K-8 Grade Levels

Grade 05


glossary icon5th Grade Science
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5th Grade imageIn fifth grade, students are expected to demonstrate grade-appropriate proficiency in developing and using models, planning and carrying out investigations, analyzing and interpreting data, using mathematics and computational thinking, engaging in argument from evidence, and obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information; and to use these practices to demonstrate understanding of the core ideas. 


[PS1] Matter and Its Interactions

    • SCI-05.PS1.01  Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.
    • SCI-05.PS1.02  Measure and graph metric quantities to provide evidence that regardless of the type of change that occurs when heating, cooling, or mixing substances, the total mass of matter is conserved.
    • SCI-05.PS1.03  Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties.
    • SCI-05.PS1.04  Conduct an investigation to determine whether the mixing of two or more substances results in new substances.



[PS3] Energy

    • SCI-05.PS3.01  Use models to describe how energy from the sun is converted into food (used for body repair, growth, motion, and to maintain body warmth).



[LS1] From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

    • SCI-05.LS1.01  Support an argument that plants get the materials they need for growth chiefly from air and water.



[LS2] Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

    • SCI-05.LS2.01  Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.



[ESS1] Earth's Place in the Universe

    • SCI-05.ESS1.01  Support an argument that the apparent brightness of the sun and stars is due to their relative distances from the Earth.
    • SCI-05.ESS1.02  Construct a graph to reveal patterns of daily changes in length (metric) and direction of shadows, length of day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky.



[ESS2] Earth's Systems

    • SCI-05.ESS2.01  Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact.
    • SCI-05.ESS2.02  Describe and graph the amounts and percentages of water and fresh water in various reservoirs to provide evidence about the distribution of water on Earth.



[ESS3] Earth and Human Activity

    • SCI-05.ESS3.01  Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.



[ETS1] Grade 3-5 Engineering Design

    • SCI-EL.ETS1.01 Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
    • SCI-EL.ETS1.02 Generate and compare multiple possible so lutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
    • SCI-EL.ETS1.03 Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.