Science/S.S.

SCIENCE

I use inquiry-based learning as much as I can in science. Here’s one nice overview of what inquiry is all about if you’re unfamiliar, and here’s another.

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How to make a scientific illustration:

 

Jeopardy – Science MCAS Review 2014!

TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, DESIGN

Dyson inspiration for tackling engineering problems:

Preventing Damage from Natural Disasters

Paper Airplanes

ANIMALS

ECOSYSTEMS

The Great Kapok Tree

WEATHER

Jet Stream Video:

Moby Duck: When 28,000 Bath Toys are Lost at Sea

water current - ducks

Bill Nye the Science Guy “Wind” video:

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EARTH

Bill Nye the Science Guy “Rocks and Soil” video:

The Rock Cycle

MidAtlantic Ridge video:

Formation of Mt. Everest and the Himalayas:

SIMPLE MACHINES

SOLAR SYSTEM

planets close as the moon

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

American History Timeline Samples:

timeline example picture

Use this format: vertical arrangement, picture at the top, date in the middle, explanatory paragraph at the bottom that covers the 5 W’s from your pre-writing. You do not need to type your timeline, but it should be in pen, not pencil. Review the rubric on the back of your draft to shoot for the 4! Look at the sample that should be in your SS Folder for more guidance!

COLONIAL AMERICA

GEOGRAPHY SKILLS

Label your world map using these maps of the world:

Practice your world map skills by playing geography games here.

Practice your world map skills by singing our song, which is sung to the tune of “The Alphabet Song”:

Europe, Asia, Africa North and South America, Then you have Australia, Don’t forget Antarctica. Now you know as you have guessed. Named the seven continents.

Reading a Map

Learn about countries of the world at National Geographic.

AUSTRALIA

CHINA

EGYPT

FRANCE

  • Watch the French film, The Red Balloon:

BRAZIL

MEXICO

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