5.5: All students will gain an understanding of the structure, characteristics, and basic needs of organisms and will investigate the diversity of life.

5.5.A: Matter, Energy and Organization in Living Systems

5.5.A.1: Identify the roles that organisms may serve in a food chain.

Forest Ecosystem
Prairie Ecosystem

5.5.A.2: Differentiate between the needs of plants and those of animals.

Forest Ecosystem
Growing Plants
Plants and Snails
Prairie Ecosystem

5.5.A.4: Describe the basic functions of the major systems of the human body including, but not limited to:

5.5.A.4.b: circulatory system.

Circulatory System

5.6: All students will gain an understanding of the structure and behavior of matter.

5.6.A: Structure and Properties of Matter

5.6.A.2: Observe that water can be a liquid or a solid and can change from one form to the other and the mass remains the same.

Phases of Water

5.6.A.3: Recognize that water, as an example of matter, can exist as a solid, liquid or gas and can be transformed from one state to another by heating or cooling.

Heat Absorption
Phases of Water

5.7: All students will gain an understanding of natural laws as they apply to motion, forces, and energy transformations.

5.7.A: Motion and Forces

5.7.A.1: Recognize that changes in the speed or direction of a moving object are caused by force and that the greater the force, the greater the change in motion will be.

Force and Fan Carts

5.7.A.2: Recognize that some forces can act at a distance.

5.7.A.2.a: gravity

Free Fall Tower
Gravity Pitch

5.7.A.2.b: magnetism


5.7.B: Energy Transformations

5.7.B.1: Identify sources of heat and demonstrate that heat can be transferred from one object to another.

Conduction and Convection

5.7.B.2: Identify sources of light and demonstrate that light can be reflected from some surfaces and pass through others.

Color Absorption
Heat Absorption

5.7.B.3: Use devices that show electricity producing heat, light, sound, and magnetic effects.

Circuit Builder
Energy Conversions

5.8: All students will gain an understanding of the structure, dynamics, and geophysical systems of the earth.

5.8.B: Atmosphere and Water

5.8.B.4: Observe that when liquid water disappears, it turns into a gas (vapor) in the air and can reappear as a liquid when cooled, or as a solid if cooled below its freezing point.

Phases of Water

5.9: All students will gain an understanding of the origin, evolution, and structure of the universe.

5.9.A: Earth, Moon, Sun System

5.9.A.2: Recognize and describe the phases of the moon.

Phases of the Moon

5.9.B: Solar System

5.9.B.1: Describe Earth as one of several planets that orbit the sun and the moon as a satellite of the Earth.

Solar System

Correlation last revised: 1/20/2017

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