MARCH 2020 We are beginning our study on strong and stable structures. We will be using quite a few materials that you may have at home. If you are able to send in any of the items mentioned below, it would be appreciated. Thanks! - paper tubes (wrapping, paper towel,etc.) - plastic spoons - paper plates - wool - playdough - rinsed plastic containers Building Boats - Recently we built boats that had to float and be moved by a magnet. Students were asked to explain the forces that were being used. Ask your child about this!
Soil is not just dirt but an essential source of life and nutrients for many organisms, including humans. Soil provides a base for forests, fields, farms, and gardens and is necessary to many different kinds of animals and plants. Through investigations, students will learn that soils are composed of a variety of living and non-living things and earth materials; that there are different kinds of soil; and that the unique characteristics, composition, and condition of each soil type determine its capacity to sustain life. Source: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/elementary/scientec18currb.pdf
We are learning about Soils in the environment.
I can explain why soil is an important resource
I can explain the impact humans have on our soil environment (positive / negative)
I can identify and describe the different types of soils
I can investigate the components of soil (e.g., nonliving things such as pebbles and decaying matter; living things such as organic matter, bacteria, earthworms, and insects), the condition of soil (e.g., wet, dry), and additives found in soil (e.g., pesticides, fertilizers, salt)
I can use appropriate science and technology vocabulary, including clay, sand, loam, pebbles, humus, and soil, in oral and written communication