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									             Students should be conducting scientific investigations, using scientific equipment, gr
                                                              Notebook/Journal throughout the entire
    Use a Science Notebook/Journal at the beginning of each new topic to ask students to write what th
      students write what they learned, what they were surprised by, etc… Have students title and date e
                                                                           while and valid exercise.
    Significance of Cycles - What Would Happen if These Substances Were Not Cycled Through th
                                       Water Cycle - pages B14-17 - Review
    Monday          October 6, 2008
                                       the steps
    Tuesday         October 7, 2008Carbon Cycle - What is carbon?
                                   Nitrogen Cycle - p. B7 - What is
    Wednesday      October 8, 2008 nitrogen?
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e                                  Give a quiz over the IMPORTANCE of
e   Thursday       October 9, 2008 these cycles
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                                   Go over quiz & intro life cycles
1   Friday        October 10, 2008 (Science Jounral)
    Comparing Life Cycles - Compare plant cycle; animal cycles; and compare plant to animal cycl
                                   Plant Life Cycles - pages A112; A118-
    Monday        October 13, 2008 A119

    Tuesday         October 14, 2008 Create T Charts to compare the three
                                     Create posters, poems, stories, … for
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    Wednesday       October 15, 2008 each plant life cycle
e                                    Give a quiz over vocabulary &
e   Thursday        October 16, 2008 concepts
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                                     Go over quiz & Compareplant & animal
    Friday          October 17, 2008
2                                    life cycles (Science Jounral)
    Comparing Life Cycles - Compare plant cycle; animal cycles; and compare plant to animal cycl
                                   Metamorphosis (Complete &
    Monday        October 20, 2008 Incomplete) PowerPoint

W   Tuesday         October 21, 2008 Complete Metamorphosis - 4 stages
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                                       Incomplete Metamorphosis - 3 stages
    Wednesday       October 22, 2008
3                                      Video
    Thursday      October 23, 2008 Give a quiz over metamorphosis
                                   Go over quiz & intro Plant & Animal
    Friday        October 24, 2008
                                   Adaptations (Science Journal)
    Adaptive Charateristics
                                     Comparing Adaptive Charateristics of
    Monday          October 27, 2008 Animals PowerPoint
    Tuesday         October 28, 2008 Adaptive Traits of Plants
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    Wednesday       October 29, 2008 Plant & Animal Niches - p. B29
e                                    Predict Adaptations Needed for an
e   Thursday        October 30, 2008 Environment/Ecosystem -pages B42-
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                                     B43
4   Friday          October 31, 2008 Go over the different ecosystems
    Inherited Traits and Learned Behaviors to Increase Survival and Reproduction
    Monday          November 3, 2008 Inherited Traits of Plants - p. A112
                                     Inherited Traits of Animals - pages A50-
    Tuesday         November 4, 2008 A55
                                     Inherited Traits of People - Trait
    Wednesday       November 5, 2008 Survey
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e   Thursday      November 6, 2008 Learned Behaviors - p. B46
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                                   Living Systems Benchmark
5   Friday        November 7, 2008 (PowerPoint & CPS)
ons, using scientific equipment, graphing data, and recording assignements in their Science
ook/Journal throughout the entire school year.
topic to ask students to write what they think they know about the topic (use it for an LA grade). Then, have
etc… Have students title and date each entry. Give feedback or students will not see this as a worth-
         while and valid exercise.
nces Were Not Cycled Through the Environment?




           Cycles (Real Trees 4 Kids web site)

           Write about its importance

           Why is it important?

         Why is it important?
 and compare plant to animal cycles

           Plant some seeds

           Measure & graph plant growth




 and compare plant to animal cycles (CONTINUED)



           Grow MEALWORMS & observe their
           metamorphosis - measure & describe (daily)
           EXAMPLES OF INCOMPLETE
           METAMORPHOSIS: Praying Mantis,
           Dragonflies, grasshoppers, earwigs
           Adaptations Treasure Hunt Activity
           Niches




and Reproduction
          Inherited Plant Height interactive web site



           Pictures of Inherited Traits
           Measure & graph plant & mealworm
           growth
data, and recording assignements in their Science
ear.
hey know about the topic (use it for an LA grade). Then, have
. Give feedback or students will not see this as a worth-

nment?
           Scientists, Explorers, & Inventors: John J.
           Audubon, Clarence Birdseye, & George
           Washington Carver




           Plant some potatoes

           Make a leaf cutting from Ivy




TINUED)
Adaptations Hunt Practice Sheet
Decomposers


Build a Fish

								
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