Note: This curriculum can be utilized for meaningful and user friendly distance learning. PowerPoint slideshows and work bundles can be divided into small manageable daily lessons and uploaded to google classroom. Students follow the slideshow, visit video and academic links, explore the built-ins, take quizzes, and can submit the corresponding document you posted from the work bundle for assessment. Everything arrives editable so you just determine what pieces you want to deliver daily and upload / convert to google classroom.
This curriculum includes 20 full units of study in Life, Earth, and Physical Science for students in grades 5-10. Each unit contains a PowerPoint road map that delivers a truly interactive science experience. A detailed work bundle and unit notes chronologically follow the PowerPoint road map for review and assessment. Units are loaded with exciting hands-on activities, built-in quizzes and review games, critical notes and diagrams, worksheets, answer keys, modifications, crosswords, flashcards, rubrics, video links, and much more. Everything you will ever need to run an amazing four years of science is included. Please view the positive feedback below and visit the curriculum tour link to learn more about this one of a kind curriculum. The entire curriculum arrives in editable .doc or pptx. and updated every year on TpT.
This curriculum is over 8GB and thus too large for the TpT uploader. Upon purchase you will receive a link to download the curriculum through Dropbox. Just click the link to download the the fully editable curriculum. You will have access to these links and any updates in the curriculum through your purchase on TpT whenever you wish.
This curriculum supports The Next Generation Science Standards. Please visit the curriculum tour that describes in detail the topics and NGSS standards addressed in each unit. In most cases this curriculum exceeds the benchmarks. Common Core / ELA and Literacy for Science and Technical Subjects is addressed throughout with academic reading links and writing worksheets called "AYE" Advance Your Exploration.
Below you find links to preview each of the 20 full units of study in detail. Each link will contain hundreds of PowerPoint slides, the unit homework bundle, lesson notes, review games, available worksheets, and much more. A welcome letter / guide / curriculum document is included that describes curriculum and how to utilize these resources in your classroom.
Note: If all of the lesson bundles in this curriculum were purchased individually on TpT the cost would be well over $600 dollars.
Life Science Unit Previews
Earth Science Unit Previews
Physical Science Unit Previews
I also have a 5th Grade Science Curriculum specifically designed for the NGSS Next Generation Science Standards. I have included this set of four units as a folder within this curriculum. Links provided below.
5th Grade Science Full Year NGSS Link (4 Full Units)
Engaging and interactive PowerPoint presentations become the roadmap for exciting units full of hands-on lab activities, challenge questions, project ideas, discussion opportunities, video links, review games, and much more. A bundled homework package, modified version, and unit notes, chronologically follow each unit. These presentations are incredibly visual and only one focus point is presented per slide. Color coded text, shade techniques, and a step by step approach puts the learning process into PowerPoint form. You can use the units / curriculum from beginning to end, or chop up the PowerPoints to add to your own curriculum. Everything arrives in editable form and can be altered to fit your own needs and requirements.
The curriculum consists of 20 units of study in Life, Earth, and Physical Science for students in grades 5-10 (50,000+ slides and hundreds of pages of units notes and bundled homework). Modified assessments, class notes, and detailed answer keys are also provided for students with special needs, support professionals, teachers, and parents. These effective units have been used in my classroom with success for many years and are both teacher and student friendly.
Below are the topics addressed within each unit. The curriculum previews will provide more detailed standards, NGSS, and the standards covered by activities.
Life Science Curriculum Units / Topics Addressed:
Ecology and the Environment: Trophic Feeding Levels Unit -Areas of Focus: Areas of Focus within The Feeding Levels Unit: What is Ecology, Concepts in Ecology, Concept-There is no such thing as a free lunch, Energy Comes from the Sun, Food Chains, Trophic Feeding Levels, Producers, Consumers, Decomposers, Aquatic Food Chains, Phytoplankton, Zooplankton, Animal Dentition, Carnivores, Herbivores, Pyramid of Biomass, Pyramid of Numbers.
Ecology and the Environment: Interactions Unit: Levels of Biological Organization (Ecology), Parts of the Biosphere, Habitat, Ecological Niche, Types of Competition, Competitive Exclusion Theory, Animal Interactions, Food Webs, Predator Prey Relationships, Camouflage, Population Sampling, Abundance, Relative Abundance, Diversity, Mimicry, Batesian Mimicry, Mullerian Mimicry, Symbiosis, Parasitism, Mutualism, Commensalism, Plant and Animal Interactions, Coevolution, Animal Strategies to Eat Plants, Plant Defense Mechanisms, Exotic Species, Impacts of Invasive Exotic Species.
Ecology and the Environment: Abiotic Factors Unit -Areas of Focus within The Ecology: Abiotic Factors Unit: Abiotic Factors, Biotic Factors, The Big 7 Abiotic Factors, Organisms Range of Tolerance, Light, How light affects Organisms, Photosynthesis, Factors in the Environment that Affect the Amount of Light, How Organisms Movements are affected by light, Bioluminescence, How temperature affects organisms, Thermoregulation, Physiological Regulation, Behavioral Regulation, Adaptation, Hypothermia, Hyperthermia, Warm-Bloodedness (endothermy), Cold-Bloodedness, Hibernation / Torpor, Advantages of Warm-Bloodedness, Disadvantages of Warm-Bloodedness, Advantages of Cold-Bloodedness, Disadvantages of Cold-Bloodedness, Water, Water Requirements and Plants, Adaptations of Plants and Water, Adaptations of Animals and Water, Wind, Positives and Negatives of Wind to Organisms, How animals use Wind, How Plants use Wind, Wind Dispersal, Water Dispersal, Animal Seed Dispersal, Fire Ecology, Fire Dependence, Biogeochemical Cycles, Hydrologic Cycle, Carbon Cycle, Photosynthesis, Cellular Respiration, Oxygen-Carbon Dioxide Balance, Nitrogen Cycle, Phosphorus Cycle, Importance of Phosphorus, Nutrients and Aquatic Systems, Eutrophication.
Plant Topics / Botany Unit -Areas of Focus in The Plant Unit: Cool Facts about Plants, Plant Evolution, Importance of Algae, Lichens, The Three Types of Lichens, Non-Vascular Plants, Bryophytes, Seedless Vascular Plants (Ferns), Seeds, Seed Dormancy, Factors that Break Seed Dormancy, Germination, Parts of a Young Plant, Monocots and Dicots, Roots and Water, Types of Roots, Water Uptake and Photosynthesis, Plant Hormones, Types of Plant Tissues, Xylem and Phloem, Woody Plants, Leaves, Light and Plants, Transpiration, Guard Cells, Leaf Identification, Plant Life Cycles, Seed Plant Life Cycles, Parts of a Flower, Matured Ovaries (Fruits), Types of Fruit.
Evolution Unit / Change Topics Unit -Areas of Focus: Concept “Everything is Changing” The Diversity of Life Photo Tour, Evolution History, Scopes Monkey Trials, Darwin, Evolution, Evidences of Evolution, Four Parts to Darwin’s Theory, Natural Selection, The Mechanisms for Natural Selection, Divergent Evolution, Convergent Evolution, What does it mean to be living?, Characteristics of Living Things, SPONCH, Origins of Life (Other Theories), Origins of Life (Science Theory), Needs of Living Things, Origins of the Universe (Timeline), Miller-Urey Experiment, Amino Acids, How Water Aided in the Origin of Life, Human Evolution, Hominid Features, Evidences of Human Evolution, Hominid Skulls, Ecological Succession, Primary Succession, Secondary Succession, Plant Succession, Animal Succession, Stages of Ecological Succession, Events that Restart Succession.
Taxonomy and Classification Unit -Areas of Focus within The Taxonomy and Classification Unit: Taxonomy, Classification, Need for Taxonomy vs. Common Names, What is a Species?, Dichotomous Keys, What does Classification Use?, The Domains of Life, Kingdoms of Life, The 8 Taxonomic Ranks, Humans Taxonomic Classification, Kingdom Monera, Prokaryotic Cells, Types of Eubacteria, Bacteria Classification, Gram Staining, Bacterial Food Borne Illnesses, Penicillin and Antiseptic, Oral Hygiene and Plaque, Bacterial Reproduction (Binary Fission), Asexual Reproduction, Positives and Negatives of Bacteria, Protista, Plant-like Protists, Animal-like Protists, Fungi-like Protists, Animalia, Characteristics of Animalia, Animal Symmetry, Phylums of Animalia (Extensive), Classes of Chordata, Mammals, Subclasses of Mammals, Characteristics of Mammals, Fungi, Positives and Negatives of Fungi, Divisions of Fungi (Extensive), Parts of a Mushroom, 3 Roles of Fungi, Fungi Reproduction, Mold Prevention, Plant Divisions.
Infectious Diseases Unit Areas of Focus: Infectious Diseases through History, Viruses, structure of a virus, Size of Viruses, Computer Viruses, Viral Reproduction, Are Viruses Living?, Types of Viruses, Lytic Viruses, Lysogenic Viruses, Types of Bacteria, Size of Bacteria, Bacteria Identification, Gram Staining, Food Borne Illnesses and Prevention, Antibiotics, Antiseptics and Cleaning Injuries, Tooth Decay, Dental Hygiene, Bacterial Reproduction, Positives and Negatives of Bacteria, Immune System, Parasitism, types of parasites, Disease are Spread by.., Treatment for Viruses, Virus Prevention, HIV, HIV Prevention, AIDS, STD's, and much more.
Cellular Biology Unit -Areas of Focus within the Cellular Biology Unit -What is SPONCH?, SPONCH / Biologically Important Molecules, % of SPONCH in Living Things, What does it mean to be living?, Characteristics of Living Things, Needs of Living Things, Cellular Biology, History of Cellular Biology, Modern Cell Theory, Types of Cells, Prokaryotic Cells, Eukaryotic Cells, Cellular Organelles, Cell Wall, Plasma Membrane, Passive Transport, Diffusion, Osmosis, Active Transport, The Nucleus, Chromatin / Chromosomes, Nucleolus, Nuclear Membrane, Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum, Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum, Ribosomes, Protein Synthesis, Golgi Apparatus, Lysosomes, Cytoskeleton / Microtubules / Microfilaments, Centrioles, Plastid, Mitochondria, Vacuoles, Organelles by real images.
DNA and Genetics Unit -Areas of Focus within The DNA and Genetics Unit: DNA, DNA Extraction, Structure of DNA, Discovery of the Double Helix, Rosalind Franklin, Nucleotides, RNA, Cell Division, Mitosis, Phases of Mitosis, Chromosomes, Cancer, Ways to Avoid Cancer, What is Inside a Cigarette?, Facts about Smoking?, Anti-Smoking Ads, Meiosis, Phases in Meiosis, Mendelian Genetics, Gregor Mendel, Punnett Squares, Probability, Dihybrid Cross, Codominance, Incomplete dominance, Bio-Ethics, GMO’s, Genetic Disorders, Stem Cell Debate, Cloning Debate.
Human Body Systems and Health Topics Unit Areas of focus: Form Follows Function concept spread throughout. Levels of biological organization, cell basics, cells of the body, tissues, organs, organ systems, homeostasis, functions of the skeletal system, categories of bones, marrow, bones of the human body, bone disease, types of joints, muscular system, connective tissues, ligaments, tendons, muscles and energy use, types of muscle tissue, muscle fibers and movement, common muscles, biological molecules and important nutrients to the body (extensive), learning the contents of junk food, calories, obesity, fast food, eating disorders, anabolic steroids, digestive system, mechanical and chemical digestion, taste, enzymes, swallowing reflex, esophagus and peristalsis, organs of the GI Tract, focus on chemical digestion, duodenum, stomach, pancreas, liver, gall bladder, small intestine, villi and surface area, large intestine, appendix, rectum, cardiovascular system, cellular respiration, functions of the circulatory system, movement of blood, focus on the heart, blood vessels, cardiovascular disease, contents of blood, blood types, functions of the respiratory system, the nose, epiglottis, larynx and vocal cords, trachea, bronchus, lungs, alveoli, diaphragm, lung capacity, dangers of smoking, dangers of vaping / E-cigarettes and JUUL, cancer, how to avoid cancer, skin cancer, what's inside a cigarette, smoking and advertising, excretory system, kidneys, urine, inside the nephron, ureters, bladder, urethra, kidney's role in detoxifying, cirrhosis of the liver, integumentary system (skin), functions of the skin, anatomy of skin, fingerprints, nervous system, stimulus, anatomy of a neuron, types of neurons, voluntary and involuntary functions, central and peripheral nervous systems, regions of the brain and roles, right brain vs. left brain, spinal cord injuries, anatomy of the eye and sight, lenses, rods and cones, night vision, anatomy of the nose and smell, dangers of inhalants, anatomy of the ear and hearing, noise induced hearing loss, sense of touch, the adolescent brain -whoa!, lobes of the brain, endocrine system, glands, hormones, activities in your body, endocrine system vs. nervous system, exocrine glands, puberty, body stability, parenting, male and female reproductive systems, sex cells, chromosomes, fertilization, menstrual cycle, placenta, embryo development, dangers of smoking and drinking while pregnant, immune system, diseases, how diseases are spread, the immune response, vaccines, virus prevention, HIV, HIV transmission, abstinence vs. prevention, AIDS, STD's, and much more.
Earth Science Curriculum Units / Topics.
The Geology Topics Unit: Plate Tectonics, Evidence for Plate Tectonics, Pangea, Energy Waves, Layers of the Earth, Heat Transfer, Types of Crust, Plate Boundaries, Hot Spots, Volcanoes, Positives and Negatives of Volcanoes, Types of Volcanoes, Parts of a Volcano, Magma, Types of Lava, Viscosity, Earthquakes, Faults, Folds, Seismograph, Richter Scale, Seismograph, Tsunami's, Rocks, Minerals, Crystals, Uses of Minerals, Types of Crystals, Physical Properties of Minerals, Rock Cycle, Common Igneous Rocks, Common Sedimentary Rocks, Common Metamorphic Rocks, Earth System History, Timeline of Earth, Events, Paleoecology, and much more.
Astronomy Topics Unit: The Solar System and the Sun, Order of the Planets, Our Sun, Life Cycle of a Star, Size of Stars, Solar Eclipse, Lunar Eclipse, The Inner Planets, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Moon, Craters, Tides, Phases of the Moon, Mars and Moons, Rocketry, Asteroid Belt, NEOs, The Torino Scale, The Outer Planets and Gas Giants, Jupiter / Moons, Saturn / Moons, Uranus / Moons, Neptune / Moons, Pluto's Demotion, The Kuiper Belt, Oort Cloud, Comets / Other, Beyond the Solar System, Types of Galaxies, Blackholes, Extrasolar Planets, The Big Bang, Dark Matter, Dark Energy, The Special Theory of Relativity, Hubble Space Telescope, Constellations,Spacetime and much more.
The Weather and Climate Unit: -What is weather?, Climate, Importance of the Atmosphere, Components of the Atmosphere, Layers of the Atmosphere, Air Quality and Pollution, Carbon Monoxide, Ozone Layer, Ways to Avoid Skin Cancer, Air Pressure, Barometer, Air Pressure and Wind, Fronts, Wind, Global Wind, Coriolis Force, Jet Stream, Sea Breeze / Land Breeze, Mountain Winds, Mountain Rain Shadow, Wind Chill, Flight, Dangerous Weather Systems, Light, Albedo, Temperature, Thermometers, Seasons, Humidity / Condensation / Evaporation, Dew Points, Clouds, Types of Clouds, Meteorology, Weather Tools, Isotherms, Ocean Currents, Enhanced Global Warming, Greenhouse Effect, The Effects of Global Warming, Biomes, Types of Biomes.
The Soil Science and Glaciers Unit: Importance of Soil, Weathering, Mechanical Weathering, Chemical Weathering, Surface Area and Weathering, Erosion, Transport, Deposition, Coastal Erosion, Mass Movement of Earthen Materials, Soil, Soil Color, Particle Size, Soil Porosity and Permeability, Soil Horizons, Soil Conservation, The Dust Bowl, Erosion, Deposition, Soil Conservation Measures, Glaciers, Types of Glaciers, Ice Ages, Paleoecology, Glacial Landforms.
Water Molecule Unit: -Locations of Water on the Planet, Importance of Water, Groundwater, Groundwater Pollution, The Water Molecule, Properties of Water, Polarity, Cohesion, Adhesion, Capillary Action, High Specific Heat, Water has a Neutral pH, lower density of ice, lake turnover, water cycle, three stares of matter, Water is the Universal Solvent, Mixtures, and much more.
The Rivers, Lakes, and Water Quality Unit -Areas of Focus: Watersheds, Rivers of the United States, Sections of a River, Parts of River (Vocabulary), Stream Order, Erosion and Deposition, Water Quality, Chemical Properties of Water, Bio-Indicators of Water Quality (EPT richness), Physical Properties of Water Quality, Rivers and Flooding, Factors that Control Flooding, Types of Flooding,Tsunami's, Wetlands, Flood Prevention, Levees, Dams and Ecosystem, Importance of Dams, Impacts of Dams,Hydropower, Parts of Dam, Salmon (Life Cycle), Systems of Help Salmon, Fish (General), Layering in a Lake, Lake Turnover, Nutrients and Lakes.
Physical Science Units / Topics.
Laws of Motion and Machines Unit -Areas of Focus within The Motion and Machines Unit:-Newton’s First Law, Inertia, Friction, Four Types of Friction, Negatives and Positives of Friction, Newton’s Third Law, Newton’s Second Law, Potential Energy, Kinetic Energy, Mechanical Energy, Forms of Potential to Kinetic Energy, Speed, Velocity, Acceleration, Deceleration, Momentum, Work, Machines (Joules), Catapults, Trajectory, Force, Simple Machines, Pulley / (MA Mechanical Advantage), Lever / (MA), Wedge / (MA), Wheel and Axle (MA), Inclined Plane / (MA), Screw / (MA).
Matter, Energy, and the Environment Unit -Areas of Focus within the Energy and the Environment Unit.- Concept “There is no such thing as a free lunch”, Matter, Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Elements and Compounds, States of Matter, Solids, Liquids, Gases, Plasma, Law Conservation of Matter, Physical Change, Chemical Change, Gas Laws, Charles Law, Avogadro’s Law, Ideal Gas Law, Pascal’s Law, Archimedes Principle, Buoyancy, Seven Forms of Energy, Nuclear Energy, Electromagnet Spectrum, Waves / Wavelengths, Herschel Experiment, Infrared, Visible Light, Refraction, Diffraction, Lens, Convex / Concave, Radiation, Electricity, Lightning, Static Electricity, Magnetism, Coulomb’s Law, Conductors, Insulators, Semi-conductors, AC and DC current, Amps, Watts, Resistance, Magnetism, Faraday’s Law, Compass, Relativity, Einstein, and E=MC2, Energy, First Law of Thermodynamics, Second Law of Thermodynamics, Third Law of Thermodynamics, Industrial Processes, Environmental Studies, The 4 R’s, Sustainability, Human Population Growth, Carrying Capacity, Green Design, Renewable Forms of Energy.
Atoms and the Periodic Table Unit -Areas of Focus within The Atoms and Periodic Table Unit:-Atoms (Atomic Force Microscopes), Rutherford’s Gold Foil Experiment, Cathode Tube, Atoms, Fundamental Particles, The Nucleus, Isotopes, AMU, Size of Atoms and Particles, Quarks, Recipe of the Universe, Atomic Theory, Atomic Symbols, #’;s, Valence Electrons, Octet Rule, SPONCH Atoms, Molecules, Hydrocarbons (Structure), Alcohols (Structure), Proteins (Structure), Periodic Table of the Elements, Organization of Periodic Table, Transition Metals, Electron Negativity, Acids and Bases, Non-Metals, Metals, Metalloids, Atomic Bonds, Ionic Bonds, Covalent Bonds, Metallic Bonds, Ionization.
Science Skills Unit -Areas of Focus within The Introduction to Science Unit: Lab Safety, Lab Safety Equipment, Magnification, Microscopes, Stereoscopes, Hand Lenses, Electron Microscopes, Compound Light Microscopes, Parts of a Compound Microscope, Metric System, International System of Units, Scientific Notation, Base Units, Mass, Volume, Density, Temperature, Time, Other SI Units, Observation, Inferences, Scientific Method, What is Science? What makes a good scientist? Types of Scientists, Branches of Science, Scientific Method, Hypothesis, Observations, Inferences.
This product includes...
1 Classroom License to use all of the units on all of your schools computers.
20 Science Units that contain over 50,000+ well crafted and truly interactive PowerPoint slides, built-in activities with instructions, visuals, and follow up questions. Important class notes, project ideas, discussion opportunities, review challenges, amazing visuals, video links, academic links, and much more.
-Note: PowerPoint Slideshows and work bundles / notes are compatible with Google sides and .docs. I just use Drive and send shareable links to my students so they can access all material on their Chromebooks.
20 Bundled homework packages (word documents) that chronologically follow the above PowerPoint slideshows of 300+ pages. These assessments are extremely challenging but not overwhelming.
20 Answer Keys to the above homework bundles equaling 350+ pages (.doc). These are great for teachers, support staff, and homeschool parents.
20 Modified homework packages (.doc) that look much like the above but are less challenging (200+ pages). These are helpful for students who may require special modifications. Answer Keys to these modified bundles are also included for support professionals.
20 Sets of unit notes (.doc) that chronologically follow the PowerPoint slideshows equaling 300+ total pages. These notes are full of detailed visuals and chronologically follow the slideshow. These are great for support professionals and for students who may require accommodations.
20 Sets of Fill-In notes (.doc). These are much like the unit notes (The critical red colored PowerPoint slides) but have lines instead of a word now and again. Students actively fill in the missing terms as they view the PowerPoint slideshow. These are a great tool for accommodations or if you want to speed a unit along due to time constraints. These can also be used to turn a more difficult unit into an easier one.
60+ PowerPoint Review Games (.ppt) with each review game equaling 125+ slides (8,500+ slides total). These are great chances to review and get students searching through their science journal, collaborating with others, and are always a lot of fun. They are also a fantastic subplan if needed. My students love them. The bonus questions and find the owl are student favorites.
Over 350+ Video and academic links. These links are to video shorts that usually range from 2 - 7 minutes or great websites that help review class material. Having a short video to help reinforce / review classroom topics is extremely helpful. Many of the video links are to YouTube so be aware if your school blocks that website. You can always download the videos from home the night before and then bring them in. Also be advised that some videos may have some short ads before them. This is not something I can control as it is the internet.
Hundreds of pages of handouts, readings, answer keys to the readings, information sheets, rubrics, templates, lab activities, recipes, and much more.
1 First Day PowerPoint Presentation (210 slides) and goal setting / build a coat of arms activity. Also included is a student guidebook that explains the entire four year science curriculum.
All units arrive in editable format so they can be altered to fit your curriculum, grade level, or ability grouping. You can decide to make them more or less challenging. Everything is Word (.doc) or PowerPoint (.pptx).
PowerPoint slideshows, homework bundles, unit notes, and much more can also be posted to your secure school webpage where only students have access. This allows students to review lessons at home or if they were absent. I have also used posting the slideshows to flip the classroom. Students go through the slideshow at home and then conduct activities in the classroom. You'll find that the curriculum is full of options for the busy teacher / learning community. I'm still in the public school classroom and every lesson is field tested. If something hasn't gone perfect its been tweaked or removed. I also update the curriculum constantly with current events and latest and greatest discoveries.
Below are the links to the 20 units of study that I offer on TpT for individual purchase. All of these are included in the curriculum purchase.
Physical Science Units
Physical Science Curriculum
Life Science Units
Life Science Curriculum
Earth Science Units
Earth Science Curriculum Bundle
Water, Water Quality, Rivers, Lakes, and Fish Units
Below is a link to view this curriculum in greater detail. You will find a PowerPoint tour, how a unit works guide, curriculum possibilities, standards, and many free samples.
Thank you for your interest and If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
Ryan Murphy at TpT