• Lower Dauphin School District

    Curriculum Guide


    Subject:  STEM                     Grade Level(s):  Fifth


    Synopsis of Curriculum

    The STEM curriculum for fifth grade is divided into four general areas: Structure and Properties of Matter; Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems; Earth and Space Systems; Engineering Design; and, Coding.  Fifth grade students will learn how one can explain the structure, properties, and interactions of matter, how energy is transferred and conserved, how organisms live, grow, respond to their environment, and reproduce, and how and why organisms interact with their environment and what are the effects of these interactions.  Fifth grade students will learn what is the universe, and what is Earth’s place in it, how and why Earth is constantly changing, and how Earth’s processes and human activities affect each other.  Fifth grade students will also be introduced to coding and how computer science is a foundational skill for all students. 



    Units of Study Titles

    Structure and Properties of Matter

    Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems

    Earth and Space Systems

    Engineering Design