Prior to Thanksgiving Break, 5th graders studied Physical Science concepts such as Sound, Heat, Electric, and Light Energy. Between the Thanksgiving and Christmas Breaks, students will study The American Century: 1900 – 2000. This unit will focus on important events and inventions of the 20th Century in the United States. Science concepts will be included as 5th graders move through the decades chronologically. This week will include the period from 1900 to and including the events leading up to World War II.