Lesson 1


AIM: How can we understand Science better by doing the ALPHABET EXCERCISE?

WORK TIME: In your notebook write the letter of the alphabet in one or two columns. For each letter think of a word that begins with that letter that deals with SCIENCE.

MATERIALS: Notebook, pen/pencil



Lesson 2


AIM: How can we understand the three branches of science?

WORK TIME: Students will discuss the areas of science that scientists study.

MATERIALS: Notebook, pen/pencil

VOCABULARY: Science, Life Science, Earth Science, Physical Science


Lesson 3


AIM: How can we identify what topics belong in each branch of science by using our notebooks and textboooks?

WORK TIME: Using Chart Paper, list the 3 Branches of Science in 3 columns. Brainstorm in groups and under each branch list the things that each scientist might study.

MATERIALS: Chart paper, homework.

VOCABULARY: Biology, Geology, Physical


Lesson 4


AIM: How can we start to understand the Scientific Method by "SAVING FRED?"

WORK TIME: Using only the 4 paper clips (no hands, no touching Fred (Gummy Worm), the lifesaver (Gummy Lifesaver,) or the boat (plastic cup) get the lifesaver out from under the boat (plastic cup) and around Fred's body so it doesn't fall off.

MATERIALS: Cups, paper clips, Gummy Worms, Gummy Life Savers, flat surface.

VOCABULARY:


Lesson 5


AIM: How can we understand the Scientific Method by breaking down the steps to "Save Fred?"

WORK TIME: Notes

MATERIALS: Notebook

VOCABULARY: Scientific Method, Hypothesis, variable, constant



Lesson 6


AIM: How can we understand the Scientific Method by breaking down the steps

WORK TIME: Brainstorming

MATERIALS: Notebook

VOCABULARY: Observation, hypothesis, infer, controlled experiment, variable, independent variable, dependent variable, constant.


Lesson 7


AIM: What are the steps in the Scientific Method: The Mystery Box?

WORK TIME: Students will examine a "Mystery Box" containing various unknown objects. They will then try to determine the contents of the box.

MATERIALS: Mystery box, various items; paper clips, coins, eraser, etc.

VOCABULARY: Observation.


Lesson 8


AIM: What's in The Mystery Box?

WORK TIME: Students will list items they think are in the box. Then they will create an Observation/Data table and rewrite their list in the first column.
The second and third columns will be labeled Yes and No. A 4th column will be labeled, "Why," for why they think that item is in the box. A 5th, optional column will be for Notes.

MATERIALS: Mystery box, various items; paper clips, coins, eraser, etc., chart paper, notebooks.

VOCABULARY: Data table, observation table.


Lesson 9


AIM: What's in The Mystery Box?

WORK TIME: The contents of the Mystery Box are revealed and students will check off Yes, or No in the appropriate column.
MATERIALS: Mystery box, chart paper, notebooks.

VOCABULARY: Data table, observation table.


Lesson 10


AIM: What is a Data or Observation Table?

WORK TIME: Students will take out their homework from 9/24 which was to take the data from "Applying Math" and putting it into a data table.

MATERIALS: Homework from 9/24

VOCABULARY: Organizing


SEASONAL Temperatures (ÂșCelsius)
Year
SPRING
SUMMER
FALL
WINTER
1997
11
25
5
-5
1998
9
36
10
-3
1999
10
30
9
-2



Lesson 11


AIM: What is an Experiment?

WORK TIME: Students will design a simple, controlled experiment and identify the independent variables, dependent variables, and constants.

MATERIALS: Chart paper

VOCABULARY: Experiment, controlled experiment, variable, constant, independent variable, dependent variable.



See GRADE 6 - OLD LESSONS for Lessons 1-11



Chapter 2: Energy and Energy Resources


Lesson 12 (10/5)


AIM:
  • What is Mass?
  • (Section 1) What is Energy?

WORK TIME: Discussion of Energy

MATERIALS:

VOCABULARY: Energy, kinetic energy, potential energy


Lesson 13 (10/6)


AIM: What Are the Different Sources of Energy?

WORK TIME: Brainstorming the different forms of energy.

MATERIALS:

VOCABULARY:


Lesson 14 (10/7) (Substitute Plans)


AIM: What Are the Different Forms of Energy?

WORK TIME: Workbook sheets (pages 21 & 22)

MATERIALS: Workbook handouts, textbook

VOCABULARY: Generator, turbine, renewable, non-renewable, alternate, inexhaustible, photovoltaic.

HOMEWORK: Check the Homework Calendar on this website!



Lesson 15 (10/8) (Substitute Plans)


AIM: What Are the SOURCES of Energy?

WORK TIME: Workbook sheets (pages 23 & 24) Students will complete all of pages 23 and 24. They may use their textbook and indicate where they found their answers.

MATERIALS: Workbook handouts, textbook

VOCABULARY: Fossil, fossil fuel, hydroelectricity, nuclear, natural resources


HOMEWORK: Check the Homework Calendar on this website!