The test on ch.7, “Inheritance and Adaptations” will be Monday, February 12th. I will send home the study guide this week and we will review together at the end of the week to prepare for the test. Please help your child review vocabulary and concepts from the study guide.
We have busily been learning about “Life’s Classification and Structure” throughout chapter 6 during science. We are looking to finish the chapter and review this week. We are testing on chapter 6 on Monday, January 29th. Please let me know if you or your child have any questions about the material. I will send home a study guide with your child this week. If you are looking for a good review about cells, feel free to watch the attached Bill Nye episode.
As fifth grade students are learning about living organisms and cells, below is a link that may be fascinating to look at it with your child.
The next fifth grade Science test will be Thursday, January 11th. This test will cover all that we have learned about natural resources. I will send home a study guide with your child the week of the test. We will review for the test as a class but please make sure that your child studies at home as well.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.