Fifth Grade Science Units

Force and Experiments (Physical Science)

Standards:

*  I can identify how force affects motion. (5.2.2.1.2, 5.2.2.1.3)

*  I can analyze the relationship between force and motion. (5.2.2.1.2, 5.2.2.1.3)

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Videos:

Force and Motion - Cool Science Experiments for Kids

Bill Nye the Science Guy - Motion

Simple Machines (Physical Science and Engineering)

Standards:

I can demonstrate how simple machines change force and an object’s motion. (5.2.2.1.1)

Websites:

Videos:

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)

Standards:

*  I can describe changes that take place on Earth to produce soil. (5.3.1.2.1)

*  I can explain the different processes that form the Earth’s surface. (5.3.1.2.2)

*  I can identify uses of Minnesota’s renewable and nonrenewable resources. (5.3.4.1.1)

*  I can explain how natural resources are obtained and processed for use. (5.3.4.1.2)

*  I can evaluate the impact of decisions that affect the environment. (5.3.4.1.3)

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Videos:

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)

Standards:

* I can analyze the impact of changes to a natural system. (5.4.2.1.2)

*  I can identify how plant and animal structures and functions can lead to advantages in survival. (5.4.1.1.1)

*  I can determine what living and nonliving environmental factors are needed for a natural system. (5.4.2.1.1)

*  I can explain the relationship between environmental factors in a given natural system. (5.4.2.1.1)

*  I can describe a Minnesota natural system through the interactions and relationships between its different parts. (5.4.2.1.1)

*  I can evaluate human interactions with natural systems as beneficial or harmful. (5.4.4.1.1)

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