5th Grade Science TEKS Planning Guide: Life Science

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5th Grade Science TEKS Planning Guide: Life Science

For School Year 2019-2020

The digital plans for the 2020-2021 school year are constantly being updated. The link to this Working Document is available in my Facebook group.

Who is this for?

5th grade Texas teachers using the TEKS and Science Penguin resources

What is it?

This is a six-week schedule of activities to teach students about what ecosystems and behaviors and traits of organisms (Unit 9). The majority of the activities themselves can be found in the Texas Science Mega Bundle or on my personal website.

This is my planning guide based on 5 days a week with 60-70 minute departmentalized classes. Every campus, teacher, class, and student is different, so trust your professional judgment when planning for your students.

Resource Bundle

Are you interested in a special Mega Bundle with the resources you need for the 5th grade science TEKS? Click to see the Mega Bundle!

Other Available Planning Guides

Scientific Method and Tools

Matter and Mixtures

Force and Motion


Earth's Changes

Weather and Water

Our Solar System

Life Science


5.9A observe the way organisms live and survive in their ecosystem by interacting with the living and non-living elements

5.9B describe how the flow of energy derived from the Sun, used by producers to create their own food, is transferred through a food chain and food web to consumers and decomposers

5.9C predict the effects of changes in ecosystems caused by living organisms, including humans, such as the overpopulation of grazers or the building of highways

5.9D identify fossils as evidence of past living organisms and the nature of the environments at the time using models

5.10A compare the structures and functions of different species that help them live and survive such as hooves on prairie animals or webbed feet in aquatic animals;

5.10B differentiate between inherited traits of plants and animals such as spines on a cactus or shape of a beak and learned behaviors such as an animal learning tricks or a child riding a bicycle

Total Pages
19 pages
Answer Key
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