Writing: Writing Science Lab Reports
This unit is divided into two bends or two sections. The first bend introduces students to the scientific procedures and writing process. Students will be conducting experiments and writing for the purpose that scientists write. In bend two, students begin to internalize the scientific procedures and writing process in order to create a new experiment, write a scientific lab report, collect data and draw a conclusion.
Social Studies: Unit 2 – All About Earth
In this unit the students will be immersed in the study of Geography. Geography tells about the people, plants, and animals that live on Earth. Maps and globes can help us learn about different land-forms on Earth. We will become land-form experts! The students will learn about the continents and major oceans of the world. We will study the Earth’s seasons and how its resources affect our lives.
Science – Balance and Motion
We live in a dynamic world where everything is in motion, or so it seems. In this unit the students will investigate that not everything is moving the same way. Some things move from one place to another. Other things rotate around and around. Still other things are stationary, stable for a time, balanced on a thin line between stop and go. Other objects move back and forth or vibrate. The students will create and use representational models to demonstrate stable balanced systems. They will construct and evaluate toys that demonstrate spinning, and explain how they operate. The students will also design runways to control or change the motion of marbles. Throughout the unit the students will communicate observations and compare stability and motion, using precise vocabulary.