Coweta K-5 Science Update
K-5 Special Edition
Helping Your Students and Their Families
How are we handling continuity of learning?
Schools are communicating with students and families regarding optional learning activities digital learning as well as learning activities using other formats in some situations. Students and parents should understand that teachers and school officials know that this health crisis is affecting students and families in different ways. We understand that some of our students are caring for family members or taking on additional responsibilities during this situation. We also understand that in some cases internet access is limited and that each home environment is unique. Therefore our digital learning efforts are being provided to assist with learning during this cancellation, but they will not be used in a punitive manner and will not hurt student’s final grade determinations. This health crisis has many unknown variables, and is stressful to varying degrees in homes. As a school system we want to provide support for families during this time, rather than add to their stress.
ALL STUDENTS AND GRADE LEVELS
Pre-K & Kindergarten
Day & Night Sky
At the same time on another day, draw another picture from the same viewpoint. Do you notice any changes? Is the sun or moon in the same spot? Why do you think this happened?
You can repeat this activity with both the day and night sky. It works best if you aim for roughly the same time each day.
Rocks and Soils
Sort the rocks by their characteristics (color, shape, hardness). Draw the rocks and list their characteristics.
How are they similar? How are they different? Do you think rocks from your yard are the same as rocks from your neighbor's yard? How about from your school?
Sink or Float
Side note: Try comparing a can of diet soda versus regular soda! The difference is related to the amount of sugar in each one. Artificial sweeteners weigh less than sugar.
Forces and motion
Animal Habitats & Adaptations
Forces and Motion
Cells & Microorganisms
You can also explore a cell with Cell Explorers from Legends of Learning!
Inherited Traits vs. Learned Behaviors
Upcoming Professional Learning
Free Webinar on Distance Learning Resources
Wednesday, March 18th, 3-4:30pm
This is an online event.
Toin GPB’s education outreach team for an exploratory overview of our comprehensive free digital content, including full standards-based lesson plans, complete courses in 8th grade social studies and high school chemistry and physics, and thousands of multimodal learning resources available to all Georgia students and teachers through our partnerships with Discovery Education and PBS LearningMedia. Visit this URL (https://bit.ly/2TOCOb3) to preview the agenda.
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