Science Center Units (Grade 5 - 6 Physical Science): Unit Resources
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Tips, Hints and FYIs There is a set of powders/crystals in this kit marked by colored dots. The purpose of this is to not inform the students as to the contents of each jar. There is a key in the teacher guide (p.2) for identification purposes.
There are matches packed in this kit for an activity related to "melting". You may want to remove/secure this item while the kit is in your possession.
Tips, Hints and FYIs This unit probably has a lot of new content for your students. This is one reason that the Student Journal has many pages, as there are pages dedicated to informational text on the topic. There are several opportunities for hands-on science, as well as inquiry science - we hope that you are able to do some exploration with your students.
NASA: Constructing Gliders (PDF) - some students may really enjoy using the templates to create/design gliders.
NASA: Rocket Pinwheel (PDF)- could be used as a summative assessment of applying motion and force principles.
Tips, Hints and FYIs Rocket Construction Directions: Estees has modified their directions for the Alpha rocket. There are more visuals and less written directions and less pages. The paper ruler is no longer included so students will need access to rulers. We are providing PDF copies of the original and new directions.
You Tube - Electricity (Schoolhouse Rock) - source, generation, circuit (review electric circuits)
Web Based Video: Magnets (Nat. Geographic)[3:21] - applications of magnets/magnetism by humans
Multimedia Learn360: Magnetic Force at Work - show segments during unit or as a possible end of unit review; main focus is on magnetic forces (natural and man-made) and electromagnet forces [15:00]
Learn360: Real World Science - Magnetism - focuses on the many aspects of magnetism from basic poles to magnetic fields to Earth's magnetism to electromagnetism [17:00]
Learn360: Electromagnetism - a segment from "Real World Science: Magnetism" which focuses on magetism and electric current in relation to electromagnetism[3:22]
MediaConnect DVD: Magnets and Electro- magnetism (K01660) [14:00] - This program explores the various properties of magnets and the characteristics of magnetic force. Electromagnets and their many uses are demonstrated as well. [14:00]
PD Multimedia Learn360: Magnetism This video goes through the properties of magnets, details how magnets correlate with the North Pole, as well as connects magnetism with electricity. [15:37]
Learn360: Electromagnetic Induction - Describes what electromagnetic induction is and how it can be used in practical applications. This video is a more in-depth exploration of electromagnetism. Totally a FYI for the teacher. [17:59]
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Tips, Hints and FYIs We suggest that you work with students on the concept of density without bringing into the mix the concept of relative densities involved in buoyancy (float and sink).
We also suggest that you coordinate this kit with another kit that would lend towards application of the concepts of density. Suggest companion kits are: Energy Studies, Rocks and Minerals, Astronomy
Learn360: Volume and Density - Using an example of recycled cars and a compacting machine, this program explains that volume refers to the amount of space an object envelops and that density refers to the amount of mass that is compacted in a given volume. [0:04:51]