Elementary Science Grade 5

Credits: 1.0
Estimated Completion Time: 36 weeks


The Elementary Science Grade 5 course will spark curiosity in students and build a solid foundation in concepts across many types of sciences including Earth Science, Life Science, and Physical Science. Students will engage in science and engineering practices by asking questions, defining problems, developing and using models, planning and conducting investigations, analyzing and interpreting data, using mathematics and informational technology, constructing explanations, designing solutions, engaging in scientific arguments using evidence, and communicating results. A framework of active student learning supports and allows students to engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate throughout all courses. This dynamic format will help students build their own understanding from experiences and new ideas in order to facilitate a better understanding of the world around them.

Major Topics and Concepts

  • Properties of matter
  • Mixtures
  • Atoms
  • Changes in matter
  • Energy
  • Force and motion
  • Forms of energy
  • Solar systems and galaxies
  • Water cycle
  • Weather
  • Climate
  • Adaptations
  • Human body organs and functions
  • Organism structure, function, and comparison

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