P.5: Physical Science

P.5.A: Students understand properties of objects and materials.

P.5.A.1: Students know matter exists in different states (i.e., solid, liquid, gas) which have distinct physical properties.

Phases of Water

P.5.A.2: Students know heating or cooling can change some common materials, such as water, from one state to another.

Phases of Water

P.5.A.3: Students know materials can be classified by their observable physical and chemical properties (e.g., magnetism, conductivity, density, and solubility).

Density Experiment: Slice and Dice
Mineral Identification

P.5.A.5: Students know the mass of a material remains constant whether it is together, in parts, or in a different state.

Chemical Changes
Chemical Equations

P.5.B: Students understand that forces can change the position and motion of an object.

P.5.B.1: Students know that, when an unbalanced force is applied to an object, the object either speeds up, slows down, or goes in a different direction.

Atwood Machine
Force and Fan Carts

P.5.B.2: Students know how the strength of a force and mass of an object influence the amount of change in an object's motion.

Atwood Machine
Force and Fan Carts

P.5.B.3: Students know a magnetic force causes certain kinds of objects to attract and repel each other.


P.5.B.4: Students know electrically charged particles can attract or repel other electrically-charged material (eg., static electricity).

Charge Launcher

P.5.B.5: Students know Earth's gravity pulls any object toward it without touching it.

Free Fall Tower
Pith Ball Lab

P.5.C: Students understand that energy exists in different forms.

P.5.C.1: Students know light can be described in terms of simple properties (e.g., color, brightness, reflection).

Additive Colors
Subtractive Colors

P.5.C.2: Students know the wave characteristics of sound.

Longitudinal Waves

P.5.C.4: Students know heat can move from one object to another by conduction, and some materials conduct heat better than others.

Conduction and Convection
Heat Transfer by Conduction

P.5.C.5: Students know the organization of a simple electrical circuit (i.e., battery or generator, wire, a complete loop through which the electrical current can pass).

Circuit Builder

E.5: Earth and Space Science

E.5.A: Students understand the water cycle's relationship to weather.

E.5.A.1: Students know the Sun is the main source of energy for planet Earth.

Energy Conversions

E.5.A.2: Students know the processes of the water cycle, including the role of the Sun.

Water Cycle

E.5.A.4: Students know the role of water in many phenomena related to weather (e.g., thunderstorms, snowstorms, flooding, drought).

Water Cycle

E.5.B: Students understand that there are many components in the solar system including Earth.

E.5.B.2: Students know the solar system includes the Sun, planets, and moons.

Comparing Earth and Venus
Solar System

E.5.B.4: Students know there are cyclical patterns of observable objects in the solar system.

Comparing Earth and Venus
Phases of the Moon
Solar System

E.5.C: Students understand that features on the Earth's surface are constantly changed by a combination of slow and rapid processes.

E.5.C.3: Students know landforms may result from slow processes (e.g. erosion and deposition) and fast processes (e.g. volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides, flood, and human activity).

Rock Cycle

L.5: Life Science

L.5.A: Students understand that some characteristics are inherited and some are not.

L.5.A.1: Students know some physical characteristics and behaviors that are inherited in animals and plants.


L.5.A.3: Students know that, while offspring resemble their parents and each other, they also exhibit differences in characteristics.

Evolution: Mutation and Selection

L.5.A.5: Students know some animal behaviors are learned.

Reverse the Field

L.5.B: Students understand that living things have specialized structures that perform a variety of life functions.

L.5.B.1: Students know plants and animals have structures that enable them to grow, reproduce, and survive.

Flower Pollination

L.5.C: Students understand that there is a variety of ecosystems on Earth and organisms interact within their ecosystems.

L.5.C.1: Students know the organization of simple food webs.

Forest Ecosystem

L.5.C.2: Students know organisms interact with each other and with the non-living parts of their ecosystem.

Pond Ecosystem

L.5.C.3: Students know changes to an environment can be beneficial or detrimental to different organisms.

Rabbit Population by Season

L.5.C.4: Students know all organisms, including humans, can cause changes in their environments.

Pond Ecosystem
Water Pollution

L.5.D: Students understand that living things can be classified according to physical characteristics, behaviors, and habitats.

L.5.D.3: Students know differences among individuals within a species give them advantages and/or disadvantages in surviving and reproducing.

Evolution: Mutation and Selection
Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection

Correlation last revised: 5/17/2018

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