FOSS - Water

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Grade: 5
Type: Earth Science
The Water Module consists of four investigations in which students explore properties of water, changes in water, interactions between water and other earth materials, and how humans use water.

In this unit students are expected to:

• Observe and explore properties of water in liquid, solid, and gaseous states.
• Observe the expansion and contraction of water as it warms and cools.
• Investigate factors that influence evaporation and condensation of water.
• Consider components of the water cycle.
• Observe and compare how water moves through different types of earth materials, including soil and gravel.
• Consider the water quality of local water sources.
• Investigate how water can be used to do work.
• Acquire vocabulary associated with water.
• Record observations in writing and pictures.
• Exercise language, social studies, and math skills in the context of science.
• Become aware of the importance of water in their lives.
• Use scientific thinking processes to conduct investigations and build explanations: observing, communicating, comparing, and organizing.

The PISCES Project is a program of SDSU, SDSA, and SDCOE

PISCES Project Supporters

National Science Foundation
Biogen Idec || Boston Scientific || Girard Foundation || Hewlett Packard Foundation || Qualcomm Incorporated ||
San Diego Science Alliance || Sprint || The Legoland Foundation ||
Richard D. Winter Jr. Matching Gift || A generous gift from the Edgar Hardy Family || The San Diego Foundation's Reuben H. Fleet Discretionary Fund & Colonel Frank C. Wood Memorial Fund || Todd and Mari Gutschow Family Foundation || Anne Prause Blue || Proxima || Marilyn and Martin Colby