5th Grade Comprehensive Curriculum

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Unit 1:  Properties, Atoms, Elements, Compounds
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Mass:  8 Ohaus triple beam balances

Weight:  8 GLX force sensors

Length:  Rulers, 8 meter sticks

Volume :  8 beakers, 8graduated cylinders, pkg. of 500 5 mL transfer pipets,

Chemical Reactions:  test tubes,10 chem. plates

Heat:  4 hot plates, 1pkg of 72 candles, 8 lamps

Temperature:  8 thermometers , temperature sensors

Magnetism:  8 alnico bar magnets, 8 magnetic compasses, iron filings , 8 natural magnets

Electricity :  8  snap circuits, voltmeter sensors

Set up& Safety: 4 electrical extension cords, 25 goggles

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Science Safety Video
(by United Streaming with BL Masters)

How Scientists Work:  The Scientific Method
(Follow this link to an excellent Discovery Education video with black-line masters.)

The Lipstick Experiment
(This activity from Lesson Snips is excellent for teaching metric units & scientific method.)

A Cool Periodic Table
submitted by Mike Dartez

Measurement Activities
(Scroll down to "Embedded Inquiry" to get many lessons on measurement.)

Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Website
(Use this web site to access an e-journal, summary, & on-line quiz)

More Matter Activities

It's Still All About Matter
(This lesson plan has many ideas to help you cover properties, atoms etc.)

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Unit 2: Reactions & Measurements
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Mass:  8 Ohaus triple beam balances

Volume:  8 beakers, 8 graduated cylinders, pkg. of 500 5 mL transfer pipets

Chemical reactions: test tubes, Chem. plates

Heat:  4 hot plates, 1 pkg. of 72 candles, 8 goose neck lamps

Temperature:  8 thermometers, temperature sensors

Set-up & Safety:  4 electrical extensions, 8 ring stands, 8 right angle clamps, 10 steel buret clamps, 25 goggles

 

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It's All About Matter:  Solids, Liquids & Gases
(Link to Scholastics website with an awesome video & lesson plan!)

States of Matter
(This web site can serve as an excellent review of the States of Matter.)

What is Matter?
(This link has a poem about matter & a lab to help students experiment with "Mystery Matter."

Physical & Chemical Changes Foldable
(Follow this link to the directions & pattern)

Physical & Chemical Changes Activity
(Follow this link to an activity that works well with the Foldable above.  I also think it is cute & will work with your lower level students, too.)

Experiment With Physical & Chemical Changes
(This link will take you to 3 activities your students can perform!)

 

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Unit 3:  Force, Motion, and Energy Transformations
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6 meter sticks, 12 primary rulers, 12 senior rulers, 6 measuring tapes, 6 Ohaus triple beam balances, 2 hooked mass sets, 6 pulleys,  6 inclined planes, 6 friction boxes, 6 Hall cars

6 GLXs

6  motion sensors, 6 photogates with digital adapters, 6  force sensors

1 illuminated orbital planetarium, 6 flash lights

6 light sensors, 6 temperature sensors

6 snap circuit kits

6 GLXs and 6 voltmeter sensors

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Match Graph

Speed Challenge
link submitted by Trula Stoute
(can be adapted to use with GLX)

Gravity Launch
(This is a cute interactive game to let students learn about the effects of gravity when launching rockets into space.)

The Moon Olympics
(This is an interactive site to allow to students to examine the effects of gravity.)

Understanding Forces & Motion
(This activity has students experimenting with action & reaction.)

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 Unit 4:  Cells to Living Organisms
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QX5 School Ed. Computer microscope, General science slide, microscope slides, blunt point forceps, 6 magnifying glasses

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 Unit 5:  Ecosystems
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Classroom owl pellets study kits, magnifying glasses, 12 forceps with blunt point, 6 magnifying glasses, microscopes, QX5 microscopes and one deep well projection slide

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 Unit 6: Earth - Its Lithosphere, Hydrosphere, and Atmosphere
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microscopes, 1 QX5 digital microscope, magnifying glasses

1 introductory rock collection set,  6 streak mineral collection sets, 6 sets classifying  sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks

6 beakers, 6 sets of measuring plastic cylinders, 2 dispensing jugs

1 illuminated orbital planetarium 

6 flash lights

6 light sensors, 12 thermometers, temperature sensors

6 GLXs

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Please use the Weather Stations that are available through the internet by all schools in the parish to record daily environmental conditions!

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Weather Station Instructions

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 Unit 7:  Cycles and Climates
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6 hot plates 

Volume:  6 beakers, 6 sets of measuring plastic cylinders, 2 dispensing jugs

6 GLXs

6 temperature sensors, 12 thermometers

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The Water Cycle
(This link will get you to a lesson plan by Scholastic with a video, karaoke, etc.  Cute!)

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Unit 8:  Space
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Light: 6 goose neck lamps, 6 flash light, pkg. of 712 paraffin candles 

6 GLXs

6 temperature sensors, 12 thermometers

 

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