The fifth grade science program develops a firm foundation of science knowledge and understanding of basic science concepts related to the units of study. Students begin with the study and application of the scientific method, proceeding to study weather, sound, light, ecosystems, chemistry, geology, botany, and biology.
Students develop a deep appreciation of the role science plays in their every day lives and demonstrate a greater degree of self-confidence in their ability to develop ideas, think critically and to use the tools of science including technology. Students take an extended three-day field trip to the Claud Kitchens Outdoor School at Fairview, where they participate in hands on activities related to environmental studies.
Fifth Grade students participate in weekly classes in Art, Computer, Library, Music, Physical Education, and Spanish.