Grade 5 Teachers

 

 

Resources for Grade 5:

  • Intel Teach Elements Units for Grades 3-5:  This site provides units based on Understanding by Design; units include African Adventure Safari, Flat Stanley, Float the Boat, Food for Thought, Fractions Made Visual, and the list goes on! 

Grades 3-5 (ages 8-10)

  • African Adventure Safari: What is the price of life?  Grade: 3-5, Science   Student naturalists help safari guests learn about diversity, interdependence, and wonder of life in the African wild
  • Flat Stanley: Are we really so different from others?  Grade: 3-5, Social Studies  By sending a flat friend on vacation, children learn about life in other countries and get an opportunity to host flat travelers from around the world.
  • Float That Boat!: How can we explain the things that happen around us?  Grade: 3-5, Science  We B Toys just completed their annual customer satisfaction reviews of their toy boat line. They have learned that customers have complained that their boats tend to sink. They are looking for new toy boats and are offering to purchase $1 million worth of merchandise to the company that produces the best boat. Student teams design new boats that will float and prepare proposals to market their boats.
  • Food for Thought: How can I stay healthy?  Grade: 5, Science, Mathematics  Elementary students learn about health, nutrition, and consumerism as they create a new restaurant that offers healthy and appealing foods.
  • Fractions Made Visual: Does accuracy really matter that much?  Grade: 3-5, Math   Students take on the role of professionals who use fractions on the job. After researching, they create and share multimedia presentations or newsletters that demonstrate the importance of knowing fractions in their chosen professions.
  • From Sea to Sea: How are we different from others?  Grade: 3-5, Social Studies   Using a WebQuest, students take on the role of Chamber of Commerce employees and develop informational brochures for a local city. Then, they learn more about the economy of trade and its impact on the local cities and citizens. After developing slideshow presentations, students present what they have learned to an outside audience.
  • Go-Go Gadget: Invent a Machine: How can we make life easier?  Grade: 3-5, Science   Young inventors put their knowledge of simple machines to the test as they create new, labor-saving machines of their own!
  • Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet: How are we interconnected?  Grade: 3-5, Science  Working in cooperative groups, students become marine biologists and oceanographers, offering testimony to the United Nations about the health of various ocean ecosystems. Students inform UN delegates about the fate of our oceans, and then offer ideas for protecting our watery world by creating informational brochures and presenting their findings.
  • Light It Up: How can I learn about the world around me?  Grade: 4-6, Science  Student-scientists investigate the different kinds of electricity and discover how this valuable resource is supplied. Using series and parallel circuits, students creatively engineer an electronic quiz or game board to showcase their learning for a Game Day design challenge.
  • Music of the Westward Expansion: How do the arts reflect history?  Grade: 3-5, Music, Social Studies  Students study the great westward migration of the mid-19th century in America and learn how important music was to those traveling along the trail. Students listen to popular music of the time, and investigate the history and origins of a variety of songs. In a final celebration, students sing and play tunes, and present their interpretations from the points of view of a pioneer or composer.
  • Red Light, Green Light: How can we communicate so we will be heard and understood?  Grade: 3-5, Social Studies  A car accident in a school neighborhood motivates students, parents, and community members to campaign for improved street safety. Students collect, represent, and analyze traffic data in the area around their school, and they think of ways to make everyone safer.
  • The Great Bean Race: Is conquering the impossible possible?  Grade: 3-5, Science  Young botanists investigate plant growth as they compete in a lima bean stalk growing competition with students from other geographic locations.
  • Wave of Spring: What changes do you see?  Grade: 3-5, Science, Math, Social Studies   Students anticipate and track the arrival of spring as they plant tulip bulbs and share observations about growth milestones with other student gardeners throughout the Northern Hemisphere.
  • Where in the World Is Cinderella?: Does happily ever after really exist?  Grade: 3-5, Language Arts, Social Studies   Elementary students travel the world as they read the many tales of Cinderella, also known as Cendrillon, Ashpet, Yeh Shin, Tattercoats, and Cenicienta. Students analyze the story and rewrite it from another point of view
  • Intel Unit Plans Integrating Technology:  Developed by teachers, this showcase includes a collection of exemplary unit and lesson plans that integrate technology into classroom projects. These plans aligns to standards and promotes higher-order thinking using curriculum-framing questions, authentic project tasks, effective instructional strategies, and performance assessment.
  • NASA provides games, stories, and homework topics for fourth graders.
  • PowerMyLearning provides free online educational activities in areas of math, language arts, science, social studies, arts & music, and technology

This page was updated on May 27, 2017.