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In 5th grade, students learn about metric measurement, and will discover how the Earth gets its seasons and why there are moon phases.  In the Physical Sciences, we'll discover what's the Matter, (intro to chemistry topics) and investigate the Electromagnetic Spectrum, particularly as it relates to Light and Color, and reflect upon Human Growth and Development.  Students are also introduced to Ecosystems, a topic that will continue in sixth grade.



Sixth graders  Having learned in fifth grade  the building blocks of matter with an introduction to Chemistry  . This basic understanding leads to exploration of the Water Cycle and Weather, Ecology and Ecosystems, including Plants (photosynthesis) and the Food Web), and a hands-on study of Long Island Sound.