Grade 5 Science
Week Twenty-four Lessons
This week we will continue the Environments Unit. We are going to take a look at how the carbon dioxide- oxygen cycle and photosynthesis work, and why they are important. 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) identify the significance of the carbon dioxide-oxygen cycle to the survival of plants and animals. Supporting Standard
“I can” Statements:
I can identify the importance of the carbon dioxide – oxygen cycle to the survival of plants and animals.
Monday – What does a plant use for photosynthesis?
Tuesday – Why is the carbon dioxide- oxygen cycle important for life?
Wednesday – Why is photosynthesis important for life?
Thursday – How do the carbon dioxide – oxygen cycle and photosynthesis work together?
Friday – Could we live if the carbon dioxide – oxygen cycle stopped? Explain your thoughts.
Word Wall Words:
Lesson Ideas and Materials:
Science Wall Complete each day with your choice of word wall words.
(Monday) Students will complete the Photosynthesis/ Boiling Water Analogy Activity. Complete the first 2 columns of a Word Wall Builder Chart. –All this is in the Science and Literacy Carbon Dioxide – Oxygen Cycle and Photosynthesis
(Tuesday) Students will read an informational text about the Carbon Dioxide – Oxygen Cycle and Photosynthesis 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 Carbon Dioxide – Oxygen Cycle and Photosynthesis
(Wednesday) Students will complete a summary writing with key terms from Tuesday’s reading. –Science and Literacy Carbon Dioxide – Oxygen Cycle and Photosynthesis. Students will complete the photosynthesis diagram and writing activity in their notebooks- Organisms and Environments Interactive Science Notebook
(Thursday) Students will play the Carbon Dioxide – Oxygen Balloon Toss Game.-Science and Literacy Carbon Dioxide – Oxygen Cycle and Photosynthesis. Complete the Carbon Dioxide- Oxygen Cycle Anchor Chart as a class. – Organisms and Environments Anchor Charts The students can fill in their printable poster, and you can make one on chart paper to hang up around the room.
(Friday) Continue the STAAR Science Review Stations this week. Complete one or two rotations of stations this Friday. Only 9 weeks before the STAAR Science!
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 Earth and Space so far.