his page is available to 5th grade teachers in CMS to share ideas, resources, etc. to excite students about learning through science.

Suggested Daily Activities to Maximize Student Achievement on the 5th Grade Science EOG.

Suggested ACTION PLAN for schools to modify to help plan end-of-year EOG review.

Top FIVE CMS Resources for 5th Grade Science EOG Review Using Science A-Z

Exemplary Lesson for 4.P.3 and 5.P.3 --- Heat Energy Transfer --- Conduction, Convection, and Radiation. This is a 24 minute video I took of Darlene Petranick at Lebanon Road facilitating a lesson for a 4th grade class of students and their teacher to help them gain a better understanding of how heat energy flows between objects. It is also a very "spot-on" demonstration for 5.P.3.1.

Need a WHACKER! Here's how to make one, courtesy of Darlene Petranick at Lebanon Road. What's a WHACKER!? Glad you asked!
A WHACKER is a device that can deliver a constant force to an object such as a ball or toy car so students can investigate the relationship between force, mass, and acceleration. Does that sound like Newton's Laws? Yes! You are correct! This device is highly recommended for every 5th grade classroom. Thanks Darlene for sharing!

This file, shared by Darlene Petranick at Lebanon Road ES, has concept maps for science concepts taught in 5th grade.

For 2015-2016, approximately 66.2% of our 5th graders in CMS ( 11,420 total) achieved a Level IV/V on the 5th Grade Science EOG! That is a+ 6.9 increase from the 5th grade 2014-2015 performance. This Fishbone Diagram lists the major reasons behind the increase, although the credit really goes to the classroom teachers and their students who worked together to explore and understand the science concepts that are part of the NC Essential Standards.

Click on the below file for specific information to help your students log into the NCEDCloud and access SchoolNet Assessments.

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Working on implementing personalized learning in your classroom? Click here for Blendspace lessons aligned with Essential Standards objectives.

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Kahoot Quizzes for each NC Science Essential Standard click here.
This file will help you figure out how your students can obtain their accounts in the NCEdCloud. Students need to do that in order to take any of the assessments being posted in SchoolNet.

ANCHOR CHARTS to help with 5th Grade Science EOG Review

Use this link to find the Anchor Charts for EOG Review. I will continue to add to this folder as teachers share other Anchor Charts with me.

Thanks to Katherine Ruffolo at Collinswood Academy and Whitney Nusser at Joseph W Grier for sharing! If anyone else has Anchor Charts to share, please email me at w.fisher@cms.k12.nc.us.

Here is a set of smartboard review games to use for 5th grade EOG review. They were created by Wendy Vickers at Joseph W. Grier

This one-pager is reproduced below. It has specific resources that would be helpful in an end-of-year review for the EOG.

Here is a table listing District Benchmark Assessments for 5th Grade Science for 2016-2017

It is recommended that these assessments be used as benchmarks after you finish teaching an essential standard.
If you use these assessments, have your students use the student code to access if you administer the assessment on-line. There is NO need to COPY the assessment and reassign to your students.
Name of Assessment
Student Code
% of EOG
5ScienceBenchmark5.P.1 2016-2107
5ScienceBenchmark5.P.2 2016-2017
5ScienceBenchmark5.P.3 2016-2017
5ScienceBenchmark5.E.1 2016-2017
5ScienceBenchmark5.L.1 2016-2017
5ScienceBenchmark5.L.2 2016-2017
5ScienceBenchmark5.L.3 2016-2017
Released EOG
BOY Pre-assessment 5th Grade Science
Released EOG 2016-2017
EOY Mock 5th Grade Science Released EOG 2016-2017 (COPY 7)
NOTE: The released EOG in the above table is the one I recommended teachers use at the start of the year in September as a pre-assessment of students’ understanding of essential standards.
About 15 schools administered that version of the EOG, representing 3340 students, about 30% of our 5th grade student population. The district trend for that aggregated data is as follows:

Overall % correct 46.9%
5.P.1 Force and Motion 58%
5.P.2 Matter 47.6%
5.P.3 Energy and Heat Transfer 36.2%
5.E.1 Earth Science and Weather 30.4%
5.L.1 Living Organisms 44.7%
5.L.2 Ecosystems 55.8%
5.L.3 Genetics 55.0%

What this data means? …. These are very good numbers at the start of the year! Using the SQRTx10 (square root x 10) method, the data indicates students have a fairly good grasp of force and motion concepts, ecosystems, and genetics and will likely be at or above grade level when they take the EOG in May. The more challenging concepts are 5.E.1 (weather) and 5.P.3 (Energy and Heat Transfer).

It is HIGHLY recommended that all 5th grade students take a Mock EOG before May 5th and that teachers use SchoolNet Assessment 1581343 to administer that EOG. That data will give you detailed information for what you need to do to position your students for success on the EOG.

For example, if any % correct score for any individual essential standard is below 50%, those concepts should be retaught and reviewed. If the % correct score is greater than 60%, your students will likely perform at or above grade level on the EOG.

This is the EOG Test Specification from the NCDPI Accountability Website. It lists % of items for each standard including the number of questions for each objective.

You can use this Yes/No Checklist to help reflect on reasons why your students did well, or did not do so well, on the 5th Grade Science EOG. This is a "beta version" of a checklist, and I need feedback to fine-tune the scoring so it reflects actual performance of your students. Are there questions that should be added, reworded, or deleted? Does your score match the achievement of your students on the EOG. Please email me at w.fisher@cms.k12.nc.us with your thoughts, questions, and comments. Thanks!

If your students can answer these 16 questions correctly, they will likely be at or above grade level on the EOG. Recommend students answer these questions individually --- give them 15 minute --- and then go over each question as a whole class review.

This is a wonderful example of using Bloom's Taxonomy to structure an EOG Review. Contributed by Stephanie Belk, 5th grade teacher at Ballantyne ES.

Speed Dating Session at 10th Annual K-12 STEM Conference on January 6th, 2015 --- "Maximizing Student Achievement on the 5th Grade Science EOG".

This is one of seven handouts from the Speed Dating session to Maximize Student Achievement on the 5th Grade Science EOG. Although the topic of this handout is 5.P.1 Force and Motion, many of the resources shared have links and activities for all the essential standards. Rsources shared by Wayne Fisher, Science Specialist, CMS
Resources shared by Sarah Kennedy, 5th grade teacher at Lebanon Road ES.
Resources shared by Wendy Vickers, Science Lab Teacher/Facilitator at Joseph W Grier ES
Resources shared by Wendy White, Science Facilitator at Polo Ridge ES

Resources shared by Kari Stranberg, Science Lab Teacher/Facilitator at River Oaks Academy

Resources shared by Regina Meeks, 5th grade teacher at Westerly Hills Academy

Resources shared by Suzanne Beckman, Science Lab Teacher/Facilitator at Berryhill.

EOG-Like Review Questions Created Using Problem Attic.

Problem Attic is simply one of the best test generators for science and math available to classroom teachers. The public version is FREE although you do need to sign up for an account. The site is very teacher friendly, easy to learn, and best of all, the questions are from reliable sources such as the New York Regents, TEKS, NAEP, etc. Following are several Problem Attic assessments created by Wayne Fisher for teachers to use with their students.

Other 5th Grade Science Assessments Shared by CMS Teachers

Two -10 question quizzes for conduction, convection, and radiation. Shared by teachers at Joseph W Grier
18 question assessment for 5.P.3. Shared by teachers at Joseph W Grier.

Additional Questions for the 5th Grade EOG Review .... shared by Michelle Revak, Science Lab Teacher @ Blythe ES

Have questions, performance tasks, resources to share? email w.fisher@cms.k12.nc.us.

This a SmartBoard Notebook file created by Wendy Vickers at Joseph W Grier. If you have a SmartBoard you should be able to download the file and open it using the SmartBoard software.

A Suggested Action Plan to Maximize Student Achievement on the 5th Grade Science EOG

District Benchmark Assessment 5.P.1

This is a SchoolNet common assessment created to for objectives 5.P.1.1, 5.P.1.2, 5.P.1.3, and 5.P.1.4. There are 5 questions for each objective and the questions have been chosen to range in difficulty from easier to medium to harder. Students answering only one question correctly are at Level I; two questions - Level II; three questions - Level III; 4-5 questions - Level III/IV. For an answer key email w.fisher@cms.k12.nc.us.

District Benchmark Assessment for Science - Physical Science Objectives.

This is the pdf version of a 54Q assessment for the physical science objectives for 5th grade. There are six questions for each of the nine objectives ( 5.P.1.1, 5.P.1.2, 5.P.1.3, 5.P.1.4, 5.P.2.1,5.P.2.2, 5.P.2.3, 5.P.3.1, 5.P.3.2). Students scoring 0-2 could be considered to be performing at Level I/II; students answering 3 questions correctly have partially mastered the objective; students with correct answers to 4-6 questions are performing at the Level III/IV.

This is the Microsoft Word version of the District Benchmark for 5th Grade Science EOG.

This assessment was developed using SchoolNet. Visit the "Resource Page" of this wiki to learn more about using SchoolNet to create your own assessments.

For an answer key to the above assessment, email me at w.fisher@cms.k12.nc.us.

Featured Resource for Heat and Energy Transfer ---- Posted December 5th, 2013

This document from the NCDPI website has excellent activities and information to help you organize a unit of study for your students to explore the concept of heat transfer. Need to assess what your students know about heat energy or may have already learned? I highly recommend the Agree-Disagree Statements shared by Whitney Godfrey and located at the bottom of this page!

5th Grade Science Kits 2013-2014
Here are hands-on activities for fifth grade science that align with the Essential Standards. New kits will be phased in over the next three years starting with kits this Fall. Teachers should continue to use materials from the McGraw-Hill kits to supplement hands-on science for our students.

Lesson Plans for 5th Grade Science 2013-2014
These are additional lesson plans to help teachers organize learning opportunities for the students.


EOG Resources

This is the released form of the 2013 5th Grade Science EOG.

This is the release form of the 2013 5th Grade Science EOG, as a PowerPoint with answer key and explanations of answers. It is recommended that you use this as a warm up or ticket-out-the-door activity.

This document lists suggested steps for 5th grade teachers to consider to maximize student achievement on the Science EOG.

This document tells you the % of each essential standard on the 5th Grade Science EOG. There will be 60 questions. Appendix A lists number of questions for each science objective!

This document lists the science vocabulary for the 5th Grade Science Essential Standards. It is taken from the Science Resource Guide which is posted below. Contributed by Marybeth Rowell at Sharon Rd ES.

These are the same words listed in the above document, but organized in a table format. I used these tables for the game "Salad Bowl" and also for concept mapping as part of a Professional Development Day to focus on strategies to review for the EOG. Jump to the "Resources" page of this wiki for more information about a Layered Curriculum to Review for the 5th Grade Science EOG. Wayne Fisher 5/7/13

Click here for 5th Grade Crosswalks
Click here for 5th Grade Unpacking Documents

Live Binder from Burke County full of resources

Contributed by Candice mcWhirter, 5th grade teacher at Cotswold

This is the extended version of the Curriculum Guide that contains even more examples of activities and lesson plans 5th grade teachers may use to engage their students in learning science.

Questions and Answers About 5th Grade Science Topics

This question was submitted by Bonnie Robinson, 5th grade teacher at Billingsville. Request was for a student friendly explanation of why temperature decreases with altitude. I answered, but also posted question to the NSTA Elementary Listserve and received several excellent ideas teachers can use to help 5th grade students better understand concepts such as temperature, air pressure, heat energy and heat transfer. 5.P.3.

Fifth Grade Lesson Plans/Center ActivitiesClick here to access lesson plans and center activities for various units of study. The center activities have descriptions to help you understand the basics of what they are about.

Click here for Blendspace lessons aligned with Essential Standards objectives.

Fifth Grade Lab Activities

Click here to access Power Point Presentations for lab activities designed to align with NC Essential Standards. New Power Points will be added throughout the course of this school year until there is a collection of labs.

Formative Assessment Aligned w/Essential Standards Units (more to come!)

Click here to access the 5thGrade Assessment Wiki created by teachers at River Gate Elementary for more science (and other) assessments.

Fifth Grade Game Collections
(great for PC, most are flash, so not iPad compatible, uploading PDFs to wiki sites work great for use in technology labs or as a learning center in class.)