Fifth Grade Programs

Water for Life

Water is a vital natural resource and we all use it. In this program students get their hands wet experimenting with water and doing demonstrations that illustrate our consumptive habits. They will learn the water cycle, what river basin we live in, and ways in which we can help conserve water. They will also make a water cycle bracelet to remind them of the value of our water. 

5.P.2.1 Standard

Explain how the sun’s energy impacts the processes of the water cycle (including evaporation, transpiration, condensation, precipitation and runoff).

Lush green forest with stream

Carolina Ecosystems

North Carolina is rich in biodiversity. Our coastal plain, piedmont, and mountains provide homes for a myriad of plants, animals, fungi, and micro-organisms that make unique biomes. Students will be introduced to a few of these habitats, and will learn about the producers, consumers, and decomposers that make it all work together. They will understand how the absence of one element can negatively impact the rest of the ecosystem.

5.L.2 Standard

Understand the interdependence of plants and animals with their ecosystem.

Brown mushrooms on mossy log