• Week 15 (November 23-27):

    **If a student is absent for an extended period of time, please note that the student should be checking the "ABSENT" channel on Teams EACH DAY and completing the work.  Deadlines will not be extended unless I am given prior notice of extreme circumstances.  Please email me at amanda.kight@onslow.k12.nc.us if you have questions or concerns.

    Science topics for the week:

    • Building and launching rockets to see Force and Motion in action!! :)

    Schedule for the week:

    • Monday - building rockets
    • Tuesday - launching rockets
    • Wednesday-Friday = NO SCHOOL/HAPPY THANKSGIVING! (There will be NO remote learning during this time.  We will see everyone back on Monday, November 30.)

    Upcoming dates:

    • Thanksgiving Break 11/25-11/27 (No school for students!)
    • **Remote Wednesdays WILL continue through December!  See updated calendar on the county website and the STES website!

     

    Week 14 (November 16-20):

    **If a student is absent for an extended period of time, please note that the student should be checking the "ABSENT" channel on Teams EACH DAY and completing the work.  Deadlines will not be extended unless I am given prior notice of extreme circumstances.  Please email me at amanda.kight@onslow.k12.nc.us if you have questions or concerns.

    Science topics for the week:

    • Fronts (cold front, warm front, stationary front)
    • High and low pressure systems
    • **Weather Tracking Project due on Friday, 11/20!
    • **Weather TEST (Part 1) on Friday, 11/20

    Schedule for the week:

    • Monday - fronts
    • Tuesday - pressure systems
    • Wednesday - Remote Day, complete test review, research and draw design for bottle rocket (optional)
    • Thursday - Review Day
    • Friday - TEST, turn in Weather Tracking Project

    Upcoming dates:

    • Interim reports sent home on Tuesday, 11/17
    • TEST and projects due on Friday, 11/20
    • Thanksgiving Break 11/25-11/27 (No school for students!)
    • **Remote Wednesdays WILL continue through December!  See updated calendar on the county website and the STES website!

     

    Week 13 (November 9-13):

    Science topics for the week:

    • Types of clouds
    • Weather instruments
    • **Weather Tracking Project** (Specific instructions will be on Teams and explained in class.  Data sheets will be passed out on Monday, 11/9.  The project is due on Friday, 11/20!)

    Schedule for the week:

    • Monday - QUIZ (see Teams for which material the quiz will cover), Types of clouds, project introduced and explained
    • Tuesday - Weather Instrument handout
    • Wednesday - VETERANS DAY! NO remote learning
    • Thursday - Continue weather instrument discussion, "Measure the Weather" article
    • Friday - QUIZ on weather instruments, Discovery Education techbook activities

    Upcoming dates:

    • Science quiz on Friday, 11/13 (weather instruments and types of clouds)
    • Interim reports sent home on Tuesday, 11/17
    • Thanksgiving Break 11/25-11/27 (No school for students!)

     

    Week 12 (November 2-6):

    **Cohorts A and B will attend together this week!!  All students should attend school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Wednesday will still be a remote day for deep cleaning.

    Science topics for the week:

    • Weather vs. Climate
    • Election Day Weather around the US
    • Weather Factors

    Schedule for BOTH cohorts (ALL 5th graders):

    • Monday – Meteorology intro, weather vs. climate
    • Tuesday – Election Day Weather activity
    • Wednesday (remote) - *finish election day activity if you didn't in class*
    • Thursday - begin discussion of main weather factors
    • Friday - finish weather factors (quiz on Monday!)

     

    Week 11 (October 26-30):

    **Attendance is EXTREMELY important this week as we take a state benchmark test.  Please let me know ASAP if your child will be absent on either one of their face-to-face instructional days!!

    Science topics for the week:

    • NC Check-In Tutorial
    • Review
    • Physical Science NC Check-In

    Cohort A Schedule:

    • Monday – NC Check-In tutorial and review
    • Tuesday – Physical Science NC Check-In
    • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (remote) - NO remote work as we prepare for both cohorts to return together next Monday!

    Cohort B Schedule:

    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (remote) - Discovery Education videos and the 2 Pear Deck presentations (speed and review)
    • Thursday – NC Check-In tutorial and review
    • Friday – Physical Science NC Check-In

     

    Week 10 (October 19-23):

    Science topics for the week:

    • Water Cycle Review and Test
    • Review activities for Physical Science Benchmark next week (Cohort A on Tuesday, 10/27 and Cohort B on Friday, 10/30)

    Cohort A Schedule:

    • Monday – Discuss Water Cycle Test Review and ask any questions
    • Tuesday – Water Cycle Test
    • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (remote) - Complete TWO powerpoints through Peardeck (links will be posted on Teams).  **You MUST respond on all slides with questions to get credit**

    Cohort B Schedule:

    • Monday (remote) - Water Cycle Quizizz Activity
    • Tuesday (remote) - Water Cycle Remote Checkpoint Form (link on Teams)
    • Wednesday (remote) – Complete Water Cycle Test Review (Bring to class on Thursday to check...you will turn it in on Friday--test day!)
    • Thursday – Discuss Water Cycle Test Review and ask any questions
    • Friday – Water Cycle Test

     

    Week 9 (October 12-16):

    Science topics for the week:

    • Water Cycle Vocabulary
    • Dew Point of the Classroom Lab Activity

    Cohort A Schedule:

    • Monday – Take notes in class on water cycle
    • Tuesday – Dew point of the classroom lab activity
    • Wednesday (remote) - Water Cycle Quizizz Activity
    • Thursday (remote) - Water Cycle Remote Checkpoint Form (link on Teams)
    • Friday (remote) – Complete Water Cycle Test Review (Bring to class on Monday to check...you will turn it in on Tuesday--test day!)

    Cohort B Schedule:

    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (remote) – Quarter 1 Science Exam on SchoolNet
      • The exam must be submitted before midnight on Wednesday, October 14th.  Students may use their notes and should try their very best.  This exam will cover material from all units this quarter (Force and Motion, Heat Transfer, and Matter).
    • Thursday – Take notes in class on water cycle
    • Friday – Dew point of the classroom lab activity

     

    Week 8 (October 5-9):

    Science topics for the week:

    • Review of Matter
    • Matter Unit Test
    • Quarter 1 Review

    Cohort A Schedule:

    • Monday – Review for Matter test (*bring completed test review to class)
    • Tuesday – Matter Test
    • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (remote) – *Quarter 1 Science Exam on SchoolNet*
      • The exam must be submitted before midnight on Wednesday, October 14th.  You may use your notes!!  Please do your very best!
    • Optional water cycle videos will be posted on Teams to prepare for the next unit!

    Cohort B Schedule:

    • Monday (remote) – Quizizz assignment on physical and chemical change
    • Tuesday (remote) – Matter Checkpoint Form on Teams
    • Wednesday (remote) – Complete Matter Test Review
    • Thursday – Review for Matter test (*bring completed test review to class)
    • Friday – Matter Test
    • *The Quarter 1 Science Exam will open on SchoolNet on Wednesday, October 7.  The exam must be submitted before midnight on Wednesday, October 14th.  Students may use their notes and should try their very best.  This exam will cover material from all units this quarter (Force and Motion, Heat Transfer, and Matter).

     

    Week 7 (September 28-October 2):

    Science topics for the week:

    • Properties of Matter Station Exploration
    • Physical and Chemical Changes
    • Alka-Seltzer film canister rocket lab activity

    Cohort A Schedule:

    • Monday – Notebook Check, Properties of Matter Station Exploration
    • Tuesday – Film canister rocket lab, Physical/Chemical change discussion
    • Wednesday (remote) – Physical and Chemical Changes assignment on Quizizz
    • Thursday (remote) – Matter Checkpoint Form (link will be on Teams)
    • Friday (remote) – Complete the Matter Test Review and be prepared to bring it to class on Monday!
    • **PICTURE DAY** on Tuesday, October 6th!!

    Cohort B Schedule:

    • Monday (remote) – Spotlight Scientist Form (on Teams) on Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
    • Tuesday (remote) – Copy matter notes in science journal as you watch the video lecture
    • Wednesday (remote) – Copy additional matter notes in science journal as you watch the next video lecture
    • Thursday – Notebook Check, Properties of Matter Station Exploration, **PICTURE DAY**
    • Friday – Film canister rocket lab, Physical/Chemical change discussion

     

    Week 6 (September 21-25):

    Science topics for the week:

    • Expansion and contraction of matter
    • *HEAT TRANSFER TEST*
    • Matter conservation
    • Chemical and physical changes in matter

    Cohort A Schedule:

    • Monday – Expansion/contraction discussion, Review for test
    • Tuesday – Heat Transfer Test
    • Wednesday (remote) – Spotlight Scientist Form (on Teams) on Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
    • Thursday (remote) – Copy matter notes in science journal as you watch the video lecture
    • Friday (remote) – Copy additional matter notes in science journal as you watch the next video lecture

    Cohort B Schedule:

    • Monday (remote) – Quizizz assignment on heat transfer
    • Tuesday (remote) – Heat Transfer Checkpoint Form on Teams
    • Wednesday (remote) – Complete Heat Transfer Test Review
    • Thursday – Expansion/contraction discussion, Review for test
    • Friday – Heat Transfer Test

     

    Week 5 (September 14-18):

    Science topics for the week:

    • Conductors vs. Insulators
    • Expansion and contraction of matter
    • Conduction, convection, and radiation

    Cohort A Schedule:

    • Monday - Notebook Check, Best Insulator Lab, *FEDERAL CARDS SENT HOME--PLEASE RETURN ASAP*
    • Tuesday - Heat demonstrations and discussion, *Interim reports sent home*
    • Wednesday (remote) - Quizizz assignment
    • Thursday (remote) - Assignment on Microsoft Forms
    • Friday (remote) - Complete Heat Transfer Test Review

    Cohort B Schedule:

    • Monday (remote) - Spotlight Scientist form on James Prescott Joule
    • Tuesday (remote) - Add 7 definitions to science journal from Teams
    • Wednesday (remote) - Add Heat Transfer notes to science journal from Teams
    • Thursday - Notebook Check, Best Insulator Lab, *FEDERAL CARDS SENT HOME--PLEASE RETURN ASAP*, *Interim reports sent home*
    • Friday - Heat demonstrations and discussion

     

    Week 4 (September 7-11):

    Science topics for the week:

    • TEST week for Force and Motion!
    • Beginning Heat Transfer Unit

    Cohort A Schedule:

    • Monday - *NO SCHOOL*
    • Tuesday - Force and Motion TEST (bring completed test review for a quiz grade!)
    • Wednesday (remote) - Spotlight Scientist form on James Prescott Joule
    • Thursday (remote) - Add 7 definitions to science journal from Teams
    • Friday (remote) - Add Heat Transfer notes to science journal from Teams

    Cohort B Schedule:

    • Monday - *NO REMOTE ASSIGNMENTS*
    • Tuesday (remote) - Complete Motion Graph Practice on SchoolNet
    • Wednesday (remote) - Complete Force and Motion Test Review (handed out in class...digital copy available on Teams)
    • Thursday - Review Day in class to check test review (if absent, see video posted on Teams)
    • Friday - Force and Motion TEST (bring completed test review for a quiz grade!)

     

    Week 3 (August 31-September 4):

    Science topics for the week:

    • Friction (what is it, how to increase/decrease it, friction amount of various surfaces)
    • Motion graphs
    • Calculating speed

    Virtual Assignment 3:

    • Spotlight Scientist form
    • Complete the Force and Motion Test Review
    • Watch the video to check your answers on your test review
    • Email/message me with any questions about the test review or be prepared to ask them in class!

    **Force and Motion Test Dates**

    Cohort A - Test on Tuesday, September 8th

    Cohort B - Test on Friday, September 11th

     

    Week 2 (August 24-28):

    Science topics for the week:

    • Calculating net force
    • Understanding the affect of mass on an object's motion
    • Understanding how the strength of a force impacts the object's motion

    Virtual Assignment 2:

    • Complete form on Sir Isaac Newton (our spotlight scientist of the week)
    • Copy 6 definitions into science journal (found on Microsoft Teams in our Class Notebook)
    • Complete 12 questions on a virtual checkpoint form

     

    Week 1 (August 17-21):

    For the first week of school, we are focusing on getting students set up on their 1:1 devices and learning the proper way to navigate Microsoft Teams for each class.

    Specifically in science this week we will:

    • Learn about our classmates and teacher
    • Join the science class TEAM
    • Set up science journals
    • Complete a sample definition in the proper format (an example will be posted on TEAMS for students to reference!)
    • Participate in a Kahoot! to discuss key points for class with Mrs. Kight
    • Be given instructions for the first virtual assignment!

    The virtual assignment will be completed Wednesday - Friday (August 19-21) for Cohort A.

    Cohort B will complete the assignment Monday - Wednesday (August 24-26).

    Assignment includes:

    • Completing 5 definitions in science journal
    • Participating in a net force simulation (link is on teams) to prepare for a class discussion about it
    • Completing a force and motion word search with key terms from this unit (will count as 5 bonus points towards a notebook check!)
Welcome back to school!
  • Welcome to 5th grade! My classroom will be the place for all things SCIENCE related.  I look forward to seeing everyone in class!

    This year will have new challenges for all of us as we begin school on the "Plan B" schedule at 50% capacity.  I assure you that I will do everything in my power to keep students healthy and safe throughout the day while filling them with as much knowledge as possible!  Together we will make the most of this unusual situation!  Thank you for your cooperation during this time.

    For my class, students will need to be prepared with the following items daily:

    • composition books (1 designated specifically for science...if this fills up, students will need a back up!)
    • headphones/earbuds
    • scissors and a glue stick (not used often, but should be kept in a pencil pouch)
    • PENCILS (please have a few in your pencil pouch--mechanical pencils are permitted!)
    • colored pens or colored pencils
    • a water bottle
    • a positive attitude :)

    For our classroom, we would appreciate the following:

    • Clorox wipes
    • Hand sanitizer
    • tissues
    • Expo markers
    • Loose-leaf paper

    If you are interested in donating supplies for science experiments, please let me know so that I can contact you as needs arise! :)

    • You can start saving empty 2-liter bottles (caffeinated drinks only, with the label still attached) for us to build ROCKETS during our Force and Motion unit!!