Week of April 16th

This week’s learning targets in science:

  • Research, collect, and analyze data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses results in changes in weather conditions.

This week, we will explore the concepts of air pressure, air masses, and weather fronts. Students will also be making some regular observations to see how all these elements interact.

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Week of April 9th

This week’s learning targets in science:

  • Design and develop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth’s systems driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity.
  • Research, collect, and analyze data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses results in changes in weather conditions.

Week of 3/26

This week in science, we are finishing our Human Impact unit. A study guide will be sent home with students on Monday. We will test on Tuesday and Wednesday. Due to parent-teacher conferences, there will be no study group.

Have a great week!

Week of 3/12 and 3/19

This week’s learning targets in science:

  • Analyze data to define the relationship for how increases in human population and consumption of resources impacts Earth’s systems.

 

***After returning from Spring Break, I will be having our next Class Dojo store to reward great behavior from 3rd quarter. If you’d like to help by donating any of the following items, I would appreciate it!

  • canned soda (regular or mini size)
  • packaged snacks (Little Debbies, single serve bags of chips, jerky sticks, etc)
  • candy (no gum)
  • small prizes (mechanical pencils, erasers, party favor type small toys, etc)
  • Walmart gift cards to be used towards the purchase of these items

Week of 2/26 & 3/5

We have recently begun our unit on Human Impact. Students will:

  • construct a scientific explanation, using evidence, for how the uneven distribution of natural resources are the result of past geologic activity and human activity.
  • Analyze data to define a relationship between human population growth and consumption of natural resources.
  • Analyze evidence of factors that have caused the change in global temperatures over the past century.
  • Design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.

The test over this unit is penciled in for the end of next week. Review materials will be sent home a few days before the test.

It’s once again time for Mrs. Rasco to reward great behavior and open the dojo store for kids to spend their hard earned points. If you’d like to help me out by sending in any of the following items, I’d appreciate it so much!

  • canned soda (full or mini size)
  • snacks (Little Debbie snack cakes, mini beef sticks, single serving chip bags, single serve cracker packs, etc)
  • candy (no gum)
  • small prizes (mechanical pencils, gel pens, locker magnets, school supplies, party favor type items)
  • Walmart gift card to purchase these items

Have a great week!

Week of February 12th

This week in science we will be studying the uneven distribution of Earth’s natural resources. We will also learn about how human activities increase certain gases in the atmosphere.

Students took their unit assessment on rocks and minerals last week. I will upload results into mastery connect as soon as possible.

 

Week of January 29th

This week’s learning target in science:

  • Diagram the processes of the rock cycle
  • Recognize that matter remains constant within the rock cycle

EXCITING NEWS! I have submitted a new Donors Choose project to acquire some new materials for our science classroom. These materials will be used in my makerspace and are for students to use during choice time. All materials encourage 21st century thinking skills like critical thinking, coding, engineering, and more. Donors Choose is a safe site for people to make donations to teacher  projects and all donations are tax deductible. If you’d like to donate to this project, click here.