Fifth Grade

Science Companion

 I Wonder: notice, ask questions, state problems

  I Think: consider, gather information, predict

  I Try: experiment, model, test ideas, repeat

  I Observe: watch, examine, measure

  I Record: record data, organize, describe, classify,  graph, draw

  I Discover: look for patterns, reflect, interpret, conclude, communicate

Science Companion units are designed so that teaching science for 2 - 45 minute classes each week will allow you to easily complete the necessary units in one year. A team of Central Bucks teachers have designed a suggested schedule for Fifth Grade Science. This is just a suggestion, but may prove useful for teachers new to Science Companion. Click here to see the suggested schedule.


Whether testing the efficiency of light bulbs, exploring heat conduction, or designing an imaginary invention demonstrating the transfer of energy, students discover that energy is at the root of all change occurring in the world around them.

  Nature's Recyclers

From watching composting worms create soil, to modeling the nutrient cycle, students have the opportunity to use their investigations to understand the organisms that carry out the process of decomposition and recycle nutrients in an ecosystem.

  Weather Unit - NEW for 2012 2013

Using the Science Companion format, Jared Hottenstein and George Mehler developed a new Weather Unit for our program. Teachers can access all resources for this unit through our Grade 5 Intranet Science Site.

In addition, Jared and George recorded 28 weather related demonstrations for our teachers to use and learn from. The address of the YouTube channel is...   http://www.youtube.com/user/weatherdemos


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