5th Grade Science
Students will continue our unit of force, motion, and energy. Students will learn that energy occurs in many forms and will study the effect of forces on objects. Students will explore the uses of energy, including mechanical, light, thermal, electrical, and sound. Students will learn about circuits and light.
Students will begin the week by finishing up their force and motion labs. Students will then begin lessons about the different forms of energy and their uses.
Students need to study the following vocabulary for the unit.
Conductor-a substance that allows electricity to travel through it
Insulator-a substance that does not allow electricity to travel through it
Circuit-an electrical device that allows electricity to flow through
Current-the flow of electricity
Light-a form of energy that travels in waves and a straight line that can move through empty space
Sound-a form of energy created by vibrations
Reflection-the bouncing back of light waves
Refraction-the bending of light through a substance
Opaque-not allowing light to pass through
Translucent-allows only some light to pass through
Transparent-allows light to pass through
If you have not signed up for parent teacher conferences, please call your child's teacher at 512-746-4805 to schedule your conference time.
Donations for JIS Fall Festival Silent Auctions baskets may be turned in to your child's teachers. They are due 10-20-17. Pettyjohn/Mertink/Scott's group is asked to bring things to make a Movie Munchies Basket. This would include things like movies, candies, snacks, and popcorn. The PTO will provide the baskets and arrange the contents to auction to raise money for our school.
10/18/17 EAFK Honesty Ceremony
10/20/17 JIS Fall Festival Basket Donations Deadline
10/26/17 Big Kahuna Fundraiser Ends
10/26/17 Breakfast with Dad
10/27/17 4th Grade Concert 1-1:30
10/28/17 JISD Fall Festival 5-9 at JMS
11/10/17 Veteran's Day Program
11/14/17 Thanksgiving Luncheon
11/15/17 Big Kahuna Delivery Pickup
11/17/17 Big Kahuna Reward Permission Slips Due
11/17/17 Picture Retakes
11/20-24/17 Thanksgiving Break
11/27/17 Big Kahuna Reward Trip to Hat Creek Burgers
12/11-15/17 Tip Top Holiday Sales
12/12/17 Holiday in the Hallways 5-7 Choir Concert 6-6:30
12/22/17 End of Grading Period Early Release at 12:15
glue sticks, tape, sandwich bags, paper towels, wipes, used age appropriate books to donate to our classroom library
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