• Rinestine Family  
    Ashlee Rinestine
    4th and 5th Grade Science
    Sunnyv
    ale Intermediate School
    Yellow Pod Upstairs
    E-mail:  ashlee.rinestine@sunnyvaleisd.com
    Phone:  972-203-8406
     
      
  • March 16th-20th:

    Notes and Reminders:

    No school this week!  Please be looking on Google Classroom, Class Dojo, and this page for updates and information regarding lessons, activities, and more. 

    Science Day-by-Day:

    We are beginning our unit on Life Science!  Yay!  We are continuing to work on our Zoo ELU, so you can research at home and be ready to work in groups when we return to school.  I have also sent an assignment through Google Classroom for you to be working on this week.  You can also log into Education Galaxy and practice your areas of need/topics of study there.  :-)

     

     

    Science TEKS:

    4th grade:

    (9) Organisms and environments. The student knows and understands that living organisms within an ecosystem interact with one another and with their environment. The student is expected to:

    (A) investigate that most producers need sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide to make their own food, while consumers are dependent on other organisms for food; and

    (B) describe the flow of energy through food webs, beginning with the Sun, and predict how changes in the ecosystem affect the food web.

    (10) Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms undergo similar life processes and have structures and behaviors that help them survive within their environment. The student is expected to:

    (A) explore how structures and functions enable organisms to survive in their environment;

    (B) explore and describe examples of traits that are inherited from parents to offspring such as eye color and shapes of leaves and behaviors that are learned such as reading a book and a wolf pack teaching their pups to hunt effectively; and

    (C) explore, illustrate, and compare life cycles in living organisms such as beetles, crickets, radishes, or lima beans.

     

    5th Grade:  

    (9) Organisms and environments. The student knows that there are relationships, systems, and cycles within environments. The student is expected to:

    (A) observe the way organisms live and survive in their ecosystem by interacting with the living and nonliving components;

    (B) describe the flow of energy within a food web, including the roles of the Sun, producers, consumers, and decomposers;

    (C) predict the effects of changes in ecosystems caused by living organisms, including humans, such as the overpopulation of grazers or the building of highways; and

    (D) identify fossils as evidence of past living organisms and the nature of the environments at the time using models.

    (10) Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms have structures and behaviors that help them survive within their environments. The student is expected to:

    (A) compare the structures and functions of different species that help them live and survive in a specific environment such as hooves on prairie animals or webbed feet in aquatic animals; and

    (B) differentiate between inherited traits of plants and animals such as spines on a cactus or shape of a beak and learned behaviors such as an animal learning tricks or a child riding a bicycle.

    Important information on how to log into Discovery Education from home:
    Use login with Google. The easiest way would be:
    1. Go to launchpad.classlink.com/sunnyvaleisd 
    2. Login to your google account like a Chromebook. You’ll have to type the@sunnyvaleisd.net part though. 
    3. Then click the discovery ed link and login with google. 

    Let me know if you are having trouble! I will try my best to help! :-)

     

     

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