Sunday, July 28, 2013

Shameless Plug - Science Daily

I am so excited for the next two weeks! On Monday, I am off to Charlotte to participate in the E4 STEM pilot program! Then, I'll be heading back home to Maryland for some quality family time before school starts. FINALLY, a summer vacation.

Before I go, I am really excited about my newest products in TPT! Check them out!

About halfway through last year, I started to really struggle with one of my Science classes. We have Science right after recess. By nature, it takes them a little while to cool down and relax. On top of that it was a rowdier class than the other. I was struggling getting the group to settle down and we ended up wasting quite a bit of time.

That was when I decided I needed some type of "bell work" for them to do when they walked in the door. Well, I searched and searched Google, TPT, and TN and found NOTHING that would fit my needs/wants! I already was using a spiral review in my math class which worked amazingly. I knew that that was what I wanted.

So, I created: Science Daily!
                                                   Science Daily - Weather               Science Daily - Matter and Heat

I finally created it, but by the time I had it created we were about a month out from state testing. So, instead of as bell work, we used it as review work! Really, this helped me to see how much review we really needed to do. Next year, it will be great to have that review/assessment happening daily.

So far, I have Cells and Body Systems, Matter and Heat, and Weather available and ready to go! Force & Motion and Ecosystems are on their way, as soon as I can get the Answer keys finished. :)

Topics covered include:
Cells and Body Systems:
- Plants vs. Animal Cells
- Cell Organelles and Functions
- Body Systems (Muscular, Digestive, Nervous, Circulatory, Respiratory, Skeletal) and their functions.
- Interaction of body systems
- Unicellular vs. Multicellular

- Meteorologist Instruments
- Air Currents and Ocean Currents
- High Pressure and Low Pressure Systems
- Warm, Cold, Stationary, and Occluded Fronts
- Types of clouds and the weather they bring
- Global Winds
- Hurricanes
- Climate vs. Weather
- Land Breeze vs. Sea Breeze

Matter and Heat:
- States of Matter
- Physical/Chemical Changes
- Physical/Chemical Properties
- Evaporation, Condensation, Melting, Freezing
- Weight vs. Mass
- Conduction, Radiation, Convection

See you in a couple of weeks!


  1. This is awesome! I struggled with the same thing last year...just having them have something that's expected of them daily right when they come in. I tried doing something that I called Daily Discovery, but my team had me start doing DOM (math) in my room. It worked out better because I was running out of ideas! Thanks for sharing. I'm your newest follower!
    The Science Life

  2. Thank you so much for stopping by! I'm excited to use it all year this year. Would love to send you a free copy to review on your blog!!! Heading over to follow now! I live having another 5th grade science teacher.

  3. Great idea! I am your newest follower. I hope you stop by my blog when you get the chance :)

    Mrs. B

  4. Thanks for the great ideas! I have nominated you for the Liebster Award! I am always looking for science or stem ideas.

    The Pencil Monkey