Physical Science Learning Roadmap Gr5-6


Learn Bright learning roadmaps provide an excellent schedule to follow for teaching our lesson plans. Whether you are a teacher in a classroom or a homeschooler, these outlines will help you keep track of the subjects you need to teach your students. This roadmap explores physical science topics within the science subject category for students in 5th grade and 6th grade.

Using the roadmap for each subject, you can figure out which lessons to teach and when. Some roadmaps provide a few additional lesson plans that you can use if you find that your students need extra practice, or if you have more time to fill. The roadmaps are a guide and are not meant to hold you to a rigid agenda. You can adjust as you wish to meet your specific needs and objectives.

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What our lesson guides include

Overview: The Physical Science Learning Roadmap Gr5-6 lesson guide introduces students to concepts and material that explore these unique fields of science. Students will study a number of varying subjects that align with NGSS standards. In total, the Physical Science guide includes 17 lessons.

Learn Bright learning roadmaps are useful tools for organizing your teaching agenda, whether in the classroom or at home. The science roadmaps are divided into general subject areas: earth and space, engineering and technology, life sciences, and physical science. This roadmap includes the lessons for the 5-6 grade band in physical science subjects. It lists the lessons in alphabetical order, and you will find the grade band associated with the lesson below the lesson title. Note that some lessons fall into more than one subject area or grade band.

Teaching Schedule

Because there is no national standard for teaching science-related topics, you can choose any number of these lessons to teach your students throughout the years. Many lessons relate well to each other, and you may benefit from teaching multiple lessons at the same time. For instance, the Physical Science Learning Roadmap Gr5-6 lesson guide includes separate lessons for force and motion, and Newton’s laws. You could teach both in conjunction with each other to reinforce certain concepts. Feel free to be flexible and adjust when necessary to fit your unique needs!

Physical Science Learning Roadmap Gr5-6 lesson guide

The learning roadmap for the physical science subjects includes 17 lesson plans. The topics vary from molecules and matter to the carbon cycle to minerals to the chemistry of the body. The state educational standards for every lesson, which align with NGSS standards, are on the individual lesson product pages. Below is a short list of lessons from this roadmap. Each lesson contains a brief description that explains what students will learn.

Physical Science Lessons

  • Acids and Bases—In our Acids and Bases lesson plan, students learn how to measure the pH level of various substances. They will discover that most liquids and many other substances are either acidic or alkaline. They will also be able to explain the differences between an acid and a base according to their properties. This lesson is for students in 5th grade and 6th grade.
  • Compounds and Mixtures—Compounds and Mixtures explores the differences between these two types of substances. Students will learn how to identify both types based on the traits of a given substance. This lesson is for students in 4th grade and 5th grade.

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5th Grade, 6th Grade


Roadmap, Science