May 2

Lesson Plans: May 3rd – 7th

Monday – We will go over notes on Fungi, and watch a video segment to help answer practice questions to go along with this concept.

Tuesday – Students will learn about how newly discovered organisms are given Latin names according to their traits, the area where they were found, or the scientist who found them.

Wednesday – Students will learn how scientists can study a species and tell when there are healthy number of individuals.

Thursday – We will learn about the sources of pollution as well as the harmful effects that pollution can have on an environment.

Friday – Unit 8: Classification of Living Things Part 2 Test Review.

April 18

Lesson Plans: April 19th – 23rd

Monday & Tuesday – We will begin the second part of Unit 8 learning about a very large group of one celled organisms that are eukaryotic, called Protists. Students will also begin presenting their Newly Discovered Species Project.

Wednesday & Thursday – We will take a more in depth look at Plants and how they make their own food through a process called photosynthesis. Students will also continue to present their Newly Discovered Species Projects on these days.

Friday – Using the Build a Plant Exploration, students will look at how all plants have some basic structures in common, and how each structure has a specific function to keep the plant alive and well.

April 11

Lesson Plans: April 12th – 16th

Monday – Unit 8: Classification of Living Things Part 1 Review.

Tuesday – Students will grade Part 1 Review, study, and then continue working on Research Project. These projects will not be due until the week of April 19th – 23rd.

Wednesday – Unit 8: Classification of Living Things Part 1 Test.

Thursday & Friday – Students will look to finish their Research Projects to be presented the following week.

April 5

Lesson Plans: April 6th – 9th

Monday No school.

Tuesday & Wednesday Most organisms you can see by yourself (not microscopic) are made of eukaryotic cells. These cells can specialize, meaning they can become specialized to do a certain job within a larger organism. Students will learn about specialization in eukaryotic cells as well as the difference between plant and animal cells.

Thursday – Here a Cell, There a Cell Exploration. In this assignment students will build a plant and animal cell and discover how they are similar and different.

Friday – Students will continue to work on Research Project.

March 29

Lesson Plans: March 29th – April 2nd

Monday – Students will continue working on their “New Species Project.”

Tuesday – We will have a lesson over prokaryotic cells, and learn about its’ classification and features.

Wednesday – Bacteria Reproduction: Double Trouble Exploration.

Thursday & Friday – We will continue to review the characteristics of living things, and work on our research projects.

March 21

Lesson Plans: March 22nd – 26th

Monday – Introduce Unit 8: Classification of Living Things. Students’ will learn how scientists determine whether something is living, and how organisms live, grow, and respond to their environment.  We will also begin our Unit 8 vocabulary practice on

Tuesday – Students will work on “Is it Alive?” exploration assignment on Discovery.

Wednesday – We will begin our lesson on Cell Theory.  Students will learn the three tenets of cell theory, and the evidence that supports it.

Thursday & Friday – We will work on a Cell Theory Introduction assignment that will cover the three tenets of the cell theory as well as the history and discovery of cells.


March 8

Lesson Plans: March 8th – 12th

Monday – We will conclude Unit 7 with a lesson over the non-planetary objects in our Solar System including comets, asteroids, and meteors.

Tuesday – Students will work on their Unit 7 Test Review.  This will be due by Wednesday, March 10th.

Wednesday – We will grade our test review, and have a study activity for our test on Thursday. Bonus points given for getting review signed.

Thursday – Unit 7: Organization of the Solar System Test.

Friday – Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

February 28

Lesson Plans: March 1st – 5th

Monday – We will continue looking at the outer planets of our Solar System, and compare how they similar and different to the inner planets.

Tuesday – Our lesson will be over some of the defining characteristics of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.  We will also look at why Pluto is no longer a planet. There will be a 10 question practice assessment to conclude this lesson.

Wednesday & Thursday – 6th grade students will take the Math and Reading benchmark.


Friday – Students will learn about the Non-Planetary objects in our Solar System. We will look in detail at asteroids, comets, meteors, meteoroids, and meteorites. There will be a 10 question practice assessment to conclude this lesson.

February 20

Lesson Plans: February 22nd – 26th

Monday – We will finish testing our Skyscraper Projects and introduce Unit 7, Organization of the Solar System.

  • In this unit we will about the inner and outer planets of our solar system.  We will also take a look at some non-planetary objects located in our solar system
  • We will close this unit discussing ancient astronomy all the way to today and the future of space exploration.

Tuesday – We will take a look at the inner planets; Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars.  These planets each have rocky surfaces and known as the terrestrial planets.

Wednesday – We will look at a reading passage, Greetings from Mars and take a virtual voyage of the “Red” planet.

Thursday – We will look at the outer planets also known as the Gas Giants; Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Uranus. Students will learn about the planets gaseous, non-solid nature.

Friday – Students will be assigned the exploration, How Big is Big, to look at how big the planets and stars are by putting them side-by-side.  This will be a daily assignment with questions to go along with the interactive lab.