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Fit standards-based science instruction into your curriculum!
Help your grade 5 students develop a genuine understanding of standards-based scientific concepts and vocabulary using the 150 engaging activities in Daily Science! A variety of rich resources, including vocabulary practice, hands-on science activities, and comprehension tests in multiple-choice format, help you successfully introduce students to earth, life, and physical science concepts.
30 weeks of instruction cover the following standards-based science topics: Big Idea 1: Living things are made mostly of cells. Multicellular organisms have different cells that perform specialized functions Week 1: Why are bones hard and muscles soft? Week 2: Why does skin wrinkle in the bathtub? Week 3: What happens if you swallow gum? Week 4: How do people give blood without running out of it? Week 5: Unit Review Big Idea 2: An ecosystem is a community in which every living thing fills a role Week 1: Why do earthworms like dirt? Week 2: Why do pandas eat plants but polar bears eat meat? Week 3: Is the lion really the king of the jungle? Week 4: How can so many different plants live in the rainforest? Week 5: Unit Review Big Idea 3: Water covers most of the Earth's surface. It circulates between oceans and land in a process called the water cycle Week 1: Do we really drink the same water that dinosaurs did? Week 2: Why don't rivers and lakes soak into the ground? Week 3: What makes the desert so dry? Week 4: Can we run out of water? Week 5: Unit Review Big Idea 4: Gravity is the force that keeps planets in orbit around the sun, and the moon in orbit around Earth Week 1: Why do we weigh more on Earth than on the moon? Week 2: What causes ocean tides? Week 3: Why are planets round? Week 4: Why don't planets crash into each other? Week 5: Unit Review Big Idea 5: Heat flows from warmer objects to cooler ones until both reach the same temperature Week 1: How does a thermometer work? Week 2: How does a microwave oven cook food? Week 3: What causes hurricanes? Week 4: How does a thermos work? Week 5: Unit Review Big Idea 6: When a new substance is made through a chemical reaction, it has properties that are different from the original substance Week 1: What puts the fizz in soda? Week 2: Why does metal rust? Week 3: Why do batteries die? Week 4: Why can't you light a match more than once? Week 5: Unit Review
According to recent research, a holistic approach to science and reading instruction results in improved student achievement in both areas. Daily Science helps teachers effectively integrate science instruction into the reading curriculum. This paper reviews the effectiveness of using engaging content-area instruction of scientific concepts and direct instruction of science content vocabulary.
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Inquiry-based science lessons present physical-, life-, and earth-science concepts and build students’ science vocabulary and comprehension.
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