There will be a quiz or test on every Thursday.
5th Grade: (6th graders, please scroll down for 6th grade assignment.)
Homework: Two main areas that you should do every night 1) prepare and study for the weekly quiz and the section test. and 2) work on your research project.
ALL QUESTIONS FOLLOW THE CHAPTER IN YOUR BOOK, SO IF YOU DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER YOU CAN READ ABOUT IT IN YOUR BOOK.
Pages 320 – 323. Be able to answer these questions for April 4th quiz:
What is a calorie? Why should we be aware of them? Why do plants need energy? How do they get energy? Why do animals need energy? How do animals get energy?
Pages 328 – 340. Be able to answer these questions for the April 11th quiz:
What is photosynthesis? What is good soil? Why is good soil important for plants? How is energy related to body heat?
Pages 341 – 347. Be able to answer these questions for the April 18th quiz:
How is energy related to metabolism? How is energy related to movement? How do we use energy in our sleep?
TEST on Chapter 7 on April 25. Be able to answer these additional questions: Forty years ago, college professors used to teach that all life comes from the sun. What does that mean? Why have the professors modified their teaching?
THE ASSIGNMENT: Using the internet, your relatives, friends neighbors etc. Plan a nutritious day of eating. You need a healthy breakfast, a healthy lunch, and a healthy dinner. Based on the advice you get from your sources (the internet, your relatives, friends neighbors etc) you must decide if something is healthy or not. For example is it ok to have ice cream for dessert if you have peas and carrots as a vegetable? Please include a calorie count for each meal. You may also have a healthy snack on this nutritious day. You may bring in a sample of your snack. Make sure the snack is the appropriate size. You are NOT feeding the entire class, only yourself. I prefer that you turn in this assignment electronically. The last day you can turn in this assignment is April 23.
Homework: Two main areas that you should do every night 1) prepare and study for the weekly quiz and the section test. and 2) work on your research project
Read and fill in pages 330 – 335 by April 4 Be able to answer these questions:
What was Wegener’s evidence for continental drift or Pangaea? What are mid-ocean ridges? What is sea-floor spreading?
Read and fill in pages 336 – 344 by April 11 Be able to answer these questions: What are ocean trenches and subduction? What is the theory of Plate Tectonics?
Read and fill in pages 345 – 356 by April 18. Be able to answer these questions: Describe the three (3) types of plate boundaries. Describe the three (3) types of faults in rocks.
Finish reading and completing the rest of the chapter pages 352 – 372
TEST on Chapter 7 on April 25. Be able to answer these additional questions: Describe the three (3) types of seismic waves. What is a tsunami? What causes tsunamis? What is a volcano? How are volcanoes related to plate tectonics? Describe the three (3) types of volcanoes.
Project due on April 23. Earhquakes, tsnamis, and volcanos. Research and report on one earthquake, one tsunami, and one volcano. Your report should include where it occurred, when it occurred, how it occurred, what effect it had on the region/people living in that region, I prefer that you turn this in electronically. Please include at least 5 pictures for each event. Make sure that your pictures are relevant to your event.