Grade 5 Science

The fifth grade science program provides opportunities for students to practice the scientific skills of observation, hypothesis formation, experimentation, and drawing conclusions. Students work individually, with partners, and in small groups. The students receive direct instruction and complete projects and experiments. The program is designed to increase student knowledge about the systems of the body and to have students discover their personal learning styles. The students are encouraged to ask questions, seek answers, and practice good laboratory methods.

Our fifth grade students will:

  • name the body systems
  • learn the parts and functions of body systems
  • increase their knowledge about their bodies and how to care for them
  • discover their personal learning style
  • learn how the mind works
  • learn to conduct laboratory experiments
  • learn to record data and observations
  • learn laboratory procedures
  • create a prosthetic using non-standard materials

Topics of study:

  • Systems of the human body, including skeletal and muscular, digestive, circulatory, and reproductive
  • Assistive technology for people with physical disabilities
  • Nutrition
  • The brain and different types of learners and learning differences
  • Robotics