ESSENTIAL QUESTION: HOW CAN INVENTIONS SOLVE PROBLEMS?
PROBLEM AND SOLUTION
SUPER SCIENCE "THE SHAPE OF SOUND"
READING PRACTICE YOUR TURN PAGE 223-226
VOCABULARY PRACTICE YOUR TURN PAGE 221
As we read all of the texts this week, students will learn how scientists have invented something in order to solve a problem. It is important for students to understand that the scientists had to struggle through many iterations of their inventions in order come to a successful product. The inventors we are reading about this week are: Stephanie Kwolek (inventor of Kevlar), Ben Franklin, George Washington Carver, and Thomas Edison.
The students are finishing their Space Opinion essays this week. Students are conferencing with their peers and me this week to make sure they have their opinion statement clearly written as well as the reasons and evidence to support their opinion.
Weekly Spelling Lists are posted on the Spelling Corner page.
Assignments this week:
U5W3 Spelling Sort
U5W3 Spelling Test
Our spelling pattern this week is focusing on "vowel teams." The students are practicing words that have ea, ee, oa, ai, and oo vowel patterns. It is important for all students to practice every night as we also practice here at school.
Assignments this week:
10.4 Practice and Homework page 571
Review for Chapter 10 assessment
We continue our unit on geometry in 2-dimensions. This week the students will classify and sort quadrilaterals as well as review lines, line relationships, and types of triangles. The students will have a quick assessment on Monday, April 10th covering chapter 10 concepts. We will then transition into classifying angles and measuring angles in chapter 11.
Students will have time on Thursday to finish their bike pulley system as they apply what they have learned with energy conversion and simple machines. The students will also start their final project for this unit as they research simple machines in order to brainstorm a solution to removing "food boxes" from a "food truck."
The weekly code for this week is for the students to describe the treehouse project we will be completing in science as well as identify the similarities and differences between a square and trapezoid. I hope you all have a great week as I look forward to all the learning that will take place!