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5th Grade Science Resources

5th grade teachers, here are resources you can use for teaching science in your 5th grade class. If there is anything that you would like to see on this page that is not listed, or you can think of any of the items listed that need more expansion, or you have questions or need more information about any items listed, please write Paul Nance (the JSD Science Teacher Specialist) at or call at 801-244-6479.

Changes Coming to the K-2, 3-5, and 9-12 Utah Science Cores

The new 2019 K-2, 3-5 and 9-12 Science Core SEEd Standards were adopted on June 6th by the Utah State Board of Education. These new grade Science Core SEEd Standards are now formatted and available on the USBE Science website below. They will go into effect the 2020-21 school year.

Below is the same New 2019 3-5 Utah Science Core SEEd Standards booklet that can also be downloaded along with other resources. 

The new 2020-21 Open Education Resource Book for 5th Grade, written by the State of Utah, is now available for downloading, printing, and purchasing.  To go to this link, Click Here.



5th Grade Teacher Resources for Teaching Science for the Current 2002 5th Grade Utah Science Core Standards

The Current 2002 5th Grade Utah Science Core Standards

JSD 5th Grade Science Webpage for 5th Grade Science Lesson Plans by Standards and Objectives

Other Teaching Resources

USBE Open Education Resource (OER) Books to View, Downloading and Purchasing

Materials and Supplies Needed to Teach Classroom Science

5th Science Book Lists


ISEE Groups Affiliated with USBE

JSD Classroom Grant Information 2018-19--Click Here (Not available yet)

Interactive Science Websites

STEM Classroom Activities

STEM Fair Information 

STEM Fair Grant Information for Students and Teachers