Fifth Grade – Science

Water & Wetlands

5.1.1  describe the characteristics of water

5.1.2 describe the steps of the water cycle.

5.1.3 identify the characteristics of different types of wetland, including plant and animal adaptations

5.1.4 identify a wetland food web.

5.1.5  examine the functions of a wetland

5.1.6 summarize the effects of land and water use on habitats.

5.1.7  describe the life cycle of water and wetland organisms

Chemistry - (interactive periodic table features history, alchemy, podcasts, videos, and data trends across the periodic table)

5.2.1 investigate physical properties of matter (color, odor, elasticity, weight and volume)

5.2.2  identify state changes observed by heating and cooling liquids, solids and gases

5.2.3  investigate and explain physical properties of matter using metric measurements (mass, volume and density)

5.2.4 identify mixtures and pure substances (elements and compounds)

5.2.5 observe and describe physical and chemical changes

Rocks and Minerals

5.3.1   identify the properties of rocks, minerals and soils. - (This site is used for videos only. All other parts require a paid subscription.)

5.3.2   describe, identify, and classify rocks as sedimentary, metamorphic, or igneous based on their formation.

5.3.3   identify minerals through results of the luster, streak, hardness, and acid tests.

5.3.4  describe how weathering and erosion change Earth’s surface.

5.3.5  describe how landslides, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes change Earth’s surface

5.3.6  identify how Earth’s materials are used (fuels, building materials and sustaining plant life)

Scientific Investigations

5.4.1.  understand the use of measurement tools (ruler, graduated cylinder, thermometer, balance, dropper) that are used in science.

5.4.2.  identify and apply the components of a scientific investigation (question, controlled and manipulate variables, hypothesis, procedure, results, and conclusion).