The Science Lab
The Science Lab
In an effort to equip you, the parent, with some more tools to assist your child at home, I have included this page on my website. I hope this helps and I welcome your feedback. Thank you so much for your continued interest and support for your child and his or her learning. As always feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding Science or this web page.VARIABLESSome of the most important scientific concepts students learn are the result of their ability to see relationships between objects and events. Relationships always involve interactions, dependencies, and cause and effect. The Variables Module has various investigations that help students discover relationships through controlled experimentation. Students will fling, float, fly, and flip objects as they discover relationships in each investigation.
Below I have included links to the FOSS website. There are lots of great resources to be found on this site. If your student is absent, or you would like to see what the experiments look like, watch the teacher instructional VIDEOS, which are available for each investigation.
(Please click on the titles below to be redirected to the appropriate FOSSweb page.)
VIDEOS of investigations- Great review for students who may desire reinforcement for the investigation they have done in class.
Glossary of Vocabulary words for the Variables unit with definitions. Please find the vocabulary definitions for the two investigations attached in a file at the bottom of this page
Please look below for a module summary - This gives you a detailed insight into each of the investigations we perform in class (A great resource for you to understand what your child is doing in class. Especially for those I-Checks!) We will be doing Variables Investigations 1 and 2.
FOSS at Home Folio- FOSS offers a number of ways to get parents involved in their child's science education. The FOSS at Home Folio includes short descriptions of several ways to bridge from classroom to home.
Duplication Masters- If your child misplaces any notebook pages, you can encourage them to print out their own at home. Just click on this link.Variables Home/School connection description and PDF file- Below I have included a PDF file and a description of all the information you can find within that file to help support your child's learning at home.