Adaptations and the Environment

Today we will watch a Generation Genius video about adaptations and the environment!

  1. “Watch the video, Adaptations and the Environment
  2. With a partner, read the packet called, “Read About Adaptations and the Environment.”
  3. Complete the “Genius Challenge”. These are the questions on the back of your reading packet.
  4. Watch the additional videos/Check out these websites
    1. Scholastic Adaptations
    2. Britannica Kids Article
    3. Cat Super Senses

Magnets and Static Electricity

Did you know that magnets have a force of their own? Much like the pushing and pulling we have been talking about, magnets make things move. Watch the Generation Genius Video to start thinking about magnetism as a force.

  1. “Watch the video, Magnets & Static Electricity
  2. With a partner, read the packet called, “Read About Magnets & Static Electricity.”
  3. Complete the “Genius Challenge”. These are the questions on the back of your reading packet.
  4. Done with it all? Check out these additional websites and videos about force!
    1. DK Find Out Magnets
    2. Electromagnetism
    3. TrueFlix Magnets

Balanced and Unbalanced Forces

We have been having a great time these past few days talking about forces. Gravity, pushes, pulls, electromagnets, and friction. Today while I am out complete the following activities.

  1. “Watch the video Balanced and Unbalanced Forces
  2. With a partner, read the packet called, “Read About Forces.”
  3. Complete the “Genius Challenge”. These are the questions on the back of your reading packet.
  4. Done with it all? Check out these additional websites and videos about force!
    1. True Flix- Friction
    2. DK Find Out! Forces and Motion

Final Plants Blog Post

Congratulations! We have seen our plants go through the entire life cycle. Our plant started as a seed, and now it is producing little seeds inside those green pods.

For your final blog post please include:

  • Your observations of your plant(s). (As of 6/9 before we picked the pods off.)
    • What does it look like?
      • Leaves
      • Pods
      • Stem
      • Soil
    • How has it changed since the last blog post?

 

  • Predictions
    • How many seeds do you think will be in your pods?
    • What will they look like? Why do you think this?

 

  • What have you learned, or what are some important big ideas about plants from doing this experiment? (This should be several paragraphs.)
    • Ideas:
      • Photosynthesis
      • Pollination
      • Controlled and manipulated variables
      • Plant part jobs
      • Anything else you think is important to know about plants and their life cycle or survival