Science Update from Kaitlyn Fashingbauer
Tuesday, October 02, 2018 6:00 AM

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Hello! The first month of school has flown by! We have been working hard in science class each week. Here is a recap of what we have done so far:

 

PreK & K: Students have been SO excited to be in the science room! They are very curious & ready to start experimenting! The lessons we have done so far are: What is Science, Scientists, Teamwork and Toys vs. Tools. We will continue next with Properties and Living/NonLiving. We also got our own science notebooks to record our observations in.

 

1/2: We spent the first three weeks establishing a community, creating goals and working on rituals & routines. We brainstormed "What is Science?" and spent a week studying famous scientists. We began our rock unit & the students are thrilled to start studying rocks. We learned about rock properties and did some classifying. This week we are learning about the 3 types of rocks. In the next few weeks we will weigh rocks, sift rocks and compare rocks.

 

3: Third Grade also spent the first few weeks establishing a community, creating goals and working on rituals & routines. We brainstormed "What is Science?" and spent a week studying famous scientists. We then started our astronomy unit. We learned some general facts about Space. We spent a week understanding how the Earth orbits the sun. Then we looked at the sun & shadows. The  next few weeks we will study the moon, planets and learn the difference between rotate and revolve.

 

4/5: As with the 1-3 students, we also spent the first few weeks establishing a community, creating goals and working on rituals & routines. We brainstormed "What is Science?" and spent a week studying famous scientists. We learned 11 words that scientists do too. Then we started our Natural Systems unit. We spent a week refreshing on environments. We learned about disruptions and Natural vs Unnatural. Next, we learned about the Food Chain. We studied producers, consumers, decomposers, herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. Next week we will create our own food chains. The following weeks include making Food Webs, Animal Characteristics & Animal Adaptations. 


Kaitlyn Fashingbauer
Science Specialist
Armatage Montessori
612.668.3180