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Science & Engineering Practices



Science skills we work on include: the crosscutting concepts of patterns, cause and effect, scale, proportion and quantity, energy and matter, systems and models.  Students in fifth grade are expected to demonstrate grade-appropriate proficiency in the following practices:



  • Asking questions & defining problems
  • Developing & using models
  • Planning & carrying out investigations
  • Analyzing & interpreting data
  • Using mathematics & computational thinking
  • Constructing explanations & desiging solutions
  • Engaging in argument from evidence
  • Obtaining,evaluating & communicationg information

Science, NGSS Aligned Units of Study

Physical Science:  Chemistry

Life Science: Ecosystems, Human Impact on the Environment, Sustainability

Earth Science: Reasons for Seasons, Earth's Rotation