• Science Curriculum

     

    Social Studies Curriculum

     

     

    Week of 10/7/19

    - Science: Students are learning about the Earth system, including the 4 main systems of the Earth and the layers of the Earth.

    - Social Studies: Students are learning about prehistory while focusing on the Stone Age. 

     

    Week of 10/14/19

    - Science: Students will be continuing their learning of the Earth system, focusing on heat transfer in the form of convection in the geosphere.

    - Social Studies: Students will be testing on their Prehistory and Stone Age unit, and will then be starting to learn about the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia. 

     

    Week of 10/21/19

    - Science: Students will be testing on the Earth System Chapter, and will then be moving on to learn about rocks and minerals.

    - Social Studies: Students will be continuing their leraning on the ancient civilizaiton of Mesopotamia. 

     

    Week of 10/28/19

    - Science: Students will be learning about and investigating the three different types of rocks. 

    - Social Studies: Students will be focusing their learning on daily life in Mesopotamia. 

     

    Week of 11/4/19

    - Science: Students are continuing their learning on each of the three types of rocks, and will be beginning their investigations on identifying random rocks as each type. 

    - Social Studies: Students will be continuing their learning on daily life in Mesopotamia, focusing on what people did and ate daily. 

     

    Week of 11/11/19

    - Science: Students will be starting their review of rocks and minerals in preparation for Friday's test. 

    - Social Studies: Students will be learning about the Mesopotamian empire of Babylonian and the famous ruler Hammurabi. 

     

    Week of 11/18/19

    - Science: Students will be starting their investigations into the theory of Plate Tectonics. 

    - Social Studies: Students will be testing on Chapter 2: Ancient Mesopotamia, and then will be beginning to learn about Ancient Egypt. 

     

    Week of 11/25/19

    - Science: Students will be continuing to learn about plate tectonics by focusing on the process of sea-floor spreading.

    - Social Studies: Students will be learning about the geography of Egypt and how it helped the ancient civilization to thrive.

     

    Week of 12/2/19

    - Sicnece: Students will be starting their review on plate tectonics in preparation for next week's test. 

    - Social Studies: Within the Egypt unit, students will be focusing on the Nile River and the "gifts" it gave to the ancient Egyptians. 

     

    Week of 12/9/19

    - Science: After their test on Plate Tectonics, students will be beginning their unit on Earth's surface. They will be learning about landforms, topography, and topographic maps. 

    - Social Studies: Students will be learning about daily life in the ancient Egyptian civilization. 

     

    Week of 12/16/19

    - Science: Students are learning how to read topographic maps.

    - Social Studies: Students are focusing on identifying characteristics of the ancient Egyptian culture such as pyramids and mummification. 

     

    Week of 1/6/20

    - Science: Students will be reviewing landforms, topography, and topographic maps in preparation for the Chapter 1 test. 

    - Social Studies: Students will be reviewing all aspects of the Ancient Egyptian civilization in preparation for the Chapter 3 test. 

     

    Week of 1/13/20

    - Science: Students will be learning about soil. Their learning will be focused on the soil horizons, what composes each, and the fertility of each.

    - Social Studies: Students will be begining their unit on Ancient China. 

     

    Week of 1/20/20

    - Science: Students will be continuing their unit on soil, focusing specfically on soil conservation.

    - Social Studies: Students will be learning about Ancient Chinese dynasties and inventions. 

     

    Week of 1/27/20

    - Science: Students will be taking the test on the Soil unit, then will be beginning their studies on fresh water systems such as rivers, lakes, and groundwater. 

    - Social Studies: To conclude the Ancient China unit, students will be learning about the famous "teachers" from ancient China such as Confucius. At the end of the week, students will be tested on the unit. 

     

    Week of 2/3/20

    - Science: Students will be learning about wetlands, focusing on the three main types: bogs, swamps, and marshes.

    - Social Studies: Students will be watching the Disney movie Mulan to compare elements from ancient China in the movie to the characteristics of the civilization that we learned in class. 

     

    Week of 2/10/20

    - Science: Students will be reviewing the fresh water information, and then taking the test on Wedsneday. After, students will be starting their unit on the scientific method and their discussion about the science fair. 

    - Social Studies: Students will be beginning their unit on ancient Greece. This week, the students will be focusing on the geogarphy of ancient Greece. 

     

    Week of 2/18/20

    - Science: Students will be focusing on the first two steps of the scientific method- ask a question and form a hypothesis. 

    - Social Studies: Students will be focusing on the government in ancient Greece. 

     

    Week of 2/24/20

    - Science: Students will be focusing on steps 3, 4, 5, and 6 of the scientific method- conduct an experiment, make observations, analyze results and draw conclusions, and communicate results. As a part of the communication of results, students will be writing their first lab report. 

    - Social Studies: Students will be learning about the ancient Greek military, focusing on Hoplite soldiers and Alexander the Great. 

     

    Week of 3/2/20

    - Science: Students will be continuing to focus on steps 3-6 of the scientific method. They will be practicing indentifying the variables from different experiments and writing complete conclusions to experiments. They will also be completing their second in-class lab and then writing their second lab report. 

    - Social Studies: Students will be learning more about the ancient Greek religion, specifically the gods, goddesses, and myths that the ancient Greeks believed in. 

     

    Week of 3/9/20

    - Science: Students will be practicing how to design effective, reliable experiments. This practice will help them better understand the scientific method, and will help them with preparation for their Science Fair project.

    - Social Studies: Students will be starting to review the information they learned about ancient Greece in preparation for Thursday's test.