Skills and Tools
Scientists use a variety of tools to extend their senses and collect information. Fifth graders will enjoy working with equipment such as microscopes, mirrors, spring scales and stopwatches to observe and measure. Visit each section below to find lessons that develop students' skills and abilities to use scientific tools.
(5.1) Safe and Appropriate Science
Students conduct classroom and outdoor investigations while following home and school safety procedures and environmentally appropriate and ethical practices.
(5.2) Scientific Methods
Students use scientific methods during laboratory and outdoor investigations.
(5.3) Scientific Decisions
Students use critical thinking and scientific problem solving to make informed decisions.
(5.4) Science Tools
Students know how to use a variety of tools and methods to conduct science inquiry.
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