5th Grade Science – Mrs. Stokes
2017 - 2018
Welcome to a new and exciting year of 5th grade science! I am delighted to be your teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. Fifth grade brings new challenges and responsibilities, but together we can succeed. I engage students on a daily basis through hands-on learning, cooperative learning, higher-order thinking skills, and problem solving. I have high expectations of each and every student that I teach and encourage support from home as we progress through the school year.
Required materials for class:
1.) Composition Notebook 2.) Pens/Pencils 3.) Glue stick 4.) Scissors 5.) Map Pencils
Evaluating Student Progress
Each project that is assigned will have a rubric, and will be given to students at least 2-3 weeks before the project is due, depending upon the difficulty of the project.
Make Up Work
Students will be allowed 3 school days to complete any make up work assigned while they were absent from class.
Timeline for Units of Study
1st Nine WeeksScience Safety and Inquiry (3 days)Physical Properties of Matter (21 days)Forces (7 days)Light and Electricity (14 days)
3rd Nine WeeksSun, Moon, and Earth Systems Cont. (14 days)Patterns in the Natural World (5 days)Ecosystem Interactions (13 days)Life Cycles (5 days)Inherited Traits and Learning Behaviors (16 days)
2nd Nine WeeksLight and Electricity Cont. (14 days)Energy Resources (8 days)Earth's Changes (10 days)Sun, Earth, and Moon Systems (15 days)
4th Nine WeeksInherited Traits and Learning Behaviors (16 days)Designing Solutions (20 days)