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Northstar Academy

A fully accredited private online
Christian school for grades 4-12

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  • Name:

    Science 5 (SC5)

  • Department:

    Grade 5

  • Semesters:

    2 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    Science 4 (SC4)

Science 5


In Science 5, students can expect to explore topics in Earth science, physical science, and life science. Students will experience hands-on-learning through labs, quests, and creative projects. The course focuses on critical thinking with guidance while applying concepts that students have learned into real world situations.

Special Notes:

This course includes hands-on labs and practical projects that require support from an adult. Most materials are household items or can be located locally. Please note that science labs require larger blocks of time to complete.

When only one semester is needed, it is strongly recommended that students take semester A of the elementary science course.

Students will need access to a printer and a scanner, scanner app or digital camera in order to submit work for the teacher to review.


Chemist, hydrologist, rocket scientist… Oh my! These are just a few of the hats that you will wear this year as we study different areas of science. We will discover how chocolate is made and what type of science is behind the yumminess. We will uncover how God created the sun to give energy not only to plants but to animals and people too! We dive to the depths of the ocean to understand the distribution of water. As well as become rocket scientists and study our solar system that God so uniquely knit together. There are many more topics where we will get our hands dirty. Who doesn’t love to explore all that God created for His glory and some for our pleasure? Want to explore with us? Join us in Science 5 to see how His creation points back to Him! Topics Studied Include: Matter, Changes in Matter, Earth’s Systems and Water, Impacts that we have on the Earth, Solar System, Energy and Food, and Ecosystems

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

It was a great class. I really like Science.

She gave me good feedback and when I got the assignment wrong she would tell me what I need to do to get it right.

The class was very organized and it being organized was very helpful.