Utah Open Textbook: 5th Grade Science

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How do Earth's changes affect humans? Pupils learn about physical and chemical changes on Earth and how they lead to phenomena such as erosion, earthquakes, and volcanoes. Using the text, they also explore the concepts of electricity and magnetism by examining images and diagrams. Finally, they differentiate between inherited traits and learned traits by exploring heredity and adaptations with questioning and observation.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have scholars break into small groups and answer one of the "Think Like a Scientist" questions, then teach the information to the class
  • Use linked video resources as extension activities or to engage learners
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires some background scientific knowledge for understanding
  • Some images and content are specific to Utah
  • Provides open-ended, thought-provoking discussion questions as review
  • Includes relevant images for real-life application
  • None
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