5th Grade Science Learning Objectives in Quarter 1
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.

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.