Science

February

NEWS FROM THE SCIENCE ROOM

Hello!

Most of our classes are finishing the 3rd unit in our curriculum. Fourth graders are getting ready for the State Test. Spring is here and our plants are growing. Most of the classes will be focusing on living environments during the last few weeks of school. Here is what we’ll work on:

2Second Grade

Our second graders will continue studying plants. In addition to experiencing the diversity of life in the plant kingdom, we will take a look at life cycles of some animals. We are still discovering the ways new plants grow from mature plants (seeds, bulbs, roots, cutting). We will also study how animals play an important role in a plant’s life cycle. Students will observe and describe changes that occur as plants grow and develop, and changes that occur as some insects grow and develop.

 

3Third Grade

Students will work with living organisms to explore different functions of living things. They will discover how the structures of plants and animals are appropriate for the environment of that plant or animal and describe basic life functions of common living organisms. We will also study how plants and animals, including humans, depend upon each other and the nonliving environment.

 

4Fourth Grade

We are getting ready for the State Science Test at the end of May. We are reviewing properties of matter, measurement, forces, and interactions amongst living things, like food chains and adaptations. Our last unit will focus on how Earth was shaped and the constant movements that are still shaping our landforms. Students will learn how extreme natural events cause interactions among air, water, and land. We will study rocks and how they provide clues to Earth’s history. Test Dates: Performance Test - May 23-June 1st Written Test – June 4th

 

5Fifth Grade

In our last unit, students will identify components of ecosystems, classify organisms by how they obtain energy and learn how living and nonliving things depend upon each other for survival and life processes. Through explorations, students will analyze data, explain using models, and draw conclusions about ecosystems and how human decisions impact life within the ecosystems.

 

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