Science Weekly #16

Sharing excellence in science from Horn! 2015-16

We are scientists and scholars!

This is a weekly newsletter to highlight exemplary science instruction, student work, writing tips, upcoming TEKS, current science news, and more!
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Interactive word walls--create a tool to increase science vocabulary in five easy steps!!

https://d3jc3ahdjad7x7.cloudfront.net/Kg8RTOzMMXfCqa2af8wVXIr0nTdnsIeimGf58vxpSlZds4uK.pdf

There are more resources in the "Interactive Word Wall" folder under "Grade Level Resources" in the Science folder on the common AND in your grade level Google Doc science folder.

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Week of January 11-15

Kinder Changes from Heat 2 weeks

The student knows that objects have properties and patterns. The student is expected to:

K.5B observe, record, and discuss how materials can be changed by heating or cooling

Notes to Teacher:

*Give students opportunities to observe and change the temperature of objects.

*Students need to know that a change in temperature happens when an object gains or loses heat.


1st Changes from Heat 2 weeks

The student knows that objects have properties and patterns. The student is expected to:

℗1.5B predict and identify changes in materials caused by heating and cooling such as ice melting, water freezing, and water evaporating

Notes to Teacher:

*Give students opportunities to observe changes in materials cause by heating, melting, and freezing.

*Students understand that change in materials happens do to the addition or removal of heat.

* Students might think that you cannot tell when heat is added or removed from materials but should be able to predict these changes.

*Students are not responsible for the concept of changing from one state of matter to another.


2nd Physical Changes 2 weeks

The student knows that matter has physical properties and those properties determine how it is described, classified, changed, and used. The student is expected to:

℗2.5 B compare changes in materials caused by heating and cooling

Notes to Teacher:

*Give students opportunities to observe and compare the changes that happen to objects when they are heated and cooled.

*Students might think that objects never change states and they need to understand that objects change states when they are heated or cooled.


3rd Mixtures 1 week

The student knows that forces cause change and that energy exists in many forms. The student is expected to:

℗ 3.6A explore different forms of energy, including mechanical, light, sound, and heat/thermal in everyday life.

*Notes to Teacher: The emphasis in third grade is the usefulness of energy forms in daily life.


4th Mixtures 2 weeks

The student knows that matter has measurable physical properties and those properties determine how matter is classified, changed, and used. The student is expected to:

4.5C compare and contrast a variety of mixtures and solutions such as rocks in sand, sand in water, or sugar in water

3.5C predict, observe, and record changes in the state of matter caused by heating or cooling

Notes to Teacher:

*Give students opportunities to examine many different mixtures and solutions.

* Students need to see that some ingredients stay the same when mixed and other ingredients change. Students may think solutions are not a type of mixture.

*Students may think that when a substance dissolves into a liquid, it disappears or becomes a permanent part of the liquid.

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JASON Learning resource

The district has purchased JASON Learning for Grades K-12. You can now log-in to JASON using your Alief Google Account. The following PPTs are available to guide you and your teachers in accessing JASON Learning online.

· JASON Learning Log-in Instructions for Teachers

· JASON Learning Log-in Instructions for Students


Here’s the link: https://goo.gl/KuAjm5


JASON Learning is embedded in the Curriculum Guides for Grades 6 and up. However, this resource is available for students in kindergarten all the way up to 12th grade!!

Horn's Science Lead Teachers 2015-16

K- Marsh

1- Goodman

2- Oldmixon

3- Adams

4- Vega

STEM Science Block-Shipley

Important Links

Quick links to sign in to
STEMscopes and National Geographic:


STEMscopes
username: T your ID number
password: same as username
http://n11060d41180.acceleratelearning.com/login

National Geographic
username: hornscience@aliefisd.net
password: password DO NOT CHANGE!!
http://www.myngconnect.com/login/chooseMainUI.spr
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What are the 5Es?? How do I use them for science?!

More resources are also in the common and Google in a folder under "Grade Level Resources".

Per every Alief curriculum guide

It is a district expectation that Alief classrooms will implement with fidelity the use of:

*inquiry-based approach to hands on science and literacy

*quality questioning grounded on Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DOK)

*formative assessments to monitor understanding and ensure students are on-track to master grade-level TEKS

*language objectives and ELPS strategies that are aligned to science TEKS

*collaborative strategies to promote structured student conversations and scientific argumentation

*academic vocabulary development strategies such as Thinking Maps, vocabulary games, and interactive science word walls

*technology integration to prepare 21st century students for a global society