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Section02LearningCycles

Title

WhatStudentsWillbe
Doing

Topic

Grade
Level

PlaygroundPhysics
(Kendra)

Studentswillexploretheeffectsoffriction
duetodifferenttypesofsurfacesby
conductingtestsonslidesatthe
playground.

Motion&
Forces:
Friction

Plants&Animals
HaveNeedsToo
(Brooke)

Studentswillexploretheneedsofplants
andanimalsinthislearningcycle.

LivingThings K

IsItAlive(Randi)

Studentswillcompletedifferentactivitiesin
whichtheyexplorethecharacteristicsof
livingthings.

LivingThings 1

InterestingInsects
(Kalee)

Students will be classifying different


insects into groups and will be drawing and
labeling insects.

Insects

TheBallBounced
OvertheMoon
(Kaylin)

Studentswillbeexploringdifferentwaysto Motion&
buildaball.Theywillusethisinformationto Position
explorehowballsroll,bounce,andfall.

TheGreatEightis
OutofThisWorld
(Tayler)

Studentswilllearnabouttheobjectsinour
solarsystem.

SolarSystem 3

TrickleTrailofWater
(Leanne)

Studentswilllearnaboutthewatercycle
andthejourneywatercantakeinafun,yet
interactiveway!

WaterCycle

InvestigatingEarths
Rotation(Kelsey)

Studentswilldescribetheshapeoftheearthand Earth
explainthattheEarthsrotationcausesdayand Movements
nightbyparticipatingininvestigations.
intheSolar

K2

K2

2nd4th

4th

System
DiscoveringWeather
(StephanieS)

Studentswillbeexploringwhatweatheris
andhowitaffectsourdailylives.Students
willtrackweatherchanges,learnaboutthe
seasons.

Weather&
Seasons

WhatstheMatterwith Studentswillexperimentwithasubstance
calledOobleck,analyzingthedifferent
Oobleck(Shelby)

1st

Propertiesof
Solidsand
statesofmattertheOobleckbelongsinand LIquids

4th

Studentswilllearnaboutthe8different
phasesofthemoon.

4th5th

whyitshouldbeclassifiedinthatcategory.

FlyMetotheMoon
(Hannah)

TheMoon

BlownAwayby
RocketPower
(Bridget)

Studentswilllearnaboutrocketsand
engineeringdesigninthislearningcycle

Motion&
Forces&
Engineering
Design

5th6th

WhatMakesUpa
Flower(Allison)

Studentswillbelearningaboutwhatparts
makeupaflowerthroughobservationand
dissectionandwillapplytheirnew
knowledgebymakingtheirownflowers.

Living&
nonliving
things

CaptivatingCatapults
(Bridgette)

Students will create the best functioning


catapult possible and will alter the design
to improve the accuracy of the device.

Motion&
Forcesand
Engineering
Design

6th

MysterySmells
(Carrie)

Students will be learning about the sense


of smell by participating in smell
stations, using their data to make bar
graphs as a whole class, exploring how the
senses are used together to enhance our
lives.

TheSenses:
Smell

1st

WhatGoesUp,Must
ComeDown
(Courtney)

Studentswillbeobservingaballbeing
Motionand
thrownintotheairandcomingbackdown.
Forces
Theywillbethinkingabouttheforcesacting
uponaball.

ATasteofthe
Seasons(Emily)

Studentswillbeobservingandexploring
changesineachseason(fall,winter,spring,and
summer.)

Seasons

2nd

GonewiththeWind
(Kara)

Studentswillbeexploringwaystochange
thedirectionandspeedofaPingPongball
usingahandheldpumptosimulatethe
wind.

Motionand
Forces

4th

5th


LearningCyclesSec06
Title

WhatStudentsWillbe
Doing

Topic

Grade
Level

Hot,Hot,Hot
ChangesfromHeat
(Abby)

Studentswillbeinvestigating,howheatingand
coolingcancausechangesindifferentmaterials
andbeintroducedtomelting,freezing,
evaporatingaswellasunderstandingthe
differentstatesofliquid,solidandgas.

Matter:Soilds 1st
&Liquids

ExploringLivingand
Nonliving(Chelsea)

Studentswillbeexploringnonlivingandliving
characteristicsandapplyingthoseideastoa
goldfish.

Characteristic 2nd
sofLIving
andNonliving
Things

WhatstheMatter?
(Alissa)

Studentswillexploremeltingandfreezingand
willcreatetheirownconcoctionofanewsolid.

Propertiesof
matter:
changing
phases

UnbeleafableFun Studentswillinvestigateleavesusingthefive
sensesbyidentifyingcharacteristicsofleaf
(Ciera)
shapes,sizes,color,texture,andthevarious
natureofleaves.

2nd

Characteristic K
sofLiving
Things

Weather(Cory)

Studentswillbeexploringwhattypesofweather Weather
thereare,whatseasonstheybelongtoandwhat
wedoduringdifferentweathertypesandwilldo
aminiresearchprojectonweather.

AnimalAdventure:
HowtoBecomea
Classifier(Dakotah)

Studentswilllearntoclassifyanimalsand
Characteristic
animalcharacteristics.Theywillexplore,
sofLiving
discover,andapplyinformationaboutclassifying Things
animalsusinganimalcharacteristics.

1st

TistheSeasonfora
Picnic(Emily)

Asstudentslearnabouttheseasonstheywill
prepareforapicnicduringeachseason.

Seasons

1st

Tornados

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HumanBody

6th

TornadoAlley(Hilary) Studentswillstudytornadoesintermsofhow
theyform,whytheyform,andinwhatwaysthey
canaffectcommunities.Studentswilldesign
andcompleteanexperimentinwhichthey
createatornado.

GettoKnowthe
Body(Jenna)

Studentswillmakea3foldposterabouta
specificbodysystemandwillsharetheir
presentations,teachingotherstudentsabout
theirsystem.

YouMatter(Jessica)

Students will be distinguishing between different


states of matter which include solids, liquids, and
gases through observations and experimentation

Statesof
Matter

OutrageousOobleck
(Kari)

Studentswillexplorethedifferentstatesof
matterbyexperimentingwiththemysterious
oobleck.Theywillalsocreatetheirown
experimentsandmanipulatetheoobleckinthe
wayoftheirchoosing.

Propertiesof
Solids&
LIquids

4th

Seasons

2nd

Propertiesof
Matter:
Measuring
Changes

1st

SkippingThroughthe Studentswillcompleteavarietyofactivitiesto
Seasons(Kassi)
understandandlearntheconceptofthe
changingseasonsandhowweatherconditions
changebetweenseasons.

MasteringMovement
(Kelly)

Studentswillstudypropertiesofmatterby
focusingonchange,whetheritbeinsounds
producedorinmotionofobjects.

LooneyLunar
Lessons(Kendal)

Studentswillbeexploringthephasesofthe
TheMoon
moonbywatchingavideo,doingexperiments,
recordinginformationinsciencejournals,
drawingdiagramsofthemoon,andmakingtheir
ownvideostoshowunderstanding.

4th

SurvivalOverthe
Ages(Natalie)

Studentswillbeidentifyingandresearchingwhat Animal
specializedstructuresinanimalsandhumans
Adaptations
havehelpedthemsurviveandadapttodifferent
environments.

6th

HangingontoMass
(Rachel)

Studentswillbeusingabalancetoexplore
massesofdifferentobjects.

Measuring
mass

K2

BuckleUpHerewe
Go(StephanieO)

Students will investigate force, motion and


acceleration through the ramps and then
demonstrate and relate force and motion, through a
video using a demonstration to promote the safety
of local citizens.

Forceand
Motion

4th

WhatstheMatter
(Sam)

Students will be exploring different objects in order


to compare and contrast their properties. This will
lead the class into learning about the different states
of matter.

Propertiesof 3rd5th
Matter:solids
&Liquids

IsItAttractive
Enough?Magnets!
(Ruth)

Students will explore magnetic attraction and will


perform a categorization task on a bag of items that
are: magnets, non-magnetically attracted and
magnetically attracted items and will culminate in a
student publication about their magnetic shoes
adventure.

Magnets

2nd

MeltingMadness
(Lacy)

Students will explore the effects of heat on various


objects using the 5E learning cycle.

Propertiesof
Matter:
Statesof
Matter

4th

SolidsandGasses
Matter(Holly)

Students will study how materials exist in different


states. Students will exploring goody bags of solids,
learning the different properties of solids and gases,
elaborating on what they know about the properties
of gases, and complete a final assessment of a
graphic organizer of matter.

Propertiesof
Matter:
Statesof
Matter

3rd4th

LunarAdventure:
OurChangingMoon
(Cole)

Studentswillbeexploringthephasesofthe
TheMoon
moonthroughaseriesofhandsonexperiences.

4th

ADropofWater
(Andrew)

Studentslearnaboutthewatercycleby
followingthepathwayofadropofwater.

3rd

TheWater
Cycle

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