Science Units (5th Grade)

Interactive Vocabulary: http://www.sciencebuilder.com/michigan/science/sci_35.htm
Interactive Games: http://interactivesites.weebly.com/science.html

ATOMS
Build an Atom
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http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/build-an-atom
Choose "Run Now!"
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Examine Some 3D Models of Compounds
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http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/visualizations/es0503/es0503page01.cfm?chapter_no=visualization
Manipulate the arrows to rotate the compounds.
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Introduction to Atoms from Fremont Magnet School
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http://schools.bcsd.com/fremont/5th_Sci_matter_atoms.htm

:)
Play Some Games! :)

http://interactivesites.weebly.com/matter-chemical--physical.html



Forces and Motion
What is a force?
Graphic Organizer for taking notes:
Helpful slideshows and videos:
1. http://www.slideshare.net/rickaturner/balanced-and-unbalanced-forces-5408256
2. http://www.engineeringinteract.org/resources/parkworldplot/flash/concepts/balancedandun.htm
3. Balanced and Unbalanced Forces: Primer on identifying balanced and unbalanced forces


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Standard Vehicle Assembly

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Position, Velocity, and Acceleration Graphs
The Moving Man
The Moving Man
Click to Run

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Forces in 1 Dimension
Forces in 1 Dimension
Click to Run

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Newton's Three Laws of Motion


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http://teachertech.rice.edu/Participants/louviere/Newton/
Cute site that explains Newton's Three Laws of Motion very well with some simple, but convincing animation.
http://www.questgarden.com/86/07/1/100228175329/process.htm
Here's a webquest for investigating the 3 Laws of Motion.
http://w3.shorecrest.org/~Lisa_Peck/Physics/syllabus/mechanics/newtonlaws/newtonlaws.html
This site includes some videos that help explain Newton's Three Laws of Motion
http://abowman.com/google-modules/newtons-cradle/
A. Bowman created this gadget of the swinging pedulum to help display Newton's Laws of Motion.
http://www.imsa.edu/programs/kidsinstitute/wheels/fi2.php
http://www.imsa.edu/programs/kidsinstitute/wheels/fi2a.php
http://www.imsa.edu/programs/kidsinstitute/wheels/fi2b.php
Here are simple experiments you can perform to show Newton's First Law of Motion. Be sure to get an adult's permission first.
http://www.williamsclass.com/EighthScienceWork/NewtonsThreeLaws.htm
Here's another explanation of the Laws of Motion.
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Friction

http://acswebcontent.acs.org/scienceforkids/index.html#Friction
Find out ways friction can be a help or a foe.
http://acswebcontent.acs.org/scienceforkids/index.html#Playground
Using the playground physics, see who might be the winner of a fair race down the slide.
http://www.imsa.edu/programs/kidsinstitute/wheels/fi4.php
http://www.imsa.edu/programs/kidsinstitute/wheels/fi4a.php
Quick and easy explanation of friction and cool experiment.
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Experiment Links:
http://www.fuelourfuturenow.com/elementary-school.cfm
"What is the best combination of factors to make an RC car go fastest or farthest? Experiment with different motors, batteries, and car weights to find out." Choose Racing RC Cars. This site no longer comes up. Hopefully, we'll be able to find a replacement soon. Keep posted.
http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PP_SUPERARTICLE&node_id=1962&use_sec=false&sec_url_var=region1&__uuid=18dcd06b-12e3-40e3-aae5-e31bb94445df
Various experiments are listed in PDF format.
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Great Example of a Combination of Motion and Design:

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Living Systems
Links:
Mammal Circulatory System
http://www.fossweb.com/modules3-6/LivingSystems/activities/mammaliancirculatorysystem.html
Plant Vascular System
http://www.fossweb.com/modules3-6/LivingSystems/activities/plantvascularsystem.html
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Mixtures
and
Solutions
Links:

http://www.fossweb.com/delegate/ssi-foss-ucm/Contribution%20Folders/FOSS/multimedia/Mixtures_and_Solutions/junkyard/index.html
Pick up items in the junkyard, analyze and predict if they will make a mixture or a solution, and then check your results.

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Energy/
Alternative
Energy
Links:
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Forms of Energy
http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=about_forms_of_energy-forms
This site gives a quick reference chart that categorizes the forms of energy as Potential Energy or Kinetic Energy.
http://www.need.org/needpdf/FormsofEnergy.pdf
Great review and introduction to the forms of energy under the categories of Potential and Kinetic Energy.
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Potential and Kinetic Energy
http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/roller-coaster3.htm
GREAT roller coaster simulation that shows the relationship between potential energy and kinetic energy.
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hmsc/activities/simulations/gr4/unitf.html Roller coaster simulation.
http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0070524076/student_view0/chapter6/interactive.html Virtual roller coaster workbench.
http://www.funderstanding.com/coaster
This site is very much like the roller coaster workbench. Get all of the variables right, or your roller coaster will fly off of the track!
http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/energy/ce.cfm
Watch how the potential energy and kinetic energy changes as the roller coaster runs through the track.
Pendulum
http://www.calacademy.org/products/pendulum/page1.htm
Learn about pendulums which can also be used to show potential and kinetic energy.
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Light Energy
http://www.fossweb.com/modules3-6/MatterandEnergy/activities/reflectinglight.html
Reflecting Light
Click the flashlight to send the beam of light across the grid. Use the path of the light to determine if there is a mirror. When you find a mirror, click on an icon from the lower right that would reflect the light and click the square on the grid to plac the icon in that location. Move the flashlight around the grid to figure out the shape of the hidden object. When you think you have drawn it in correclty, take a guess by hitting the guess button. You get 3 guesses. Be careful! You might run out of batteries and/or beams.
http://www.fossweb.com/modules3-6/MatterandEnergy/activities/coloredlight.html
Colored Light
Pay close attention to the directions. After you darag a lightbulb to the flashlight, don't forget to turn it on by clicking the orange "on" button.
http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PP_SUPERARTICLE&node_id=1963&use_sec=false&sec_url_var=region1&__uuid=38e501b7-e786-414e-b2fb-550f94c6c82c
Some experiments about light energy are listed here in PDF format.
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Sound Energy
http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PP_SUPERARTICLE&node_id=1963&use_sec=false&sec_url_var=region1&__uuid=38e501b7-e786-414e-b2fb-550f94c6c82c
Some experiments about sound energy are listed here in PDF format.
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Solar Energy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHYbO53L_YY
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Electrical Energy
http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks3/science/elecricity_2/electricity.html Cute and quick explanation of what electricity is and how a circuit works. Be sure to click on the images as directed to see some animation.
http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PP_SUPERARTICLE&node_id=1960&use_sec=false&sec_url_var=region1&__uuid=b0675996-480e-4205-a60b-9da67cf41330Collection of experiments in PDF format.
http://acswebcontent.acs.org/scienceforkids/index.html#Electric
Test your knowledge on how electricity can be used to light a lightbulb, for example.
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Wind Energy
How Wind Turbines Generate Electricity


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Energy Chain
http://fi.edu/guide/hughes/energychains.html
Examples of energy chains shown and explained.
http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PP_SUPERARTICLE&node_id=1939&use_sec=false&sec_url_var=region1&__uuid=b79a0667-104f-42d4-970c-864b8a67fad3
Follow the ways energy changes form as it makes different machines work.
http://www.ftexploring.com/energy/energy-1.htm
Scroll to the bottom to see an example of an energy chain.
http://www.arcytech.org/java/population/facts_foodchain.html
A food chain is an example of an energy chain.

What a great example of the transfer of energy. What kinds of energy do you observe here?

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Renewable, Nonrenewable, Inexhaustible Energy
http://www.catawba.k12.nc.us/techtrac/plus/muckinhoupt/
Energy WebQuest to become expertrs on renewable and nonrenewable energy.
http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=renewable_home-basics
Renewable
http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=nonrenewable_home-basics
Nonrenewable
http://fossweb.com/modules3-6/MatterandEnergy/activities/resourceid.html
Identify the resource as renewable, nonrenewable, or inexhaustible.
http://generalmotors.discoveryeducation.com/
Lesson Plans from Discovery Education and GM.
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Energy Scavenger Hunt Websites
www.eia.gov/kids
http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=about_forms_of_energy
http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=nonrenewable_home-basics
http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=renewable_home-basics
http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=electricity_home-basics
http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=3
http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=about_energy_efficiency-basics
http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/kids/resources/teachers/pdfs/certificate.pdf
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Conserving Energy / Saving Energy / Energy Efficiency
http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=about_energy_efficiency-basics
Learn the difference between "saving energy" and "energy efficiency."
http://www.cwndesign.co.uk/funergy/game/index.html
Help Lolly save Earth from the Energy Monkeys from space.
Energy Conservation Regulations of Birmingham Public Schools
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Glossary
http://www.catawba.k12.nc.us/techtrac/plus/muckinhoupt/glossary.htm
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INVENTIONS:
http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2010/09/student-created-soccket-scores-a-breakthrough-award/
A student created a soccer ball that stores energy during play which can then be used to power items like a light. VERY cool!
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Solar System: Motion of the Planets and Stars
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Solar System Models
View the movement of the planets around the Sun:
http://www.kidsastronomy.com/solar_system.htm
and
http://jrgraphix.net/research/flash_sol.php
Check out these examples from
http://animated-sun.weebly.com/animated-solar-system.html:
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e Learning Solar System Screen Shot.jpg
http://e-learningforkids.org/Courses/EN/S1001/login.htm
Get a good perspective on the size of the earth and its relationship to the size of the stars. Watch this movie:

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Seasons: Earth's Revolution and Tilt

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USA Today Visual of the Seasons.jpg
Geo Science Seasons Animation Pic.jpg
Test your knowledge of the seasons:
http://www.neok12.com/diagram/Seasons-01.htm
and
http://www.neok12.com/quiz/SEASON01
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Day and Night: Earth's Rotation
Earth's Rotation Pic.jpg Earth Rotation animated.gif


Check out this video from the Swiss Alps. As the earth spins, you can see the
stars go by. The points of light that don't move are geostationery satellites.

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Watch this time lapse photography. Remember,
it's the EARTH that is moving (rotating).

Mittelallalin, Saas-Fee Schweiz from Michael Kunze on Vimeo.


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Motion of the Moon

e-Learning for kids screen shot phases of moon.jpg
http://e-learningforkids.org/Courses/EN/S0801/login.htm
moon_around_the_earth_and_sun_animated.gif
ful moon.jpg
CLICK HERE to see a digital flip book of the moon.




Tides



http://www.mmscrusaders.com/newscirocks/tides/tideanim.htm
http://www.onr.navy.mil/focus/ocean/motion/tides1.htm
http://home.hiwaay.net/~krcool/Astro/moon/moontides/
Animation of Tides.gif
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Gravity and Orbits
Gravity and Orbits
Click to Run

Asteroids


Magnets and Motors
Links: **http://www.coolmagnetman.com/magindex.htm**
"Magnet Man," aka Rick Hoadley has created a fantastic site that covers all things "magnetic." Scroll down the site. The parts that are underlined are links. Be sure to read "Safety Considerations" before doing ANY magnet experiments at home. You must ALSO have your parents permission to do any experiments at home.
**http://www.fossweb.com/modules3-6/MagnetismandElectricity/activities/kitchen.html**
Check out the magnets that you have in your kitchen!
**http://www.fossweb.com/modules3-6/MagnetismandElectricity/activities/electromagnet.html**
Try to pick up as many iron filings as you can! Try changing variables such as the voltage, the number of wire winds around the magnet, the type of wire, and the thickness of the wire until the electromagnet begins to pick up filings.
**http://www.metacafe.com/watch/912594/simple_electric_generator/**
Watch the video to see how you can make a simple generator.
**http://www.fwee.org/walktour/**
Click on the video icon to see a short video that explains how water is used to make electricity.