Subject: Science

XCEL School Education Program

We are starting to learn about natural resources. Xcel Energy sent us Take Action Kits that will be sent home. They are free. Please work with your child by installing the energy efficient products and completing the short Home Energy Worksheet that your child will return to school. This worksheet is due by Monday, December 18th. You may also complete this worksheet online. Enjoy the free kit and saving money as the students learn about conserving resources.

Chapter 4 science test – Monday, December 11th

Students are finishing up learning about Earth’s dynamic surface in chapter 4 during science. We will be reviewing during class at the end of the week and testing on Monday, December 11th. Any additional review at home will be beneficial. I will send home the study guide on Thursday, December 7th. This study guide relays what will be on the test and what students need to study to be prepared to test.

Chapter 3 science test – Wednesday, November 15th

We will be reviewing Monday and Tuesday for our upcoming science test on chapter 3 – Our Planet – Earth. Here is the study guide that I will send home on Monday.

Chapter 3 Test Study Guide

Wednesday, November 15th

Vocabulary (matching)—atmosphere, biosphere, climate, condensation, evaporation, geosphere, groundwater, hydrosphere, mineral, precipitation, rock, rock cycle, transpiration, weather, uplift

Four systems of Earth—biosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere—be able to define and describe each in detail—layers of atmosphere/geosphere and characteristics of each layer, how water is distributed in hydrosphere, interactions between systems (examples in notes and HW)

Types of rocks—igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic—how each forms and how the rock cycle can turn any one kind into another

Weather vs. climate—how are these two terms different

How water vapor enters the atmosphere—evaporation, transpiration, cellular respiration (what each is)

Changing states of water—liquid to gas (evaporation), gas to liquid (condensation)—energy ultimately comes from Sun

Chapter 3 – Science

Ch.3 – Our Planet – Earth

Students are now learning about Earth. Key topics throughout the chapter are about the atmosphere/geosphere/hydrosphere, water cycle, rock cycle, faults, and weathering/erosion.

Ch.2 science test

We are reviewing chapter 2: Earth in Space during class Thursday, October 26th. Students will have the study guide to help them study for the test. We will be testing on Monday, October 30th.