5th Grade Science

Dear Parents and Students,

Remote learning is a brave new world for all of us. We are all in this together. Below you will find an overview of the lessons presented and helpful video links. Independent work does not have to be completed for each lesson in one day. Students can work at a comfortable pace. Few things are optional. Answer keys are attached to make the transition easier. I hope these resources will benefit you and your family during this time.

If you have any further questions or concerns, you can text me on the Remind App.

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Kind Regards,

Mrs. Thapar

01_Introduction to Ecology.pdf

Lesson 1: Introduction to Ecology & Vocabulary

This is an introductory lesson to Ecology.

1. Begin with the YouTube Video Link

2. Lesson Warm Up: Picture of Living/Non Living Things

3.Word Parts and Vocabulary:

§ Read to section together about word parts.

§ Review the table with 6 of the main word parts.

§ Show examples using the words; Ecology, Ecosystem, Organisms

4. Practice 1: Fill in the blanks

5. Vocabulary – Part 2

6. Practice 2:

§ Revisit the picture.

§ Sort objects using the terminology “biotic factor” and “abiotic factor”

§ Review the two questions below the chart

7. Complete Exit Ticket independently


03_Classifying Organisms_main.pdf

Lesson 2: Classifying Organisms

In the lesson students learn about how different types of organisms obtain energy (consumers, producers, and decomposers).

1.Begin with YouTube Video Link

2. Background Information 1 : Pose question “What does produce mean?” Students predict how a producer could get energy.

3. Practice 1: Have students use their new vocabulary to answer questions 1-3.

4.Background Information 2: Tell students that there are three different kinds of producers. (Give notes about what each does)

5.Practice #2: Optional – You can use as extra practice

6. Card Sort: Choose whichever way you and your child are comfortable.

7. Complete Exit Ticket independently


04_Food Chain Day 1.pdf

Lesson 3: Food Chains – Part 1

In this lesson students will learn about what food chains are and how to read them.

1.Show YouTube Video link – previous lesson should help them understand concepts.

2. Background Information: Give student notes from answer key

3. Example/Model: How to add arrows and how to read the food chains for students.

4.Practice: Student should practice adding arrows and reading how energy is passed.

5.Background Information 2: Give information about how to identify organisms within a food chain.

6.Example: Use “plant rabbit fox mushroom” as an example of a food chain and answer questions together.

7. Practice: Students identify organisms within two more food chains and interpret how to read them. First food chain you can do together with your child. Second, should be independent.

8. Complete Exit Ticket independently


05_Food Chains Day 2.pdf

Lesson 4: Food Chain Part 2

This lesson helps students to identify primary, secondary and tertiary consumers in a food chain. (Builds on previous lesson).

1. Show YouTube Video Link

2.Background Information and Example – follow details

3. Practice 1: You can work together with your child to complete.

4. Practice 2: Students should work independently

5. Make Your Own Food Chain

6. Complete Exit Ticket independently


06_How do you get and use energy.pdf

Lesson 5: How Do You Get and Use Energy?

This lesson will demonstrate how we use energy.

(I have attached two video links: they will serve as an introduction and review) Khan Academy video can be shown at the end of the lesson or another day, it is more detailed and is a good source for review.

1. Show YouTube Video Link

2. Background Information: Give students notes – make sure to highlight that humans are classified as animals

3. Example: explain how a cat uses its energy in four different ways (suggestions for examples are in answer key)

4. Practice: Students choose another animal and generate examples of four ways the animal uses its energy.