• Unit 9: Organization and Development of Living Organisms

    Posted by Bronwyn Chen on 2/25/2018

    Unit 9: Organization and Development of Living Organisms

    Essential Questions:

    • How do the major organs help the human body?
    • What are the functions of the major human body organs? How are they alike? How are they different?
    • How do human body organs work together?
    • How are the major life cycles of Florida plants and animals alike and different?

    Vocabulary:

    • Heart
    • Kidney
    • Skelton
    • Skin
    • Skeleton
    • Intestines
    • Brain
    • Liver
    • Lung
    • Egg
    • Ovaries
    • Reproductive Organs
    • Pancreas
    • Sendory Organs
    • Stomach
    • Bladder

     

    Websites/Links

    Study Jams - The Human Body

    Study Jams - The Skeletal System

    Study Jams - The Circulatory System

    Study Jams - The Nervous System

    Study Jams - The Digestive System

    Study Jams - The Respiratory System

    Study Jams - The Muscular SystemEasy Science for Kids - Human Body

    Kids Health

    Ducksters - Biology for Kids

    Science For Kids

     

     

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  • Unit 8: Weather, Water Cycle & Climate

    Posted by Bronwyn Chen on 1/1/2018

    Unit 8: Weather, Climate, & Water Cycle

    Essential Questions:

    • How do the parts of the water cycle differ?
    • What role does the ocean play in the water cycle?
    • How are patterns on Earth’s surface formed?
    • What variables affect weather related differences?
    • How do Earth systems affect humans?
    • What are the common weather instruments and how are they used to measure weather conditions?
    • How do different forms of precipitation compare?
    • What changes can you observe in the steps of the water cycle?
    • How does the water cycle connect all forms of water on the Earth?
    • How do air temperature, air pressure, humidity, wind speed and direction, and precipitation determine the weather in a particular place and time?
    • Describe how the weather conditions affect each other?
    • When and where do different forms of precipitation occur?
    • How does the climate vary in different environments such as swamps, deserts, and mountains?
    • How is temperature affected by geographic location?

    Vocabulary

    • Air Pressure
    • Humidity
    • Precipitation
    • Evaporation
    • Condensation
    • Water Cycle
    • Hail
    • Rain
    • Sleet
    • Snow
    • Climate
    • Temperate
    • Polar
    • Tropical
    • Latitude
    • Elavation
    • Anemometer
    • Barometer
    • Hygrometer
    • Cumulus
    • Cirrus
    • Stratus
    • Cumulonimbus

     

    Websites/Links

    Study Jams - Weather & Climate

    Study Jams - Air Pressure & WInd

    Study Jams - Air Masses & Fronts

    Study Jams - Clouds & Precipitation

    Study Jams - Water Cycle

    UCAR Weather for Kids

    Weather Wiz Kids

    Science for Kids

    Weather For Kids.org

    Nat Geo for Kids

    NASA Climate for Kids

    Ducksters - Weather

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Unit 5: Matter

    Posted by BRONWYN CHEN on 11/27/2017

    Unit 5: Matter

    Essential Questions:

    • How can the physical properties of an object be determined?
    • What tools can assist you when you compare and ocntrast properties of matter?
    • How can temperature affect matter?
    • How can you measure different kinds of matter?
    • What materials will dissolve in water?
    • What materials will not dissolve in water?
    • How can you speed up or slow down the dissolving process?
    • How can mixtures of solids be separated?
    • How are physical and chemical changes affected by temperature?

    Vocabulary

    • Matter
    • Mass
    • Volume
    • Denisty
    • Weight
    • Physical Change
    • Chemical Change
    • Condensation
    • State of Matter
    • Evaporation
    • Water Vapor
    • Texture
    • Atom
    • Mixture

     

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  • Unit 4: Forces and Motion

    Posted by BRONWYN CHEN on 10/18/2017

    Unit 4: Force and Motion

    Essential Questions:

    • What are types of forces?
    • What kinds of forces affect the motion of a given object?
    • How can forces cause objects to move?
    • How does the mass of an object affect the object's motion?
    • Why do still objects remain still even when force is applied?

    Vocabulary

    • Attract/Attraction
    • Balanced Forces
    • Direction
    • Distance
    • Force
    • Friction
    • Gravity
    • Magnetism
    • Newton (N)
    • Position
    • Pull
    • Push
    • Repet/Repulsion
    • Speed
    • Unbalanced Forces

     

    Websites/Links

    Physics: The Science of Force and Motion

    StudyJams - Newtons First Law of Motion

    StudyJams - Newtons Second Law of Motion

    StudyJams - Newtons Third Law of Motion

    StudyJams - Gravity and Inertia

    Force & Motion Unit Flash Cards

    Idaho Public Television Force & Motion

    PBS - Force & Motion

    Flocabulary - Force & Motion (short clip)

    DK Find Out - Forces and Motion

     

     

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  • Unit 3: Energy

    Posted by BRONWYN CHEN on 8/22/2017

    Unit 3: Energy

    Essential Questions:

    • How can we compare and contrast the basic forms of energy?
    • How does light travel or change direction?
    • How is sound produced and what determines pitch?
    • How and when do we use energy in our daily lives?
    • How does energy have the ability to cuase motion or create change?
    • How do moving water and air act as sources of energy?
    • How is electricity essential in our lives?
    • How does an electrically charged object repel or attract other objects?
    • Why does electricity flow in a closed circuit?
    • How does electricity flow and transform?
    • How are other types of energy produced from electricity?

    Vocabulary

    • Potential Energy - stored energy
    • Kinetic energy - energy of motion
    • Mechanical energy - the potential energy plus the kinetic energy of an object.
    • Chemical energy - energy that is stored in substances.
    • Current electricity - a form of electricity in which electric charges move from on eplace to another.
    • Static electricity - a form of electricity in which electric charges collet on a surface.
    • Conductor - a material through which electricity can flow easily.
    • Insulator - a material that slows or stops the flow of electricity.
    • Circuit - a looped path of conductors through which electric current flows.

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  • Unit 2: The Practice of Science

    Posted by BRONWYN CHEN on 8/21/2017

    Unit 2: The Practice of Science

     

    Overview

    In this unit students will  setup their notebooks and review science tools and safety.

    Objectives:

    • Students can identify and explain the use of scientific tools.
    • Students can identify safety issues in the science classroom.
    • Student can create a science notebook.

    Vocabulary:

    • Balance
    • Analyze
    • Beaker
    • Scientist
    • Graduated Cylinder
    • Notebook
    • Microscope
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  • STEAM Showcase Project

    Posted by BRONWYN CHEN on 8/14/2017

    STEAM Showcase Project

    August - November

    Overview

    During this project students will be working on their STEAM Showcase. They will be exposed to examples and will work on their own weekly. Students will explore scientific investigations that feature the fundamentals of science but also go beyond the traditional steps of the scientific method. Scientific investigations that involve observations, creativity, predictions, ingenuity, and inferences will allow students to gain insight into the practice of science. Assessing written scientific procedures, determining the effect of control groups on experiments, differentiating between variables in experiments, and discriminating findings within trials will give students the experience of working scientists. Students will keep records, interpret and analyze data in order to demonstrate scientific explanations based on experimental results.

     

    Objectives

    • Students can follow the scientific method to create a STEAM Showcase project.
    • Students can identify aspects of the scientific method.
    • Students can create a STEAM log.
    • Students can explain that the scientific method is not always followed in sequential order.

     

    Vocabulary

    • Scientific Method
    • Observation
    • Analyze 
    • Valid
    • Experiment
    • Investigation
    • Testable
    • Reliable
    • Evidence
    • Inference
    • Measurement
    • Control Group
    • Hypothesis
    • Repeatable
    • Variable
    • Data
    • Predict
    • Data
    • Predict
    • Trials
    • Conclusion

     

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