5.PS1: Matter and Its Interactions

5.PS1.1: Analyze and interpret data from observations and measurements of the physical properties of matter to explain phase changes between a solid, liquid, or gas.

Phases of Water

5.PS1.2: Analyze and interpret data to show that the amount of matter is conserved even when it changes form, including transitions where matter seems to vanish.

Chemical Changes

5.PS2: Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

5.PS2.1: Test the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the speed and direction of motion of objects.

Force and Fan Carts

5.PS2.2: Make observations and measurements of an object’s motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.

Measuring Motion
Pendulum Clock

5.PS2.3: Use evidence to support that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is directed toward the Earth’s center.

Free Fall Tower
Gravity Pitch

5.PS2.5: Explain how forces can create patterns within a system (moving in one direction, shifting back and forth, or moving in cycles), and describe conditions that affect how fast or slowly these patterns occur.

Pendulum Clock

5.LS3: Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits

5.LS3.1: Distinguish between inherited characteristics and those characteristics that result from a direct interaction with the environment. Apply this concept by giving examples of characteristics of living organisms that are influenced by both inheritance and the environment.

Heredity and Traits

5.LS3.2: Provide evidence and analyze data that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variations of these traits exist in a group of similar organisms.


5.LS4: Biological Change: Unity and Diversity

5.LS4.2: Use evidence to construct an explanation for how variations in characteristics among individuals within the same species may provide advantages to these individuals in their survival and reproduction.

Natural Selection
Rainfall and Bird Beaks
Rainfall and Bird Beaks - Metric

5.ESS1: Earth’s Place in the Universe

5.ESS1.4: Explain the cause and effect relationship between the positions of the sun, earth, and moon and resulting eclipses, position of constellations, and appearance of the moon.

Phases of the Moon

5.ESS1.5: Relate the tilt of the Earth’s axis, as it revolves around the sun, to the varying intensities of sunlight at different latitudes. Evaluate how this causes changes in day-lengths and seasons.

Seasons: Why do we have them?
Summer and Winter

5.ETS1: Engineering Design

5.ETS1.1: Research, test, re-test, and communicate a design to solve a problem.


5.ETS1.2: Plan and carry out tests on one or more elements of a prototype in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify which elements need to be improved. Apply the results of tests to redesign the prototype.

Programmable Rover

5.ETS1.3: Describe how failure provides valuable information toward finding a solution.


Correlation last revised: 8/16/2021

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