Students will compare different light bulbs. They will look at energy usage of the bulbs and of small appliances and calculate the annual costs. Students will identify phantom power.
5-ESS3-1 - Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
SEEDS TO FOOD
Students will compare the amount of energy needed to bring a steak to the table and sprouts to the table. They will grow sprouts testing a variable against a control; bring some of the sprouts to seed looking at the life cycle of sprouts; and, share their results and look at the process of photosynthesis through an article, a video, and an experiment.
5-PS3-1 - Use models to describe that energy in animals’ food (used for body repair, growth, motion, and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the sun.
5-LS1-1 - Support an argument that plants get the materials they need for growth chiefly from air and water.
5-LS2-1 - Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment
Students view a video showing the relative sizes of objects such as stars and planets in space. They perform an activity exploring relative size and brightness. They track the sun’s reflection and calculate solar altitude at different times of the day. Students watch videos and read a book which explain the movement of the Earth and sun. Finally, students design and perform an investigation tracking the apparent movement of the sun..
5-ESS1-1 - Support an argument that the apparent brightness of the sun and stars is due to their relative distances from the Earth
5-ESS1-2 - Represent data in graphical displays to reveal patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky.