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Integration Block

Life Science:  Must Dos

•Read leveled reader and complete inferring strategy packet
•Read a mystery novel with your group.  Collaboratively build a CSI board to show your use of the comprehension strategies questioning, predicting and drawing conclusions.
•Using the Mystery Plot Mountain Plan, and the Mystery Planning Sheet, write a mystery using all of our 5th grade ECAW narrative targets.
•Complete  CSI Symbaloo activities       http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/csi-solvingmysteries\
•Using ABC Animation, Puppet App or another presentation program, demonstrate the processes of photosynthesis, cellular respiration, and transpiration. 
•IXL monthly activities
•Participate in the Celery Experiment, and the Yeast Experiment   https://goo.gl/asqtIz
•Complete Life Science Pathway
May Do's Literacy
Create meaning strategically in Reading and Writing.

Complete at least ONE activity of your choice from this column.

1.  Write a story about one of the human body systems from the perspective of part of that system using the interactive story map maker. Be sure to integrate true, factual information from your learning about human body systems.

2.  Use the Printing Press to write a story that depicts life as a plant of your choice.  Be sure to include all the story elements:  Beginning, middle, end, characters, settings, problems and solutions, and factual information about that plant that you have learned.

3. Read Survival Instincts Reptiles and answer the Think and Compare Questions in the back of the book. (5 GL)

4. Read Survival Instincts Mammals and answer the Think and Compare Questions in the back of the book. (4 GL)

5. Read Survival Instincts Insects and answer the Think and Compare Questions in the back of the book. (6 GL)

6. Create a Wordle showing character traits of the main character in your story. Create another one, showing at least 10 positive traits about yourself.

638 Primary Personality Traits

7.  Create a free  Prezi account and make a Prezi with lively verbs



8.  Play the Rags to Riches Dialogue Game to practice using quotation marks.

9.  Drawing Conclusions:  Play the Rags to Riches Drawing Conclusions and Inferring game.  

10.   Using a timeline or plot mountain, write a story about a plant, showing how photosynthesis, cellular respiration and transpiration are vital to it's life. Be sure to use the 5th Grade ECAW writing targets.

11. Create a learning activity of your choice to further your understanding of our reading and writing outcomes.  Be sure to collaborate with Mrs. Stage for approval on your activity.
May Do's Science
Evaluate interactions within and among multiple systems


Complete at least ONE activity of your choice from this column.
1.  Generate, Sort, Connect, Elaborate Select a topic, concept, or issue for which you want to map your understanding that will show how you can evaluate interactions within and among body systems or plant systems. 

2.Use the Hot Spots routine to analyze a topic of your choice related to plants or human body systems.  Be sure to give evidence to your learning about interactions among systems.

3.  Complete the Eating In Space Activities

4. Create and perform a cheer about a structure in the human body, or the structures of a plant, and how the functions of these structures are interdependent of other structures. Use as many lively verbs as you can.
Your body's organs can't do their jobs on their own. Everything that one organ does directly affects at least some other organs. By doing this online activity, you can learn more about how your organs work together.
Play the online activity. When you have finished, click the done button and return to the esheet. Record your answers to the questions, download them and send them to Mrs. Stage.

6.  Complete the Living Life as a Plant document after exploring the links on this website.

7.  Power of Flowers Mystery 4 - Plant selection and modification
Get the worksheets from Mrs. Stage and complete the activities as you watch the video.  When you're done, get a few friends to play the Odd One Out sorting game with you.

8.  Think Garden:  Watch the 5 videos.  Click on the Support Materials, then the Discussion Questions,  and record your answers to these questions on paper.  Be sure to include part of the question in your answer, and use complete sentences.  Use accurate spelling and your best handwriting so I can read it!

9.  Complete one or more of these photosynthesis experiments.  

10.  Create a learning activity of your choice to further your understanding of plant systems or human body systems.  Be sure to collaborate with Mrs. Stage for approval on your activity.

11..  Complete one or more of these cellular respiration experiments.

12.  Read the book, Skeletons and complete the worksheet. 

13.  Read the book How Animals Communicate and write a summary of it.  Use the 4 Star Summary frame.

14.  Read the book Who Hears? and write a summary of it.  Use the 4 Star Summary frame.

15.  Read the book Searching for Cures to learn about what scientists have discovered causes diseases.  Answer the Think and Compare questions in the back of the book.

16.  Read the book Blood and write a summary of it.  Use the 4 Star Summary frame.

17.  Read the book Muscles and write a summary of it using the 4 Star Summary Frame.

May Do's HOTS Explain and justifies assumptions; think critically.  
Compare/Contrast  Cause/Effect Drawing Conclusions 
Complete at least one activity of your choice from this column.

1. Using the Comic Creator, create a comic strip that depicts a story that occurs inside the human body, or inside of a plant. Include several several cause and effect events that show how systems and structures interact with each other. Depict what can go wrong with the systems, what can be done to prevent these problems.
http://goo.gl/PvRBn Your comic strip will be assessed using this rubric. Be sure to look at it before you start your project.

 2.  Create a LucidChart account and using the Cause Effect fishbone diagram, show a cause effect relationship between organs in the human body and healthy or unhealthy activities.

 3.  Cause/Effect Mini-Quilt - Fold a piece of paper into 16 little boxes (quilt squares).  In each box, draw a picture and write a caption that shows cause effect relationships between events in nature and structures and functions of plants.  Or, a quilt showing cause/effect relationships between outside factors and human body systems.

4.  Play the classic game board game Clue with at least 2 other friends.  Move around the game board, a mansion, as one of the game's six suspects in order to deduce which suspect murdered the game's perpetual victim, Mr. Boddy, where the murder took place and with which weapon.  

5.  Systems Thinking - Learn about Global Climate Change, what causes it, what it impacts, and how you can help.  After you have explored the entire website, take the Climate Change Expedition.  Collect all the codes to earn a certificate.  Print the certificate and turn it in in your folder.

6.  Use the Dot and Dash Robots to show how organs are impacted when different body systems fail to work correctly.

7.  Use the Venn Diagram Maker to show how human body systems are similar to and different from those found in other organisms.

8.  Watch NatGeo Wild Kings of Baja and create a causal loop showing the interdependent relationships in the ocean.
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9.  Read the book Animals of the Poles and answer the Think and Compare questions in the back of the book.








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