4th Grade Science Lab – Fresh water and salt water

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“Water, water, every where, Nor any drop to drink.”  This famous quote from the poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge describes our focus in science lab today.  In our lab, we reviewed that 97% of the earth is covered by water.  We also learned that there is a HUGE amount… Read more »

4th Grade Science Projects Unit B (Earth Sciences)

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The fourth grade students did their first science project this quarter!  After learning about the Earth Sciences, each student did a project of their choice about an ecosystem.  Most chose to do a diorama, but we also had a research paper. Each project was required to include the living and non living organisms, as well… Read more »

4th Grade Science Lab – ROCK LAYERS

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In 4th grade science class, we learned about the three kinds of rocks – igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic.  We made a model of sedimentary rock by layers different materials in a cup, and putting “fossils” (paper clips, crayons, and rubber bands) in the different layers.  We also learned that the deeper the fossil, the older… Read more »

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5th Grade Science Update | November 7, 2014

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In 5th grade science, we observed the life cycle of the butterfly!  We watched as the eggs hatched into minuscule caterpillars (called larvae), which ate and ate and ate until they grew into big caterpillars.  Then, they formed a cocoon (or chrysalis, which is the pupa stage) and took about 2-3 weeks to hatch into… Read more »

4th Grade Science Lab | Food Webs

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We learned all about food webs and food chains today.  To illustrate the concept, we used an ocean ecosystem to design a food web.  The food web is made up of several food chains, and the yarn represented how the producers (organisms that get their energy from the sun and make their own food from… Read more »

Owl Pellet Dissection | 4th & 6th Grades

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  In Science, 4th grade teamed up with 6th grade and we dissected Owl Pellets.  Owl pellets are what an owl regurgitates after it has eaten a meal.  It is the bones, teeth, fur or hair that the owl did not digest or expel from its large intestine.  The students tried to piece together the… Read more »

Upcoming Science Units | 4th & 5th Grades

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Hello Parents! Here is an overview of the upcoming Science Unit we will be doing in the 4th and 5th grades. Labs will be included, but are not listed here. 4th Grade UNIT B – LIFE SCIENCE Chapter 3: Plants and Animals Lesson 1 – How are plants and animals classified? Lesson 2 – How… Read more »

Welcome to 4th and 5th Grade Science

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Hello parents and students!  I am Joanne McFarland.  Most of you know me from last year, when I joined Millhopper in December.  This year, Ms. Tina has decided that I will also be teaching science for the upper elementary students, about which I am very excited!  I am state certified in Florida to teach all… Read more »