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Kindergarten- Will begin labs in January 2021
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Grade 1- Current Unit: Our Senses
During this CELL, students will conduct several investigations focused on exploring our five senses. Students will use their senses of hearing, sight, touch, smell and taste to experience and observe the world around them. As they perform these investigations, students will not only employ each of their five senses, they will begin to develop an understanding of the steps involved in processing information received from each of the senses. Through these investigations, students will develop both their observational skills and their understanding of the human body.
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Grade 2- Current Unit: Weight and Volume
During this CELL, students will conduct several Investigations focused on the concepts of weight, balance, and volume. Through experimentation, they will explore the relationship between weight and balance and be introduced to the concept that solids and liquids possess volume. In order to conduct their investigations, they will be introduced to a beam balance, which consists of a beam and fulcrum, and a pan balance. Both of these are science tools that can be used to compare the weight of two or more items. In order to measure volume, students will be introduced to the beaker.
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Grade 3- Current Unit: Properties of Matter
During this CELL, students will conduct several investigations focused on basic concepts of properties of matter. Through experimentation and observation, students will explore properties including volume, density, weight, and buoyancy.
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Grade 4- Current Unit: Microscopes and Magnification
During this CELL, students will conduct several Investigations that deal with how light is refracted by lenses and reflected by mirrors. As a point of reference, students begin by learning the parts and functions of the human eye, including its lens. The hand lens, a viewing device that contains a convex lens, is used to study the external structures of the human eye, providing an example of how convex lenses can be used to magnify the image of an object.
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Grade 5- Current Unit: Work and Simple Machines
During this CELL, students will perform several investigations focused on work and simple machines. By completing multiple trials and investigating the effect of different variables, students will begin to draw conclusions concerning the relationship between work, force, and distance. Students will use the formula Work = Force x distance to calculate work and to define and explore the relationship between its components: the force applied to a load and the distance over which the force is applied.
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