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Grade-5 Science Course Outline

Grade-5 Science Course Outline

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

  • Introduction
  • Course Description
  • Pretest
  • Assignment: Pretest
  • Course Links
  • MLA Formatting MSWord 2007
  • MLA Documentation updates
  • MLA Citation
  • MLA Incorporating Sources

2- Investigating Science

  • The Scientific Method
  • What is an Experiment?
  • Handout: Making and Using Graphs
  • Assignment: Making and Using Graphs
  • Designing an Experiment
  • Worksheet: Investigating Science

3- Earth and Space

  • Galaxies
  • The Solar System
  • Essay: Famous Comets
  • Planets
  • Quiz: Earth and Space Quiz

4- Water and Weather

  • The Water Cycle
  • Assignment: Water Cycle Project
  • What Causes Weather Patterns?
  • Types of Precipitation
  • Climate
  • Essay: What’s Your Climate Zone?
  • Being Prepared
  • Essay: Family Preparedness Plan
  • Quiz: Water and Weather Quiz

5- Evolution

  • Impact of Environmental Changes
  • Plants Also Adapt
  • Worksheet: Evolution

6- The Human Body

  • Body Systems
  • Your Skeletal System
  • Your Nervous System
  • Your Circulatory System
  • Your Respiratory System
  • Your Reproductive System
  • Your Digestive System
  • Your Excretory System
  • Worksheet: Body Systems Review
  • Similarities with Plants
  • Quiz: The Human Body
  • Midtest
  • Assignment: Midtest

7- Matter

  • Atomic Theory
  • States of Matter
  • Handout: States of Matter
  • Assignment: States of Matter
  • Mixtures
  • Handout: Dissolving Lab
  • Essay: Separating Mixtures
  • Assignment: Dissolving Lab
  • Chemical & Physical Changes
  • Quiz: Matter Quiz

8- Energy and Its Transformations

  • Types of Energy
  • Energy Transformations
  • Essay: Types of Energy

9- Electricity

  • What is Electricity?
  • Properties of Electricity
  • Handout: Electrical Interactions Lab
  • Assignment: Electrical Interactions Lab
  • Uses of Electricity
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Worksheet: Electricity

10- Forces

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

11- Course Evaluation

  • Handout: Course Evalulation
  • Assignment: Course Evaluation
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