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Science

This year we will review some topics in Life Science. We will then move on to learning about Earth Science, Physical Science and Engineering.

Day 1:

  • First day of school
  • Set up classroom, decorate and discuss goals.

Day 2:

Day 3:

Today, we will quickly review some topics from life science.

  • Lesson: How do animals reproduce? page 1-2
  • QUIZ: Workbook: pages 3-4

DAY 4:

  • no lesson for the day

Day 5:

  • Lesson: What is cellular respiration? page 5-6
  • QUIZ: Workbook: pages 7-8

Day 6:

  • no lesson for the day

Day 7:

  • Lesson: How are populations modeled? page 9-10
  • QUIZ: Workbook: pages 11-12

Day 8: 

  • Lab: Mini ecosystem
  • Materials:
    • wide mouth jar with lid
    • pond water
    • pond plants
    • microscope & slides
    • eyedropper

Day 9: 

  • no lesson for the day

Day 10:

  • Lesson: Do ecosystems change? page 13-14
  • QUIZ: Workbook: pages 15-16

Day 11: NO SCHOOL

Day 12: NO SCHOOL

Day 13: 

  • Lesson: How do animals interact in groups? page 17-18
  • QUIZ: Workbook: pages 19-20

Day 14:

  • no lesson for the day

Day 15: 

  • Lesson: How are traits inherited? page 21-22
  • QUIZ: Workbook: pages 23-24

Day 16:

  • no lesson for the day

Day 17: 

  • Lab: Toothpick fish
  • Materials:
    • a small container
    • 8 green toothpicks
    • 8 red toothpicks
    • 8 yellow toothpicks

Day 18:

  • Lesson: What are genetic mutations? page 25-26
  • QUIZ: Workbook: pages 27-28

Day 19:

  • no lesson for the day

Day 20: 

  • Lesson: What is the fossil record? page 29-30
  • QUIZ: Workbook: pages 31-32

Day 21:

  • no lesson for the day

Day 22: 

  • Lesson: What is natural selection? page 33-34
  • QUIZ: Workbook: pages 35-36

DAY 23: NO SCHOOL

Day 24:

  • no lesson for the day

Day 25: 

  • Lab: Natural selection printout
  • Materials:
    • M&M's (regular, peanut, and mini)
    • Colored paper (at least 11 x 17 or bigger in size)
    • Small collecting container (clean)
    • Calculator

Day 26:

  • no lesson for the day

Day 27:

  • Lesson: How do new species form? page 37-38
  • QUIZ: Workbook: pages 39-40

Day 28:

  • FREE DAY/CATCH UP

Day 29:

  • no lesson for the day

Day 30:

Now we will move on to Earth Science. The next lessons will be a combination of workbook lessons and online lessons.

  • Lesson: How are stars classified?

Day 31:

  • no lesson for the day

Day 32

Day 33:

Day 34:

  • no lesson for the day

Day 35:

Day 36:

  • no lesson for the day

Day 37:

  • FREE DAY/CATCH UP

Day 38:

  • Review: Lesson: How are stars classified?
  • QUIZ: Workbook: pages 43-44

 

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