We have completed several activities in the science journals. These may vary by grade level and some activities may yet to be completed by some classes.
We have done the following:
Desert Free Write -- What I Already Know
Language of the Discipline - Deserts -- Vocabulary
Deserts video - Basic Information (discussion - not in science journal)
The Top 10 Deserts of the World -- Categorization and Variety of Deserts
Deserts- Myths and Facts -- Correcting stereotypes
Plant Adaptations -- Change over Time and Survival Traits
Playdough Recipe - Some students wanted to make playdough at home
Animal Adaptations -- Change over Time and Survival Traits
Activities from above that have not been completed and...
Hot and Cold Desert Comparison -- Categorization and Characteristics
Deserts - Energy vs. Habitat -- Environmental Issues (5th grade only)
Wordle - Big Idea and Details -- Summation of Information and the Most Important Idea
We will examine climate change before we move into Background Knowledge on Grasslands
Remember that we will get Background Information on each Biome, choose a research topic, then revisit each Biome in more detail.
Ms. Longoria is a GT/Enrichment specialist at Braun Station Elementary and Bonnie Ellison Elementary