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Science Lab Week at a Glance
Mrs. Ledford
Dates: 2-24-March 1-2019

Monday- Chasteen’s shadow HMS (5 kids from rotation)

Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems: Animals, Plants, and Their Environment    K-LS1-1 Use observations to describe patterns of what plant and animals (including humans) need to survive.  Complete fish observations. Begin leopard gecko observations…. Reptiles, cold-blooded, habitat, special structures, basic needs and how they are met in habitat and by gecko. Background and research info on leopard gecko. (You tube, books, united streaming)

First Grade-Benson
Structure, Function, and Information Processing  1-LS1-1 Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/ or animals use their external parts to survive, grow, and meet their needs.  How do different organisms use their body parts in different ways to see, hear, grasp objects, protect themselves, move from place to place, and seek, find, and take in food, water, and air? Plants also have different parts (roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits) that help them survive and grow. Classroom animal observations. Complete fish and begin leopard gecko. What if you had animal hair?

Second Grade - 1/2 of Doss
Earth's Systems: Processes That Shape the Earth 2-ESS1-1 use information from several sources to provide evidence that Earth events can occur quickly or slowly. (Volcanoes, earthquakes, erosion of rocks, etc.) Mystery Science Work of Water Erosion and Earth’s surface  Wind and water can change the shape of the land. Landform model questions and answers. How to write  claims to proficient and distinguished level using vocabulary, drawings, evidence, and data.

Third Grade-Roy
Forces, Motion, and Magnets Mystery Science What can magnets do? 3-PS2-3 and 3-PS2-4 Forces and Interactions define a simple problem that can be solved by applying scientific ideas about magnets.
Engineering activity Design a Lock

Fourth Grade-Chasteen
Energy 4-PS3-2    Energy AIMS Magnets and Electricity Engineering activity Design a lock Mystery Science; Static and current electricity Safety around electricity

3rd and 4tth Choir on Thursdays

On Tuesday Feb. 26th Chicken eggs arrive.
All grade levels in science lab rotation will complete daily observations, record temperature and humidity data, research chickens, eggs, life cycles, habitats, basic needs, and structure/function of egg and chickens. Students will candle the eggs and learn about daily embryonic development.  Students will learn about incubators and monitor daily. Hatch prediction and actual hatch records will be kept. After hatching, the students will observe and document chick development, eating and drinking behaviors and peer behavior among chicks. Characteristics of the breeds represented will be researched and observed.

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Harlan KY 40831

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