​Traveling Scientist - Fifth Grade

These programs provide a hands-on opportunity for students to develop an awareness and appreciation of the sciences through the exploration of the animal kingdom and physical science concepts. In addition, the program fosters a commitment to the protection and understanding of the environment and community. The programs are aligned with the current state standards to ensure that teachers’ curricular needs are met. 

Fifth Grade


Some of our Traveling Scientist programs have changed grade levels to better support the Next Generation Science Standards.  Download a complete list of changes here.


Drip Drop

Students will review the water cycle as they experiment with an aquifer, learn how pollution enters the watershed, and develop ways to conserve water in their neighborhoods.
Drip Drop support ​5-ESS2-1 and 5-ESS2-2 of the Next Generation Science Standards.
Rethink Resources 
Is all of our trash really waste? Rethink Resources uses trash to explore the connection between humans and the natural world. Through hands-on activities that focus on the five R's: Reduce, Reuse, Rot, Repurpose, and Recycle, students will develop a deeper understanding of the importance of natural resources and how we can conserve them by producing less waste.

S.O.S. (Surviving Our Standards)
Hands-on stations engage students in building parallel and series circuits, experimenting with electromagnets, separating mixtures based on physical properties and creating an electric current with just wires, a magnet and a tube! Students also make a weather forecast based on historical data.


For the field testing years (2018 and 2019) of the 5th grade science test, we will adapt the program based on any information released by the state.  Click here for the state released test questions from January 2017.  The questions are under the Student Interface, Practice and Training Tests.


What's the Matter?
Students use the scientific method to explore the world of chemistry, using the periodic table, observation, and experimentation.
What's for Lunch? – New Grade for 2017-2018
Students learn about food chains and the interrelationships of plants and animals.  They compare the roles of producers and consumers through games and live animals.


All Grades
Amazing Animals
Live animals are presented to you and your students by our trained Traveling Scientist. Learn about the unique characteristics and behaviors of mammals, reptiles, birds, and other species of the animal kingdom.
Birds of Prey
Hawks, owls, and other raptors are brought into the classroom to teach students about the roles these predators play in the balance of nature. Students visit lab stations which include experiencing hawk vision and discovering the diet of an owl through an owl pellet dissection.
We work with your school schedule!
Each program is 60 minutes in length.
(Except for Surviving Our Standards,
which is 75 minutes)
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