Mrs. Bush's Fifth Grade

Mrs Bush's 5th  Grade

  

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The human body is one of God's greatest creations!

This year, we will study the following body systems: the skeletal system, the muscular system, the circulatory system, the respiratory system, and the nervous/sensory system.

Click here to watch the Circulatory Rap!

Much of our unit will be spent with hands-on activities such as...

- building the different layers of a bone using paper mache, paper towel tubes, and play dough

- creating different layers of a muscle using Twizzler's Pul l and Peels and Fruit Roll Ups (yum!)

- traveling through the blood system as a blood cell

- testing different blood types

- creating an enormous inner-ear

-...and much more!

In addition to hands-on activities, you will do a team research project on a body system of your choice. Also, we'll complete a few web quests! Below, you can access each of these web quests to see what we will be learning. Have fun!

1. Lever (3 classes)

2. Pulley

3. Wedge

4. Screw

5. Inclined Plane

6. Wheel & Axle

We will do an experiment to create and use each simple machine. As we do so, we will figure out how each simple machine makes the work easier. Remember...we don't do LESS WORK, we just make the work easier. There's a big difference!

Newton's 3 Laws are...

1. An object at rest tends to remain at rest, and an object in motion tends to stay in motion, unless acted upon by an outside force.

2. The acceleration of an object depends on its' mass and the force applied.

3. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Our big project for this unit will be making ROCKETS! We'll understand Newton's 3rd Law as we study how rocket propulsions follow this law.

Some useful tools for weather forecasting include...

BAROMETER: to measure air pressure

TEMPERATURE: to measure air temperature

WIND VANE: to measure wind direction

HYGROMETER: to measure relative humidity

ANEMOMETER: to measure wind speed

We'll learn how to read a weather map and all of its symbols as we create our own weather stations in small groups. We can also look forward to a visit from our local weather man during this unit!

 

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