18 Weeks of Science Lessons and Investigations; Activities to make Teaching the Next Generation Science SO Easy!
Go to http://5thgradenextgenerationscience.weebly.com/weeks-1-9.html to see lessons. Just click and teach. Teaching science couldn't be easier! Students take responsibility for their learning while the teacher facilitates.
18 Weeks of Lessons with EVERYTHING! 90 lessons total!
Be finished with your NGSS science alignment. The entire 5th grade science curriculum plus all the extras. Multitude of teaching modalities used.
1) Print and put in binder. (binder cover included)
2) Using the science supply list, gather supplies, put into tub, and use the science supply label.
3) go to http://5thgradenextgenerationscience.weebly.com/weeks-1-9.html to click through and teach.
Your role as a teacher would be to lead inquiries and facilitate.
Students role would be to discover and explore.
To use this, students need access to computers for research, online practice, and a projects. The teacher needs a projector, projector board, smartboard, or ineractive board to do the informational reading, play and discuss video clips, and model the activities and games.
Lesson Plans (includes standards, student objectives, procedure, supplies, lessons, tests; investigations; activities, essential questions, answer keys, teacher guide)
Colorful/Fun/Interactive Student Handouts
18 Student Investigation Booklets with 18 Teacher Guides/Answer Key
List of Formative and Summative Assessments (copy and paste to gradebook)
Simple Science Investigations
Simple Science Activities
Supply Lists (three ways week by week, one page at a glance, and checklist)
Seamless Incorporation of Technology
Science Tub Label
A website to go with the lessons to make teaching organized and simplistic.
*Created to make teaching science simple, but with impact.
*The shift in teaching is that teachers have to be well planned to promote learning through engagement. With this shift, the way teaching looks has changed. It should look like students exploring and discovering and teachers facilitating and asking how, why, when,etc. questions.
*Students take responsibility for learning by watching the short video clips, taking notes (in their booklets, students are guided to learn to take "good notes" by the booklets)
All the content information is embedded from videos, the student booklets, and practice. You don't have to study to teach this one! It will just flow. It's NGSS gone simple!
Exploratory Lessons, Science Investigation, Activities, Graphing and Games include....
Earth and Space Sciences
5.ESS1.1 Support an argument that the apparent brightness of the sun and stars is due to their relative distances from Earth.
5.ESS1.2 Represent data in graphical displays to reveal patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky.
5.ESS2.1 Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact.
5.ESS2.2 Describe and graph the amounts and percentages of water and fresh water in various reservoirs to provide evidence about the distribution of water on Earth.
5.ESS3.1 Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
5.PS1.1 Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.
5.PS1.2 Measure and graph quantities to provide evidence that regardless of the type of change that occurs when heating, cooling, or mixing substances, the total weight of matter is conserved.
5.PS1.3 Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties.
5.PS1.4 Conduct an investigation to determine whether the mixing of two or more substances results in new substances.
5.PS2.1 Support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is directed down.
5.PS3.1 Use models to describe that energy in animals’ food (used for body repair, growth, motion, and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the sun.
5.LS2.1 Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.
5.LS1.1 Support an argument that plants get the materials they need for growth chiefly from air and water.
Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science
5.ETS1.1 Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
5.ETS1.2 Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
5.ETS1.3 Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.