The Living Classroom Curriculum:Fifth Grade, PDF
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- Eyewitness to Photosynthesis: Fifth graders observe the amount of air bubbles released from an aquarium plant when it is exposed to light and test to see if these air bubbles are similar to the air we exhale. They discover how plants and animals exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide.
- Water World: Students discuss the cycle of water from evaporation to condensation to precipitation. Students create a self-contained wetland environment utilizing recycled tennis ball cans, sand, soil, and seeds and play a water droplet game.
- American Colonial Uses of Plants: In three rotating stations, students learn about the plants used to make ink, dyes, and clothing and how these and many other plants were important to the colonization of North America.