Week of May 1st

This week’s learning targets in science:

  • Describe how gases in our atmosphere circulate as air masses.
  • Describe the movement of air and weather conditions associated with cold, warm, and stationary fronts.
  • Differentiate between weather and climate.

We will take our Unit 8 post-test next week on Wednesday or Thursday.

Week of April 10th

This week’s learning targets in science:

  • Describe the relationship between temperature and the movement of gases in the atmosphere.
  • Describe how the gases in Earth’s atmosphere circulate as air masses.
  • Describe different air masses and how they affect the weather in a given location.
  • Recognize that land heats faster than water which affects the temperature and movement of air above it.

Week of 3/27

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held this week. I still have several spots open so if you’d like to schedule a conference, please contact me at reneerasco@willardschools.net

There will be NO SCHOOL this Friday.

This week in science, students will be learning about how energy travels through Earth’s atmosphere and the water cycle.

 

Have a great week!

~Mrs. Rasco

Week of March 6th

This week’s learning targets in science:

  • Analyze the ways humans affect the erosion and deposition of soil and rock materials (e.g. clearing of land, planting vegetation, paving land, construction of new buildings, building or removal of dams) and propose possible solutions

We will have our Unit 6 post-assessment on Thursday or Friday. I will be available for study group at 7:45 am on Thursday morning.

Thanks to all who were able to help with supplies for the soil sundaes. The kids really enjoyed them and I think they will forever remember soil horizons!

Have a great week!

~Mrs. Rasco

Week of February 27th

This week’s learning targets in science:

  • Describe the components of soil and other factors that influence soil texture, fertility, and resistance to erosion
  • Describe how weathering agents and erosional processes (i.e. force of water as it freezes or flows, expansion/contraction due to temperature, force of wind, force of plant roots, action of gravity, chemical decomposition) slowly cause changes that create and/or change landforms

Have a great week!

~Mrs. Rasco

Week of February 6th

This week’s learning targets in science:

  • Classify rocks as sedimentary, igneous, or metamorphic
  • Explain how the formation of sedimentary rocks depends on weathering and erosion
  • Explain how heating and cooling in the mantle layer leads to the formation of metamorphic rock and some igneous rocks

Have a great week!

~Mrs. Rasco