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4th Grade - March 2018
 

March puts a little “spring” into our step! As your students “spring” forward into motion and magnetism, we hope these resources will save precious planning time for you and provide some engaging standards-based activities for your students. We have added quick-clicks to the standards to help you find the references you need as you plan lessons. The big idea name will take you to the item specifications and content limits for the 5th grade SSA. The standard number takes you to CPALMS for a description of that standard and teaching ideas. Happy Spring!

 

UNITS
Clicking on each unit title will take you to the item specifications for that standard. Clicking on the standard number will take you to the cPALMS description for that standard.

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Learning Goal 17

Vocabulary
motion, speed, distance, time, position, direction

Formative Assessment
Rolling Marbles

Featured 5E Inquiry-Based Lessons Featured Claim, Evidence, Reasoning (CER)
Watch this video with your students.
Guiding Question: How do you know that the animals in the video are in motion? Have them draw diagrams to explain their evidence, then write their reasoning using what they know about the science of motion.

Argument Driven Inquiry (ADI) for Cambridge Primary
How can you tell if an object is in motion by looking at a graph? (This ADI handout is available on pg. 49 in the curriculum map.)

Science Literacy Resources Discovery Education Ineractive Simulations
Describing Motion

Featured SOS Strategies from Discovery Education

UNITS
Clicking on each unit title will take you to the item specifications for that standard. Clicking on the standard number will take you to the cPALMS description for that standard.

Printable
Student Friendly Goals

Learning Goal 18

Vocabulary
magnet, attract, repel

Formative Assessment
Magnets in Water

Featured 5E Inquiry-Based Lessons Featured Claim, Evidence, Reasoning (CER)
Play this video or build this demontration for your students.
Guiding Question: Why don’t the hex nuts fall? Allow them to draw a diagram of the demonstration and identify what is keeping the hex nuts balanced. For their reasoning, they should explain the concept of magnetic attraction.

Argument Driven Inquiry (ADI) for Cambridge Primary
How can a magnet be used to hunt for hidden objects? (This ADI handout is available on pg. 51 in the curriculum map.)

Science Literacy Resources Discovery Education Ineractive Simulations
Magnets Exploration

Featured SOS Strategies from Discovery Education

 
Roller Coaster Design

Build a roller coaster for a marble using Pipe foam insulation and masking tape. (click here for activity)

Magnetic Challenge

Give students a timed challenge to build an object that moves on its own using magnetic attraction and repulsion. (click here for an example)

 

March is Women’s History Month. This month, while students learn about the contributions of significant individuals and groups that have influenced Florida, this is the perfect time to highlight Julia Tuttle, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and their impact on Florida history. Try using Padlet, Flipgrid or the Instagramin’ strategy to allow students to visually represent their learning of a person or group and their contributions to the growth of Florida.

 

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Student Friendly Goals

Learning Goal 19
Learning Goal 20

Benchmarks
SS.4.A.6.2, SS.4.A.6.3, SS.4.A.6.4, Florida Statute 1003.42

Vocabulary
entrepreneur, industry, immigrant, recession, mobilize, independent

Featured Strategy

  • Collage - Tracking predictions

  • Instagramin' - Check understanding or summarize and share information

Claim, Evidence, Reasoning (CER)
Which individual of study made the greatest contribution to Florida?

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