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Gilmer Elementary Science Workshop

Science Workshop describing four science strands with hands-on activities to use in the classroom. Workshop audience is designed for kindergarten through fourth grade with special emphasis on concepts tested on the fifth grade STAAR science test.
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Donna Sue Perkins

on 8 August 2013

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Transcript of Gilmer Elementary Science Workshop

Having a Hoot with Elementary Science!
Science Strands
Reporting Category One
Matter and Energy
Fifth Grade STAAR Performance Descriptors
Elementary TEKS for kindergarten through fourth are building a foundation to enable fifth graders to reach the above performance levels.
Reporting Category One
Matter and Energy
Elementary TEKS on 5th Grade STAAR Test

3.5 C Changes in States of Matter due to Heating or Cooling
Reporting Category Two
Force ,Motion, and Energy

Reporting Category Three
Earth and Space
Reporting Category Four
Organisms and Environments
The student will demonstrate an understanding of the structures and functions of living organisms and their interdependence on each other and on their environment.
The student will demonstrate an understanding of components, cycles, patterns, and natural events of Earth and space systems.
Scientific Method
HEAD

H - Hypothesis

E - Experiment

A - Analyze Data

D - Draw Conclusions
Experimental Components

Constants
- Items not tested and kept the same for all parts of the experiment
Reporting Category Two
Force, Motion, and Energy
Reporting Category Three

Earth and Space
Reporting Category Four
Organisms and Environments
Experimental Components

Control
- normal situation to compare experimental results to look for difference
Experimental Components

Independent Variable
- Factor being tested by the experiment
Experimental Components

Dependent Variable
- Factor which responds top experimentation
Elementary TEKS on 5th Grade STAAR Test
4.7 A Properties of Soils
4.7 C Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources
4.8 A Changes in Weather
4.8 B Water Cycle
4.8 C Patterns of Change in Shadows, Tide, Seasons, and Moon
3.7 B Rapid Changes in Earth Surface, volcano, earthquake, landslide
3.8 D Planets in Solar System in Relation to the Sun
Photos from Google

The Solar System

Activities
1. Planet Mnemonic with Drawing
2. Planet Sign and Measure Distance
3. Water Cycle Manipulative
4. Weather Unit by Debbie Tolbert

Approximate Scale Down Distances for Planet
Positions from the Sun
Sun:
stands at the edge of the area
• Mercury = 1 meter from sun
• Venus = 2 meter from sun
• Earth = 2.5 meter from sun
• Mars = 4 meter from sun
• Asteroid belt = 8 meter from sun
• Jupiter = 13 meter from sun
• Saturn = 24 meter from sun
• Uranus = 49 meter from sun
• Neptune = 76 meter from sun







Activities

1. Popsicle Melt Lab
The student will demonstrate an understanding of the properties of matter and energy and their interactions.
The student will demonstrate an understanding of force, motion, and energy and their relationships.
Elementary TEKS on 5th Grade STAAR Test

3.6 B Position and Motion Can Be Changed by Push or Pull
Activities

1. Golf Cart Motion Lab
2. Pulley Challenge - Rube Goldberg
Push Golf Cart Pull Golf Cart
Planet Mnemonic Drawings
Many Very Elderly Men Just Snooze Under the Newspapers

My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nachos

My Vicious Earthworm Might Just Swallow Us Now
Elementary TEKS on 5th Grade STAAR Test

3.9 A Physical Characteristics of Environments and Support of
Populations and Communities
3.10 C Orderly Changes of Diverse Life Cycles
Activities

1. Deer, Oh Deer Habitat Activity
2. Picture Vocabulary with Transparencies

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