5.2: The student will investigate how living things interact with one another and with non-living elements of their environment.

5.2.1: Investigate the relationships among organisms in a specific ecosystem.

5.2.1.a: Classify specific kinds of relationships among plants and animals within an ecosystem.

Forest Ecosystem
Prairie Ecosystem

5.4: The student will understand the basic principles of inheritance.

5.4.1: Realize that certain characteristics are passed from parents to offspring.

5.4.1.c: Compare and contrast how different plants reproduce (i.e., flowers, spores).

Flower Pollination

5.7: The student will investigate the structure of the universe.

5.7.1: Know that objects in space have identifiable characteristics (e.g., appearance, location, and apparent motion).

5.7.1.a: Compare and contrast characteristics of the planets.

Solar System

5.7.2: Investigate the patterns and movement of objects in space.

5.7.2.a: Demonstrate how moon phases occur.

Phases of the Moon

5.7.2.b: Explain why the moon appears to change shape.

Phases of the Moon

5.7.2.c: Explain the difference between rotation and revolution in the solar system.

Solar System

5.11: The student will investigate the characteristic properties of matter.

5.11.1: Recognize that gravity is the force that pulls objects toward the earth.

5.11.1.a: Explain the effect that gravity has on objects found on earth.

Free Fall Tower
Gravity Pitch

5.11.2: Recognize the relationship between force and motion.

5.11.2.a: Explain the relationships among mass, force, and distance traveled.

Force and Fan Carts

5.11.2.b: Explain how slope affects the amount of force.

Charge Launcher
Force and Fan Carts

5.11.2.c: Explore and explain the use of simple machines.

Ants on a Slant (Inclined Plane)
Wheel and Axle

5.11.3: Recognize that the motion of objects is affected by friction.

5.11.3.a: Explore and explain how friction affects motion.

Force and Fan Carts

5.12: The student will investigate the characteristic properties of matter

5.12.2: Recognize conditions that are associated with different states of matter.

5.12.2.b: Explain why different types of matter freeze, melt, and/or evaporate at different rates.

Phases of Water

5.14: The student will investigate energy and its uses.

5.14.1: Know that energy exists in many forms.

5.14.1.a: Demonstrate and explain how energy can change form.

Energy Conversions

5.14.1.b: Differentiate between potential and kinetic energy.

Energy Conversions

5.14.3: Recognize the properties and uses of magnets.

5.14.3.a: Explore and describe the uses of magnets.


5.14.3.b: Demonstrate and describe a magnetic field.


5.14.4: Recognize the basic concept of electricity.

5.14.4.a: Construct and explain a parallel circuit.

Circuit Builder

5.14.4.b: Compare series and parallel circuits.

Circuit Builder

5.14.4.c: Explain the use of a specific type of electrical circuit.

Circuit Builder

Correlation last revised: 7/9/2009

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