Below you will find 5th Grade In-School Science Field Trip Programs. Each program lists the Science Standard that is covered.
Step back in time to the days of Newton to discover the relationship between force and motion. Defy gravity and launch rockets with the power of moving air! Fifth grade phenomenal Physicists will compete in a cool catapult contest…. in addition to designing their own balloon race cars.
Essential Standard: 5.P.1.1, 5.P.1.2, 5.P.1.3, 5.P.1.4: Understand force, motion and the relationship between them.
Understand the interaction of energy and matter in a fun, hands-on way. We’ll discover the impact of the Sun’s solar power, create crazy concoctions and experiment with heat to explore convection and conduction. Jr. Scientists will “weigh” their options while creating a hot vs. cold eruption!
Essential Standard: 5.P.2.1, 5.P.2.2, 5.P.2.3, 5.P.3.1, 5.P.3.2: Understand the interactions of matter and energy and the changes that occur. Explain how the properties of some materials change as a result of heating and cooling.
Dive into the jet stream and join us for some storm chasing fun. Students will be “shocked” as they get struck by safe lightning! Learn about global weather patterns and use real weather instruments to measure precipitation, wind speed and more as we explore the marvelous world of meteorology.
Essential Standard: 5.E.1.1, 5.E.1.2, 5.E.1.3: Understand weather patterns and phenomena, making connections to the weather in a particular place and time.
Body Works “Inside & Out”
Put on your safety gloves and prepare for an anatomy adventure. We’ll journey through the systems of the body from the circulatory…to the digestive… then skeletal and more! You won’t believe your eyes as we discover how the “body works”…from the inside out!
Essential Standard: 5.L.1.1, 5.L.1.2: Understand how structures and systems of organisms (to include the human body) perform functions necessary for life.
Grab your microscope to investigate the “micro-universe” of heredity and genes in this outside-the-box experience. Students will extract real DNA to gain an understanding of how incredibly different “related” organisms can be. Create your own creature with crazy characteristics.
Essential Standard: 5.L.3.1, 5.L.3.2: Understand why organisms differ from or are similar to their parents based on the characteristics of the organism.
Join us for an “Eco Exploration” as we interact with live animals in their ecosystems. Investigate the world of producers, consumers and decomposers. Jr. Biologists will dissect owl pellets and build their own living ecosystem to take home!
Essential Standard: 5.L.2.1, 5.L.2.2, 5.L.2.3: Understand the interdependence of plants and animals with their ecosystem, effects of environmental changes, adaptations and behaviors.