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Science Studies Weekly - Challenger (Grade 5)

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Science Studies Weekly - Challenger (Grade 5)

California Fifth Grade Science Standards Coverage


AUGUST - SEPTEMBER

Week 1: Welcome, Scientists!

Introduces the nature of science, its various fields, and methods of inquiring about the universe. 6.f, 6.g, 6.h, 6.i

Week 2: All About Matter

Examines structure, properties and changes in matter. 1.a, 1.b, 6.f, 6.g, 6.h

Week 3: Liquids, Solids and Gases

Introduces liquids, solids and gases. 1.e, 6.f, 6.g, 6.h, 6.i

Week 4: Turn on the Heat

Gives foundation for understanding heat transfer, temperature, expansion and contraction. 6.a, 6.b, 6.c, 6.d, 6.e

Week 5: Sound and Light

Explores the wonders of sound and light. 6.f, 6.g, 6.h, 6.i

Week 6: Electricity and Magnetism

Introduces basic concepts of electricity and magnetism. 6.f, 6.g, 6.h

Week 7: The Universe in Motion

Looks at the principles of motion and force. 6.f, 6.g, 6.h

OCTOBER-DECEMBER

Week 8: Technology Past, Present and Future

Compares simple machines and modern technology. 5.b, 5.c, 6.f, 6.g

Week 9: Our Technological World

Discusses major technologies in today’s society.

Week 10: From Crust to Core

Introduces the structure of the Earth and plate tectonics. 5.a, 5.c, 6.g

Week 11: Shaping the Earth

Examines the rock cycle, volcanoes, earthquakes and glaciers. 6.a, 6.g, 6.i

Week 12: All About Soil

Studies soil horizons, soil content and erosion.

Week 13: Our Life-Giving Oceans

Looks at how oceans provide air, food, water and other resources for life on earth. 3.a, 3.b, 3.d

Week 14: Save Our Planet

Explores protection and conservation of natural resources and compares renewable and nonrenewable energy sources. 3.d, 6.g

JANUARY-FEBRUARY

Week 15: The Water Cycle

This week Science Studies Weekly -Challenger looks at the Earth’s water cycle. The lessons discuss evaporation, condensation, precipitation and transpiration and explain the role of wind in the cycle. 3.b, 3.c, 4.b, 4.d, 6.h

Week 16: Keep Your Eye on the Sky

This week Science Studies Weekly - Challenger looks at the Earth’s relationship with the moon and the sun. The lessons discuss seasons, the North and South poles and the phases of the moon. 5.a, 5.b, 5.c

Week 17: Exploring Our Solar System

This week Science Studies Weekly - Challenger explores our solar system. The lessons discuss the sun, moon, planets and other celestial bodies like comets and asteroids. 5.a, 5.b, 5.c

Week 18: Our Universe

This week Science Studies Weekly - Challenger explores the universe beyond our solar system. The lessons discuss stars, nebulae and other galaxies 5.a, 5.b, 5.c

Week 19: Our Living World

This week Science Studies Weekly - Challenger introduces students to life science and the kingdoms of living things on Earth. The lessons discuss how scientists decide where to place organisms in the taxonomy of living things and explain that not all scientists agree on how this should be done. 2.a

Week 20: Cells and Microbes

This week Science Studies Weekly - Challenger introduces students to the world of cells and microbes. The lessons discuss the history of microbiology and the differences between plant and animal cells. 1.e, 2.e

Week 21: Heredity

This week Science Studies Weekly - Challenger explores heredity and environment and how each contributes to the development of living things. The lessons also discuss genetics and survival of the fittest. 6.h

MARCH-MAY

Week 22: The Plant Kingdom

This week Science Studies Weekly - Challenger focuses on the plant kingdom. The lessons discuss the interaction between animals and plants, photosynthesis, pollination, and classification 2.a, 2.e, 2.f, 2.g

Week 23: The Animal Kingdom

This week Science Studies Weekly - Challenger focuses on the plant kingdom. The lessons discuss the interaction between animals and plants, photosynthesis, pollination, and classification. 6.g

Week 24: Animal Behavior

This week Science Studies Weekly - Challenger focuses on animal behavior. The lessons discuss how animals search for food, find a mate, raise their young, avoid predators, and use tools 6.g

Week 25: Prehistoric Life

This week Science Studies Weekly - Challenger focuses on ancient life on Earth. The lessons introduce scientific divisions of time from the Precambrian to the Quaternary Periods and discuss dinosaurs and the age of mammals. 6.g

Week 26: Systems of Life

This week Science Studies Weekly - Challenger focuses on ecology and ecosystems. The articles discuss the food chain, interdependence, and how changes can affect ecosystems

Week 27: Being Human

This week Science Studies Weekly -Challenger focuses on the systems of the human body. The articles discuss the skeletal, muscular, immune, respiratory, and other major systems of the body. 2.b, 2.c, 2.d, 6.g

Week 28: The Amazing Brain

This week Science Studies Weekly - Challenger focuses on the human brain. The articles discuss the parts of the brain, why we feel pain, and how receptors allow our five senses to work. 6.g, 6.h, 6.i

Common Core

K-5 Required to Read 50% Informational Text - Meet or exceed the 50% Informational Text requirement in your state with Studies Weekly. Teach CCSS-aligned Social Studies and Science content during your literacy block!

Staircase of Complexity - Lexile levels gradually increase over the course of each grade level. We provide researched-based lesson plans with scaffolding/differentiated instruction so that all students succeed.

Text-Based Answers - Students are required to write about what they read, perform additional research, cite sources and consider other points of view. Assessment questions require students to recall, examine and analyze the text they have read.

Writing from Sources - Students will develop research and media skills using primary and secondary sources. We provide 2.0 digital tool suggestions for creating online products like videos, avatars, posters and slide shows.

Academic Vocabulary - With domain-specific vocabulary for each lesson, our lesson plans help you teach students how to determine the meaning of unknown words within a text (CCSS for ELA RI.4).

Computer-Based, Machine-Scored Assessment for Grades 3-5 - Online assessment is provided at eStudiesweekly.com. With instant analysis, including pie charts for every question, you.ll identify where re-teaching or additional test-taking strategies are needed.

Visit the Studies Weekly Blog to learn more about integrating Common Core Standards into your classroom.

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