Grade 5

Science

The objective of teaching Science in Grade 5 is to enable learners to understand the vitality of associating human needs and environmental stewardship. The curriculum entails activities that motivate learners for active engagement in activities regarding environmental and social issues.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Concept

  • The learner develops foundational knowledge about the environment through observation of the surroundings.
  • The learner understands the basic concepts of plants and animal cells along with their functions.
  • The learner identifies the roles of producers, consumers and decomposers in an ecosystem.

Confidence

  • The learner consciously and sub-consciously develops an appreciation for the environment.
  • The learner begins to  discover detailed  facts and researches about land, air, water, sound, and light pollution.
  • The learner begins to form opinions on the actions of humans and its consequence on the environment.

Clarity

  • The learner consciously and sub-consciously develops an interest for the importance of Science in daily life.
  • The learner becomes aware of the Earth’s atmosphere and geosphere along with the Sun’s role as a source of energy for life on Earth.
  • The learner begins to understand the basic elements of matter and the relationship between matter and particles.

Application

  • The learner consciously and sub-consciously develops an appreciation for different elements of nature and their contribution to maintain a sound ecosystem.
  • The learner encounters core concepts of physics such as gravitation and Newton’s laws of motion.
  • The learner begins to conduct minor experiments and makes observations and predictions based on them.

Innovation

  • The learner design simple and parallel circuits and use the engineering design process to generate solutions to real-world problems.
  • The learner conducts researches, and formulate application-based questions.
  • The learner investigates geographical phenomena and activities.

Compassion

  • The learner develops a sense of responsibility, care and respect for the environment.
  • The learner develops inquisitiveness towards exploring the “science” behind every action.
  • The learner encourages peers to understand scientific  concepts in depth.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Concept - The learner is able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the interconnections and inter-dependency of ecological and social systems;
  • Understand ‘environmental stewardship’;
  • Interpret and draw conclusions out of simple information.

Confidence - The learner is able to:

  • Engage oneself in discussions within classrooms and among one’s peers and family;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the sustainability of natural and human communities;
  • Analyze the current ongoing  situations critically.

Clarity - The learner is able to:

  • Understand and compare natural and human-built environments – Structure, Components, and the Process;
  • Understand the concept of sanitation and the importance of good hygiene;
  • Identify one’s role in maintaining a healthy environment.

Application - The learner is able to:

  • Develop basic data collection and organization skills;
  • Comprehend data through surveys and experiments to understand environmental issues;
  • Develop awareness about the impact of technological advances on the environment.

Innovation - The learner is able to:

  • plan and carry out systematic investigations, manipulating variables as necessary;
  • make and test predictions;
  • creates simple circuit and related models.

Compassion - The learner is able to:

  • Develop knowledge, perspective, skills and habits to make personal and collective efforts which promote sustainability;
  • Understand ‘collective responsibility’;
  • Sympathize and empathize with other living beings.
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