This course follows Florida’s Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for 5th grade science. The students will receive a broad overview of many different types of science in order to better understand the world around them. They will begin by reviewing the scientific method and the steps to designing a good experiment. The students will learn about galaxies and will review information about our solar system and the planets within it. They will learn about the water cycle and the causes of the weather we see around us. The students will learn that environmental changes can cause evolution in both plants and animals. They will review the major systems in the human body and then will learn about similarities between those system and the parts of a plant. The students will learn about how the atomic theory has developed over time and will review the states of matter and the changes that matter can undergo. The law of conservation of energy will be learned, along with the types of energy transformations that commonly occur. The students will review electricity and will learn about its properties and uses in our lives. Finally, the students will review forces and Newton’s laws of motion.

1- Introduction
1- Introduction
2- Course Description
3- Pretest
Assignment: Pretest
4- Course Links
5- MLA Formatting MSWord 2007
6- MLA Documentation updates
7- MLA Citation
8- MLA Incorporating Sources

2- Investigating Science
1- The Scientific Method
2- What is an Experiment?
Handout: Making and Using Graphs
Assignment: Making and Using Graphs
3- Designing an Experiment
Worksheet: Investigating Science

3- Earth and Space
1- Galaxies
2- The Solar System
Essay: Famous Comets
3- Planets
Quiz: Earth and Space Quiz

4- Water and Weather
1- The Water Cycle
Assignment: Water Cycle Project
2- What Causes Weather Patterns?
3- Types of Precipitation
4- Climate
Essay: What’s Your Climate Zone?
5- Being Prepared
Essay: Family Preparedness Plan
Quiz: Water and Weather Quiz

5- Evolution
1- Impact of Environmental Changes
2- Plants Also Adapt
Worksheet: Evolution

6- The Human Body
1- Body Systems
2- Your Skeletal System
3- Your Nervous System
4- Your Circulatory System
5- Your Respiratory System
6- Your Reproductive System
7- Your Digestive System
8- Your Excretory System
Worksheet: Body Systems Review
9- Similarities with Plants
Quiz: The Human Body
10- Midtest
Assignment: Midtest

7- Matter
1- Atomic Theory
2- States of Matter
Handout: States of Matter
Assignment: States of Matter
3- Mixtures
Handout: Dissolving Lab
Essay: Separating Mixtures
Assignment: Dissolving Lab
4- Chemical & Physical Changes
Quiz: Matter Quiz

8- Energy and Its Transformations
1- Types of Energy
2- Energy Transformations
Essay: Types of Energy

9- Electricity
1- What is Electricity?
2- Properties of Electricity
Handout: Electrical Interactions Lab
Assignment: Electrical Interactions Lab
3- Uses of Electricity
4- Electrical Circuits
Worksheet: Electricity

10- Forces
1- What is a Force?
2- Newton’s 1st Law of Motion
3- Newton’s 2nd Law of Motion
4- Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion
Assignment: Newton’s Laws in Comics Project
5- Post-test
Assignment: Post-test

11- Course Evaluation
Handout: Course Evalulation
Assignment: Course Evaluation