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5th Grade Science

What we do:

  • The behavior of water: How does water interact with itself and other substances? 
  • Chemical and physical reactions: What happens when substances are mixed? Is matter created or destroyed during a chemical reaction? 
  • Earth’s systems: How do the Biosphere, Geosphere, Atmosphere and Hydrosphere interact?
  • Earth and human activity: What are farmers doing to protect our agriculture? How are engineers adapting buildings to withstand storms/floods/fires?

How we do it:

  • Scientific inquiry and laboratory investigation
  • Shared reading and discussion
  • Field trips around the Bay Area
  • Multimedia projects
  • Scientific annotation and research