RUTH DOYLE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Observe. Think. Wonder
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!
Today’s fishing derby was a great success! We had over 60 parents come out to help out and fish. The kids were very well behaved and really enjoyed themselves. This will be a super busy week so please see the details listed below.
Their Performance Task and Written Test over Space has been uploaded to HAC. The “Film Review” of Hidden Figures will be due this Monday.
*All assignments in red are graded.
Next week we are wrapping up our Space Unit by watching the film “Hidden FIgures”. It is the story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. As the kids watch the video they will fill out a “Movie Critique” worksheet about the film. This will be turned in on Wednesday/Thursday for a grade!
Next week we'll be learning about our final Mystery “Could there be life on other planets?” - Specifically we are going to learn about the “Goldilocks Zone” — a distance from the Sun with the right amount of light and heat for life to exist. When the students finish this mystery they will read and answer questions about a Newsela article titled “What makes a planet habitable?”