Grade 5

  • Students will explore the schoolyard to find examples of water erosion and compare these examples to areas found with little/no erosion. Wrap up: Discuss students’ findings and why some areas are more prone to erosion than others.

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  • Discuss methods to describe weather: pressure, wind speed/direction, temperature (sun/shade), humidity, rain/snowfall, cloud cover/type, visual observations, etc. Discuss past and present weather forecasting, and weather folklore. Record current weather conditions and observations that may help to predict tomorrow’s weather; have students write a prediction or proverb. Wrap-up: share observations and predictions.

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  • Discuss methods to describe weather: pressure, wind speed/direction, temperature, humidity, rain/snowfall, clouds, visual observations, etc. Describe the methods you will be using as a class; outside students will make visual and instrumental observations on the worksheet. Wrap-up: share findings and discuss weather prediction methods. Extension: make predictions and repeat observations throughout the year.

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  • Check out these fun online resources for children from Western Development Museum including colouring pages, story time videos and more!



  • Students test their knowledge by finding animals and plants in a natural area that might also live in a wetland or a meadow. Wrap up: discuss students’ answers and different adaptations that exist for each ecosystem.

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