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St. Johns Enrichment Science Class

Below you will find important information about your child's science class curriculum for Spring 2023. 

All Grades

Each time we meet for science class, you can expect your student to complete a Lab Report for that day's activity. Feel free to review with your child what we did in class, and use the supplemental materials below if you want to expand on a topic. 

The Hypothesis Sheets below show what the Lab Report will look like for each grade level:

Below is an outline of topics and learning goals.

***Dates of each topic may change!! I will update as needed.

Kindergarten & 1st Grade

1/12/23 - Adaptations

Students will be able to:

  • Understand that an adaptation is something that helps plants and animals to survive

  • Identify plant and animal adaptations
     

Supplemental Materials (optional things to watch/read/do at home):

Game: Aviva's Powersuit Maker

Video: 9 Bizarre Animal Adaptations - Animal Wonders

Reading: Animals, Animals (half of the pages are upside down, still trying to fix this)

2/2/23 - Rocks & Minerals

Students will be able to:

  • Observe characteristics of rocks & minerals

  • Differentiate rocks from other solids in nature

  • Identify earth features made from rocks

 

Supplemental Materials(optional things to do at home):

Game: Rocks & Minerals - Science Trek

Video: Be a Rock Detective! - SciShow

Read Aloud: I'm Trying to Love Rocks by Bethany Barton

2/23/23 - TBD

Students will be able to:

TBD

Supplemental Materials:

3/30/23 - Light & Vision

Students will be able to:

  • Identify sources of light

  • Understand that white light is a combination of all colors

  • Understand how light moves

Supplemental Materials:

5/4/23 - Food Chemistry

Students will be able to:

  • Use the scientific method to predict outcomes

  • Identify mixtures and solutions

  • Identify how objects can change

Supplemental Materials:

2nd & 3rd Grade

1/19/23 - Adaptations

Students will be able to:

  • Understand that an adaptation is something that helps plants and animals to survive

  • Identify plant and animal adaptations

  • Explain how certain adaptations help plants and animals

Supplemental Materials (optional things to watch/read/do at home):

Game: Aviva's Powersuit Maker

Video: 9 Bizarre Animal Adaptations - Animal Wonders

Reading: Deep in the Ocean

2/9/23 - Rocks & Minerals

Students will be able to:

  • Observe characteristics of rocks & minerals

  • Differentiate rocks from other solids in nature

  • Identify earth features made from rocks

  • Identify ways that rocks change over time through weathering & erosion

 

Supplemental Materials:

Game: Rocks & Minerals - Science Trek

Video: Be a Rock Detective! - SciShow

Read Aloud: I'm Trying to Love Rocks by Bethany Barton

2/23/23 - TBD

Students will be able to:

TBD

Supplemental Materials:

4/20/23 - Light & Vision

Students will be able to:

  • Identify sources of light

  • Understand that white light is a combination of all colors

  • Understand how light moves

  • Model how an eye takes in light

Supplemental Materials:

5/11/23 - Food Chemistry

Students will be able to:

  • Use the scientific method to predict outcomes

  • Identify mixtures and solutions

  • Identify chemical reactions vs physical reactions

Supplemental Materials:

4th Grade +

1/26/23 - Adaptations

Students will be able to:

  • Understand that an adaptation is something that helps plants and animals to survive

  • Identify plant and animal adaptations

  • Explain how certain adaptations help plants and animal

  • Compare and contrast adaptations in nature with human adaptations

Supplemental Materials (optional things to watch/read/do at home):

Game: Aviva's Powersuit Maker

Video: Top 5 Animal Adaptations - BBC

Article: Hoofed Animals

2/16/23 - Rocks & Minerals

Students will be able to:

  • Observe characteristics of rocks & minerals

  • Differentiate rocks from other solids in nature

  • Identify earth features made from rocks

  • Identify ways that rocks change over time through weathering & erosion

  • Compare human vs. natural weathering & erosion and possible ways to prevent w&e

 

Supplemental Materials:

Game: Rocks & Minerals - Science Trek

Video: Rocks & Minerals - Harmony Science

Read Aloud: I'm Trying to Love Rocks by Bethany Barton

2/23/23 - TBD

Students will be able to:

TBD

Supplemental Materials:

4/27/23 - Light & Vision

Students will be able to:

  • Identify sources of light

  • Understand that white light is a combination of all colors

  • Understand how light moves

Supplemental Materials:

5/18/23 - Food Chemistry

Students will be able to:

  • Use the scientific method to predict outcomes

  • Identify mixtures and solutions

  • Identify chemical reactions vs physical reactions

  • Analyze and sort components based on their properties

Supplemental Materials:

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