Webquest on Solar System:
Weather and Water Cycle
- Students will learn the forms of weather such as snow, sleet, hail, rain, tornados, hurricanes, etc.
- Students will be introduced to the Water Cycle. They will learn terminology such as: evaporation, condensation, and precipitation. Students will understand that the water cycle process is ongoing.
- Students will be introduced to the three states of matter: solids, liquids, and gas.
Students will understand the characteristics of each.
Home activity: Ask your child to identify different things as a solid, liquid, or gas.
Life Cycles: Animals/ Habitats
- Students will learn the term habitat and the many different types of habitats that are found worldwide. Examples: grassland, ocean, rainforest, etc.
- Students will learn key terms such as camouflage, adaptations, predator, prey, omnivore, carnivore, and herbivore.
- Students will work with different animal life cycles.
- Students will review parts of a plant from first grade.
Home activity: As you work with your child, try naming a habitat and asking your child to name and describe animals that live there. You might also make flash cards of key terms and use the cards in a game of Concentration.
- Students will learn about the planets in our solar system, including: names, order, and planet facts.
- Students will learn about the moon and its phases.
- Students will learn the terms and understand the concepts of rotation and revolution.
Home activity: Ask your child to name the planets in order. Ask your child to use objects/toys to show rotation and revolution.
Health and the Human Body
- Students will be able to name the parts and understand the functions of the human body.
- Students will learn to identify healthy habits.
- Students will be exposed to themes such as: Body Safe, Self-Esteem, Bullying, etc.
Home activity: As your child is involved in various activities, ask him/her which body part is being used. Example: eating = mouth, stomach; running = muscles, lungs; homework = brain, muscles, hands. To work on self-esteem, you might ask your child to create a self-portrait and write positive words that describe the self-portrait.