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Class V Science


Class V students use all of the techniques and tools they've learned in Lower School Science as they delve into an intense year of scientific study. They continue using the scientific method and dig in with hands-on experiences. Students begin the year studying the changing Earth, including plate tectonics, mid-ocean ridges, and the forces driving these changes. Students also learn about climate change and natural disasters. In the Matter unit, students learn about atoms, elements, and the Periodic Table. In the Biology unit, they focus on heredity and the physiology of the digestive, circulatory, and respiratory systems. The Energy unit is always popular. Students study forces and motion as they learn about rocket science.