• Math - Our first unit of study will be multiplying and dividing whole numbers. 

    Focus Standards

    MAFS.5.NBT.2.5 – Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm. 

    MAFS.5.NBT.2.6 - Find whole-number quotients of whole numbers with up to four-digit dividends and two-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models. 


    Science - We have two topics in our first unit of study. Inquiry Mondays focus on our STEAM Showcase projects. Each Monday, we will examine a piece of the Showcase puzzle and focus on that piece. Weekly assignments related to this piece will be sent home. The other topic during this first unit is forms of energy. 

    Focus Standards for Forms of Energy

    SC.5.P.10.1 - Investigate and describe some basic forms of energy, including light, heat, sound, electrical, chemical, and mechanical.

    SC.5.P.10.2 - Investigate and explain that energy has the ability to cause motion or create change.

    SC.5.P.10.3 - Investigate and explain that an electrically-charged object can attract an uncharged object and can either attract or repel another charged object without any contact between the objects.

    SC.5.P.10.4 - Investigate and explain that electrical energy can be transformed into heat, light, and sound energy, as well as the energy of motion.

    SC.5.P.11.1 - Investigate and illustrate the fact that the flow of electricity requires a closed circuit (a complete loop).

    SC.5.P.11.2 - Identify and classify materials that conduct electricity and materials that do not.


    Focus Standards for STEAM Showcase

    SC.5.N.1.1  - Define a problem, use appropriate reference materials to support scientific understanding, plan and carry out scientific investigations of various types such as: systematic observations, experiments requiring the identification of variables, collecting and organizing data, interpreting data in charts, tables, and graphics, analyze information, make predictions, and defend conclusions.

    SC.5.N.1.2  - Explain the difference between an experiment and other types of scientific investigation.

    SC.5.N.1.3 - Recognize and explain the need for repeated experimental trials

    SC.5.N.1.4 - Identify a control group and explain its importance in an experiment.

    SC.5.N.1.5 - Recognize and explain that authentic scientific investigation frequently does not parallel the steps of "the scientific method."

    SC.5.N.1.6 - Recognize and explain the difference between personal opinion/interpretation and verified observation.

    SC.5.N.2.1 - Recognize and explain that science is grounded in empirical observations that are testable; explanation must always be linked with evidence.

    SC.5.N.2.2 - Recognize and explain that when scientific investigations are carried out, the evidence produced by those investigations should be replicable by others.