Grade 5


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.
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