On Friday, December 5th, students will be given their science test over properties of soil and changes to land. Students will need to review all the materials found in their science notebook prior to this day, including their vocabulary and science lab activities. Students will be provided with their review sheet today to allow adequate study time before December 5th. A copy of the review can be found below:
This week in science, we are looking at the changes that happen to the earth over time. We are specifically looking at weather, erosion, and deposition and various land forms that we can attribute to these processes. Students will experience each of these in our science lab and in hands-on experiences inside our classrooms.
We hope that after this week students will be able to notice evidence of weathering, erosion, and deposition all around them!
We are wrapping up our investigations with soil this week. We have spent the last week looking at the different properties of sand, gravel, clay, and topsoil. Students were able to see the way the different soils retain water and grow plants.
On Tuesday, students will show us all that they have learned by taking a test. This test will cover different patterns on Earth (water cycle, moon phases, etc.), weather, and properties of soil. After the test, students will spend the remainder of the week preparing for their Fishing field trip. We will look at the habitats in which various fish live. We will also get a glimpse into their anatomy!
This week in science, we are starting our unit on soil! Students will look at different soils and their ability to retain water and grow various plants. We will talk about why certain soils are beneficials in some climates, while others are not. Students will experiment with four different types of soil in the lab, looking at texture, water retention, and will even get to plant seeds and see how the same seed sprouts differently in each type of soil. By the end of the week, students should be able to differentiate between sand, gravel, topsoil, and clay.