FOURTH GRADE

Schedule Room 208

Tuesday @ 8:15, Wednesday @ 9:15, Thurs. @ 9:15

Schedule Room 210

Tuesday @ 10:30, Wednesday @ 8:15, Thurs. @ 10:30

Schedule Room 220

Tuesday @ 9:15, Wednesday @ 10:30, Thurs. @ 8:15

 

CLASS 1 - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2016

 

Science Disciplines

Students will become exposed to a variety of science disciplines.

 

CLASS 3 - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2016

 

Construction of Lego Mindstorms Robot
Students will build a base model (Riley Rover) in order to start learning the programming and make their robot perform certain tasks.

 

CLASS 5 - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016

 

Programming of Lego Mindstorms Robot on Ocean Mat - Action Blocks

Students will learn to make the robot move in different ways my using the various Action Blocks.

Challenge 2: Starting from Black Island, the robot must roll as close to the turtle as possible without rolling over it. You must find the right number of rotations without using a sensor.

 

CLASS 6 - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016

 

Programming of Lego Mindstorms Robot on Ocean Mat - Action Blocks

Students will learn to make the robot move in different ways my using the various Action Blocks.

Challenge 3: Starting from Black Island, the robot must roll north for a distance of at least 6 rotations, then turn around and return to the starting point.

 

CLASS 7 - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2016

 

Construction of Lego Mindstorms Robot
Students will build an addition to the front of their base model (Riley Rover) in order to pick up (push) different items on the Ocean Mat.

Programming of Lego Mindstorms Robot on Ocean Mat - Action Blocks

Students will learn to make the robot move in different ways my using the various Action Blocks.

Challenge 4: Starting from the port, the robot must go and pick up (push) the salmon and carry it up the river to the spawning grounds. 

 

CLASS 8 - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2016

 

Programming of Lego Mindstorms Robot on Ocean Mat - Action Blocks

Students will learn to make the robot move in different ways my using the various Action Blocks.

Continuing Challenge 4: Starting from the port, the robot must go and pick up (push) the salmon and carry it up the river to the spawning grounds. 

 

CLASS 9 - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016

 

Programming of Lego Mindstorms Robot on Ocean Mat - Action Blocks, Flow Blocks and Sensor Blocks

Students will build the colour/ultrasonic sensor attachment and will learn to make the robot react when detecting speceific colours, using the colour sensor with the wait block.

Challenge 5: Starting from the port, the robot must detect a contaminated zone (shown as a colour on the mat). Once it has reached the zone, the robot must stop and activate it's red light.

CLASS 10 - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

 

Programming of Lego Mindstorms Robot on Ocean Mat - Action Blocks, Flow Blocks and Sensor Blocks

Students will learn to make the robot follow a black line, using the colour sensor with the switch block.

Challenge 6: Starting from the lighthouse, the robot must follow a black line to reach the finishing zone.

 

CLASS 11 - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2016

 

Programming of Lego Mindstorms Robot on Ocean Mat - Action Blocks, Flow Blocks and Sensor Blocks

Completing Challenge 5 and Challenge 6.

CLASS 12 - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016

 

Programming of Lego Mindstorms Robot on Ocean Mat - Action Blocks, Flow Blocks and Sensor Blocks

Students will learn to make the robot detect and avoid objects, using the ultrasonic sensor with the wait block.

Challenge 7: Starting from the Black Island, the robot must avoid the Buoys (pop cans) and travel to the waste removal vessel.

 

CLASS 13 - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

 

Programming of Lego Mindstorms Robot on Ocean Mat - Action Blocks, Flow Blocks and Sensor Blocks

Students will learn to make the robot react using the colour sensor and the ultrasonic sensor.

Challenge 8: Starting from the Black Island, the robot must avoid the Buoys (pop cans) and travel to the spawning grounds, where the robot must stop (shown as a colour on the mat). Once it has reached the spawning grounds, the robot must stop and activate it's red light.

 

CLASS 14 - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2016

 

Programming of Lego Mindstorms Robot on Ocean Mat - Action Blocks, Flow Blocks and Sensor Blocks

Students will learn to make the robot react using the colour sensor and the ultrasonic sensor.

Completing Challenge 8: Starting from the Black Island, the robot must avoid the Buoys (pop cans) and travel to the spawning grounds, where the robot must stop (shown as a colour on the mat). Once it has reached the spawning grounds, the robot must stop and activate it's red light.

TEST - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6 (Lego Mindstorms Programming)

CLASS 2 - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016

 

Completing Science Disciplines

Students will become exposed to a variety of science disciplines.

 

CLASS 4 - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2016

 

Completing Construction of Lego Mindstorms Robot
Students will build a base model (Riley Rover) in order to start learning the programming and make their robot perform certain tasks.

Programming of Lego Mindstorms Robot on Ocean Mat - Action Blocks

Students will learn to make the robot move in different ways my using the various Action Blocks.

Challenge 1: Starting from Black Island, the robot must roll north for a distance of 6 rotations.

 

CLASS 15 - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2016

Unit 1.1: Our Skeletal System p.2-3

Objective: Identify the main parts of our skeletal system and their functions.

Activity 1.1: Bony Fun p.1

Aim: To put together the different parts of a skeleton

TEST - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6 (Lego Mindstorms Programming)

CLASS 16 - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2016

Class review of Lego Mindstorms Programming

Continuing Unit 1.1: Our Skeletal System p.2-3

Objective: Identify the main parts of our skeletal system and their functions.

Continuing Activity 1.1: Bony Fun p.1

Aim: To put together the different parts of a skeleton

TEST - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6 (Lego Mindstorms Programming)

 

CLASS 17 - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2016

Lego Mindstorms Programming TEST

Continuing Activity 1.1: Bony Fun p.1

Aim: To put together the different parts of a skeleton

 

CLASS 19 - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2016

Unit 1.2: Our Muscular System p.4-5

Objective: Identify the main parts of our muscular system and their functions, decribe how muscles are attached to bones and explain how our skeletal and muscular systems work together.

Activity 1.2: Muscle Puzzle p.2-3

Aim: To relate the different actions we carry out to our muscular system

Unit 1.3: Caring for Our Skeletal and Muscular Systems p.6-7

Objective: Explain how to care for our skeletal and muscular systems.

Activity 1.3: Working Together to Achieve Movement p.4-5

Aim: To understand the role of our skeletal and muscular systems in movement

BRING FAVOURITE CEREAL (EMPTY BOX) WITH PRODUCT LABEL ON SIDE

 

CLASS 23 - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2016

Review Unit 1: Our Body Systems (handout 1)

At A Glance Flow Chart p.14 Science Glossary p.16

HW: REVIEW FOR TEST - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26 (Unit 1: Our Body Systems)

HW: Unit 1 Self-Check (handout)

BRING FAVOURITE CEREAL (EMPTY BOX) WITH PRODUCT LABEL ON SIDE

CLASS 24 - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2016

Review Unit 1: Our Body Systems (handout 2)

HW: REVIEW FOR TEST - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26 (Unit 1: Our Body Systems)

BRING FAVOURITE CEREAL (EMPTY BOX) WITH PRODUCT LABEL ON SIDE

 

CLASS 27 - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016

Explore: Read the product label on your favourite cereal. What information do you get about the food product?

Unit 2.2: Product Labels p.22-23

Objective: Know how to read product labels and follow precautionary measures indicated on the product labels.

Activity 2.2: Product Labels p.13-14

Aim: To choose between two brands of cereal by comparing their product labels

Unit 2.3: Effects of Food Additives on Our Health p.24

Objective: Understand the effects of food additives on our health.

CLASS 25 - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016

Unit 1: Our Body Systems TEST

Unit 2.1: Different People, Different Diets p.18-21

Objective: Understand that nutritional requirements vary with age, gender, body weight and everyday activities.

BRING FAVOURITE CEREAL (EMPTY BOX) WITH PRODUCT LABEL ON SIDE

CLASS 28 - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2016

Returning Unit 1: Our Body Systems Test

Review Unit 2: A Healthy Diet

At A Glance Flow Chart p.25 Science Glossary p.26

Unit 3.1: Cells p.28-29

Objective: Understand that a cell is the smallest unit of life and that all living things are made up of cells.

Explore: Observe different organisms using a microscope.

HW: Unit 2 Self-Check (handout)

CLASS 29 - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2016

Unit 3.2: Unicellular Orginisms p.30 and Unit 3.3: Multicellular Organisms p.31

Objective: Recognize that some living things are unicellular while others are multicellular.

Activity 3.1: Unicellular and Multicellular Living Things p.15-16

Aim: To defferentiate between unicellular organisms and cells that are part of a multicellular organism

Review Unit 3: Cells

At A Glance Flow Chart p.32 Science Glossary p.32

HW: Unit 3 Self-Check (handout)

HW: REVIEW FOR TEST - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10 (Unit 2: A Healthy Diet and Unit 3: Cells)

CLASS 30 - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2016

Review of Unit 2: A Healthy Diet and Unit 3: Cells

Unit 4.1: The Need To Classify Animals p.34 and Unit 4.2: Invertebrates and Vertebrates p.35

Objective: Understand that the variety of animals makes it important for us to identify and assign them into groups. Classify animals as vertebrates and invertebrates.

Unit 4.3: Mammals p.36-37 and Unit 4.4: Birds p.38-39

Objective: Identify mammals, birds and their characteristics.

Activity 4.1: Mammals p.17-18

Aim: To identify the differences between mammals and other animals

Activity 4.2: Birds p.19-20 and Activity 4.3: Bats and Birds p.21-22

Aim: To recognize the part of a bird that allows it to fly and to find out if a bat is a bird

HW: REVIEW FOR TEST - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10 (Unit 2: A Healthy Diet and Unit 3: Cells)

 

CLASS 31 - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016

Unit 4.5: Fish p.40-41, Unit 4.6: Amphibians p.42-43 and Reptiles P.44-45

Objective: Identify fish, amphibians, reptiles and their characteristics.

Activity 4.4: Something Fishy p.23-24

Aim: To study the functions of the different parts of a fish

Activity 4.5: Little Mermaid p.25-26

Aim: To infer whether a mermaid is a mammal or a fish

HW: REVIEW FOR TEST - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10 (Unit 2: A Healthy Diet and Unit 3: Cells)

 

CLASS 32 - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016

Unit 2: A Healthy Diet and Unit 3: Cells TEST

Unit 4.8: Comparing Mammals, Birds, Fish, Amphibians and Reptiles p.46

Objective: Compare the common characteristics of the different groups of vertebrates

Review Unit 4: Vertebrates

At A Glance Flow Chart p.47 Science Glossary p.48

HW: Unit 4 Self-Check (handout)

 

CLASS 33 - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2016

Unit 5.1: The Importance of Classifying Plants p.50

Objective: Recognize different kinds of plants. Understand that the variety of plants makes it important to identify and assign them into groups.

Activity 5.1: Amazing Trees p.27-28

Aim: To observe trees in the school compound (if they still have leaves)

CLASS 20 - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2016

Returning Lego Mindstorms Programming Test

Boning Up on Your Skeleton Crossword (handout)

Unit 1.4: Our Digestive System p.8-9

Objective: Identify the main parts of our digestive system and their functions and explain the path of food in the digestive system.

HW: COMPLETE BONING UP ON YOUR SKELETON CROSSWORD (HANDOUT)

BRING FAVOURITE CEREAL (EMPTY BOX) WITH PRODUCT LABEL ON SIDE

 

CLASS 18 - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2016

Completing Activity 1.1: Bony Fun p.1

Aim: To put together the different parts of a skeleton

BRING FAVOURITE CEREAL (EMPTY BOX) WITH PRODUCT LABEL ON SIDE

 

CLASS 21 - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016

Activity 1.4: Chewing and Swallowing p.6-7

Aim: To investigate how our mouth helps in digestion

Activity 1.5: It Takes Guts p.8

Aim: To understand the path of food through the different parts of our digestive system

Unit 1.5: Caring for Our Digestive System p.10-13

Objective: Recognize health habits related to the digestive system.

Activity 1.6: Caring for Our Digestive System p.9-10

Aim: To understand the importance of healthy eating habits

BRING FAVOURITE CEREAL (EMPTY BOX) WITH PRODUCT LABEL ON SIDE

PRACTICE FOR CARIBOU MATH CONTEST @ WWW.CARIBOUTESTS.COM - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19

(for students who have opted to write the contest)

 

CLASS 22 - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2016

Let's Talk Science McGill Presentations

Bone Zone Activity

HW: REVIEW FOR TEST - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26 (Unit 1: Our Body Systems)

BRING FAVOURITE CEREAL (EMPTY BOX) WITH PRODUCT LABEL ON SIDE

CLASS 26 - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2016

Unit 2.1: Different People, Different Diets p.18-21

Objective: Understand that nutritional requirements vary with age, gender, body weight and everyday activities.

Activity 2.1: Plan A Menu p.11-12

Aim: To plan a healthy menu according to nutritional requirements

BRING FAVOURITE CEREAL (EMPTY BOX) WITH PRODUCT LABEL ON SIDE

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