How to Build an Amazing Science Program at your School – Part 1 #learninggoals

What makes an outstanding Science program that supports the teachers in your school? Calling all teachers, specialists, and principals! Its not a daunting task. I am here to help! Do you wish your current science program included engaging hands-on activities that helped your students experience each standard in a meaningful way? Do you wish your current … Continue reading How to Build an Amazing Science Program at your School – Part 1 #learninggoals

How to Create Lapbooks for the Interactive Science Notebook

Lapbooks had been showing up in my Pinterest feed more and more, and I wanted to find the best way to use them in a science classroom. All the lapbooks I come across look fun and interactive, and I know students would enjoy creating and using them. Thinking over the many uses of a lapbook in a … Continue reading How to Create Lapbooks for the Interactive Science Notebook

Week Twenty-Six Science Lessons: Plant Adaptations and Animal Adaptations (Structures and Functions)

Grade 5 Science Week Twenty-six Lessons This week we will start the Organisms Unit. We are going to take a look at how the structures and functions of plants and animals work, and why they are important. Links to actual materials and lessons are provided throughout this post. I hope you can find something to help make planning this … Continue reading Week Twenty-Six Science Lessons: Plant Adaptations and Animal Adaptations (Structures and Functions)

Week 24 Science Lessons: Carbon Dioxide – Oxygen Cycle and Photosynthesis

Grade 5 Science Week Twenty-four Lessons This week we will continue the Environments Unit. We are going to take a look at how the carbon dioxide- oxygen cycle and photosynthesis work, and why they are important. Links to actual materials and lessons are provided throughout this post. I hope you can find something to help make planning this … Continue reading Week 24 Science Lessons: Carbon Dioxide – Oxygen Cycle and Photosynthesis

Week Twenty-Three Science Lessons: Biomes and Predicting Changes in Ecosytems

Grade 5 Science Week Twenty-three Lessons This week we will continue the Environments Unit. We are going to take a part two look at how organisms interact in their environments. This lesson will cover biomes and the changes living things make in environments. Links to actual materials and lessons are provided throughout this post. I hope you can … Continue reading Week Twenty-Three Science Lessons: Biomes and Predicting Changes in Ecosytems

Week Seventeen Science Lessons: The Water Cycle

Grade 5 Science Week Seventeen Lessons This week we will start the Space Unit. Space in 5th grade looks at the interactions between space and earth. We will be exploring the Water Cycle this week. Students will observe and diagram the steps of the water cycle. Here is a lesson to help you plan. Links to actual … Continue reading Week Seventeen Science Lessons: The Water Cycle

Week Eleven Science Lessons: Force, Motion, and Energy Unit Test

Grade 5 Science Week Eleven Lessons This week we will be reviewing, testing , and goal setting! Make the review fun and the memories will stick! Unit Test reviews are just as important throughout the year. The goal is not to memorize for the test, but to refresh their memory and help make those memories permanent. TEKS/ Standards: … Continue reading Week Eleven Science Lessons: Force, Motion, and Energy Unit Test

Week Six Lessons: Matter and Energy Test

Grade 5 Science Week Six Lessons This week we will be reviewing, testing , and goal setting! Make the review fun and the memories will stick! Unit Test reviews are just as important throughout the year. The goal is not to memorize for the test, but to refresh their memory and help make those memories permanent. TEKS/ Standards: … Continue reading Week Six Lessons: Matter and Energy Test

Getting ready for the 5th grade STAAR Science test

As a fifth grade Science teacher, I am very familiar with the panic that sets in about this time of the year. It's getting too close to time for the standardized testing to begin. This is when I start to question my efforts for the school year. Did I cover all of the standards? Have … Continue reading Getting ready for the 5th grade STAAR Science test