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Fifth Grade Science Standards

Quarter 1 Essential Standards (in calendar order): 
  1. G5.1S.C1.PO3: I can locate information in a book , article, or website related to an investigation. 

  2. G5.4S.C1.PO1: I can identify the functions and parts of the skeletal system. 

  3. G5.4S.C1.PO2: I can identify the three types of muscles. 

  4. G5.4S.C1.PO3: I can identify the functions of the nervous system. 

  5. G5.4S.C1.PO4: I can distinguish between voluntary and involuntary responses. 

Quarter 2 Essential Standards (in calendar order):
  1. G5.1S.C4.PO2: I can determine when to use a bar graph, line graph, Venn diagram, or Model to represent data. 

  2. G5.3S.C1.PO1: I can explain how a natural hazard impacts a habitat. I can explain how _______ impacts a habitat. 

  3. G5.3S.C1.PO2: I can propose a solution, resource, or product that addresses a specific human need. I can propose a solution, resource, or product that addresses a specific animal need. I can propose a solution, resource, or product that addresses a specific habitat need. 

  4. G5.3S.C1.PO3: I can evaluate the possible strengths and weaknesses of a proposed solution to a specific problem relevant to human needs. I can evaluate the possible strengths and weaknesses of a proposed solution to a specific problem relevant to animal needs. I can evaluate the possible strengths and weaknesses of a proposed solution to a specific problem relevant to habitat needs. 

Quarter 3 Essential Standards (in calendar order):
  1. G5.5S.C1.PO1: I can identify that matter is made of smaller units called elements, atoms, and molecules.

  2. G5.1S.C1.PO1: I can develop a relevant question through observations that can be tested by an investigation. 

  3. G5.1S.C1.PO2: I can develop predictions based on observed cause and effect relationships. 

  4. G5.1S.C3.PO5: I can identify possible relationships between variables in simple investigations.

  5. G5.5S.C2.PO1: I can describe the forces of gravity and force. 

  6. G5.5S.C2.PO4: I can demonstrate how an object's motion is affected by variables. 

Quarter 4 Essential Standards (in calendar order):
  1. G5.1S.C4.PO1: I can communicate the results of an investigation orally or in writing.

  2. G5.2S.C2.PO2: I can explain how new scientific knowledge leads to new scientific investigations. 

  3. G5.3S.C2.PO1: I can describe how science and technology are related. 

  4. G5.6S.C2.PO2: I can describe how Earth's rotation results in day and night.

  5. G5.6S.C3.PO1: I can identify the known planets of the solar system. 

Science Yearly Standards (taught throughout the year):
  1. None

Science Additional Standards (taught throughout the year):
  1. G5.1S.C2.PO1: Demonstrate safe behavior and appropriate procedures (e.g., use and care of technology, materials, organisms) in all science inquiry. 

  2. G5.1S.C3.PO1: Analyze data obtained in a scientific investigation to identify trends and form conclusions. 

  3. G5.1S.C3.PO2: Analyze whether the data is consistent with the proposed explanation that motivated the investigation.

  4. G5.2S.C2.PO3: Describe how scientific knowledge is subject to modification and/or change as new information/technology challenges prevailing theories. 

  5. G5.3S.C2.PO2: Explain how scientific knowledge, skills, and technological capabilities are integral to a variety of careers. 

  6. G5.3S.C2.PO3: Design and construct a technological solution to a common problem or need using common materials. 

  7. G5.5S.C1.PO2: Distinguish between mixtures and compounds.

  8. G5.5S.C1.PO3: Describe changes of matter: physical - cutting wood, ripping paper, freezing water, chemical - burning of wood, rusting of iron, milk turning sour. 

  9. G5.5S.C2.PO2: Describe the various effects forces can have on an object (e.g., cause motion, halt motion, change direction of motion, cause deformation).

  10. G5.5S.C2.PO3: Examine forces and motion through investigations using simple machines (e.g., wedge, plane, wheel and axle, pulley, lever).

  11. G5.1S.C2.PO2: Plan a simple investigation that identifies the variables to be controlled.

  12. G5.1S.C2.PO3: Conduct simple investigations (e.g., related to forces and motion, earth processes) based on student-developed questions in life, physical, and earth and space sciences. 

  13. G5.1S.C2.PO5: Record data in an organized and appropriate format (e.g., t-chart, table, list, written log).

  14. G5.1S.C3.PO3: Evaluate the reasonableness of the outcome of an investigation. 

  15. G5.1S.C3.PO4: Develop new investigations and predictions based on questions that arise from the findings of an investigation.

  16. G5.1S.C4.PO3: Communicate with other groups or individuals to compare the results of a common investigation. 

  17. G5.6S.C2.PO1: Describe how the Moon's appearance changes during a four-week lunar cycle. 

  18. G5.6S.C2.PO3: Distinguish between revolution and rotation.

  19. G5.6S.C2.PO4: Describe the role of gravity as an attractive force between celestial objects. 

  20. G5.6S.C3.PO2: Describe the distinguishing characteristics of the known planets in the solar system. 

  21. G5.6S.C3.PO3: Describe various objects in the sky (e.g., asteroids, comets, stars, meteors/shooting stars). 

  22. G5.6S.C3.PO4: Describe the change in position and motion of the following objects in the sky over time: real motion - Moon, planets, apparent motion (due to the motion of the Earth) - Sun, Moon, stars.

  23. G5.6S.C3.PO5: Explain the apparent motion of the Sun and stars.

  24. G5.6S.C3.PO6: Describe efforts to explore space (e.g., Apollo missions, space shuttles, Hubble space telescope, space probes). (See Strand 2) 


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