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Grade 5 Science

What We Do

  • Scientific investigation
  • How sound is created and transmitted
  • Basic characteristics of visible light
  • Matter has mass and takes up space
  • Organisms are made of one or more cells and have distinguishing characteristics that ensure their survival
  • Characteristics of the ocean environment
  • The Earth’s surface is constantly changing

How We Do It

  • Plan and conduct simple investigations
  • Gather and display data
  • Projects, writing activities and discussions
  • Collaborative projects and activities
  • Group and independent activities utilizing technology (i.e. IPads, Smartboard)
  • Formative and summative assessments


  • Pre-teaching vocabulary
  • Visual maps/charts
  • Multisensory activities for group and independent work