Rudyard Kipling Elementary School

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Kipling Elementary School is a Chicago Public School educating students from Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Week 9-11-17 Science Explorations

5th - PS1-1 Science Standard  Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.

6th -MS-ESS2-1.Science Standard Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth’s materials and the flow of energy that drives this process.

5th /; 6th Grade Homework - Students this evening you are the expert share all you learned today in class about CER. You should study your notes and be prepared for a quiz. 

5th and 6th CER - Claim Evidence Reasoning

Next Generation Science Standards Scientific and Engineering Practices

Please be mindful that 6,7 and parts of 8 are connected to CER.

1. Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering)

2. Developing and using models

3. Planning and carrying out investigations

4. Analyzing and interpreting data

5. Using mathematics and computational thinking

6. Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)

7. Engaging in argument from evidence

8. Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

Directions - View the video and think about our discussion.

CER - Explanation

6th Grade / SN. Title: Continental Drift Nat Geo / Students viewed in class and placed notes in their SN (Science notebook). Please ask your student to show and share this information.

                 9-13-17   6th Grade - 6th -MS-ESS2-1 / Homework

Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth’s materials and the flow of energy that drives this process.

Room 119 Homework Due Thursday 9-14-17 - You will use your notes, text, and links to assist as you complete your poster. Reread pages 76-79

Create a poster that explains Wegener’s theory/ continental drift. All posters must include the following:

1.Identifiable information top left hand corner

2.A title that grabs the reader’s attention


4.Background information about Wegener

5.2 illustrations with captions

6.Explain Pangea

7.    5 “Did You Know” facts


9-15-17 6th Grade - Teacher and students reviewed the note taking format for room 115 - Science. This will assist in organizing the information in the text as they obtain a greater understanding of the information.

Note taking example. Students must follow the model to ensure clear and concise notes in their science notebook (SN). The title of the lesson belongs in the center of the page. Numbers represent the green/teal questions in bold in the text. Bulleted items are below with key details that support and answer the questions. Letters represent the red subheadings in bold text. Bulleted items belong underneath with key details that support that topic.

Title: The Theory of Plate Tectonics

  1. What is the theory of plate tectonics?

  • TPT / Earth’s plates are in slow, constant motion, driven by convection currents in the mantle

  • Divergent boundary / plates move apart

  • Convergent boundary / plates come together

  • Transform boundary / plates slip past each other

A. Mantle Convection and Plate Motions