Week of January 22, 2018
Mystery 3:What would happen if you drank a glass of acid?
In this Mystery, students are introduced to acids, a group of substances with a reputation for being reactive. In the activity, students develop their own test for acids, then apply it to several common household substances in order to identify which contain acids.
Reading Passage- Chemical Weathering of Rocks describes what happens when the acid in rainwater interacts with some kinds of rocks. (Grade 4)
3rd Grade Math-
Objective: Students will be able to measure intervals of time by adding and subtracting.
3rd Grade Logic:
Students will solve a variety of logical thinking math problems
Mystery Science: Can you really fry an egg on a hot sidewalk?
In this Mystery, students consider the insulating and conducting properties of different materials. In the activity, students test different materials to determine which material is best for making oven mitts.
Reading Passage: Heat Stoppers by Pat Murphy
Video demonstration: Learn how polar bears stay warm in icy water and find out how to turn this demonstration into a classroom activity.
4th Grade Math- In this lesson, students explore the concept of lines of symmetry at one of the largest snow festivals in the country, the Saint Paul Winter Carnival. The Saint Paul Winter Carnival is a winter wonderland. Students select potential ice skating rink shapes based on whether at least one line of symmetry exists in the shape. As snow flurries fall on the first evening of the carnival, students analyze the symmetry that naturally exists in snowflakes. Students then enter the ice sculpture contest, creating a symmetrical design for their piece of art.
Day 1: Objective: Students will be able to identify shapes that are symmetric.
Day 2: Objective: Students will be able to draw lines of symmetry for line-symmetric shapes.
Day 3: Objective: Students will be able to apply their understanding of lines of symmetry to complete a project that resembles a real world situation.
5th- Science Connection: Weather and Climate
Reading Passage- Is the Earth Getting Warmer? Earth & Space Science 7th 1090L 1,422 Words Informational
escription: This Webquest is about exploring the difference between weather and climate on Earth. Student's will participate as if they were a news reporter. They will be "sent" around the world to collect weather and climate information from various locations. They will prepare what they have found for a live news report and weather forecast.
Math: Equivalent Ratios- Frontrow.com
In this lesson, students will use tables of equivalent ratios to analyze their progress in the Tour de France. On the first two days of the Tour de France, students will monitor the total distance they have covered each hour, using a table and a graph to track their progress. A few days into the race, students compare their speed to two other leading riders. After making it to the finish line in first place, students sign a deal with Speedy Bikes to design and price a new bike.