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Grade 5 Topic A & B: Electricity and Magnetism & Mechanisms using Electricity

Students learn about electricity by building and testing circuits. Using batteries, bulbs and wires, students construct simple circuits and test the effects of various modifications. 

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Grade 5 Topic C: Classroom Chemistry

Students learn about the properties and interactions of some safe to handle household liquids and solids. They test a variety of materials to see what happens when things are mixed together: what dissolves, what reacts and what remains unaffected.

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Grade 5 Topic D: Weather Watch

Students learn about weather phenomena and the methods used for weather study. They learn to measure temperatures, wind speed and direction, the amounts of rain and snow, and the amount of cloud cover. They also learn about human actions that can affect weather and climate and study the design and testing of clothing used as protection against the weather.

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Grade 5 Topic E: Wetland Ecosystems

Students learn about wetland ecosystems by studying life in a local pond, slough, marsh, fen or bog. ...about organisms that live in, on and around wetlands and about adaptations that suit pond organisms to their environment... the interactions among wetland organisms and about the role of each organism as part of a food web. The role of human action in affecting wetland habitats and populations is also studied.

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Authorized Resources

Find other authorized resources by using the Alberta Education Authorized Resource Database.

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