5th Grade Science 1st Semester Objectives

5th Grade Scie nce Learning Objectives in Quarter 1
In Life Science, students will begin to examine cells, the basic building blocks of life. From their examination of the parts of a cell, they will expand their view to differentiate plant and animal cells, and to consider cells as they work together to perform various functions.  Students will compare unicellular and multicellular organisms, becoming familiar with our classification system.

In Earth and Space Science, students will learn to define and illustrate the spheres of earth, including the geosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere, and what technologies are used for the exploration of the spheres.  Students will be able to describe the solar system.

Living Things

2. Identify characteristics of all cells and major human systems and how living things interact within ecosystems.

 a)  I can identify common parts of plant and animal cells.

b)   I can identify major body systems and their function.

c)   I can describe the relationships in ecosystems. 

Earth Systems

3. Describe the Earth’s appearance and relationship within the solar system.

a)  I can identify spheres of the Earth.

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