SC5.1.1: Students will plan and conduct investigations that lead to the development of explanations.

SC5.1.1.b: Plan and conduct investigations and identify factors that have the potential to impact an investigation

Effect of Environment on New Life Form
Growing Plants
Pendulum Clock
Seed Germination

SC5.1.1.c: Select and use equipment correctly and accurately

Weight and Mass

SC5.1.1.g: Share information, procedures, and results with peers and/or adults

Pendulum Clock

SC5.1.1.i: Use appropriate mathematics in all aspects of scientific inquiry

Pendulum Clock

SC5.1.3: Students will solve a simple design problem.

SC5.1.3.b: Propose a solution to a simple problem


SC5.1.3.c: Implement the proposed solution


SC5.1.3.d: Evaluate the implementation


SC5.1.3.e: Communicate the problem, design, and solution


SC5.2.1: Students will explore and describe the physical properties of matter and its changes.

SC5.2.1.b: Identify physical properties of matter (color, odor, elasticity, weight, volume)

Color Absorption
Density Experiment: Slice and Dice
Heat Absorption
Mineral Identification
Weight and Mass

SC5.2.1.d: Identify state changes caused by heating and cooling solids, liquids, and gases

Phases of Water

SC5.2.2: Students will identify the influence of forces on motion.

SC5.2.2.a: Describe motion by tracing and measuring an object’s position over a period of time (speed)

Distance-Time Graphs
Distance-Time Graphs - Metric
Free Fall Tower
Measuring Motion

SC5.2.2.b: Describe changes in motion due to outside forces (push, pull, gravity)

Force and Fan Carts

SC5.2.2.c: Describe magnetic behavior in terms of attraction and repulsion


SC5.2.3: Students will observe and identify signs of energy transfer.

SC5.2.3.b: Recognize that light travels in a straight line and can be reflected by an object (mirror)

Basic Prism

SC5.2.3.c: Recognize that light can travel through certain materials and not others (transparent, translucent, opaque)


SC5.2.3.d: Identify ways to generate heat (friction, burning, incandescent light bulb)


SC5.2.3.e: Identify materials that act as thermal conductors or insulators

Heat Transfer by Conduction

SC5.2.3.f: Recognize that the transfer of electricity in an electrical circuit requires a closed loop

Circuit Builder

SC5.3.2: Students will identify variations of inherited characteristics and life cycles.

SC5.3.2.a: Identify inherited characteristics of plants and animals


SC5.3.3: Students will describe relationships within an ecosystem.

SC5.3.3.a: Diagram and explain a simple food chain beginning with the Sun

Prairie Ecosystem

SC5.3.3.b: Identify the role of producers, consumers, and decomposers in an ecosystem

Forest Ecosystem

SC5.3.3.c: Recognize the living and nonliving factors that impact the survival of organisms in an ecosystem

Pond Ecosystem

SC5.3.3.d: Recognize all organisms cause changes, some beneficial and some detrimental, in the environment where they live

Rabbit Population by Season

SC5.4.1: Students will observe and describe characteristics, patterns, and changes in the sky.

SC5.4.1.a: Recognize that the observed shape of the Moon changes from day to day during a one month period

Phases of the Moon

SC5.4.1.b: Recognize the motion of objects in the sky (the Sun, the Moon, stars) change over time in recognizable patterns

Phases of the Moon

SC5.4.2: Students will observe and describe Earth’s materials, structure, and processes.

SC5.4.2.a: Describe the characteristics of rocks, minerals, soil, water, and the atmosphere

Growing Plants
Mineral Identification

SC5.4.2.b: Identify weathering, erosion, and deposition as processes that build up or break down Earth’s surface

Rock Cycle

SC5.4.3: Students will observe and describe the effects of energy changes on Earth.

SC5.4.3.b: Observe, measure, and record changes in weather (temperature, wind direction and speed, precipitation)

Measuring Trees

SC5.4.3.c: Recognize the difference between weather, climate, and seasons

Summer and Winter
Weather Maps
Weather Maps - Metric

SC5.4.4: Students will describe changes in Earth.

SC5.4.4.a: Describe how slow processes (erosion, weathering, deposition) and rapid processes (landslides, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes) change Earth’s surface

Rock Cycle

Correlation last revised: 9/16/2020

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