Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Try the Stroop Effect Experiment found at the Neuroscience For Kids site. Read the science behind it found on this site (or a more detailed explanation at Wikipedia). Explain this effect to a partner in your class — after they have also tried the experiment.
Tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals in minutes. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes, e.g., by representing the problem on a number line diagram.
See how your brain learns — measure how long it takes to solve a medium difficulty maze on paper. Perform the same maze a second and third time, again measuring the time it takes to solve. Education.com has a number of printable mazes!
Make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit (1/2, 1/4, 1/8). Use operations on fractions for this grade to solve problems involving information presented in line plots. For example, given different measurements of liquid in identical beakers, find the amount of liquid each beaker would contain if the total amount in all the beakers were redistributed equally.
Sleep is important to the health of the body and the brain function. After reading the following article on Brain Basics: Understanding Sleep (NIH), create a line plot of the stages of sleep. Make it to scale based on the amount of time devoted to each of the five stages.
Use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the information in their brains, and respond to the information in different ways.
Emphasis is on systems of information transfer. Different sense receptors are specialized for particular kinds of information, which may then be processed by the animal's brain. Animals are able to use their perceptions and memories to guide their action.
Use argument supported by evidence for how a living organism is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.
In multicellular organisms, the body is a system of multiple interacting subsystems. These subsystems are groups of cells that work together to form tissues. Tissues form organs that are specialized for particular body functions. Examples could include the interaction of subsystems within a system and the normal functioning of those systems.