WELCOME TO 5th GRADE SCIENCE!
This unit builds upon the previous units of matter, and the flow of matter and energy through ecosystems. Students investigated the concepts of matter and non-matter, and that matter is constructed of particles that are too small to be seen. Students were also introduced to the idea that matter can neither be created nor destroyed. Then, in a subsequent unit, students traced the flow of matter and energy through ecosystems. In this unit, students learn that Earth is comprised of many systems which interact and affect one another.
Big Ideas In This Unit
#1 Earth is a complex system in which matter and energy are moved from one part to another.
#2 Earth is a water planet, and water is found everywhere on Earth.