Mrs. Price Mrs. Price
Welcome to Greenbeard Cove!

Welcome to Mrs. Price's Science class ~

     The Adventure Begins!!!   

  May 15-19

“You have brains in your head, You have feet in your shoes, You can steer yourself any direction you choose." - Dr. Seuss

Thank you all so much for the donations for FSA snacks!  The kiddos have enjoyed them!

Wish List items:  
Jolly Ranchers/Blow Pops
Small individually wrapped candies for the treasure box



Looking Ahead

May 15-19: Multicultural Arts Week
May 15: State Research Paper Due
May 19th State Brochure Project due


Building Rockets
State Research Page due


Building Rockets


Building Rockets


Building Rockets


Rocket Launch
State Brochure Due

 Science Vocabulary

Practice of Science - balance, centimeters (cm), graduated cylinder, hand lens, liters (L), mass, meniscus, milliliter (mL), observation, safety goggles, spring scale, stopwatch (timer), temperature, testable question, thermometer, volume, zero or calibrate a balance, accurate, appropriate, data, fact, interpret, measure, opinion, predict, support, various

Chapter 2: The Solar System - asteroid belt, asteroids, atmosphere, comets, dust, dwarf planet, emit, galaxy, gas, Hubble Telescope, inner planets, meteorites, meteoroid, meteors, Milky Way, moons, orbit, outer planets, space probe, star, telescope, universe, arm, belt, bulging, centimeters (cm), characteristics, compare, composition, contrast, diameter, elliptical, enormous, irregular, kilometers, meters (m), millimeters (mm), model, oval, pattern, presence, properties, rings, spiral, surface, times (greater), volume  

Chapter 3: Water on Earth & Chapter 4: Weather and Climate - air (barometric) pressure, air temperature, anemometer, aquifer, arctic, atmosphere, barometer, cirrus cloud, climate zone, condensation, coniferous, cumulonimbus cloud, cumulus cloud, deciduous, desert, elevation, evaporation, fog, gas, glaciers, grassland, ground water, hail, humidity, hygrometer, latitude, liquid, longitude, phase, polar, precipitation, precipitation, rain, rain gauge, reservoir, runoff, savannah, shoreline, sleet, snow, solid, state, stratus cloud, temperate, tropical, tundra, water reservoirs, water vapor, water cycle, wetland, wind gauge, wind speed, and wind vane.

Chapter 5: Properties of Matter - atom, chemical change, dissolve, gas, liquid, magnet, mass, matter, mixture, observation, physical change, solid, solution, state, stirring, substance, surface area, temperature, testable, texture, thermometer, trial, variable, volume, affect, affected, bulb, change, chart, color, composition, cube, data, evidence, filter, lost, observable, procedure, process, properties, property, replicable, replicate

Chapter 6: Energy - absorb, attract, attraction, bend (refract), chemical energy, circuit, conductor, electrical charge, electrical energy, energy, energy of motion, energy of position, heat, heat energy, insulator, light, loudness, mechanical energy, negative, pitch, positive, reflect, reflection, repel, repulsion, sound, source of energy, static electricity, stored energy, vibrate, vibration, behavior, bend, charge, contact, difference, faster, greater than, less than, material, motion, pluck, slower, source, uncharged, wind-up

Chapter 7: Forces and Motion - acceleration, balanced, combined force, contact force, force, friction, gravity, inertia, net force, non-contact force, uniform motion

Chapter 8: Structure and Function - bladder, brain, circulatory system, diaphragm, digestive system, excretory system, exoskeleton, heart, intestines, kidneys, lungs, muscles, muscular system, nervous system, organ, respiratory system, skeletal system, skeleton, skin, stomach, system, tissue, trachea

Chapter 9: Diversity - adaptation, competition, environment, extinct species, habitat, natural selection, succession

5th Grade Science Big Ideas:

(Please look in your child's Science Source Book for a complete description of these 5th Grade Science Big Ideas that will be covered this year in Science.)

Big Idea 1: The Practice of Science

Big Idea 2: The Characteristics of Science Knowledge

Big Idea 5: Earth in Space and Time

Big Idea 7: Earth Systems and Patterns

Big Idea 8: Properties of Matter

Big Idea 9: Change in Matter

Big Idea 10: Forms of Energy

Big Idea 11: Energy Transfer and Transformation

Big Idea 13: Forces and Changes in Motion

Big Idea 15: Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms

Big Idea 17: Interdependence 


Please know that I would love to hear from you ~ 

Email me at pricer2@duvalschools.org or call me at 992-6390 X 2008. Please note that it is nearly impossible for me to check my voicemail during the school day.  Email is my preferred method of communication. 

About Mrs. Price:  I grew up an Army brat, so while I don't call Jacksonville my hometown, I have lived here longer than any other place. I have three kiddos. Max is a new freshman at UF (which makes my house a house divided because my husband Scott is an FSU graduate) who will be studying Aerospace Engineering. Gracie is a junior at Fletcher High school.  She is a Varsity Cheerleader there.  Ellie is a freshman at Fletcher, and she is a JV Cheerleader and a Varsity diver. You can often find me at football games or swim meets, cheering on my girls!  I have two fur babies:  Summer is my chocolate lab, and Noley is a calico cat. In my free time, I love going to the beach, reading and working out.  


5th Grade - Chets Creek Elementary
Duval County
13200 Chets Creek Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32224
(904) 992-6390