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Lalitha Srinivasan lsrinivasan@fusdk12.net

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       Science Curriculum for Grades 4, 5 and 6;

           Grade 4 –December, 2022 - March, 2023 

      Fourth grade students have the new Amplify curriculum which is  NGSS based curriculum. They will be doing a combination of experiments, computer simulations and lessons to learn each unit.

       They have completed the unit on "Energy and Energy Conversions";

       Fourth grade students are learning the  "Vision And Light" Unit;

                Chapter 1: How does a Tokay gecko get information about its environment?

                Chapter 2: How does light allow a Tokay gecko to see its prey?

                Chapter 3: How does a Tokay gecko know that it is looking at its prey?

               Chapter 4: How could more light at night make it hard for a Tokay gecko to see its prey?

               Chapter 5: How do our senses help us understand our environment? 

Third Unit is "Earth’s Features” 

               Chapter 1: How did the fossil get inside the rocky outcrop? 

              Chapter 2: What was the environment of Desert Rocks National Park like in  the past?       

 

Grade 5-  December ,2022 - March, 2023

         Fifth grade students have the new Amplify curriculum which is  NGSS based curriculum.They will be doing a combination of experiments, computer simulations and lessons to learn each unit.

        Fifth graders have completed the unit on "Patterns Of Earth And Sky";

        They are learning  the  unit  "Ecosystem Restoration";

                 Chapter 1: Why aren't the jaguars and sloths growing and thriving?

                  Chapter 2: Why aren't the cecropia trees growing and thriving? 

                  Chapter 3: Why aren’t the cecropia trees growing and thriving in the soil? 

         After completing the Ecosystem unit they will explore the 

          “Modeling Matter Unit”

          Chapter 1: Why did the food coloring separate into different dyes? 

          Chapter 2: Why do some salad dressings have sediments, and others do not? 

          Chapter 3: Why can salad-dressing ingredients separate again after being mixed?

 

Grade-6, December 2022 - March, 2023

     Sixth grade students have Amplify which is  NGSS based curriculum. They have completed the  Microbiome unit. 

       They are exploring the Metabolism unit. In this unit they are learning  various human body systems and their functions. They are studying about respiratory system, digestive, circulatory and other systems by doing a variety of experiments, simulations and lessons.

        The next units are "Making Health Bar"  and "Traits and Reproduction".

 

    Homework- Login to Clever and look for Brainpop video links and notifications in Amplify.

 

 

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