Rudyard Kipling Elementary School

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

Science Explorations 2-19-18 5th/6th Graders

Dear Families, Remember students nightly homework is to share all they have learned in class. Please ask your child to share their SN = Science Notebook with you. You can review all they are learning in class, pose questions to your student, and have your student ask you questions. Engage in rich discussions this week. Thank you for your continued support. 

2-20-18 5th / 6th  Title: Cornell Notes

  1. How do you take notes for science class?

  2. How do you use these notes to increase your understanding of science material?

  3. Why is it important for you to take notes in class?

  4. What do you use your notes for outside of school?

  5. Does this improve your grades in my class and other classes?

Avid - Cornell Notes 12 min Video- 6th

Introduction to Cornell Notes 5 min

5th SGI - Determine the way in which you want to show your understandings. 5th Title: Ecosystem Energy

T1- Energy From Food - Compare and contrast the different kinds of consumers.

T2- Food Chains and Webs - Determine the main idea. Answer 1-2.

T3- Energy Pyramids- Make inferences from informational text. Explain how an energy pyramid shows the flow of energy in a food chain or food web.

T4- Systems Ecosystems / pages 198-202  Draw conclusions from informational text

5th Grade Standard - MS-LS2-2. Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems. 


6th Grade Standard-  MS-LS1-2. Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function. Text - Cells and Heredity pages 20-33. 

Instructional Resources: Technology is used to offer students additional resources in school and outside of school. It also serves as communication between myself and families. Students have opportunities to revisit information to increase understandings or check for clarity.

Cell Membrane – ck 12. Org

Animals Cells Structure & Functions Animation

Vocabulary Link

Chemical Compounds in Cells PPT

Elements and Compounds

Diffusion and Osmosis


2-22-18    MS-LS1-2. Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function. Define/ explain elements and compounds. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.1

Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Use your SWR all rules of writing apply.


SN-  Title: CC in Cells PPT =

Chemical Compounds in Cells

Directions- In your SN identify the key details and write them using a dash or bullet. You will find these key details will be helpful as you work on your anchor charts using Cornell Notes.

PPT]Chemical Compounds in Cells - Directions-