Fifth Grade Science Units (will be done 2017-18)


Force and Experiments (Physical Science)


*  I can identify how force affects motion. (,

*  I can analyze the relationship between force and motion. (,



Force and Motion - Cool Science Experiments for Kids

Bill Nye the Science Guy - Motion


Simple Machines (Physical Science and Engineering)


I can demonstrate how simple machines change force and an object’s motion. (



Simple Machines for Kids - Free School

Physical Science for Children All About Simple Machines

Bill Nye the Science Guy Simple Machines


Our Changing Earth (Earth Science)


*  I can describe changes that take place on Earth to produce soil. (

*  I can explain the different processes that form the Earth’s surface. (

*  I can identify uses of Minnesota’s renewable and nonrenewable resources. (

*  I can explain how natural resources are obtained and processed for use. (

*  I can evaluate the impact of decisions that affect the environment. (



Bill Nye the Science Guy Earth's Crust

Changes on the Earth's Surface

Changing Earth Weathering and Erosion

Our Changing Earth Earthquakes and Volcanoes


Natural Systems (Life Science) - Environments (this is our first unit of study starting in August 2017)


* I can analyze the impact of changes to a natural system. (

*  I can identify how plant and animal structures and functions can lead to advantages in survival. (

*  I can determine what living and nonliving environmental factors are needed for a natural system. (

*  I can explain the relationship between environmental factors in a given natural system. (

*  I can describe a Minnesota natural system through the interactions and relationships between its different parts. (

*  I can evaluate human interactions with natural systems as beneficial or harmful. (


Explorations Environments - Science Museum Minnesota

Quizlet Foss 5th Grade Environments



Fourth Grade Science Units (will be taught in 2018-19)



Engineering (Energy)

Water and Earth

Diseases, Germs and Defenses