SHOEMAKER SCIENCE LAB

January

Shoemaker Science Lab Sign-up...

Welcome to Shoemaker Science STEM LAB!

Each month we will feature different science activities in our NEW SHOE SCIENCE LAB that you and your study buddies are welcome to try out or use, in addition to any other science activities you and your grade level would like to do.

This newsletter will contain resources, activities and experiments for you to use. Materials have been gathered and placed in the lab...please feel free to add materials that you may have or need.

Also, The Science Curriculum was slated to be revised this year, but may once again be put on the back burner due to demands of math and modules. However, the committee was planning on focusing on the Next Generation Science Standards. Therefore, the Next Generation Standards have been posted in the LAB as a point of reference. It is nice to see how the standards unravel over each grade level.
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BRRR! It's Cold out there ...but the Science Lab is Alive and Growing!

BRRR! The weather has finally changed! AND OUR SCIENCE CENTER HAS SOME CHANGES TOO! Stop in and look what is growing in our science lab and what new resources are in the lab for January and February! See below for some great new ideas!

LOOK WHAT'S GROWING IN THE SCIENCE LAB

This month's highlights...WINTER AND SNOW EXPERIMENTS, BLUBBER GLOVES

JANUARY

WINTER ANIMALS

STATES OF MATTER

LANDFORMS

OXYGEN CYCLE

CHECK OUT THIS FREE LINK TO 5TH GRADE SCIENCE LESSON

Science Lesson Planning Guide(STAAR)

Great resource for all grade levels!!

KINDNESS GARDEN


Check out pictures and videos here...

https://www.smore.com/d6aht-kindness-korner


On October 16th, the Shoemaker students and staff planted and dedicated the new SHOEMAKER GARDEN OF KINDNESS. Students helped plant and water a pear tree, grasses and mums. A sign was dedicated in honor of all children who carry around a struggle. Students from each grade level recited Kindness poems. The First Graders sang a kindness song. The entire school recited a Kindness Pledge. Two BUDDY BENCHES were presented and placed in the garden. The Garden and Buddy Benches are intended for students who are sad or upset and need a buddy or friend. Students can sit on the chair when they need a friend and in turn students will show kindness and invite them to play. Students will paint the benches with thumbprint flowers in the near future and sell seed necklaces to help pay for the garden and take ownership.

NOVEMBER

PLANTS AND SEEDS

NATURAL RESOURCES

HUMAN BODY

SPACE

JUST FOR FUN EXPERIMENTS

OCTOBER

What Do Scientists Do?

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During the month of October...students can become acclamated to the science lab
by learning about SCIENTISTS and the TOOLS they use through observing, research and experiments.

What do scientists do?
How do scientists think?
What kinds of QUESTIONS do scientists ask?
What Tools do scientists use?

Scientific Method

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Student-Centered Approach to Science Investigations...

Student-centered approach to science investigations...

posing a problem; activating the students' prior knowledge and developing a list of questions; choosing or developing a class focus question; working together to come up with a plan for the investigation; recording the data with drawings, charts, graphs and of course, writing; making a claim supported by the evidence (i.e. I claim that yellow and green make blue because when I mixed the yellow and green paint, it made blue paint); drawing conclusions; and then reflecting and posing new questions.

TIME TO EXPLORE AND LEARN LIKE A SCIENTIST

MAGNETS

MAKE SLIME

WATER CYCLE

SEEDS SEEDS SEEDS

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GENIUS HOUR

How can we combine the Science Lab with Genius Hour? Perhaps it's a way to kick off your Genius Hour... with your buddy, just your class or your grade level??? Look at these ideas for motivation!
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