5th Grade Units

 

Simple machines are reviewed. Hands-on activities explain how to combine simple machines to make complex machines. The students learn how to design their own machine and then build one (Physical Science).

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  Science Topics

1 • Simple Machines – review of levers, pulleys, wedges, planes and wheels
2 • Combining Simple Machines – the effect of adding two or more simple machines together
3 • Dissecting Complex Machines – identify simple machines in a complex one
4 • Designing New Machines – students are exposed to the creativity of inventing

   

 

Activities are introduced that can be used to help students recognize that matter is made up of particles (atoms and molecules) that are too small to be seen, even with a microscope (Physical and Life Science).

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  Science Topics

1 • Molecules – What are molecules and atoms
2 • Monomers – basic chemistry reactions
3 • Polymers – how polymers can be created from monomers
4 • DNA as a Polymer – how DNA encodes who we are

   

 

  

Students will understand the basics of light.  Through exploration, students find that white light is a combination of colors.  The properties of light and their interaction with lenses and filters is also a focus of this lesson (Physical Sciences).

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  Science Topics

1 • Basics of Light - White light consists of a spectrum of colors.
2 • Light Waves - Students learn about light waves.
3 • The Primary Colors of Light - Students learn primary colors.
4 • Absorption and Reflection of Light - Students learn how light can be absorbed and reflected.

   
 

Students explore the relationship between sound and vibrations and will understand the properties of sound waves (Physical Sciences).

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  Science Topics

1 • Vibrations - Students learn that sound requires vibrations.
2 • Sound Waves - Students learn that sound travels as a wave.
3 • Percussion Instruments - Students learn how sounds are produced in percussion instruments.
4 • String Instruments - Students learn how sounds vary in string instruments.

   
 
 

Students learn about adaptations of animals through both experimentation and observation. Hands on activities let you compare how animals have adapted to different environments (Life Science).

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  Science Topics

1 • What are Adaptations – overview of animal adaptations
2 • Animal Adaptations to Cold – hibernation
3 • Eye Sight and Adaptation – how animals eyes have evolved to see differently
4 • Extinction – what happens when animals cannot adapt

   
 

Students conceptualize the Earth’s revolution around the Sun. Students understand that it is the tilt of the Earth and the orbit of the Earth around the sun that explain the different seasons (Earth and Life Science).

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  Science Topics

1 • The Earth’s Orbit – students understand how the Earth moves
2 • The Earth’s tilt – the axis of the Earth is on an angle
3 • Our Sun – the sun provides heat to the Earth
4 • Different Seasons on Earth – the Earth, Sun, and your position on the Earth determine your seasons.

   
 

Students will learn by hands on experimenting how different processes can be used to separate mixtures (Physical Science).

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  Science Topics

1 • Filtration – separates soluble from insoluble
2 • Size Separation – different sized sieves can separate materials based on size
3 • Chromatography – separates things by their chemical properties
4 • Experiment – design an experiment to separate an individual component from a mixture

   
 
 

  

Students will learn the position of Earth in our solar system and the universe. They will understand the birth, life and death of a star (Earth Science).

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  Science Topics

1 • What is our Solar System – nine planets that orbit our sun
2 • Our Sun is a Star – we receive both light and heat from the sun
3 • Other Stars – life cycle of a star
4 • Constellations – patterns of stars form in the sky

   
 
 

  

Students will learn by hands-on experimenting how lenses can affect light (Physical Science).

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  Science Topics

1 • What is a Lens? - Students learn the properties of lenses.
2 • Lenses - Students will learn how the shape of a lens affects an image.
3 • Microscopes and Telescopes - Students learn how microscopes and telescopes rely on lenses to work.
4 • Cameras - Students will learn how the different parts of a camera are similar to our eyes, and how both rely on lenses.

   
 
 

  

Students will learn that our senses relay on nerve cells, and gain a better understanding of the relationship between our 5 senses (Physical/Life Science)

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  Science Topics

1 • Senses and Our Nerve Cells - Nerve cells carry information from our environment to our brain.  Students begin exploring the sense of touch.
2 • Sight - Our eyes bring images to our brain.
3 • Hearing - Students learn how our ears receive vibrations.
4 • Smell and Taste - Students will learn about the relationship between smell and taste.

   

 

 

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