Our Changing Earth
Mount St. Helens
2013 Grade 5
Field Study Web Page
Pictures from 2012
Click here to see Mt St Helens right now - live camera!
Current arthquake activity on
Mt. St. Helens
This website has “informative shorts”
that explain science concepts well.
RELATED NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE
STANDARDS INTRODUCED THIS TRIMESTER
Develop a model to describe that matter is made
of particles too small to be seen.
Measure and graph quantities to provide
evidence that regardless of the type of change that occurs when heating,
cooling, or mixing substances, the total weight of matter is conserved.
Make observations and measurements to identify
materials based on their properties. Boundary: Assessment does not
include density or distinguishing mass and weight.]
Develop a model using an example to describe ways
the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact. Boundary:
Assessment is limited to the interactions of two systems at a time.]
Describe and graph the amounts and percentages
of water and fresh water to provide evidence about the distribution of
water on Earth.
Students will study phenomenon
associated with plate tectonics.
The focus of the first unit of study
will be investigating the theory of
plate tectonics - particularly plate
boundaries. Since volcanoes are
predominately located on these
boundaries, we will then look at
different types of volcanoes in
preparation to go to Mt. St.
Helens on the grade 5 field
Tectonics - Watch these animations.
to the Center of the Earth
Moving Plate Animations
Rift Zone - (sea floor spreading)
Tectonic Plate Boundaries
View many more science
movies here including the
Mt. St. Helens
The amazing conclusion to this unit
is a four day expedition to our
closest active volcano, Mt. St Helens.
The 5th grade expedition teams will
circumnavigate the volcano and stop
at a variety of features.
to see how
(watch the plinian eruption movies)
Quiz your noodle game
will test your knowledge
A summary of what we learned in
Make your own volcano and
watch it erupt!
Plate moving skills
your own virtual dive on an axial volcano!
Interactive games, information, and more.
Interactive Web Links
for the WORLD right now.
Watch how the earth moves and
creates seismic waves.
a Virtual Building
A great way to test your
ability to build a
Try to beat the earthquake
before it hits!
Earn your own
Warning – requires careful measurement!
a Bridge Near a Fault
Design and test
to see if your bridge will survive a
6, 7, 8+ magnitude quake!
Read about Earthquakes and watch
Part of the Restless Earth series.
of an Earthquake
Hear what it sounds like in the Earth's
crust when an earthquake happens.
study of the Earth's landforms
includes plains, maintains and plateaus.
Over time, the water cycle, rivers, and
deposition of sediments alter the earth's
surface. In this unit, students will investigate
forces that create and erode land forms.
If time, we will read and design topographic
maps. The class will also investigate how
porous sediment is and examine sand
grains under a microscope.
Virtual tour of Caves.
of the World
Sand Grains as seen
through a microscope!
activity and terms.
river study site
Spent a long time on the river lab?
The Water Cycle Interactive
(An interactive journey of one H2O molecule)
Interactive Tests & Quizzes
Quizzes on Rock Cycle
Try all three!
HARD Rock Cycle Test
States of Matter
This unit will allow
students to explore solids, liquids,
gasses, and plasma. Each state of matter
has its own set of unique characteristics.
We will also explore how energy is
transferred in a variety of systems.
Matter Crossword Puzzle
the right State of Matter
terms in the correct places.
Read with your
partner about matter and the
states of matter. Take the quizzes at the end.
Click on "Next Stop Onsite Tour"
after reading each page.
Energy - What is it?
kids - an energy web site for you to learn...
Play these electrical safety games!