MSNucleus.org
  Math Science Nucleus/FUSD
Online Science Classes
Spring, 2023

Math Science Nucleus
4074 Eggers Drive, Fremont 94536
(msn@msnucleus.org
)   http://msnucleus.org

 Fremont Unified School District Teachers interested in participating in Online Science Classes for grades K-6 simply have to register and you will receive a Zoom meeting code to join the meeting.  You can then give that code to  your students if they are home or if in class use it to project or individual students.  These classes are sanctioned by FUSD.  Contact  Marcia Russell <mrussell@fusdk12.net> at the district if you have any questions.   If you are having trouble with registration please contact Hagos at hagos@msnucleus.org.  The presentations go through the key points and even have worksheets (which will be put on this page before the presentation) that you can have your students print out and create.  Our technique is more "minds-on" since we cannot do hands-on with them.
Kindergarten (morning)
Apil 25, Tuesday
10:30 am- 11:15 am

WEATHER PATTERNS 
Guiding Questions

What is the weather like today and how it is different from yesterday?
     Can I predict tomorrow’s weather?   What happens when the Sun shines on different objects?     How can I protect myself from the sunlight?  What is severe weather?
NGSS Standards

K-ESS2-1. Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time. K-PS3-1. Make observations to determine the effect of sunlight on Earth’s surface. K-PS3-2. Use tools and materials provided to design and build a structure that will reduce the warming effect of sunlight on Earth’s surface.* K-ESS3-2. Ask questions to obtain information about the purpose of weather forecasting to prepare for, and respond to, severe weather.
WORKSHEETS:
Cloud Chart
Water Cycle Wheel
Water Molecule

Kindergarten (afternoon) April 25, Tuesday
2 -2:45 pm

WEATHER PATTERNS 
Guiding Questions

What is the weather like today and how it is different from yesterday?
     Can I predict tomorrow’s weather?   What happens when the Sun shines on different objects?     How can I protect myself from the sunlight?  What is severe weather?
NGSS Standards

K-ESS2-1. Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time. K-PS3-1. Make observations to determine the effect of sunlight on Earth’s surface. K-PS3-2. Use tools and materials provided to design and build a structure that will reduce the warming effect of sunlight on Earth’s surface.* K-ESS3-2. Ask questions to obtain information about the purpose of weather forecasting to prepare for, and respond to, severe weather.
WORKSHEETS:
Cloud Chart
Water Cycle Wheel
Water Molecule

First Grade
April 20, Thursday
10:00-11:00 am
                         
SPINNING EARTH IN SPACE
Guiding Questions
What objects are in the sky and how do they seem to move? When will the Sun set tomorrow?  How does the Moon’s appearance change over each month?
NGSS
1-ESS1-1. Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted. 1-ESS1-2. Make observations at different times of year to relate the amount of daylight to the time of year.
WORKSHEET:
Moon bookmark
Second Grade
April 27,Thursday
10:00-11:00 am
LANDSCAPE CHANGES
Guiding Questions
:
What evidence do natural processes leave behind as they shape the Earth?
How do the material properties of rocks affect what happens to them in landscapes?
NGSS
2
-ESS1-1. Use information from several sources to provide evidence that Earth events can occur quickly or slowly. 2-ESS2-1. Compare multiple solutions designed to slow or prevent wind or water from changing the shape of the land.*K-2- ETS1-2. Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem
WORKSHEET:
Shaping surface of Earth
Third Grade
May 4, Thurs
10 - 11 am
OHLONE CULTURE AND CERAMONIES
Guiding Questions:
How did the Ohlone live and prosper for thousands of years? What did they eat? How did they build their homes? What plant could be used for food and musical instruments?
Social Studies
The Ohlones would gather food.  They used the native plants like coast live oak to eat acorns; tules to make boats and homes; and elderberry to make food and musical instruments.Students will learn about the native vegetation that allowed them to live and prosper for thousands of years and some of their ceramonies which food would be part of a celebration.
Worksheets:
Headband
Fourth Grade
May 9, Tuesday
10:15-11:15 am

SCULPTING LANDSCAPES
Guiding Questions
 
How do water, ice, wind, and vegetation sculpt landscapes? What factors affect how quickly landscapes change? How are landscape changes recorded by layers of rocks and fossils? How can people minimize the effects of changing landscape on property while still protecting the environment?
NGSS
4-ESS1-1. Identify evidence from patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers to support an explanation for changes in a landscape over time.4-ESS2-1. Make observations and/or measurements to provide evidence of the effects of weathering or the rate of erosion by water, ice, wind, or vegetation.4-ESS2-2. Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth’s features.4-ESS3-2. Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans.*
WORKSHEET:
Fault paper model
Fifth Grade
May 11, Thursday
10:15-11:15 am
PATTERNS IN THE NIGHT TIME SKY
Guiding Questions
How far away are the stars?How can we tell? What trends and patterns are there in the movement of the Sun and stars?
NGSS5-PS2-1. Support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is directed down. (Sample Assessment and Answer Key)5-ESS1-1. Support an argument that the apparent brightness of the sun and stars is due to their relative distances from the Earth.5-ESS1-2. Represent data in graphical displays to reveal patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky
WORKSHEET:
Star Finder
Ursa Dial
 Sixth Grade
May 16, Tuesday
10:15-11:15 am
CLIMATE CHANGE AND FOSSILS
Guiding Questions
What was fremont like during the ice age? How do we know what animals lived here?
NGSS
ESS1.C: The History of Planet Earth The geologic time scale interpreted from rock strata provides a way to organize Earth’s history. Analyses of rock strata and the fossil record provide only relative dates, not an absolute scale. (MS-ESS1-4)
Worksheets:
horse worksheets
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for more information on classes

Joyce Blueford  (blueford@msnucleus.org
)

registration problems?
Hagos (510)790-6284  or hagos@msnucleus.org


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