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                                                                                                                              3/14/18                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Dear Parents,


    We hope you are enjoying the end of winter and anticipating the beginning of spring! We have been working very hard studying for our state assessments and learning many new things.

The science classes are studying all about light.  The children investigated how light travels.  How light is reflected, transmitted, refracted and absorbed. The students also completed labs using concave and convex lenses as well as discovered how light behaves using colored filters.

The students will next begin their study of sound.  The children will be investigating what makes sound and how sound travels.  They will be investigating how sound travels faster through different mediums as well as the nature of the sound wave. The children are very interested in the science of light and sound.

    In social studies class, the children just completed their unit on Native Americans and their culture.  The students are now beginning to study European explorers.  The children will be studying all about exploration and how exploration affects us even today.

   As a team we will continue to enforce our behavior plan by using the Class Dojo daily. We encourage you to continue to check assignment books and take home folders as well as progress book for updated grades. We are having a wonderful year and the children are engaged and excited about learning. The end of the first nine weeks will arrive soon and the children have made a lot of progress.  We will be holding a silent behavior auction and would appreciate any donations to the cause.

Thank you,

Sarah Freundlich

 


Parent Survey

Please copy and paste this link

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GKSQ5T8


 Review Websites

Interactive Sites for Education

http://interactivesites.weebly.com/science.html

Education Network

https://www.uen.org/3-6interactives/science.shtml

ODE AIR Test Portal

http://oh.portal.airast.org/ost.stml

5th Grade SOL Review activities

http://www.solpass.org/5s/5Science.php

5th Grade Review Interactive actvities

http://www.lisd.org/technology/itswebs/elem/curr/science/5sciwebsites.htm

Social Studies Games

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/Geography.htm


Force and Motion Unit Interactive Activities

Interactive Sites for Education

http://interactivesites.weebly.com/physics-and-motion.html

 

Force and motion the basics

http://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/forces-and-motion-basics/latest/forces-and-motion-basics_en.html

 

Roller Coaster Game

http://www.funderstanding.com/educators/coaster/

Friction ramp

http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/motion-games/friction-ramp.html

Net Force calculation Game

https://www.thephysicsaviary.com/Physics/Programs/Games/NetForceSimpleGame/index.html

 

Space Unit interactive Review

BBC Earth, Moon, Sun

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/9_10/earth_sun_moon.shtml

Complete Astronomy and Space Science

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/environment_earth_universe/astronomy_space/activity/

 

Earth in Motion

http://pbs.panda-prod.cdn.s3.amazonaws.com/media/assets/wgbh/ess05/ess05_int_seasonsgame/index.html

 

Read information about years and the seasons

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/environment_earth_universe/astronomy_space/revision/5/

Stdy Jams-Universe

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/solar-system/universe.htm

 

Read super Cool Space Tools

http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/story-space-tools/en/#/review/story-space-tools/book.swf?bookXML=supercool-space-tools.xml

 

 

 

Science Games

Lunar Challenge

http://sciencenetlinks.com/interactives/moon/moon_challenge/moon_challenge.html

 

http://pbskids.org/games/science/

http://sheppardsoftware.com/science.htm


 Light

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/light/play/

Economics Games

http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/games/mad_money_flash.html

http://www.econedlink.org/tool/101/

http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/EconEdLink-interactive-tool-player.php?filename=dragndrop3.swf&lid=642

http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/EconEdLink-interactive-tool-player.php?filename=dragndrop_5.swf&lid=642

Earth moon Sun 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/9_10/earth_sun_moon.shtml 

Astronomy and space

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/environment_earth_universe/astronomy_space/activity/ 

Supercool science tools Earth in motion

http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/story-space-tools/en/ 

Technology Links for research

What would it be like to live on Mars

http://www.windows2universe.org/kids_space/lifeonmars.html

kids astronomy

http://www.kidsastronomy.com/Men-on-Mars-article.php

Answers about Mars

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/mars

ESA kids

http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEMR09WJD1E_OurUniverse_0.html

Mars news for kids

http://htekidsnews.com/life-on-mars/

cool facts about Mars

http://www.coolkidfacts.com/mars-facts-for-kids/

NASA Explore information about colonies in space

https://www.aiaa.org/uploadedFiles/Education_and_Careers/STEM_K-12_Outreach/Kids_Place/Space_Activities/Space%20Colonies-Build%20%20a%20Lunar%20or%20mars%20City.pdf

Humans on Mars?

http://www.space.com/20933-humans-on-mars-buzz-think-so-video.html

Mars Mission NASA

http://mars.nasa.gov/programmissions/overview/

Will Astronauts have enough, food, water and oxygen on Mars?

http://www.mars-one.com/faq/health-and-ethics/will-the-astronauts-have-enough-water-food-and-oxygen

Facts about the Solar system

http://www.planetsforkids.org/

Astronomy for Kids

http://www.kidsastronomy.com/solar_system.htm

Fun Solar system facts

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/space/solarsystem.html

NASA game for review

https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/flash/games/level5/Solar_System.html

Parent Handbook 

  Websites to Keep Skills Sharp 

Math and ELA -  http://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/

Scholastic Story Starters

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters/

Math and ELA - http://sbac.portal.airast.org/ca/practice-test-ca/

Math

www.mathplayground.com

Science (5th) and Social Studies (4th and 6th) - http://oh.portal.airast.org/ocba/

https://login1.cloud2.tds.airast.org/student/V58/Pages/LoginShell.aspx?c=Ohio_PT&v=58

Study materials for Students for each unit found on the link below:

http://quizlet.com/

Professional Association Link for Science Teachers in Richland County

 North Central Educators Reviewing Development of Science (NERDS)

https://www.smore.com/y6r4w

Computer Lab Assignment

Science review assessment #1

 science review assessment #2

Science reivew assessment #3

science_review_assignment_4.docx

science_review_assignment_5.docx

  science_review_assignment6.docx

 science_review_assignment_7.docx

 Science_Review_Assignment_8.docx 

science_review_assignment_9.docx  

science_review_assignment_10.docx 

Computer_review_assignment_11.docx

computer_review_assignment_12.docx