5th Grade Science
We teach an integrated science curriculum that consists of Physical, Earth/Space, and Life Science. This year we are teaching a brand new set of science standards called the NGSS (New Generation Science Standards).
The NGSS were developed by states to improve science education. The goal for developing the NGSS was to create a set of research-based, up-to-date K–12 science standards.They include 3 strands: Core Ideas / Science & Engineering Practices / Cross Cutting Concepts
To find out more about these new standards click here www.nextgenscience.org
Science Units and Topics
Student are expecting to participate in lab investigations and work as teams. They will have to ask questions, design experiments, collect data, and draw conclusions. The students will have a Lab Journal that will be used to record observations and collect data from experiments! Often there will be an lab assessment following the investigations.