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Learning resources brought to you by Tucson Unified's Curriculum and Instruction

We've provided a rich selection of free, fun online learning sources in English language arts (ELA), math, science, and visual arts to supplement your learning. These are organized by grade level. Click the grade level for your child to get started!

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This page contains a "menu" of lessons and activities for this week's learning at home. You will find the objectives: the specific skills that your child will be able to do. Then you will find a selection of lessons and activities which help your child master those skills. If you run into technical issues or other difficulties with any of these, simply move on and choose another. These activities fit into the Sample Dailly Schedule.

Please keep the following in mind:

  • Your child DOES NOT have to complete all activities listed for each subject.
  • Activities have been identified to give your child choice and variety.
  • Your child's teacher may suggest other activities more appropriate for your child.

Questions?

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Middle School Science - Week Two

Printable Version - Week Two Learning Board (in PDF)

6th – 8th Grades Science

Week 2 April 6-10

 

Topic: Think Like a Scientist  

Science Objectives: Students will…  

students will engage in science practices, skills and mindsets that are required in science and help scientists to be successful  

Guided Questions to think about as you explore using Scientific Mindset strategies...  

  

Question what you observe and think: Why did this happen, how did this happen, and what if...?   

How could you investigate the topic to gain further information?  

Be skeptical and ask yourself “Does this make sense, why or why not?”.  

How could you obtain further evidence to support your learning?  What was your learning?  What resources could you use?  

Science Notebook  

Look around your surroundings.  What do you notice that you haven’t noticed before? What do you wonder? Why is it like that? You are now thinking like a scientist...record your noticing's, your questions, sketch what you see, jot down your thoughts.   

Before reading an article, choose a different Scientific Mindset Strategy (Guided Questions) for each article.   

Afterreading the article, share your new learnings with your family.  

 

Explore with an  open mindset  and ask:  Did any new learning change your  opinion(s) or result in new possible outcomes? How did your opinion change?  

Think creatively:  What are other possible outcomes or explanations based on evidence or prior knowledge?   

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