Category Archives: Life Science

Food Chains & Food Webs

This past week in Science, our fifth graders dabbled in food chains and food webs! Check out the pictures below that demonstrate some of the activities the students engaged in to learn this concept.

 

Diagraming Food Chains & Food Webs

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Interactive SMARTboard Lesson

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Ocean Salt Lab

This week in science, our “little investigators” created a model to determine how the ocean gets salty. Check out the pictures below of all the fun we had in our lab!

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Curious to learn the answer to our investigative question? Ask your child how the ocean gets salty. I am sure they will blow your mind with their response!

Ecosystems Unit — Vocabulary, Biomes, & More!

Throughout the past few weeks, our fifth graders tackled various topics concerning ecosystems. They first created a foldable defining ecosystem vocabulary. Then they researched and created foldables on the six different biomes. Most recently, the students worked in small groups and completed a Jigsaw Activity, as a means to learn about the various water ecosystems.

Below you will find pictures of students working with their Jigsaw Groups. Within each group, students researched the water ecosystems and taught each other what they learned.

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Bean Plant Lab — RESULTS!!

After a week of observation, our “little scientists” worked together to answer the investigative question: “Does the position the bean is planted affect the growth and direction of the roots?” As a whole class, it was concluded that no matter what position the bean is planted, the roots will always grow downward. Why is this you ask? GRAVITY is what forces all roots to move downward, despite any other factors at play.

Below you will find students getting up close and personal with their beans!

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Bean Plant Lab

This past week, our “little scientists” began an investigation to learn whether the position a lima bean is planted will affect the growth and direction of the roots. After planting four beans, in four different positions, our “little scientists” observed the growth of the beans over the course of a week.

This upcoming week, the 5th grade will share-out their lab results and discuss responses to our investigative question! Curious to know the answer? Check in with your child to see if the position of a lima bean does affect the growth and direction of the roots.

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