5th Grade Science
In 5th grade science we will have a lot of challenging material to cover. The broad areas we cover are:  Matter and Energy; Force, Motion, and Energy; Earth and Space, and finally Organisms and Environments.  These will be covered through hands on activities that we call labs.  We will also have several activities to help expose students to new vocabulary and problem solving strategies.  
Most weeks we will have weekly labs and quizzes.  Quiz questions are formatted similar to the STAAR.  Each six weeks there will be a lengthy six weeks test to assess how each student is progressing in 5th grade science curriculum.  Quizzes will be daily grades, six weeks tests will be major grades.  There will also be a long term project each six weeks that will be completed at home and  count as a major grade.  
If you have any questions, I would love to visit with you.  Please email me at stephanie.haass@nisd.us to set up a conference.  You can also call the front office and they will connect you to my voice mail.  I will call you back when students are not in the room.
Mrs. Haass