Fifth grade science includes many new concepts and builds very heavily on the foundation of some of the concepts learned in 4th grade. We will be learning about the Sun and other stars and constellations, as well as the solar system and how the Earth, Moon, Sun system works. We'll explore the four parts of the Earth System in great detail and look closely at how processes such as the water cycles create interactions within this system. Other areas of study will be water resources and agriculture, watersheds and water pollution, weather and climate, atomic structure and the periodic table, properties of matter, photosynthesis, and the complex interactions and flow of matter through ecosystems. There will be at least one project per trimester and many labs and learning activities to challenge and engage. Students will work in a collaborative classroom environment as they share ideas. If possible, a science-based field trip will be scheduled to enhance what students are learning in the classroom.
Wed 2/15: Read the Tornado article and answer the questions on the back. Due 2/16
Tues 1/17: Complete the claim that you began in class stating the relationship between rainfall and humidity. Due tomorrow
Tues 1/3: Finish atmosphere foldable. Due on Thursday 1/5
Wed 1/4: Read What’s the Difference Between Weather and Climate article. Answer focus questions. Due on Monday, Jan. 9