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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.