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Mystery Science Mini Lesson - How Deep Does the Ocean Go? (Fifth Grade)

Science is all around us. Let's get ready to learn something new today with Mystery Science! 1. Tap the and watch the video. Make sure to stop and think about the questions asked. 2. 🗣 Talk to your family member about what you learned about the depth of the ocean. How did people first try to measure the ocean? How do we do it now? What have they discovered about the ocean and how deep is it? 3. 📄 Fold a piece of paper in half, or draw a line down the middle of your paper in a journal. 4. ✏️ On one side, write down everything you learned about the ocean's depth and how scientists figured this out over time. On the other side, draw a diagram of the ocean and include the different types of features they mentioned (mountains, trenches) and at least one of the interesting animals in the deepest part of the ocean. 5. Tap the add button. 6. Tap the camera button to take a picture of your notes and diagram. 7. Tap the mic to record yourself explaining your thoughts and walk us through your diagram. What did you learn about the ocean that you didn't know before. If you could visit the deepest part of the ocean would you? Why or why not? 8. Tap the check to save. Family Extensions: - Build a model of the ocean floor with clay or found objects. - Create your own under water creature (drawing or model) - be sure to name it and make a list of it's features. How does it survive? What is it known for?

5th Grade, Science
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Students can enjoy powerful science activities while learning from home. Mystery Science mini-lessons are a way for students to explore science topics individually or with their families. Learning from home is a great time to encourage curiosity and build scientific thinking skills. You can find more lessons here: https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning. NGSS 5-ESS2 Earth’s Systems