea: Students become scientists, planning, testing, and sharing results of their very first experiment of the year.
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Graphing to Communicate Results
 
Big Idea: After conducting an experimenting in the previous lesson, students illustrate the data they collected in a graph to share with others.
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Experiment: Which size of Alka Seltzer will shoot a canister the farthest?
 
Big Idea: Students head outdoors to shoot off film canister lids using the power of an Alka Seltzer chemical reaction.
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Experiment: Does the height of a ramp affect the distance a toy car travels?
 
Big Idea: Students test their hypothesis to find out if increasing the height of a ramp will cause a toy car to travel farther.
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Experiment: Does regular or diet soda react the most with Mentos?
 
Big Idea: Through this experiment, students test if regular soda or diet soda reacts the most with Mentos. They watch as the soda explodes out of bottles after the Mentos are dropped in.
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Engineering Project: Newspaper Structure
 
Big Idea: Students work through the scientific process of engineering by researching, planning, building, and testing a structure built of nothing but newspaper and tape that can hold the most weight.
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Engineering Project: Straw Structure to Hold A Cup of Water
 
Big Idea: Students act just as real scientists to research, plan, build, test, and rebuild the tallest structure, made of nothing but straws and tape, that can hold a cup of water for 30 seconds.
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Engineering Project: Marshmallow Catapult
 
Big Idea: Students will act just as real scientists by working through the engineering design process to plan, build, and a test a catapult they made from craft sticks and rubber bands.
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Engineering Project: Balloon Car
 
Big Idea: Students act just as real scientists do, to create and test a vehicle they have designed, that is powered by only a balloon.
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Unit 1 Assessment
 
Big Idea: Students demonstrate their knowledge of standards in two ways, by completing a written test consisting of multiple choice and extended response, and by earning 50 points from choice board projects.
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