5th GRADE CURRICULUM

Welcome Teachers! Thank you for inviting Garden of the Salish Sea Curriculum into your classroom. If we are working in your school directly, find the complete set of materials that you will need below. Download and print.  Find the Powerpoints and videos for select exercises linked on the right.

Please prepare your students for our visits by showing the videos and asking students to complete the pre-lab and post-lab activities in their Science Notebooks.

Please print these materials:

Note to Lynden Christian:

The Clam ID activity in Extended Activities (Bottom left), will be done in the field. Printouts for this activity will be provided.

Students will need to use our website to complete their science notebook. This can be done during computer or library time. Teachers are encouraged to choose from additional tie-in activities such as artwork, games and additional videos on this website, to enhance the materials.

If you are interested in using our curriculum independently, you may choose to download the individual chapters and exercises on the right per the needs of your classroom.

I. INTERTIDAL ECOSYSTEM (Preparation)

Please have your students prepare for our 1st presentation by watching this video and completing the Pre-lab activities on pages 3-6 of the Science Notebook.

Notebook Chapter I

Video: Intertidal Biome

II. INTRODUCTION TO SHELLFISH

Intro Powerpoint

Notebook Chapter II

Chapter II Reflection

Map: Shellfish Around the World

Video: Shellfish Filter Water

III. OCEAN ACIDIFICATION

OA Teacher's Guide 

OA Slideshow 

Notebook Chapter III

IV. FIELD

Notebook Chapter IV

V. REFLECTION

Notebook Chapter V

VI. EXTENDED ACTIVITIES

Coastal Communities Blog

Extended Activities includes:

Games

  • Whale Jenga
  • Krill
  • Oyster Life Cycle
  • Clam Life Cycle
  • Anemone Life Cycle
  • Food Web Jumbo Checkers

Glossary