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5th Grade Science

What we do:

  • Part 1 of 2-year environmental science program includes weather and climate, recording and forecasting weather or microclimates of the San Francisco Bay Area, hurricanes and other extreme weather phenomena of Earth’s atmosphere
  • Wind, air masses and weather fronts; hydrologic cycle
  • Barometric pressure and relative humidity
  • Geologic structures: Earth’s core and plate tectonics, volcanoes, rock cycle, earthquakes
  • Geologic processes, weathering and deformation, erosion and deposition of soil formation
  • Waves and tides

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