5th Grade Science : Teacher Training Agenda

 

·       Fifth Grade Science Curriculum and CMT Overview Presentation 45 min

 

·       GEMS Light Kit Activity  45 min

 

·       Catch It Task and Senses   30 min

 

·       Post It Lab Experimentation  25 min

 

·       Sample Assessments 20 min

 

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Presentation Notes

 

New Haven Science Curriculum Overview  and K-5 Frameworks

 

·       K-5 CT State Grade Level Expectations

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5th Grade Resources Page

 

·       CMT Science Overview

 

GEMS Light Kit Summaries

 

·       Catch It Task Student , Teacher

 

Post It Lab

 

·       Sample Assessment


GEMS LIGHT KITS

1) COLOR ANALYZERS

           

 

Key Concepts

Key Misconceptions

Standards

Activity One: Use diffraction grating to look at light sources

Light travels in straight paths from a source until they hit an object.

We see objects directly without light.

A room is “full” of light.

Content standard 5.1 GLE 2.1, 2.2, 2.4

Content Standard 5.2 GLE 6,7,8,9

Performance Standard B20

Activity Two: Use Colored Filters to read secret messages

Some colors of light are absorbed and some are reflected by a colored object.

We see an object when that color light hits it and is reflected into our eye.

Only mirrors reflect light.

Eyes don’t receive light.

Content standard 5.1 GLE 2.1, 2.2, 2.4

Content Standard 5.2 GLE 6,7,8,9

Performance Standard B20

Use Colored Filters to make secret messages

 

 

 

Activity Three: Use diffraction grating to “split” white light into different colors.

White light is a combination of different color light, our eye perceives red, green, blue light.

White light is clear or colorless.

Content standard 5.1 GLE 2.1, 2.2, 2.4

Content Standard 5.2 GLE 6,7,8,9

Performance Standard B20

 Place colored paper into different color light.

Colored objects can appear different, depending on the light that hits it.

Colored objects always give off that color light.

Content standard 5.1 GLE 2.1, 2.2, 2.4

Content Standard 5.2 GLE 6,7,8,9

Performance Standard B20

Activity Four: Students test observations of colored light.

Objects reflect or absorb light differently depending on the surface.

 

Content standard 5.1 GLE 21., 2.7

Performance Standard B19

 


 

            GEMS LIGHT KITS

2) MORE THAN MAGNIFIERS

                       

 

Key Concepts

Key Misconceptions

Standards

Activity One: Explore with two different curved lenses and water to see how lenses can magnify.

Light bends as it passes from one transparent material to another.

The image of an object is magnified by light rays coming together.

The curve of a lens determines the amount it magnifies.

Light rays coming together make objects appear smaller.

Light rays come from eyes.

 

Content standard 5.1 GLE 2.1., 2.7

Content Standard 5.4 GLE 1,5,6

Activity Two: Project an image on a piece of paper with a lens to make a “camera”.

An upside down image of an object can be projected by a lens.

A camera and an eye have similar parts and functions (see chart)

Projected images are made differently.

A camera needs many parts.

 

Content standard 5.1 GLE 2.7

Performance Standard B24

Content Standard 5.4 GLE 1,2,7,8

Activity Three: Use two lenses together to make a telescope.

A telescope magnifies objects by combining magnifications.

 

Content standard 5.1 GLE 2.7

Content Standard 5.4 GLE 1,2,4,6

Performance Standard B25

Activity Four: Use a flashlight and lens to make a projector.

Projectors work to cast an image.

 

Content standard 5.1 GLE 2.7

Content Standard 5.4 GLE 1,2

Performance Standard B25

Extension: Use lenses and mirrors to make a periscope.

Flat mirrors reflect light with an equal and opposite angle.

 

Content standard 5.1 GLE 2.5

Performance Standard B19

Content Standard 5.4 GLE 1,2,3

Performance Standard B25

 

HUMAN EYE

CAMERA

FUNCTION

Eyelid

Lens cap

Protect interior parts

Pupil

Lens opening (aperture)

Control amount of light entering

 

Cornea, lens

Lens

Focus light rays on a point

Retina

Film (or digital medium)

Respond to light resulting in an image