Grade 5 Science
Week Ten Lessons
This week we will be continuing the Force, Motion, and Energy Unit. We will be exploring Force and Motion this week! This is one of my favorite lesson topics because there are so many fun things you can do! Here is a lesson to help you plan. Links to actual materials and lessons are provided throughout this post. I hope you can find something to help make planning this year a little, or a lot, easier!
(D) design an experiment that tests the effect of force on an object. Supporting Standard
“I can” Statements:
I can design an experiment that tests the effect of force on an object.
Monday – How can you change the location of an object?
Tuesday – Why is gravity such an important force for people?
Wednesday – How can a simple machine help you move objects?
Thursday – What makes friction a force?
Friday – How does knowledge of force and motion help an athlete compete?
Word Wall Words:
Lesson Ideas and Materials:
Science Wall Complete each day with your choice of word wall words.
(Monday) Play the Tug of War and Four Square games. Introduce Word Wall Words for the Week and ask students what they think they mean. Complete the first 2 columns of a Word Wall Builder Chart. –All this is in the Science and Literacy Force and Motion.
(Tuesday) Students will read an informational text about force and motion and complete a graphic organizer to process the information. Complete the third column of the Word Wall Builder Chart. –All this is in the Science and Literacy Force and Motion.
(Wednesday) Students will complete a summary writing with key terms from Tuesday’s reading. –Science and Literacy Force and Motion. Complete Force Chevron Notes and the Which Forces are Acting on it? Observations in the notebook. –Force, Motion, Matter, and Energy Interactive Science Notebook
(Thursday) Exploring Force and Motion lab day! –Science and Literacy Force and Motion
(Friday) Using a book called “Physics” by Basher Books for the read aloud, read the Force page and allow the students to make their own character for one of the word wall words for this week. Complete the Force and Motion Anchor Chart for a classroom poster- Force, Motion, and Energy Anchor Charts. Complete the vocabulary pages that were not completed through the week.
During extra class time, complete the Physical Science Vocabulary pages that accompany this week’s learning.
The following links to the pretty PDF of this lesson plan.
Need materials for younger grades?
The materials in this lesson are intended for 5th graders in Texas, but are taught in a way that they could be easily modified for younger and older grades.
Here is what I have for matter and energy so far.