Science 5 Part 2

Course Description:

In Science 5 Part 2, students will continue their journey through the wonderful world of scientific learning. Through interactive and stimulating lessons, students will discover fun facts about the atmosphere, Earth’s systems, the solar system, types of matter, and different forms of energy. The utilization of hands-on activities, videos, games, and animations will further engage and challenge students. Science 5 is considered the base foundation of scientific learning by introducing students to the main concepts of the world of science. As students continue their quests as scientific investigators, they will partake in many educational trips with the assistance of three fun-loving characters: Tiny the Elephant, Doris the Giraffe, and Chippie the Beaver. Students will travel through the scientific concepts, eager to learn more. This course includes online lessons, textbook reading, and a science kit.

Course Details:

Course Title (District): Science 5 Part 2
Course Title (NCES SCED) : Science (grade 5)
Course Provider : Berrien Springs Public Schools
Content Provided By : Lincoln Learning Solutions
Online Instructor Provided By : Lincoln Learning Solutions
Standards Addressed :
Academic Terms : Semester
NCES SCED Code :
Subject Area : Life and Physical Sciences
Course Identifier : Science (grade 5)
Course Level : Elem/Middle School (Prior to Secondary)
Available Credit : 0.5
Sequence : 2 of 2

How To Enroll:

Enrollment Website : https://www.berrienspringsvirtualacademy.com
Email : [email protected]
Phone : 810.591.4401

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Additional Course Information:

Additional Cost Description:

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Unit 1 This unit will introduce student to the exciting aspects of our planet and the universe. Students will begin to understand what causes the changes in weather and how the alignment of the Earth, in comparison to its surroundings, creates fascinating effects here on the Earth. Essential Content and Skills The learner will: Investigate the link between Earth’s features and climates. Discover how the relationship of Earth, Sun, and Moon cause day, night, and the seasons. Explore the physical characterisitics of the planets and stars in our solar system. Unit 2 This unit will introduce students to the different stages of matter after presenting them with the periodic table. Students will understand the concepts of elements and how these elements make up much of the world around them! Essential Content and Skills The learner will: Recognize that the atom is the basic unit of matter. Understand that a chemical change causes a change in the characteristics of matter, while physical change does not. Recognize that matter exists in three states: solids, liquids, and gases. Unit 3 This unit will investigate the ideas of motion, force, and energy. Students will discover more about the world around them, like how sounds are made and the properties of light. Essential Content and Skills The learner will: Observe the effects of forces and objects’ motions. Recognize magnetism as a force between magnets and magnetic objects. Recognize that there are different forms of energy, that waves move energy forward and that light is formed through energy as well. Unit 4 This unit will help students understand thermal energy and how electricity is produced. Students will investigate electric currents and the uses of electricity in today’s world! Essential Content and Skills The learner will: Recognize that thermal energy can be transferred through matter. Compare different types of electricity. Understand how often people use electricity and how important it is to human life.

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Academic Content Standards and Assessments Rating Comments
The goals and objectives clearly state what the participants will know or be able to do at the end of the course. The goals and objectives are measurable in multiple ways. Pilot: Review Pending
The course content and assignments are aligned with the state’s content standards, Common Core curriculum, or other accepted content standards set for Advanced Placement® courses, technology, computer science, or other courses whose content is not included in the state standards. Pilot: Review Pending
The course content and assignments are of sufficient rigor, depth and breadth to teach the standards being addressed. Pilot: Review Pending
Information literacy and communication skills are incorporated and taught as an integral part of the curriculum. Pilot: Review Pending
Multiple learning resources and materials to increase student success are available to students before the course begins. Pilot: Review Pending
Course Overview and Introduction Rating Comments
Clear, complete course overview and syllabus are included in the course. Pilot: Review Pending
Course requirements are consistent with course goals, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated. Pilot: Review Pending
Information is provided to students, parents and mentors on how to communicate with the online instructor and course provider. Pilot: Review Pending
Legal and Acceptable Use Policies Rating Comments
The course reflects multi-cultural education, and the content is accurate, current and free of bias or advertising. Pilot: Review Pending
Expectations for academic integrity, use of copyrighted materials, plagiarism and netiquette (Internet etiquette) regarding lesson activities, discussions, and e-mail communications are clearly stated. Pilot: Review Pending
Privacy policies are clearly stated. Pilot: Review Pending
Instructor Resources Rating Comments
Online instructor resources and notes are included. Pilot: Review Pending
Assessment and assignment answers and explanations are included. Pilot: Review Pending
Accessing Course Effectiveness Rating Comments
The course provider uses multiple ways of assessing course effectiveness. Pilot: Review Pending
The course is evaluated using a continuous improvement cycle for effectiveness and the findings used as a basis for improvement. Pilot: Review Pending
Course Updates Rating Comments
The course is updated periodically to ensure that the content is current. Pilot: Review Pending
Certification Rating Comments
Course instructors, whether faceto-face or virtual, are certificated and “highly qualified.” The online course teacher possesses a teaching credential from a state-licensing agency and is “highly qualified” as defined under ESEA. Pilot: Review Pending
Instructor and Student Support Rating Comments
Professional development about the online course delivery system is offered by the provider to assure effective use of the courseware and various instructional media available. Pilot: Review Pending
The course provider offers technical support and course management assistance to students, the course instructor, and the school coordinator. Pilot: Review Pending
Course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, have been provided professional development in the behavioral, social, and when necessary, emotional, aspects of the learning environment. Pilot: Review Pending
Course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, receive instructor professional development, which includes the support and use of a variety of communication modes to stimulate student engagement online. Pilot: Review Pending
The provider assures that course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, are provided support, as needed, to ensure their effectiveness and success in meeting the needs of online students. Pilot: Review Pending
Students are offered an orientation for taking an online course before starting the coursework. Pilot: Review Pending
Instructional and Audience Analysis Rating Comments
Course design reflects a clear understanding of all students’ needs and incorporates varied ways to learn and master the curriculum. Pilot: Review Pending
Course, Unit and Lesson Design Rating Comments
The course is organized by units and lessons that fall into a logical sequence. Each unit and lesson includes an overview describing objectives, activities, assignments, assessments, and resources to provide multiple learning opportunities for students to master the content. Pilot: Review Pending
Instructional Strategies and Activities Rating Comments
The course instruction includes activities that engage students in active learning. Pilot: Review Pending
The course and course instructor provide students with multiple learning paths, based on student needs that engage students in a variety of ways. Pilot: Review Pending
The course provides opportunities for students to engage in higher-order thinking, critical reasoning activities and thinking in increasingly complex ways. Pilot: Review Pending
The course provides options for the instructor to adapt learning activities to accommodate students’ needs. Pilot: Review Pending
Readability levels, written language assignments and mathematical requirements are appropriate for the course content and grade-level expectations. Pilot: Review Pending
Communication and Interaction Rating Comments
The course design provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student interaction, including opportunities for timely and frequent feedback about student progress. Pilot: Review Pending
The course design includes explicit communication/activities (both before and during the first week of the course) that confirms whether students are engaged and are progressing through the course. The instructor will follow program guidelines to address non-responsive students. Pilot: Review Pending
The course provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student and student-student interaction to foster mastery and application of the material. Pilot: Review Pending
Resources and Materials Rating Comments
Students have access to resources that enrich the course content. Pilot: Review Pending
Evaluation Strategies Rating Comments
Student evaluation strategies are consistent with course goals and objectives, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated. Pilot: Review Pending
The course structure includes adequate and appropriate methods and procedures to assess students’ mastery of content. Pilot: Review Pending
Feedback Rating Comments
Ongoing, varied, and frequent assessments are conducted throughout the course to inform instruction. Pilot: Review Pending
Assessment strategies and tools make the student continuously aware of his/her progress in class and mastery of the content. Pilot: Review Pending
Assessment Resources and Materials Rating Comments
Assessment materials provide the instructor with the flexibility to assess students in a variety of ways. Pilot: Review Pending
Grading rubrics are provided to the instructor and may be shared with students. Pilot: Review Pending
The grading policy and practices are easy to understand. Pilot: Review Pending
Course Architecture Rating Comments
The course architecture permits the online instructor to add content, activities and assessments to extend learning opportunities. Pilot: Review Pending
The course accommodates multiple school calendars; e.g., block, 4X4 and traditional schedules. Pilot: Review Pending
User Interface Rating Comments
Clear and consistent navigation is present throughout the course. Pilot: Review Pending
Rich media are provided in multiple formats for ease of use and access in order to address diverse student needs. Pilot: Review Pending
Technology Requirements and Interoperability Rating Comments
All technology requirements (including hardware, browser, software, etc...) are specified. Pilot: Review Pending
Prerequisite skills in the use of technology are identified. Pilot: Review Pending
The course uses content-specific tools and software appropriately. Pilot: Review Pending
The course is designed to meet internationally recognized interoperability standards. Pilot: Review Pending
Copyright and licensing status, including permission to share where applicable, is clearly stated and easily found. Pilot: Review Pending
Accessibility Rating Comments
Course materials and activities are designed to provide appropriate access to all students. The course, developed with universal design principles in mind, conforms to the U.S. Section 504 and Section 508 provisions for electronic and information technology as well as the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility guidelines (WCAg 2.0). Pilot: Review Pending
Data Security Rating Comments
Student information remains confidential, as required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Pilot: Review Pending

Review Conducted By:

Unit 1: Essential Content and Skills Investigate the link between Earth’s features and climates. Identify the climates zones based on temperature. Classify the four patterns associated with clouds. Discover how the relationship of the Earth, Sun, and moon cause day, night, and seasons. Identify how changes in the weather occur. Explore the physical characteristics of the planets and stars in our solar system. Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills Recognize that the atom is the basic unit of matter. Examine the difference between chemical change and physical change in atoms. Recognize that matter exists in three states: solids, liquids, and gases. Form a basic understanding of the periodic table. Explore how elements make up much of the world around us. Unit 3: Essential Content and Skills Observe the effects of forces on an object’s motions. Examine motion, force, and energy. Distinguish between speed, velocity, and acceleration. Recognize magnetism as a force between magnets and magnetic objects. Identify the different forms of energy and how they are created. Unit 4: Essential Content and Skills Identify the difference between thermal and electrical energy. Recognize that thermal energy can be transferred through matter. Identify familiar conductors and insulators and understand their purpose. Compare different types of electricity. Explore the impact of electricity in daily life.

Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends Random Draw Date Enrollment Drop Date Course Starts Course Ends # of Seats Course Fee Potential Additional Costs
Semester 08/01/2024 08/23/2024 09/02/2024 08/26/2024 01/17/2025 30 $325
Semester 01/02/2025 01/17/2025 01/28/2025 01/21/2025 06/04/2025 30 $325
Semester 08/02/2023 08/23/2023 09/12/2023 08/29/2023 01/19/2024 30 $0
Semester 01/03/2024 01/17/2024 01/22/2024 06/05/2024 30 $0
Drop Policy Completion Policy Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends
Upon completion of the course, Berrien Springs Public Schools will award credit for the course for anyone with a grade D- or higher. This will be communicated back to the student's home district. Any student who does not complete the course will receive an F which will also be communicated back to the home district. Semester 08/01/2024 08/23/2024
Upon completion of the course, Berrien Springs Public Schools will award credit for the course for anyone with a grade D- or higher. This will be communicated back to the student's home district. Any student who does not complete the course will receive an F which will also be communicated back to the home district. Semester 01/02/2025 01/17/2025
Students will receive credit for completed courses with a 60% or higher. Semester 08/02/2023 08/23/2023
Students will receive credit for completed courses with a 60% or higher. Semester 01/03/2024 01/17/2024
Highly qualified teachers provide students with quality feedback to expand and support content understanding. Students can also utilize email, Teacher Office Hours, Announcements, and Discussion Boards to contact and interact with their teachers.

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