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Grade 5 Science NGSS Reading Passages | Printable & Digital

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5th, Homeschool
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28 Reading Passages
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    About this Product

    • The passages in this bundle supports ALL the essential topics in a NGSS aligned Grade 5 classroom.

    • Each passage covers a manageable amounts of content and can be used by parents, tutors and educators.

    • This resources includes science reading passages with comprehension questions.

    • Fillable Slides and PDF Files included for electronic distribution and collection included

    • Answer key included.



    This resource includes modified files that facilitate digital - online learning:

    • Fillable slides designed to work with Google Slides and Microsoft PowerPoint

    • Fillable PDF forms designed to be used with Adobe Reader (a FREE program)

    Important Notes about Digital Assignments:

    • Digital reading passages CANNOT be edited. Only the text boxes or forms can be manipulated.

    • Each passage is saved as an individual file with the answer key removed for easy distribution.

    Digital Reading Passages can be shared via platforms that are password-protected or accessible only to students.


    Why are these reading passages included in this bundle?

    This bundle of reading passages was put together in response to the growing number of schools that are implementing remote or distant learning strategies. The passages can be used by educators and parents so to provide teaching materials for students while homebound.

    This bundle also works well for:

    • Educators who want to provide manageable assignments to acutely or chronically absent students

    • Parents who are looking to assist their child with activities that integrate science and reading practice

    • Tutors who need materials to provide at-home instruction or texts that support essential NGSS concepts and ideas


    How to Use this Resources

    • Parents can create routine with their child by assigning one passage daily.

    • Educators can assign reading passages and questions as part of distance learning.

    • Educators can use the passages as a mode of quality and concise education for ill or absent students.

    • Educators can use the passages as test prep for 2-3 weeks before a cumulative assessment.

    • Tutors can use the reading passages and questions as formative or summative assessments.

    This bundle includes the following reading passages:

    Physical Science NGSS Standards

    • What is matter? (5-PS1-1)

    • States of Matter (5-PS1-1)

    • Phase Change (5-PS1-2)

    • Heating and Phase Change (5-PS1-2)

    • Properties of Matter (5-PS1-3)

    • Quantitative Properties of Matter (5-PS1-3)

    • Qualitative Properties of Matter (5-PS1-3)

    • Intensive vs. Extensive Properties of Matter (5-PS1-3)

    • Physical vs. Chemical Change (5-PS1-4)

    • What is a mixture? (5-PS1-4)

    • Gravity (5-PS2-1)

    • Types of Organisms (5-PS3-1)

    Life Science NGSS Standards

    • Plant Needs (5-LS1-1)

    • Food Chains (5-LS2-1)

    • Nutrient Cycle (5-LS2-1)

    • The Water Cycle (5-LS2-1)

    • Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Cycling (5-LS2-1)

    Earth Science NGSS Standards

    • Stars (5-ESS1-1)

    • Celestial Cycles (5-ESS1-2)

    • Sun's Movement and Shadows (5-ESS1-2)

    • Seasonal Constellations (5-ESS1-2)

    • Earth's Spheres (5-ESS2-1)

    • Water on Earth (Hydrosphere) (5-ESS2-2)

    • Water Cycle Around Earth (5-ESS2-2)

    • Human Impact on the Environment (5-ESS3-1)

    • Negative Environmental Impact (5-ESS3-1)

    • Solving Environmental Problems (The 3 Rs) (5-ESS3-1)


    These reading passages support ALL 5th grade Next Generation Science Standards and Disciplinary Core Ideas. Other materials should be used to integrate science and engineering skills and practices so to meet the standards.


    • All rights reserved by Stephanie Elkowitz.

    • This product is to be used by the original purchaser only.

    • Intended for classroom and personal use only.

    • Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited.

    • This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view.

    • Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

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    28 Reading Passages
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