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5th Grade Science

5th Grade Science

5th Grade


Course Description:

In Grade 5 Science, students understand that elements and their combinations account for all the varied types of matter in the world; plants and animals have structures for respiration, digestion, waste disposal, and transport of materials; water on Earth moves between the oceans and land through the processes of evaporation and condensation; energy from the Sun heats Earth unevenly, causing air movements that result in changing weather patterns; and the solar system consists of planets and other bodies that orbit the Sun in predictable paths. Students continue to practice scientific inquiry by developing testable questions, planning and conducting simple investigations, identifying variables, recording data, drawing conclusions from scientific evidence, and writing investigative reports.

Semester 1

HMH Into Science: Grade 5
Unit 1: Engineering and Technology
Unit 2: Matter

Semester 2

Note: if the following section is blank the course is 1 semester long

Unit 3: Energy and Matter in Organisms
Unit 4: Energy and Matter in Ecosystems
Unit 5: Earth Interactions and Resources

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