General Science and Teaching

Looking for Lesson Ideas 5th Grade

Hi, I am a first semester student teacher looking for ideas for a science lesson.  I live in Houston, Texas and will be presenting to a 5th grade class in the HISD.  The lesson must meet Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills standards for the grade level.  It will be my first lesson to present in a science class, so I am looking for something that will not be too difficult!  I hope to find something that is engaging, hands on in some way, and should take 30 to 45 minutes.  Oh, the school I am placed at does not have resources beyond what you wold find in an average science class/lab.  So, I will have to pay for any extra resources/materials myself.  So, if it was cheap that would be great! Thanks so much for your input! Tracy

Tracy Galle
Tracy Galle
510 Activity Points

this is my email lorizhao0206@gmail.com, let me know if you need the information

Fei Zhao
fei zhao
190 Activity Points

Hi my name is Fei, I'm a student teacher in FBISD for 5th grade. The topic we are learning is ECOSYSTEM NOW and I have this great Buddle from teacherpayteacher if you need it just email me. In this Buddle, it included all the ACTIVITY, Reading – Learning Stations, vocabulary, and some fun worksheet for the TEKS of ECOSYSTEM. I also use this for my 5E lesson plan for my student teaching class too.
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Fei Zhao
fei zhao
190 Activity Points

Is there are particular area you are focusing on like habitats, force and motion, simple machines, weather/earth science, or anything in general? This time of year would be a good one to focus on weather. I'm not sure how diverse the weather is in Houston this time of year but I have done simple things such as observing the different types of clouds and drawing them in journals, comparing and contrasting clouds, make a prediction by the types of clouds there are currently...like will it rain later.. etc. I even made a cloud in a jar which is very easy to do. All you need is ice, hot water, a mason jar (or clear plastic jar which is safer), and hair spray. Here is one of many links I found: https://www.giftofcuriosity.com/weather-science-how-to-make-a-cloud-in-a-jar/

Brenda Velasco
Brenda Velasco
2060 Activity Points

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