Fifth Grade Science Units (will be done 2017-18 and 2019-20)

 

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)

 

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)

 

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)

 

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) - Environments (this is our first unit of study starting in August 2017)

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)

Websites:

Explorations Environments - Science Museum Minnesota

Quizlet Foss 5th Grade Environments

Videos:

 

Fourth Grade Science Units (will be taught in 2018-19 and 2020-21)

Electricity and Magnatism (Physical Science)

I can measure with accuracy, using the metric system (4.2.1.1.1)

I can identify the properties of magnets.  (4.2.3.1.2)

I can compare materials that are conductors and/or insulators of heat or electricity.  (4.2.3.1.3)

I can explain ways to generate heat energy. (4.2.3.2.1)

I can crate and explain a simple electrical cicuit. (4.2.3.2.2)

I can construct and explain an electromagnet. (4.2.3.2.3)

videos:

Properities of a Magnet

Electrical Circuits - series and parallel

Series and Parallel Circuits

How Eletricilty is Made

What is a magnet?

Bill Nye Magnetism Part 1

Bill Nye Science Guy Magnetism

 

Rocks (Earth Science)

I can use evidence to classify rocks and minerals. (4.3.1.3.1, 4.3.1.3.2)

I can measure with acduracy, using the metric system. (4.2.1.1.1)

videos:

Be a Rock Detective

3 Types of Rocks

websites:

Interactives Rock Cycle

The Virtual Egg Carton

Mining and Mineral Resources in Minnesota

 

Water and Earth (Earth Science and Physical Science)

I can describe and compare the different properties of matter.  (4.2.1.2.1)

I can explain how states of matter change. (4.2.1.2.2)

I can explain how heat is transfered. (4.2.3.1.1)

I can explain how water collects and moves through the earth. (4.3.2.3.1)

I can describe how water use affects water supply and quality.  (4.3.4.1.1)

I can measure with accuracy, using the metric system.  (4.2.1.1.1)

videos:

 

Diseases, Germs and Defenses (Microworlds)

I can explain the body's defense systems. (4.4.4.2.1)

I can give examples of diseases for which vaccines have been creatd. (4.4.4.2.2)

I can measure wiht accuracy, using the metric system.  (4.2.1.1.1)

videos: