I'm wondering what us fifth grade teachers are teaching our students when it comes to science. I have a science edu background, but I'm certified to teach 7-12 grades... not fifth grade lol I'm wondering what you all will be covering when it comes to science in the classroom. I'm actually very thrilled to just be covering this subject: it's the one I love the best and fill most comfortable with. My class has three units planned out (I use FOSS for two of them): -- Plants (Sept thru Dec) -- Mixtures & Solutions (Jan thru March??) -- Solar Energy (April?? thru June) I totally freaked out when I realized that the plants unit would be lasting that long--- I had no idea! lol [Mind you I'm a brand new teacher] So what will you be doing in 5th grade science? What skills are you teaching? What have you noticed student really need help with???