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Image result for science Welcome to 5th grade, Wildcat Scientists!
 
I am so excited to have the opportunity to teach your child Science at Oakcrest Intermediate this year! 
 
It is my goal to build a classroom culture that inspires learning. We will work together to create a fun and exciting learning experience through hands-on investigations. The amount of Science knowledge your child will gain this year is astonishing. I am honored to be your child's teacher and look forward to watching them grow and develop into Scientists :)
 
It's going to be a great year!
 
Amanda McMullen
5th Grade Science OIS
 
Please feel free to contact me any time. 
Phone: 281-357-3033 EXT 5683
 
Conference: 6th period 12:34 - 1:19
 
 
 

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December 9 - December 13, 2019

Monday: We will review in a game format for the district CBA.
 
Tuesday: District CBA (Double daily grade)
 
Wednesday: District CBA (Double daily grade)
 
Thursday: We will review the CBA and play gimkit on the chromebooks.
 
Friday: We explore the formation of sedimentary rocks.
 
* No homework this week due to the CBA beginning on Tuesday.
* No review will be sent home for CBAs, only Unit tests.

KEY_Unit 6 Study Guide_Changes to Earth's Surface

Unit 6 Test is Thursday, December 5.
 
Grade recovery for any major grade will be offered beginning next week. I will pull your child from Accelerated Instruction as long as they are not in a reading or math class. If needed, I will be happy to stay after school on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday beginning next week. Grades are reported December 20.

December 2 - December 6, 2019

Monday: We will review the formation of landforms by wind, water, and ice.
 
Tuesday: We will explore how earthquakes, volcanoes, and landslides cause rapid changes to Earth's surface.
***Extra credit review will go home today!
 
Wednesday: We will explore how earthquakes, volcanoes, and landslides cause rapid changes to Earth's surface.
 
Thursday: We demonstrate knowledge of landforms and changes to Earth's surface. (Unit 6 District Assessment - Major Grade)
***Extra credit review due today!
 
Friday: We demonstrate knowledge of landforms and changes to Earth's surface. (Unit 6 District Assessment - Major Grade)
 
* No homework this week except for the extra credit review.
 
District CBA: Tuesday/Wednesday, December 10-11, 2019. 
 

November 18 - 22

Monday: We will explore the formation of sand dunes.
 
Tuesday: We will explore the formation of U-shaped valleys.
 
Wednesday: We will explore the formation of river Delta's.  
Homework from last week due.
 
Thursday: We will explore the formation of caves.
 
Friday: We will identify landforms and explain how they were created. 
 
* No new homework given this week.
Unit 6 District Assessment Thursday, December 5.
 
Happy Thanksgiving πŸ₯§πŸ½οΈ

November 11- 15

Monday: We will complete the Unit 5 Force and Motion Test and review.
 
Tuesday: We will explore the agents of weathering. 
 
Wednesday/Thursday: We will explore erosion and deposition. Thursday: Homework sent home. Some questions are difficult. Please have your child complete what they can. I didn't realize the level of difficulty until a few students asked questions. Please don't stress about it. Due Wednesday 11/20.
 
Friday: We will explore how weathering, erosion, and deposition create landforms on Earth's suface.
 

November 4 - 8

Monday: We will test the friction of different surfaces using a wooden block and spring scale. Homework will go home today and due on Friday, Nov. 8.
 
Tuesday: We will explore forces by designing a catapult to launch different sized pom poms.
 
Wednesday: We will explore the force of gravity using ramps and toy cars.
 
Thursday: We will explore different scenarios of force investigations and identify the questions and variables. 
 
Friday: We will demonstrate knowledge of force and motion using the district unit 5 test. Major Grade

October 28 - November 1

Monday: We will review the Unit 4 test and complete the student reflection sheet.
 
Tuesday: We will identify the forms of energy produced in different objects.
Homework will go home today and due on Friday, November 1.
 
Wednesday: We will explore the force of gravity using the coin drop activity. 
 
Thursday: We will explain the different types of force using a notebook foldable.
 
Friday: We will test how different surfaces affect the amount of force needed to move a wooden block.

October 21 - October 25

Monday: We will design a series circuit using a battery, foil, and a light bulb. πŸ’«βš‘
 
Tuesday: We will test different objects ability to conduct or insulate electrical energy using a circuit.⚑
 
Wednesday: We will review electrical energy using station  activities and a gallery walk (questions).πŸ“
 
Thursday: We will design a musical instrument and explain the cause of sound energy (vibrations). 🎺🎸🎷πŸ₯
 
Friday: We will demonstrate knowledge of electrical and sound energy using the Unit 4 District Assessment (major grade).πŸ“
 
 

Homework

Good morning Parents!
 
Your child will begin homework this week in Science. We will send the first homework home on Thursday, October 17 and will be due on Monday, October 21. They will receive homework every week to practice STAAR formatted questions. I created a homework tab on this website in case your child ever needs to print a copy.
 
Thank you!

October 14 - October 18

Monday: Student holiday / Teacher work day
 
Tuesday/Wednesday: We will create an electrical circuit and explain the flow of energy in the circuit.
 
Thursday: We will identify materials that conduct and insulate electrical energy by using circuits to test the materials. 
Homework will go home today and due on Monday, October 21. 
 
Friday: We will compete in a circuit challenge by designing different circuits that produce light and sound energy.