Earth and Space Systems


Students develop a model to describe ways that the geosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere interact. They describe and graph data to provide evidence about the distribution of water on Earth.

NEW! Matter and Energy in an Ecosystem


Students explore how plants and animals get their food for survival.

Structure and Properties of Matter


Students explore matter in terms of measurable properties and as made up of particles too small to be seen.

Students develop an understanding that the number of particles and weight of matter does not change regardless of the changes it goes through.

Objects in the Sky


This unit builds on the concepts of the 4th grade unit, The View from Earth, and students demonstrate using models rotation on axis and orbits due to gravity of Earth and other planets.

Systems and Survival


Students examine three different "systems" in their lives, classification system, ecosystems, and human body systems.

Forces and Motion


Students continue to learn about how things move and participate in an exploration into force and motion as related to distance, time, speed, balanced and unbalanced forces, contact and non-contact forces.