Mr. Dittrich 4-5-6 Science


Hands-On - No Textbook
1.      Foster an attitude of inquiry. Teach students to think, be innovative, and collaborate with others.
2.      Instill a feeling for the nature and processes of science by emphasizing STEM project-based assignments.
3.    Learn a systematic approach to problem solving using the scientific method and practice process skills listed below.
4.      Develop an understanding of how science fits into the world around us, and apply what they learn to real-life situations.
5.     Incorportate STEM based activities that teach students problem solving using science, technology, engineering, and math.  
Science Process Skills Taught and Practiced
Observing                     Classifying                    Inferring                         Predicting                     Creating
Measuring                    Communicating             Hypothesizing               Making Models             Designing
Estimating                     Controlling Variables    Collecting Data             Charting/Graphing        Memorizing  
Interpreting Data           Drawing Conclusions   Sketching                       Researching                 Collaboration
Writing                           Listening                       Public Speaking            Time Management        Coding
Organization                 Brainstorming                Visualizing                      Reading                         Innovate                            Flow Diagrams             Note taking                    Test Preparation             Evaluate                       Technology 
Topics Covered in Science 2018-2019

Autust-September              STEM Projects and How to Write a Lab Report Experiments
September-October           Meteorology
 October-November           Digestive System
December                           Respiratory System                 
January                              SCIENCE FAIR PROJECTS BEGIN - Astronomy       
February – March              Astronomy & Earth Science
April                                    Circulatory System - local Science Fair April 3, 2019
May                                     STEM Projects - Regional Science Fair at Queeny Park first week in May
Long Term Projects 2018-2019

Science Fair - Two days each week in January and February
are devoted to science fair project tasks in the classroom.
4th Grade is optional for individuals (we will do a class project together)
5th Grade is required (can be done with a partner in class)
6th Grade is required and done individually(both in class and at home)