•  Energy Systems

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    Ahoy Mates! Let’s go exploring in the Land Down Under to assimilate ourselves to one of the largest non-manmade ecosystems. Once fifth graders have suited up with their water gear, they’ll go exploring deep into the ecosystem of a coral reef during their expedition. Students masquerade as an aquatic reef dweller, scan a sandy shoreline for debris, get exposed to coral specimen, have a microscopic opportunity and safeguard life on this virtual reef. Your students see, touch and illustrate specimen from the ocean during their investigative time. Preparations for this sea-fairing venture is best found in the programs Pre-visit packet, teamwork is required. Until then, bon voyage!

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     arrow animated Aligned Standards


    Next Generation Science Standards ( NGSS)  MCCRS- RELA & Math



    PE 5PS3-1 Use models to describe that energy in animals’ food,
     (used for body repair, growth, motion, and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the sun.
    DCI: LS1.C – Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms


    RELA – 

    RF4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension; 

    W6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.

    Mathematics – 

    M.6 Attend to Precision