In 5th grade we study 4 Science Modules:Sun, Moon and StarsThe Sun, Moon and Stars Module consists of three sequential investigations, each designed to introduce students to objects we see in the sky. Through outdoor observations made during the day and at night, active simulations, readings, videos, and discussions, students study the Sun, Moon, and stars to learn that these objects move in regular and predictable patterns that can be observed, recorded, and analyzed.Chemistry is the study of the structure of matter and the changes or transformations that take place in it. Learning about the makeup of substances gives us knowledge about how things go together and how they can be taken apart. Learning about changes in substances is important for several reasons: changes can be controlled to produce new materials; changes can be used to give off energy to run machines. The Mixtures and Solutions Module has four investigations that introduce students to these fundamental ideas in chemistry.Human BodyThe Human Body Module consists of four sequential investigations that engage students in thoughtful activities
about the form and function of a most remarkable machine, their own body.Levers and PulleysHumans are the only living creatures that have been able to put materials together to construct machines to do work.
Our capacity to see and invent relationships between effort and work produced through simple machines has led us into
a world that is becoming more technologically oriented. Knowledge of these relationships is necessary for understanding all mechanics. The Levers and Pulleys Module consists of four investigations that involve students in fundamental concepts of simple machines.Your can go to the Foss website: www.archive.fossweb.com