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5th Grade NGSS Physical Science INB Unit

Grade Levels
3rd - 6th
Formats Included
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105 pages
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This turn-key unit of over 40 interactive notebook activities is designed to follow the unpacking of the NGSS. It has everything you need to cover all of the 5th grade NGSS physical science standards with activities to extend the learning for each objective.

Each activity has an easy to follow directions page with explanations of how to cut and paste the foldable as well as any vocabulary terms defined, examples, and even sample questions that go with it.

Who can use NGSS?

District of Columbia (D.C.), Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, and Louisiana have adapted the NGSS standards.

Update: 5/22/19

Energy in Organisms activities have been added to complete the bundle

5-PS1-1: Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles that are too small to be seen.

-Is the jar full demonstration recording foldable

-What is matter foldable

-Movement of particles in the three states of matter foldables

-Using the five senes to detect matter foldable

-Using tools to detect matter that can't be seen foldable

-Trapping gas particles foldable

-Baking soda and vinegar balloon demonstration recording foldable


-Is there more than meets the eye listing activity

-Structure of the atom foldable

-How do subatomic particles add up puzzles

-Reading elements foldable

-Practicing reading elements foldable

5-PS1-2: Measure and graph quantities to provide evidence that regardless of the type of change that occurs when heating, cooling, or mixing substances, the total amount of matter is conserved.

-Law of conservation inference activity

-Law of conservation foldable

-Law of conservation jingle

-Matter is conserved addition puzzle matching

-Law of conservation illustration activity

-Law of conservation true false fact sort

5-PS1-3: Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties.

-Properties accordion foldable

-Describing properties using the five senses and comparing and contrasting properties activity

-Properties of materials such as magnetism and solubility foldable

-Testing properties lab directions and recording sheet

-Sorting properties table

-Types of data foldable

-Types of data box and t-chart

-Quantitative and qualitative cut and paste activity

-My data comic activity

5-PS1-4: Conduct an investigation to determine whether the mixing of two or more substances results in new substances.

-Indicators of changes accordion foldable

-Physical and chemical changes foldable

-Physical and chemical changes examples activity

-Lava lamp chemical change experiment recording sheet

-Dish soap and milk physical change experiment recording sheet

5-PS2-1 Support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by the Earth is directed down.

-Gravity foldable

-If there was no gravity illustration creation

-If you could see gravity illustration creation

-Gravity on the moon graphic organizer

-Air resistance foldable

-Gravity and air resistance comparison and contrast Venn diagram

5-PS3-1 Use models to describe that energy in animal's food (use for body repair, growth, motion, and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the sun.

-Energy uses pocket

-Transfer of energy flow chart

-Energy in organisms fact sort

Total Pages
105 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 months
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