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5th Grade - February 2018
 

February brings ENERGY to the classroom! This month your students will explore the forms of energy, energy transformation along with circuits and conductors. We have also included some new features in this newsletter. When you click on the learning goal it will take you to the student friendly version, click on the standard NAME, and you will be linked to the CPALMS website description for THAT standard. When you click on the standard NUMBER, you will be taken to the Item Specifications for THAT standard. What a time saver! We hope this helps as you plan standards-based, targeted lessons for your students.

 

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

Printable
Student Friendly Goals

Learning Goal 17
Learning Goal 18

Vocabulary
absorb, motion, refract, energy, pitch, vibration, kinetic energy, potential energy, insulator, potential energy, reflect, volume

Featured Inquiry-Based 5E Lessons and Websites
Forms of Energy
Changing the Form of Energy
About Electricity

STEAM and Exploration Activities
Build a Rube Goldberg Machine - Describe the changes in motion and energy that occur at every step (PBS Kids)

Collaboration and Rich Discussion - Claim, Evidence, Reasoning (CER and DEBATE)
Ask teams of students to brainstorm ways to conserve energy at school and at home. Have them describe the form of energy and what action they can take to conserve that energy.

Featured Claim, Evidence, Reasoning (CER and DEBATE)
  • How many energy transformations occur from the sun to the steam powered electric generating plant to the fan that you have in your room?

  • The light switch on the wall turns on the lights. When the lights are on, is the circuit open or closed? How do you know?
USA TestPrep
  • Forms of Energy - BOGOGEBOHU
  • Energy Transformation - XOFEYENOTO

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

Printable
Student Friendly Goals

Learning Goal 19
Learning Goal 20

Vocabulary
battery, closed circuit, open circuit, positive charge, conductor, current, insulator, negative charge

Featured Formative Assessment
Batteries, Bulbs, and Wires

Featured Inquiry-Based 5E Lessons and Websites
Electric Circuits
Squishy Circuits - make your own conductive dough

STEAM and Exploration Activities
Racing RC Cars - DE Virtual Lab

Featured Strategies and More From Discovery Education
SOS Strategy - Connect the Dots (PDF - use the topic "energy transfer")

Marcia Tate Strategy – Have students collaborate and write a song or poem about how energy transfers from one form to another.

Collaboration and Rich Discussion - Claim, Evidence, Reasoning (CER and DEBATE)
Ask teams of students to brainstorm ways to conserve energy at school and at home. Have them describe the form of energy and what action they can take to conserve that energy.

Featured Claim, Evidence, Reasoning (CER and DEBATE)
  • How many energy transformations occur from the sun to the steam powered electric generating plant to the fan that you have in your room?

  • The light switch on the wall turns on the lights. When the lights are on, is the circuit open or closed? How do you know?
USA TestPrep
  • Circuits - BEGENUFUJE

 
 

SSA Test Taking Skills Practice
PowerPoint - use as a daily practice to build skills in data and question analysis.

Panther ZooCon at Naples Zoo

 
 

February is Black History Month. February is also a time to celebrate U.S. Presidents. Resources for teaching these special holidays can be found in this edition of the Grade 5 Curriculum Connection Newsletter and in the curriculum guide.

This month students continue the study of the Revolutionary War and how our nation began. Students will learn about the struggles of the war and the significant individuals and groups that played a role in the major turning points and conclusion of the war. Declaring war was not an easy decision for the colonists but more difficult challenges of how to govern the new nation lie ahead. This will provide an opportunity to revisit some content from the beginning of the year and for a wonderful discussion about how rules affect everyday life.

 

Printable
Student Friendly Goals

Learning Goal 19
Learning Goal 20
Learning Goal 21
Learning Goal 22
Learning Goal 23

Benchmarks
SS.5.A.5.2, SS.5.A.5.3, SS.5.A.5.4, SS.5.A.5.5, SS.5.A.5.6, SS.5.A.5.7, SS.5.C.2.1, Florida Statute 1003.42

Vocabulary
mercenary, inflation, profiteering, desert, consequence, spy, blockade, legacy, honor, president, symbolize

Special Lessons

Additional Resources

 
 
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