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5th Grade Scientists

5th Grade Science Core Curriculum

The fifth grade science curriculum includes concepts and process skills in the Life, Earth, and Physical Sciences and Space and Technology.  Using the student text and Classroom Resource Kits, students engage in science concepts through a variety of classroom presentations, hands-on activities and science resources.


Students participate in a rich array of activities to successfully master science concepts and processes.  The science program is also designed to provide links between reading, math, writing, social studies and science, which allow students to successfully transfer skills and strategies across the content areas.



Life Science
* Chapter 2 Cells to Systems
* Chapter 4 Plats
* Chapter 6 Changes in Ecosystems
Earth Science
*Chapter 7 Water on Earth
* Chapter 10 Protecting Earth's Resources
Physical Science
*Chapter 11 Matter and It's Properties
* Chapter 12 Changes in Matter
Space and Technology
* Chapter 16 Stars and Galaxies
* Chapter 18 Technology in Our Lives
Scott Foresman Science