Science Program

5th Grade Science

In the 5th grade science program, students will begin with an advanced scientific method introduction through application and inquiry based learning. When presented a real life problem, students will learn how to think scientifically to reach a conclusion and gain support. Students will work through a series of Earth, Physical, and Life sciences where they will apply their scientific thinking skills. Including this content, 5th grade students will enhance their:

  • Collaborative work
  • Critical thinking
  • Inference and observation based scientific thinking
  • Ability to design an effective experiment with a control and a variable
  • Basics of chemistry, physics, biology, and physical science



Curriculum & Samples: 5th Grade Science
Week Curriculum Topics Weekly Topics
1 Application and Inquiry The Scientific Method
2 Earth Science The Solar System
3   Cycles and Patterns in the Solar System
4   Weather and Climate
5   Natural Processes and Landforms
6   Earth Science Project Week
7 Physical Science Light Energy
8   Sound Energy
9   Force and Motion
10   Mixtures and Solutions
11   Physical Science Project Week
12 Life Science Cell Biology
13   Plant and Animal Cells
14   Plant and Animal Systems
15   Biological Change
16   Life Science Project Week


Curriculum Samples
  • Sample 1  
  • Sample 2
  • Sample 3



Other Program(s)
for This Grade:

5th Grade Math
5th Grade English

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