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Miranda  Williams
5th Grade Science/Social Studies
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Mrs.Williams' 5th Grade

Science/Social Studies Class

Send in your BOX TOPS by 02.22.19

Earth and Space Unit Test 02.20.19

"Hidden Figures" movie viewing 02.21-02.22.19


Class participation, organization, studying daily & reviewing previous units are keys to your success!


Students will explore:

Earth & Space

  • Why do we have Day and Night (Earth's rotation on its axis)
  • Why do we have seasons (Earth's tilt on its axis and revolution around the Sun)
  • Earth-centered Astronmers (Aristotle and Ptolemy)
  • Sun-centered Astronmers (Copernicus and Galileo)
  • Constellations (Winter and Summer)
  • Moon Phases (new moon, waxing cresent, 1st quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, last quarter, waning crescent) (Every 29.5 days)
  • The Sun (center of our solar system; the birightest star because its the closest to Earth)
  • Planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune) (Pluto is a dwarf planet)





Axis- The imaginary line that runs throught the center of the Earth from North Pole to the South Pole.

Rotate- Earth spins on its axis, making a complete rotation every 24 hours creating day and night. (counter clockwise)

Equator- Earth is divided into two hemispheres by this imaginary line seperating the Northern hemisphere from the Southern hemisphere

Revolving- the motion of Earth around the sun every 365.25 days/one year. 

Orbit- the path the Earth takes as it revolves around the sun

Waning- a moon that appears to be getting smaller each day

Waxing- a moon that appears to be getting larger each day 

Solar Eclipse-  occurs when the moon passes directly between the sun and Earth, which casts a shadow on Earth

Lunar Eclipse- occurs when the Earth passes directly between the sun and the moon, which cast a shadow on the moon


Units to Review

As the year progress students will be responsible for reviewing previous units for questions on test



Ways to Review:

Create quizzes or play already created quizzes @ 

Watch youtube vidoes of our units:

crash course;sci show kids; science max

create flashcards from vocabulary 

African American Inventors

Black History Month 

President's Day/Founding Fathers




  • You may reach me via email at  or Remind101
  • All transportation changes must be made in writing. I can not accept transportation changes via phone, text or email. 
  • Our lunch time is 11:10A you're welcome to come eat lunch with them just remember to check in at front office.
  • Students may bring a small snack & water (only) for morning snack