Grade 4 - Habitats and Communities

In this unit we will explore:

-habitats provide plants and animals with the necessities of life

- food chains (producers/consumers)

- factors that affect survival

- community as a group of interacting species sharing a common habitat

- class organisms, including humans, according to their role in the food chain

- identify carnivores, herbivores and omnivores

- structural adaptations that allow plants and animals to survive in a specific habitats

Science Blast - Habitats and Communities

Grade 5 - Matter

In the Properties of Matter Unit we will explore that:

  • Everything has mass and occupies space

  • Properties of liquids, solids and gases

    • Solids: Molecules typically do not move (only vibrate) and do not take the shape of the container it is in.

    • Liquids: Molecules move around and take the shape of the container it is in.

    • Gases: Molecules move quickly and typically take up the space of the container it is in.

  • Changes of state (eg. melting, freezing, evaporation, condensation)

  • Distinguish between a

- Physical Change: substance can be changed from one form to another

- Chemical Change: formation of a new substance

Key terms include:  

Solids, liquids, gases, container, heat, molecules, physical change, chemical change, changes of state, release, formation, condensation, freezing, melting, evaporation, sublimation.

Grade 5 Science Blast- Matter