Syllabus for Fifth Grade Science Curriculum
Topics to be covered:
. Students will receive an overview of the three main branches of science: life science,
physical science, and earth science.
. Specifically studying the classification of living things, basic cell structure, human body systems, ecosystems and biomes, weather patterns, volcanoes and earthquakes, matter and its properties, electricity, and stars and galaxies.
. Fifth grade’s field trip to Mt. Misery allows for the study of Pineland ecology in depth.
. Students are also introduced to the concept of experimentation and scientific method, preparing for a science fair.
. This course is taught in an experimental manner, with lab activities and direct observations on a weekly basis.
. Students keep a Science Observation Journal that they use throughout the year to record their results with illustrations as well as data collections.
. All students are expected to come to learn and interact with the material presented. .They will participate with respect for both the subject matter and each other.
. In my class, I expect my students to enter the room with a sense of wonder and discovery.
Tests = 50 %
Quizzes, projects, labs, science journals, and notebook checks = 25 %
Homework, class participation/motivation, and behavior = 25%
(-3 for any missed/incomplete homework assignments on the homework average portion; also, -1 for not coming prepared with a pencil).
Lecture on given topic, guided practice, independent practice and daily assigned homework. Comprehension of the lecture is noted by oral and written responses from the guided and independent practices. If a solid understanding has been determined, students are permitted to start their homework a few minutes prior to the class dismissal.
Students will come prepared for class each day with completed homework assignments, as well as with all proper utensils including textbook, notebook and a pencil(s). Most of all, they come with a desire to learn science!!!!
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