Grade 5

Classroom videos, student handouts, and offline lesson plans will be made available on the days listed below. 
 
You will be able to send these videos and handouts to your students to provide them with key concepts and activities that link to the curriculum.

The offline lesson plans provide a detailed explanation of the concepts and the procedure. You can use this to help teach the lesson. These will also be made available to students without internet access.


life systems
matter and energy
  • Three States of Matter!

    In this lesson, students will learn about the three main states of matter: solid, liquid, and gas. They will learn about how matter can change between these states and how this relates to particle theory.


    MATERIALS

    Ice Cream:

    • 1 gallon sized Ziploc® bag
    • 1 quart sized Ziploc® bag
    • Ice cubes
    • Salt
    • Cream
    • Sugar
    • Vanilla

    Rock Candy:

    • Jar
    • Stick or string
    • Water
    • Sugar
    • Flavour extract (optional)
    • Food colouring (optional)

    Butter:

    • Jar and lid
    • Heavy cream (35% or higher)
    • Salt (optional)
    • Herbs (optional)

    HANDOUT

    HANDOUT ANSWERS

    DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES

    CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS


  • Is it a Chemical Reaction?

    Students will learn that chemical changes result in the formation of a new substance. Students will explore how to identify a chemical reaction through these experiments.


    MATERIALS

    Gas Formation:

    • Baking Soda
    • Vinegar
    • Cup

    Turmeric pH Indicator:

    • Turmeric powder
    • Isopropyl alcohol
    • Household solutions (baking soda, vinegar, soap, soda water, lemon juice, milk, etc.)
    • Jars or cups

    Turmeric Reaction:

    • Turmeric powder
    • Isopropyl alcohol
    • Baking soda
    • Calcium chloride (hardware store) or vinegar
    • Ziploc® Bag

    HANDOUT

    HANDOUT ANSWERS

    DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES

    CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

structures and mechanisms
  • Tallest Tower!

    Do you have what it takes to build the tallest tower? Learn what traits make a tower a tower and put your building skills to the test against internal and external forces.


    MATERIALS

    • Any materials that would be useful for building a tower-like structure (e.g. stackable blocks [not LEGO®], books, aluminum foil, Play-Doh, plastic cups, newspaper, popsicle sticks, tape)
    • A load to test your tower (such as a can of soup)
    • A hair dryer

    DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES

    CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS


  • Tension and Compression!

    For a structure to stand the test of time, it has to be able to resist internal forces that act upon it. Investigate compression and tension forces and test how they affect building materials.


    MATERIALS

    • 6 to 7 Books (try to choose books that are similar in size)
    • A ruler
    • A pen or pencil
    • Clay or play-dough

    How to make homemade no-bake play-dough (if you don’t have clay or Play-Doh at home):

    • 2 cups flour
    • 1⁄2 cup salt
    • 1 3⁄4 cups of warm water
    • A bowl
    • A wooden spoon
    1. Mix 2 cups of flour and 1⁄2 cup of salt in a large bowl.
    2. Add 1 and 3⁄4 cups of warm water to the flour/salt mixture. You can use a wooden spoon or you can mix with your hands. It may not seem like you have enough water, but you do.
    3. Take the dough out of the bowl and knead it on a flat surface. It might take up to 10 minutes of kneading until your dough feels right.

    HANDOUT

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    CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

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