Grade 5 Month 1 The Wonder of Botany
Botany provides the science focus for this year. Students learn about the plant world by understanding the relationship of plants to the human being. The lessons come alive with experiments, and time spent in nature.
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Curriculum Areas/Learning Outcomes
Math: Concept: Computational fluency and flexibility with numbers extend to operations with larger (multi-digit) numbers.
Connection: Your child will have daily review and practice of previously learned math concepts.
Science: Concept: Multicellular organisms rely on internal systems to survive, reproduce, and interact with their environment.
Connection: Your child is learning how a variety of plants respond to their environment for survival. They are creating experiments and analyzing data and findings.
This 4-week block introduces students to the plant world through artistic and scientific study. Students will create their own Botany Book filled with sketches and drawings of the plant world and poetry and descriptive paragraphs. Also, students will conduct their own science inquiries, plan experiments, and record data and findings. Charles Kovac’s book, Botany, informs this unit.