Welcome to fifth grade science! We have three units of study for the year, Sound, Earth, Moon, Sun, and Color and Light. In our study of “Sound” you will learn the properties and characteristics of sound as well as how you hear all the sounds around you. You will participate in many labs/experiments. As a culminating activity, you will create your own musical instrument and demonstrate it to your classmates. You can play a song with your instrument by yourself or join with a few friends to create a “band”. Either way have fun and be creative. Next we move on to the study of the “Earth, Moon, Sun” system. In this unit you will learn about the layers and make-up of the Earth and about the Earth’s natural satellite, the moon. You will discover interesting things about our star, the sun and its importance to life on Earth. We end the year with “Color and Light”. Here you will learn about the visible light spectrum which you call the rainbow and how your eyes work.