Here's how our morning at Shmoop starts:
What do all these activities have in common?
Besides the fact that we at Shmoop are not morning people, it's energy. Energy is a part of everything we do, whether it's digesting a delicious meal or sending an email through the interwebz. There's also all kinds of ways to study energy, whether it's tracking electrical energy in a circuit board or improving your carbon footprint through alternative energy sources.
That's why Shmoop's 5th Grade Science course is perfect for your class of energetic fifth graders. Our Next Generation Science Standards-aligned curriculum is the whole package: each lesson in our themed units features Warm Ups, Direct Instruction, and Guided and Independent Practice, along with worksheets, assessments, answer keys, and videos. Aside from the explicit instruction (yup, an engaging script), you can also expect hands-on activities and experiments that will get your students one step closer to becoming
mad scientists science superstars.
That's right—students will be able to make observations, analyze quantitative data, classify matter, form hypotheses, and think critically. And in a special two-for-one deal, they'll also apply what they've learned in ELA courses through close reading of informative texts, scientific articles, and narrative fiction.
Sounds like you've got an awesome year ahead of you. Now if only we had the energy to bike to work instead of taking the bus…or better yet, jump into an eco-friendly, electric car.
These are year-long elementary courses with 90-day-long semesters, made up of themed, standards-aligned units. You can follow the course verbatim in its day-by-day progression, or cherry-pick specific lessons by previewing the curriculum maps and seeing which standards, skills, or texts you'd most like to teach. Courses also include teacher scripts, differentiation and extension, videos, worksheets, and answer keys.