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Week 1: Investigating Science (9/2)

1. Read the entire magazine before you do anything else!


2. Go back through your magazine and highlight every topic sentence with a
green highlighter in the article titled How Do We Know What We Know in
Science?
3. In your Science Composition notebook, write down the following vocabulary
words. Define them (using context clues from your magazine). Also write down
the sentence from the magazine that your vocabulary word was used in.
a. Experiment
b. Hypothesis
c. Investigation
d. Prediction
e. Qualitative observation
f. Quantitative data
g. Scientific method
4. Complete the Its Tool Time Activity on the back page.
5. Take the online quiz on the computer WITH your magazine. You need to get at
least 8 correct.
6. Watch video: Everyday Science: Discovering the Scientific Method. Take 2
column notes in your Science Composition Notebook.
7. Do the Reading a Thermometer Lab (inside your magazine and on countertop).

Week 2: Properties of Matter (9/8)


1. Read the entire magazine before you do anything else!
2. Go back through your magazine and highlight every topic sentence with a
green highlighter in the article titled Observing Matter.
3. In your Science Composition notebook, write down the following vocabulary
words. Define them (using context clues from your magazine). Also write down
the sentence from the magazine that your vocabulary word was used in.
a. Matter
b. Property
c. Mass
d. Volume
e. Gram
f. Weight
g. Physical properties
h. Chemical properties
i.

Five senses

j.

Wafting

4. Answer the crossword on the back page.


5. Complete the Ad-Venn-tures in Matter Activity (back page and science shelf).
6. Take the online quiz on the computer WITH your magazine. You need to get at
least 9 correct.
7. Watch video: Matter and Its Properties: What Makes Matter? Take 2 column
notes in your Science Composition notebook.
8. Watch video: Properties of Matter, Part 2: Liquids, Solids, and Gases. Take 2
column notes in your Science Composition notebook.
9. Do Lab: One Minute Watery Wonder in countertop.

Week 3: Changes in Matter (9/15)


1. Read the entire magazine before you do anything else!
2. Go back through your magazine and highlight every topic sentence with a
green highlighter in the article titled Energy and Change.
3. In your Science Composition notebook, write down the following vocabulary
words. Define them (using context clues from your magazine). Also write down
the sentence from the magazine that your vocabulary word was used in.
a. Physical change
b. Chemical change
c. Solid
d. Liquid
e. Gas
f. Melting point
g. Freezing point
h. Boiling point
i.

Condensation point

j.

Polymer

k. procedure
4. Answer the crossword on the back page.
5. Freezing Point Mini lab (inside and back page, find materials on the counter).
6. Take the online quiz on the computer WITH your magazine. You need to get at
least 9 correct.
7. Watch video: Matter and Its Properties: Changes in Matter. Take 2 column notes
in your Science Composition notebook.
8. Mystery matter Lab (on counter).

Week 4: Under the Microscope (9/22)


1. Read the entire magazine before you do anything else!
2. Go back through your magazine and highlight every topic sentence with a
green highlighter, and the key details with a yellow highlighter in the article titled
Magnificent Magnifiers.
3. In your Science Composition notebook, write down the following vocabulary
words. Define them (using context clues from your magazine). Also write down
the sentence from the magazine that your vocabulary word was used in.
a. Magnify
b. Field of view
c. Microscopic
d. Observation
e. Microscope
f. Magnifying glass
g. Comparison
h. Analysis
i.

Atom

j.

Molecule

4. Answer the crossword on the back page.


5. Take the online quiz on the computer WITH your magazine. You need to get at
least 8 correct.
6. Watch video: Matter: Building Blocks of the Universe. Take 2 column notes in your
Science Composition notebook.
7. Do Lab: Separating Mixtures (on countertop).

Week 5: Energy (9/29)


1. Read the entire magazine before you do anything else!
2. Go back through your magazine and highlight every topic sentence with a
green highlighter, and the key details with a yellow highlighter in the article titled
Types of Energy.
3. In your Science Composition notebook, write down the following vocabulary
words. Define them (using context clues from your magazine). Also write down
the sentence from the magazine that your vocabulary word was used in.
a. Light energy
b. Heat (thermal) energy
c. Sound energy
d. Photosynthesis
e. Fossil fuels
f. Renewable resources
g. Non-renewable resources
h. Nuclear energy
i.

Radiation

j.

Conduction

k. Convection
4. Do Energy Einstein Activity on the back page.
5. Do Lab: Measuring Temperature and Energy Transfer (inside and back page).
6. Take the online quiz on the computer WITH your magazine. You need to get at
least 9 correct.
7. Watch video: Exploring Energy. Take 2 column notes.

Week 6: Light and Sound (10/13)


1. Read the entire magazine before you do anything else!
2. Go back through your magazine and highlight every topic sentence with a
green highlighter, and the key details with a yellow highlighter in the article titled
Light and Sound: Waves in Our World.
3. In your Science Composition notebook, write down the following vocabulary
words. Define them (using context clues from your magazine). Also write down
the sentence from the magazine that your vocabulary word was used in.
a. Vibration
b. Wave
c. Mechanical waves
d. Electromagnetic wave
e. Reflection
f. Refraction
g. Transparent
h. Translucent
i.

Opaque

j.

Food chain

4. Answer the crossword on the back page.


5. Do Energy Ad-VENN-tures (inside magazine)
6. Do Compare and Contrast (inside magazine)
7. Take the online quiz on the computer WITH your magazine. You need to get at
least 8 correct.
8. Watch video: Physical Science: Sound Light, and Color. Take 2 column notes in
your Science Composition notebook.
9. Do Milky Rainbow Mix Lab (on countertop).

Week 7: Magnets and Electricity (10/20)


1. Read the entire magazine before you do anything else!
2. Go back through your magazine and highlight every topic sentence with a
green highlighter, and the key details with a yellow highlighter in the article titled
Magnet Power.
3. In your Science Composition notebook, write down the following vocabulary
words. Define them (using context clues from your magazine). Also write down
the sentence from the magazine that your vocabulary word was used in.
a. Magnet
b. Magnetic field
c. Magnetic attraction
d. Electricity
e. Electromagnet
f. Attract
g. Repel
h. Lodestone
4. Answer the crossword on the back page.
5. Do Electromagnet Lab (instructions on the back page), materials on shelf.
6. Do Magnetize Me! Lab (inside magazine), materials on shelf.
7. Take the online quiz on the computer WITH your magazine. You need to get at
least 8 correct.
8. Watch video: Electricity and Magnetism: Generating Electricity. Take 2 column
notes in your Science Composition notebook.
9. Watch video: Electricity and Magnetism: The Magic of Magnets. Take 2 column
notes in your Science Composition notebook.

Week 8: A World In Motion (11/3)


1. Read the entire magazine before you do anything else!
2. Go back through your magazine and highlight every topic sentence with a
green highlighter, and the key details with a yellow highlighter in the article titled
A World in Motion!
3. In your Science Composition notebook, write down the following vocabulary
words. Define them (using context clues from your magazine). Also write down
the sentence from the magazine that your vocabulary word was used in.
a. Acceleration
b. Crest
c. Force
d. Frame of reference
e. Frequency
f. Friction
g. Gravity
h. Motion
i.

Position

j.

Speed

k. Trough
l.

Velocity

m. Wavelength
n. wave
4. Answer the crossword on the back page.
5. In the Lab: Balloon rocket (inside magazine), materials on shelf.
6. Take the online quiz on the computer WITH your magazine. You need to get at
least 8 correct.
7. Watch video: TLC Elementary School: Rules of Motion. Take 2 column notes in
your Science Composition notebook.

Week 9: Force Factor (11/17)


1. Read the entire magazine before you do anything else!
2. Go back through your magazine and highlight every topic sentence with a
green highlighter, and the key details with a yellow highlighter in the article titled
Force, Matter and Motion
3. In your Science Composition notebook, write down the following vocabulary
words. Define them (using context clues from your magazine). Also write down
the sentence from the magazine that your vocabulary word was used in.
a. Efficiency
b. Effort force
c. Force
d. Friction
e. Fulcrum
f. Gravity
g. Inclined plane
h. Inertia
i.

Lever

j.

Mass

k. Newton
l.

Pulley

m. Screw
n. Simple machine
o. Wedge
p. Wheel and axle
4. Answer the crossword on the back page.
5. Do the Drop It Lab Activity (supplies are on the shelf).
6. Take the online quiz on the computer WITH your magazine. You need to get at
least 9 correct.
7. Watch video: Physical Science: Force & Motion. Take 2 column notes.

Week 10:
10: Shaping the Earth (12/1)
1. Read the entire magazine before you do anything else!
2. Go back through your magazine and highlight every topic sentence with a
green highlighter, and the key details with a yellow highlighter in the article titled
Our Changing Earth
3. In your Science Composition notebook, do your vocabulary assignment:
a. Atmosphere
b. Biosphere
c. Continental drift
d. Sediment
e. Dunes
f. Erosion
g. Geologist
h. Glacier
i.

Hydrosphere

j.

Landforms

k. Lithosphere
l.

Magma

m. Pangaea
n. Subduction
o. Volcano
p. weathering
4. Answer the crossword on the back page.
5. Do the Mini-Lab: Investigating Beach Erosion (on back page and countertop).
6. Take the online quiz on the computer WITH your magazine. You need to get at
least 19 correct.
7. Watch video: Digging Through Earth. Take 2 column notes.

Week 11:
11: Oceans & Waterways (12/8)
1. Read the entire magazine before you do anything else!
2. Go back through your magazine and highlight every topic sentence with a
green highlighter, and the key details with a yellow highlighter the article titled
Water, Water, Everywhere!
3. In your Science Composition notebook, do your vocabulary assignment:
a. Crest
b. Currents
c. Evaporation
d. Food chain
e. Gulf
f. Ocean
g. Oceanographer
h. Plankton
i.

Ridge

j.

Sodium chloride

k. Tide
l.

Trench

m. Water cycle
4. Answer the crossword on the back page.
5. Do Mini Lab: Salt Crystal. (on countertop)
6. Take the online quiz on the computer WITH your magazine. You need to get at
least 8 correct.
7. Watch video: Water Smart: Water on Earth. Take 2 column notes.

Week 12:
12: Soil (12/15)
1. Read the entire magazine before you do anything else!
2. Go back through your magazine and highlight every topic sentence with a
green highlighter, and the key details with a yellow highlighter the article titled
Whats in Soil?
3. In your Science Composition notebook, do your vocabulary assignment:
a. Igneous rock
b. Metamorphic rock
c. Sedimentary rock
d. Loam
e. Lava
f. Sand
g. Silt
h. Soil
i.

Hydroponics

j.

Clay

k. Decompose
l.

Rock cycle

m. organic
4. Answer the crossword on the back page.
5. Lab: Soil Investigation (in groups on counter)
6. Dirt Cups (Friday activity)
7. Take the online quiz on the computer WITH your magazine. You need to get at
least 8 correct.
8. Watch video: Getting to Know Soil. Take 2 column notes.

Week 13:
13: Weather and Climate (1/12)
1. Read the entire magazine before you do anything else!
2. Go back through your magazine and highlight every topic sentence with a
green highlighter, and the key details with a yellow highlighter the article titled
Weather and Climate.
3. In your Science Composition notebook, do your vocabulary assignment:
a. Air mass
b. Barometer
c. Dew point
d. Fog
e. Humidity
f. Hurricane
g. Hygrometer
h. Anemometer
i.

Meteorologist

j.

Microburst

k. Precipitation
l.

Condensation

m. Precipitation
n. Collection
o. Evaporation and transpiration
4. Answer the crossword on the back page.
5. Do the Mini-Lab: Investigate the Suns Rays
6. Take the online quiz on the computer WITH your magazine. You need to get at
least 8 correct.
7. Watch video: Earth Science: Weather and Climate. Take 2 column notes.

Week 14:
14: Natural Disasters (1/19)
1. Read the entire magazine before you do anything else!
2. Go back through your magazine and highlight every topic sentence with a
green highlighter, and the key details with a yellow highlighter the article titled
Natural Disasters.
3. In your Science Composition notebook, do your vocabulary assignment:
a. Continental drift
b. Earthquake
c. Epicenter
d. Fault
e. Hurricane
f. Magma
g. Place
h. Richter scale
i.

Saffir-Simpson

j.

Seismograph

k. Storm surge
l.

Tornado

m. Typhoon
n. Vents
o. Wind speed
4. Answer the crossword on the back page.
5. Do Lab: Explore Tsunamis (inside magazine) and on countertop.
6. Take the online quiz on the computer WITH your magazine. You need to get at
least 10 correct.
7. Watch video: Earth Science: Weather. Take 2 column notes.

Week 15:
15: To Protect and Conserve (1/26)
1. Read the entire magazine before you do anything else!
2. Go back through your magazine and highlight every topic sentence with a
green highlighter, the key details with a yellow highlighter and supporting details
with a pink highlighter in the article titled Earths Resources.
3. In your Science Composition notebook, do your vocabulary assignment:
a. Resource
b. Conservation
c. Inexhaustible resource
d. Renewable resource
e. Nonrenewable resource
f. Recycle
g. Pesticide
h. Petroleum
4. Answer the crossword on the back page.
5. Take the online quiz on the computer WITH your magazine. You need to get at
least 8 correct.
6. Watch video: TLC Elementary School: Protecting our Planet. Take 2 column
notes.

Week 16:
16: Stars, Moons and Planets (2/2)
1. Read the entire magazine before you do anything else!
2. Go back through your magazine and highlight every topic sentence with a
green highlighter, the key details with a yellow highlighter and supporting details
with a pink highlighter in the article titled Our Solar System.
3. In your Science Composition notebook, do your vocabulary assignment:
a. Neptune
b. Jupiter
c. Mars
d. Uranus
e. Venus
f. Pluto
g. Saturn
h. Mercury
i.

Earth

j.

Planet

k. Solar system
l.

moon

4. Answer the crossword on the back page.


5. Take the online quiz on the computer WITH your magazine. You need to get at
least 9 correct.
6. Watch video: Earth/Space Science: Space and Planets. Take 2 column notes.
7. Watch video: Our Home in Space. Take 2 column notes.

Week 17:
17: Earths Place in the Universe (2/17)
1. Read the entire magazine before you do anything else!
2. Go back through your magazine and highlight every topic sentence with a
green highlighter, the key details with a yellow highlighter and supporting details
with a pink highlighter in the article titled Earths Place in the Universe
3. In your Science Composition notebook, do your vocabulary assignment:
a. Parallax
b. Nebula
c. Galaxy
d. Axis
e. Celestial
f. Orbit
g. Solar cells
h. Universe
i.

gravity

4. Answer the crossword on the back page.


5. Lab: Acting out Eclipses (group activity).
6. Take the online quiz on the computer WITH your magazine. You need to get at
least 8 correct.
7. Watch video: The Solar System: Above and Beyond. Take 2 column notes.

Week 18:
18: Science & Technology (2/23)
1. Read the entire magazine before you do anything else!
2. Go back through your magazine and highlight every topic sentence with a
green highlighter, the key details with a yellow highlighter and supporting details
with a pink highlighter in the article titled Science and Technology.
3. In your Science Composition notebook, do your vocabulary assignment:
a. Technology
b. Nanotechnology
c. Typewriter
d. Silicon valley
e. Assistive technology
f. Fabricated
g. Designs
4. Answer the crossword on the back page.
5. NED-No Electricity Day. (Write it in your Composition Notebook).
6. Take the online quiz on the computer WITH your magazine. You need to get at
least 9 correct.
7. Watch video: ___________________. Take 2 column notes.

Week 19:
19: Cells and Organisms (3/2)
1. Read the entire magazine before you do anything else!
2. Go back through your magazine and highlight every topic sentence with a
green highlighter, the key details with a yellow highlighter and supporting details
with a pink highlighter in the article titled What Does is Take to Make an
Organism.
3. In your Science Composition notebook, do your vocabulary assignment:
a. Organelle
b. Cell
c. Organism
d. Organ
e. Tissue
f. Flagella
g. Slide
h. Stain
i.

Unicellular

j.

microorganism

4. Answer the crossword on the back page.


5. Lab: Under the Microscope. (inside magazine ) and on countertop.
6. Take the online quiz on the computer WITH your magazine. You need to get at
least 10 correct.
7. Watch video: The Living Cell. Take 2 column notes.
8. Watch video: The Lives of Cells. Take 2 column notes.

Week 20:
20: Heredity and Diversity (3/16)
1. Read the entire magazine before you do anything else!
2. Go back through your magazine and highlight every topic sentence with a
green highlighter, the key details with a yellow highlighter and supporting details
with a pink highlighter in the article titled The Princes Dilemma Unfolds.
3. In your Science Composition notebook, do your vocabulary assignment:
a. Heredity
b. Chromosome
c. DNA
d. Microscope
e. Organism
f. Genome
g. Traits
h. Generation
i.

Offspring

j.

Family

k. Parents
l.

Grandparents

4. Answer the crossword on the back page.


5. Mini-Lab Play with a Full Deck (back page, shelf and Composition Notebook).
6. Take the online quiz on the computer WITH your magazine. You need to get at
least 10 correct.

Week 21:
21: Ecosystems (3/23)
1. Read the entire magazine before you do anything else!
2. Go back through your magazine and highlight every topic sentence with a
green highlighter, the key details with a yellow highlighter and supporting details
with a pink highlighter in the article titled Ecosystems Action and Interaction.
3. In your Science Composition notebook, do your vocabulary assignment:
a. Ecosystem
b. Producer
c. Consumer
d. Decomposer
e. Biome
f. Interact
g. Food web
h. Food chain
i.

interdependent

4. Answer the crossword on the back page.


5. Disappearing Teacher Activity (inside magazine and Composition Notebook).
6. Make a food web of food chain (can use computer).
7. Watch video: You in the Food Web. Take 2 column notes.

Week 22:
22: Competition and Adaptation (4/6)
1. Read the entire magazine before you do anything else!
2. Go back through your magazine and highlight every topic sentence with a
green highlighter, the key details with a yellow highlighter and supporting details
with a pink highlighter in the article titled Wings, Beaks, Legs, Tails and Feet.
3. In your Science Composition notebook, do your vocabulary assignment:
a. Habitat
b. Adaptation
c. Natural selection
d. Beak
e. Specialized
f. Galapagos
g. Naturalist
h. Survive
i.

Environment

j.

competition

4. Avian Designer on the back page.


5. Do Beak Breakfast Bonanza (inside magazine) and countertop.
6. Take the online quiz on the computer WITH your magazine. You need to get at
least 10 correct.
7. Watch video: Animal Adaptations. Take 2 column notes.
8. Watch video: Animals Around Us: Animal Adaptations. Take 2 column notes.

Week 23:
23: Earths Plants (4/13)
1. Read the entire magazine before you do anything else!
2. Go back through your magazine and highlight every topic sentence with a
green highlighter, the key details with a yellow highlighter and supporting details
with a pink highlighter in the article titled Plants of the World.
3. In your Science Composition notebook, do your vocabulary assignment:
a. Photosynthesis
b. Compost
c. Chlorophyll
d. Carbon dioxide
e. Kingdom
f. Leaves
g. Wood
h. Species
i.

classification

4. Answer the crossword on the back page.


5. Do the Mini Lab Photosynthesis-Somethings Missing (on back page)
6. Birdseed Activity (on shelf).
7. Take the online quiz on the computer WITH your magazine. You need to get at
least 9 correct.
8. Watch video: Language of Science: Plants. Take 2 column notes.

Week 24:
24: Earths Animals (4/20)
1. Read the entire magazine before you do anything else!
2. Go back through your magazine and highlight every topic sentence with a
green highlighter, the key details with a yellow highlighter and supporting details
with a pink highlighter in the article titled Traits of Different Animals.
3. In your Science Composition notebook, do your vocabulary assignment:
a. Vertebrate
b. Invertebrate
c. Mammal
d. Reptile
e. Bird
f. Fish
g. Bipedal
h. Amphibian
i.

Cold blooded

j.

Warm blooded

k. organism
4. Answer the crossword on the back page.
5. Lab: Bouncing Egg (supplies on counter)
6. Take the online quiz on the computer WITH your magazine. You need to get at
least 9 correct.
7. Watch video: Language of Science: Animals. Take 2 column notes.

Week 25: Endangered


Endangered & Extinct Species (4/27)
1. Read the entire magazine before you do anything else!
2. Go back through your magazine and highlight every topic sentence with a
green highlighter, the key details with a yellow highlighter and supporting details
with a pink highlighter in the article titled Where are They Going?
3. In your Science Composition notebook, do your vocabulary assignment:
a. Endangered
b. Endangered Species Act
c. Whaling
d. Poaching
e. Deforestation
f. Reef
g. National park
h. Extinct
i.

Protect

j.

survival

4. Answer the crossword on the back page.


5. Take the online quiz on the computer WITH your magazine. You need to get at
least 9 correct.
6. Watch video: Threats to Biodiversity. Take 2 column notes.

Week 26:
26: Our Bodys Systems (5/4)
1. Read the entire magazine before you do anything else!
2. Go back through your magazine and highlight every topic sentence with a
green highlighter, the key details with a yellow highlighter and supporting details
with a pink highlighter in the article titled Its All About Systems.
3. In your Science Composition notebook, do your vocabulary assignment:
a. System
b. Skeletal system
c. Circulatory system
d. Digestive system
e. Muscular system
f. Nervous system
g. Capillaries
h. Ligaments
i.

Tendons

j.

senses

4. Answer the crossword on the back page.


5. Do the Lab: Making Sense of Our Senses (inside magazine).
6. Take the online quiz on the computer WITH your magazine. You need to get at
least 9 correct.
7. Watch video: Life Science: Human Body. Take 2 column notes, and then write 5
sentences of something you learned in your Science Composition Notebook.

Week 27:
27: Keeping Fit and Healthy (5/11)
1. Read the entire magazine before you do anything else!
2. Go back through your magazine and highlight every topic sentence with a
green highlighter, the key details with a yellow highlighter and supporting details
with a pink highlighter in the article titled Im ready to get fit.
3. In your Science Composition notebook, do your vocabulary assignment:
a. Fitness
b. Flexibility fitness
c. Muscle strength fitness
d. Cardiovascular fitness
e. Heart rate
f. Aerobic exercise
g. Nutrition
h. Body composition
i.

Exercise

j.

Health

4. Answer the crossword on the back page.


5. How Healthy is Your Food Activity.
6. Take the online quiz on the computer WITH your magazine. You need to get at
least 9 correct.
7. Watch video: Magic School Bus: Works Out. Take 2 column notes, and then write
5 sentences of something you learned in your Science Composition Notebook.

Week 28:
28: Science and Medicine (5/18)
1. Read the entire magazine before you do anything else!
2. Go back through your magazine and highlight every topic sentence with a
green highlighter, the key details with a yellow highlighter and supporting details
with a pink highlighter in the article titled Whats On the Medicine Shelf?
3. In your Science Composition notebook, do your vocabulary assignment:
a. Medicine
b. Analgesic
c. Surgery
d. Antibiotic
e. Anesthetic
f. Vaccine
g. Drug
h. Disease
i.

Injury

4. Answer the crossword on the back page.


5. Take the online quiz on the computer WITH your magazine. You need to get at
least 9 correct.
6. Watch video: Magic School Bus: Inside Ralphie. Take 2 column notes, and then
write 5 sentences of something you learned in your Science Composition
Notebook.