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5th Grade Science Curriculum

5th Grade Science Curriculum
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What do 5th graders learn in science? In fifth grade science, students explore tons of interesting and exciting topics on life, Earth and physical science that will help students gain a better understanding of the world around them.

This page will discuss what a 5th grader will learn this year, fifth grade science objectives, and how Time4Learning’s 5th grade science curriculum can help your child succeed.

What do You Teach in Science in 5th Grade?

Fifth grade science includes the study of topics like Earth, space, engineering, and matter. Students will take part in hands-on projects and investigations to better help them understand concepts, as well as get a feel for the work that scientists do.

Below are some of the skills and concepts your child will be learning this year.

  • Comparing and describing different properties of matter such as state, texture, and mass
  • The four different spheres of the Earth (biosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, and hydrosphere)
  • The relationship of the sun, Earth, and moon to shadows, constellations and yearly patterns
  • The role computers, robots and artificial intelligence have in our society

Check out Time4Learning’s 5th grade scope and sequence for science to view the different activities included in our science program for fifth grade.

Science Objectives for Fifth Grade

By the end of this year, students should be able to achieve a number of objectives and gain various new skills. Below are a few concepts that a 5th grade science curriculum should help your child master.

  • Understand the movement of matter among producers, consumers, and decomposers in an ecosystem
  • Knowledge of the different changes of state, chemical reactions, solutions and mixtures
  • Identify solutions that help reduce negative impact on the Earth

Why Choose Time4Learning 5th Grade Science Curriculum

Time4Learning provides a fifth grade science curriculum that can be used as a core program or as a supplement. The interactive, STEM curriculum teaches using the 5E instructional model of Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate. Interactive, online activities, hands-on offline projects, and virtual investigations and assessments provide tons of learning opportunities so that students receive a well-rounded science education.

Parents have access to activity planners, answer keys, lesson plans and tons of other homeschool resources. In addition, our automated grading and recordkeeping system saves you time and allows you to easily keep track of how your child is progressing.

Below are just some of the features and benefits you can expect when you sign up.

As a Full Curriculum
  • Four comprehensive chapters and almost 100 activities with material that correlates to all state standards.
  • Science supply lists are included and make it easy to complete hands-on projects at home.
  • Lessons include content-specific vocabulary and reading comprehension activities to build literacy skills.
  • Material is presented in a suggested sequence that builds on itself.
  • Self-paced curriculum allows students with different learning styles to learn and progress at their own pace.
As a Supplement
  • Students can skip any lessons on topics they have mastered and only work on those they need help with.
  • 24/7 access makes it easy to practice science after school and even on weekends.
  • Students can repeat activities for further understanding and even retake tests and quizzes.
  • Detailed lesson plans provides plenty of information and allow parents to locate specific science topics within the 5th grade science curriculum.
  • Convenient, online format eliminates the need to drive to a learning center or hire a pricey tutor.

Additional 5th Grade Homeschool Resources

PreK - 8th

  • Monthly, first student
  • ($14.95 monthly for each additional student)

9th - 12th

  • Monthly, per student
  • (Includes 4 courses per student)

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