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Life Science Anchor Charts

It’s been a while since I posted some anchor charts, but I have been organizing my anchor chart posts and wanted to make a post just for life science.

We study how photosynthesis occurs on a larger scale.

Ecosystems are made up of communities, which are made up of communities, which are made up of populations, which are made up of a species of organisms.  Got it?  :)

Structural Adaptations
We discuss structural adaptations and their functions at length in 5th grade.

Comparing Structures and Functions of Different Species
This is a fun way to think about how tails can serve VERY different purposes depending on the environment and organism.  I recommend making this chart along with the read aloud, What

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Physical Science Anchor Charts

Here are a few more anchor charts for physical science from my science anchor charts series.
Electrical Energy can be converted into light energy, sound energy, and heat energy.

Constant Properties of Water
The Boiling Point of water is 100 degrees Celsius and the Freezing and Melting Point are 0 degrees Celsius.

Refraction is the bending of light as it passes from one substance to another.

Changes in Phases of Matter
While I don’t necessarily teach all of these changes to my 5th graders, I think it’s important to see the changes that occur in matter.

Measurement in Science
This anchor chart is great for all year long since we measure all the time!  I include length, mass, volume, and temperature.

States of Matter
This is a simpler version of the chart above that shows ALL of the changes.  This chart shows the phase changes that 5th graders are responsible for knowing.

Physical Properties of Matter
These are the physical properties that 5th graders are responsible in the TEKS.

Four vocabulary terms we focus on are mixture, solution, physical properties, and physical change.

Force and Motion Vocabulary
The vocabulary terms we focus on are push, pull, gravity, and friction.   Thank goodness they took inertia out…so abstract for 10 year olds!

Circuits and Electricity
These are four of the terms we work with during our electricity unit.

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Science Process Skills Anchor Charts

I’m continuing my Science Anchor Charts Series with anchor charts dealing with science process skills.
ICE: Ideas, Claims, Evidence Anchor Chart
This can be used when integrating informational text with science experiments.

Observations and Inferences Anchor Chart
This chart gives simple definitions of each, an example, and appropriate sentence stems to use.  I like to make my students use the “Because __, I infer ___” sentence when making inferences in science.  It takes a while, but they get more comfortable with scientific language.

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Earth Science Anchor Charts

Continuing my Science Anchor Charts Series, I have several new Earth Science charts for you.
Retention of Water by Soil Anchor Chart
Students so often have a hard time remembering what soil retaining water really means, even after experimenting with types of soil.  Get my Soil Stations Freebie to use along with this anchor chart.

Fossil Fuel Formation Anchor Chart
Understanding how fossil fuels are formed is a difficult concept because it takes so long and the changes are so enormous that it is difficult to model or even imagine.  This anchor chart will hopefully help bring your lessons together and help your students remember how coal is formed and types of fossil fuels.

Water Cycle
The water cycle is something students study every year it seems in elementary!  Here’s a chart with some basic vocab.

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Science Anchor Charts Series: Scientific Method

I’m starting a new series of blog posts devoted to science anchor charts.  I will post one or a few anchor charts that I love using for science.  I’m starting off with some anchor charts for the beginning of the school year.

Variables Anchor Chart: Independent, Dependent, Controlled
When starting experiments with your class, it is important to go over and review the terminology often with specific examples.  This is a chart that stays up most of the year.

Scientific Models Anchor Chart: Benefits and Common Limitations
This is another chart that stays up most of the year since we make so many models.  I think it’s so important to take that extra step after creating a model to identify the benefits and the limitations.  It’s a great, quick extension in science notebooks or a Think Pair Share. 

Measurement in Science
We refer to this all year as we measure, compare measurements, and convert measurements.

Testable Questions
Writing and asking a testable question is a really weird thing to teach.  It requires lots of examples and non-examples.  I love this chart to show what is expected.

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