Science Links: Digestion and Excretion

Science links for grade 5 students.

Digestion and Excretion 

A Healthy Diet

  1. Watch and listen Nutrition (on BrainPop – Excellent summary)
  2. Play Kevin’s Interactive Nutrition Game
  3. Play Blast Off (USDA nutrition game)

Science Links: Soil and Cycles

Science links for grade 5 students.


Cycles: Nitrogen, Water 

  1. Composting with Willie the Worm (Michigan Kids by
  2. Compost Tips (University of Florida IFAS Extension)
  3. How to Compost (Washington State Department of Ecology)
  4. How to Compost (Video by organic Garden , but sorry advertisement first)


Science Links: Earth Systems and the Water Cycle

Science links for grade 5 students.

Freshwater: Clean Water for Drinking and Agriculture

  • EPA Water Cycle animation (by – a review of the water cycle)
  • Florida Water Cycle diagram (by Southwest Florida Water Management District)
  • Florida’s Hidden Water Sources (by Southwest Florida Water Management District)
  • We All Live in a Watershed (by Southwest Florida Water Management District)
  • Florida Watersheds and River Basins and Tampa Bay Watershed (by
  • Is Your Watershed Healthy? (by
  • Gross or Good? (by
  • Is Your Yard Florida-Friendly? (by * Essential: Know the 9 Florida-Friendly Landscaping Principals *
  • Florida Toxic Slime: (TV ad on YouTube by Florida Water Coalition) Extra fertilizer that is not used by the plants in a lawn or garden will get into the groundwater and then into canals, rivers, and the ocean. Fertilizers and pollution from factories that get into the water can cause an increase in numbers of phytoplankton. We need phytoplankton to produce oxygen. If we pollute the water so phytoplankton die, we destroy an important source of oxygen, but too many phytoplankton is a problem also. Nature needs to be kept in a balance. Too many phytoplankton can release chemicals that kill fish and cause skin irritations for people. President Obama and our local Florida government need to know that we want our waters protected and clean.

Methods of Producing Clean Water for Drinking and Agriculture

Earth’s Oceans


Science Links: Earth Systems and the Atmosphere

Science links for grade 5 students.

Convection Currents

The Atmosphere:

Interactive Weather – Air Masses, Fronts and Storms

Storm Safety Tips

Scientists Make Measurements


Air Quality

Science Links: Health

Science Links for Grade 5 students


Food and Nutrition

Emotional Health

Science Links: Heart and Lungs

Science links for Grade 5 students

Science Links: Life Cycles

Science Links for Grade 5 students


Solar System Review

Grade 5 Solar System Unit

Enduring Understanding: While the composition of planets varies considerably, their components and the applicable laws of science are universal.

Essential Questions

  • What predictable, observable patterns occur as a result of the interaction between the Earth, Moon, and Sun?
  • What causes these patterns?
  • How are planets and other objects in the Solar System similar and different to Earth?
  • What implication does this have for the existence and sustaining of life?

Supporting links and videos are on the Grade 5 science wiki:

NASA Apollo 8 mission image