(Framing Text): Co-Requisite - Characteristics of Science

S5CS1: Students will be aware of the importance of curiosity, honesty, openness, and skepticism in science and will exhibit these traits in their own efforts to understand how the world works.

S5CS1.a: Keep records of investigations and observations and do not alter the records later.

Pendulum Clock

S5CS1.c: Offer reasons for findings and consider reasons suggested by others.

Effect of Environment on New Life Form
Pendulum Clock

S5CS4: Students will use ideas of system, model, change, and scale in exploring scientific and technological matters.

S5CS4.b: Use geometric figures, number sequences, graphs, diagrams, sketches, number lines, maps, and stories to represent corresponding features of objects, events, and processes in the real world. Identify ways in which the representations do not match their original counterparts.

Ocean Mapping

S5CS4.c: Identify patterns of change in things - such as steady, repetitive, or irregular change - using records, tables, or graphs of measurements where appropriate.

Graphing Skills

S5CS7: Students will be familiar with the character of scientific knowledge and how it is achieved. Students will recognize that:

S5CS7.a: Similar scientific investigations seldom produce exactly the same results, which may differ due to unexpected differences in whatever is being investigated, unrecognized differences in the methods or circumstances of the investigation, or observational uncertainties.

Growing Plants
Seed Germination

S5CS8: Students will understand important features of the process of scientific inquiry. Students will apply the following to inquiry learning practices:

S5CS8.a: Scientific investigations may take many different forms, including observing what things are like or what is happening somewhere, collecting specimens for analysis, and doing experiments.

Effect of Environment on New Life Form
Pendulum Clock
Seed Germination

(Framing Text): Co-Requisite - Content

S5P2: Students will explain the difference between a physical change and a chemical change.

S5P2.a: Investigate physical changes by separating mixtures and manipulating (cutting, tearing, folding) paper to demonstrate examples of physical change.

Density Experiment: Slice and Dice

S5P2.b: Recognize that the changes in state of water (water vapor/steam, liquid, ice) are due to temperature differences and are examples of physical change.

Phases of Water

S5P2.c: Investigate the properties of a substance before, during, and after a chemical reaction to find evidence of change.

Chemical Changes

S5P3: Students will investigate the electricity, magnetism, and their relationship.

S5P3.b: Determine the necessary components for completing an electric circuit.

Circuit Builder

S5P3.c: Investigate common materials to determine if they are insulators or conductors of electricity.

Circuit Builder

S5L2: Students will recognize that offspring can resemble parents in inherited traits and learned behaviors.

S5L2.a: Compare and contrast the characteristics of learned behaviors and of inherited traits.


S5L3: Students will diagram and label parts of various cells (plant, animal, single-celled, multi-celled).

S5L3.a: Use magnifiers such as microscopes or hand lenses to observe cells and their structure.

Cell Structure

S5L3.b: Identify parts of a plant cell (membrane, wall, cytoplasm, nucleus, chloroplasts) and of an animal cell (membrane, cytoplasm, and nucleus) and determine the function of the parts.

Cell Energy Cycle
Cell Structure

S5L4: Students will relate how microorganisms benefit or harm larger organisms.

S5L4.b: Identify harmful microorganisms and explain why they are harmful.

Disease Spread

Correlation last revised: 1/11/2017

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