Science and Social Studies Thematic Units

brain     Brain and Senses      senses

At the end of this unit, you should be able to answer the following questions.


  • What is the function of the brain?
  • Can you name the three parts of the brain?
  • What is the nervous system?
  • How does the nervous system function?
  • Why is the spinal cord important?
  • What are the brain waves?
  • How can you keep your brain safe?
  • What is a neuron?
  • Name the five senses
  • How do my eyes work?
  • How can glasses or contacts help?
  • What does it mean to be color blind?
  • Who was Helen Keller and what tool did she use to learn to read?
  • How do my ears work?
  • What is sign Language?
  • What is special about my tongue?
  • Why do I have a nose?
  • How does my sense of taste and smell work together?
  • what is the job of my skin?


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Science Project:

Dear 4th graders,


   I am enclosing the file of the grading rubric for our Sense Organ project. This project will be done in class during the next week as an independant activity and it will be turned in by Friday, October 19th. You will each be assigned a different sense organ to illustrate and label in your drawing notepad (art book), please do your best and be thorough. 
   Best wishes,
Ms. Gaby Alcazar


 rmap     RUSSIA        R1


At the end of this Unit, you should be able to answer the following questions:

  • What is the capital city of Russia?
  • What continent is Russia located on?
  • What is the official language of Russia?
  • What kind of government now exists in Russia?
  • What caused the end of the Imperial monarchy in Russia?
  • How long was Russia part of the U.S.S.R.?
  • When did the Cold War end?
  • What is the official name of Russia now?
  • Why is ballet so important to the Russian people?
  • Who are some famous ballet stars?
  • What is the Bolshoi?
  • Who were some famous Russian composers?
  • Name some famous musical compositions.
  • What kinds of food do Russians enjoy?
  • What are some famous holidays in Russia?
  • What are some important industries for Russia today?
  • What are some traditional clothes that people wear in Russia?
  • How big is the country of Russia in comparison to other countries?
  • Name some Russian poems or fairy tales that have a moral message.
  • Who was the first person in space?
  • Name some traditional Russian objects.
  • Why do Russians decorate eggs?

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