Grade 5 Science
While waiting on the New Generation Science Standards (NGSS), the 5th graders will continue to use the FOSS science curriculum. This program is broken into three units of study:
- Mixtures and Solutions
- Living Systems
- Water Planet
In support of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), which focus less on “facts about science” more on “doing science”, the students will also be working on performance task activities. We will use online Gizmos through Explore Learning. These fun and easy to use simulations help students develop a deep understanding of challenging concepts through inquiry and exploration. They allow students to move beyond memorizing to true understanding. Each simulation is ideal for small group work, individual exploration, or whole class instruction and includes an online quiz to check for understanding..