Its that time of year again! This PowerPoint contains 128 FCAT 2.0 Science Grade 5 Earth Science questions and answer slides. It covers all 21 Earth Science Standards that are taught throughout grades 3rd through 5th, but are tested on the 5th grade benchmark. As a 5th grade science teacher you are responsible for content previous teachers were supposed to teach in the earlier grades. Earth science makes up 29% of the FCAT science test. As I experienced, science in the earlier grades was overlooked because it was not tested until the 5th grade, or my students had “forgot” a lot of the content. This PPT reviews all the Earth Science standards.
I use this as a review game. I have included the rules and directions for grudge ball, and have also included 32 Bazinga action cards and directions for that game. If you prefer not to use as a review game, this can be used for a ‘Problem of the Day’ or whole class test preparation. If I use as a Problem of the Day, I require that my students give me the correct answer, but also I require that they explain why the remaining three options cannot be correct.
This is part of a review bundle. I have purposely broken it into each separate area of science. That way if you are strong in one area or didn’t get all content from another area, you can pick and choose which areas of review your students need.
I have a lot of experience with benchmark state testing. When I taught 8th grade science, I was consistently ranked the 2nd or 3rd highest public school in the state. I moved down to teach 5th grade science and after my first year, moved up 18 spots, from last place in my county!