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Mahomet-Seymour Schools

 Curriculum

Science - Grade 5

 

Human Body

 

The learner will be able to describe the parts of an individual cell and how they are organized into tissues, organs, and body systems.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe the parts and functions of the nervous system.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify and explain the five senses as well as the functions and parts of each sense.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify the functions of the skeletal system and identify some major bones of the body.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to provide a description of a joint and compare movable and immovable joints.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to compare the functions of ligaments, tendons, and cartilage.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe the functions of the muscular system and compare voluntary and involuntary muscles.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify and explain how smooth, cardiac, and skeletal muscle cells differ.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify the different regions of the brain and their functions of control over the body.

 

  

 

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Electricity and Magnetism

 

The learner will be able to explain how objects receive static electrical charges.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe the effects when objects of like and unlike charges are brought together.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify, construct, and draw both a series and parallel circuit.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to compare and contrast a series and parallel circuit.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to compare conductors and insulators.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain the functions of circuit breakers and fuses as safety devices.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe the properties of a magnet, locate lines of force for both like and unlike poles, and identify everyday applications for magnets.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain how magnetism can produce electricity and how electricity can produce a magnet.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe the parts of a generator and explain the functions of each.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain how electricity converts to at least four forms of energy.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain how the production of electricity is harmful the environment.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe how water, fuels, and nuclear reactions supply energy to turn turbines.

 

  

 

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Plants/Animals

 

The learner will be able to describe how scientists classify living things into groups and the importance of classification.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe four ways in which living things have the same characteristics.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain how plants are able to make their own food and why it is important to all living things.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe the functions of roots, stems, and leaves.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe how mosses, ferns, angiosperms, and gymnosperms reproduce.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain how invertebrates are classified and describe some representative organisms.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to compare body systems of vertebrates and invertebrates.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain how vertebrates are classified and give representative examples of each group.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to compare all five vertebrate groups and give characteristics of each.

 

  

 

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Oceans

 

The learner will be able to identify the name and location of oceans and seas around the world.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to locate specific points using longitude and latitude.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to build the structure of the ocean bottom.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to list the sequence of events that causes the ocean bottom to become salty.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to understand the process by which sediments are deposited on the ocean bottom.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to be introduced to the causes for and the effects of the ocean floor spreading at the mid-ocean ridge.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to list the causes for surface and deep ocean currents.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to comprehend the causes of waves and their effects on the shoreline.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to draw the structure of waves.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to diagram the pull of the moon to the currents of high tides and low tides.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to diagram the causes and effects of both neap tides and spring tides.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to discover what makes sand.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to contrast the differences between sands from different beaches.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify the effects of an oil spill on water.

 

  

 

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