Roper Mountain Science Center e-Learning Live! (Grades 2-5)

Daniel Observatory


Join us for a virtual visit to Roper Mountain in this series of live, standards-based demonstrations specifically designed to support student learning in a virtual environment. Each quarter, multiple indicator-specific lessons aligned to the GCS pacing guide will be offered that not only provides subject-specific content, but can also assist students in practicing their inquiry skills.

To maintain proximity to the pacing guide, lessons for each grade level will change every few weeks. New lessons will be added each quarter. Teachers may register for each lesson offered for their grade level. These lessons are offered through Zoom.



Specifics include:

*please note: teachers are required to be logged in with their students

To register, please complete the following:

*please note: because this is a virtual session, there may be multiple classes attending at the same time with up to 250 participants per session

Deadline for registration is four days prior to the date of the session for which you are registering.

Because of our ticketing software, you may receive tickets by email. Please disregard them.

For questions about registration, contact Debbie Ogle at dogle@greenville.k12.sc.us.




2nd Grade

Wind

An air cannon launches your students into a program that will cover some weather tools and examine the surprising effects of wind. 2.E.2A.1, 2.E.2A.3
September 21, 22, 23, 24, 28 29, 30, October1
9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am


Severe Weather and Safety
A teaching tornado will draw students into a program that will cover severe weather events and safety. 2.E.2A.1, 2.E.2A.4
October 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22
9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am


Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Indigo
October 26, 27, 28, 29
9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am

 


UPCOMING 2ND GRADE LESSONS

Classifying Matter: Solids and Liquids
Discover the effects/changes of adding and removing heat on solids and liquids and why some changes are reversible and some are not.
October 27, 28, 29
November 2, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 23, 30
December 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16
January 5, 12, 13

Eli Whitney and Cotton
November 24
December 1, 2, 3

Harriet Tubman
January 12, 13, 14


3rd Grade

Matter: Physical Properties
Explore measurement and solids, liquids and gases through dry ice, unusual bubbles, and heavy balloons! 3.P.2A.1, 3.P.2A.2
September 21, 22, 23, 28, 29,30
9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am

Scots-Irish Settlers
Discover the geographic influences that led the Scots-Irish to settle in this area.
September 28, 29, 30, October 1
9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am

Changes In Matter

Experiment with matter-see hot and cold through our special camera as you determine how heat affects states of matter. 3.P.2A.2, 3.P.2A.3
October 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21
9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am


How We Use the Land
Students will explore how people interact with the land and natural resources, as well as, contrast the terms climate zones and biomes.
October 19, 20, 21, 22
9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am


 


UPCOMING 3RD GRADE LESSONS

Electrical Circuits
October 28
November 2, 4, 10, 16, 17, 18, 23

Magnetism & Electromagnets
November 30
December 1, 7, 8, 9, 15, 16
January 4, 5, 11, 12, 13

Geography & Gullah Culture
November 16, 17, 18, 19

The Cherokee and their Land
January 4, 5, 6, 7




4th Grade

Behaviors of Light
Investigate light behaviors, including reflection and refraction, through novel objects (spoiler alert: this program includes lasers and gummy bears)! 4.P.2A2, 4.P.4A.4, 4.P.2A.5
September 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30
9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am

Log Cabin Life

Students will learn about life in a log cabin on a backcountry farm, particularly the situation for the children of settlers.
September 21, 22, 23, 24
9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am

Pitch & Volume

Join us for exciting demos: investigate vibrations, pitch, and volume in new and interesting ways (including fire). 4.P.4B.1, 4.P.4B.2
October 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21
9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am

African Cultural Influences
Explore cultural influences from Africa, including common Southern food crops native to Africa, the cultivation of rice, and sweet grass basketry.
October 12, 13, 14, 15
9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am


 


UPCOMING 4TH GRADE LESSONS

Light & Telescopes
October 27, 28
November 4, 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 24

Constellations & Planets
November 30
December 1, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16
January 4, 5, 11, 12, 13

Revolutionary War: A Soldier's Life
November 9, 10, 11, 12

Revolutionary War: George Washington
December 14, 15, 16, 17





5th Grade

Characteristics of Mixtures 
Become a solution-spotting expert and observe mixture separation though spinning, evaporation (leaving behind crystals), and chromatography. 5.P.2B.3, 5.P.2B.6
September 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30
9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am

Concentration of Solutions

Race to mix up the fastest solution, then collect evidence and arrange our mystery solutions in order of their solute concentration.  5.P.2B.4, 5.P.2B.5
October 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21
9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am


Weaving Our History
Students will learn how families produced their own clothing and textiles before industrialization.
October 5, 6, 7, 8

9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am

 


UPCOMING 5TH GRADE LESSONS

Changes in Landforms and Oceans: Watersheds
Analyze the ways in which landforms affect water movement and how pollutants may affect the health of watersheds through observing demonstrations of our augmented reality topographic sandbox and Upstate Watershed model.
October 27
November 2, 4, 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 24

Changes in Landforms and Oceans: Sediment & Water
December 1, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16
January 4, 5, 12, 13

Boll Weevil Devastation
November 2, 4, 5

The Great Depression's Impact on Farmers
December 7, 8, 9, 10




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