RUTH DOYLE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Observe. Wonder. Question
Next week we will be tackling the "Scientific Method". There are 6 basic steps of this logical method of problem solving: (1) Observe & Questions (2) Research (3) Hypothesis (4) Experiment (5) Analyze Data (6) Conclusion. We will only spend about a week because we will revisit this process over and over again throughout the year.
The students are also be taking a quiz over the 6 Process Skills of Science on Monday for 30 points. Click here for the study guide! I have posted information onto Google Classroom to help you study. Below you will find the Google Classroom class codes if your child has not signed up yet.
This week we are learning the difference between Qualitative (Words) and Quantitative (Numbers) observations. Then we will learn about the last two scientific skills: predicting and experimenting. Next week we will review all six scientific skills and take a QUIZ for 25-30 points!
Next week we will continue learning how to think like a scientist. There are six basic scientific skills every student needs to knows how to do. These skills are: Observe, Infer, Measure, Predict, Communicate, and Classify. We have already learned about observing and inferring so next week we will learn about measuring, classifying, and predicting!
*Graded assignments are in RED.
In 5th grade we teach an integrated science curriculum that consists of Physical, Earth/Space, and Life Science. We primarily use an online, open-and-go curriculum called Mystery Science that inspire kids to love science! It challenges them to see, think, and wonder about the world around them.
We will cover 5th grade science over the course of FOUR units:
This year has been a blast! We’ve learned so many interesting things from how the Earth rotates and revolves in space to particles that are too small to seen. However, The thing I hope your child has learned the most is the importance of being kind, having integrity, being honest, displaying courage, and having the grit to never quit! With those lessons they can go far, not matter who they are!
Remember, you are SMART… you are
IMPORTANT… and you MATTER!