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Skills available for Arizona fifth-grade science standards

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1 Inquiry Process

2 History and Nature of Science

  • 1 Identify individual, cultural, and technological contributions to scientific knowledge.

    • PO 1 Identify how diverse people and/or cultures, past and present, have made important contributions to scientific innovations (e.g., Percy Lavon Julian [scientist], supports Strand 4; Niels Bohr [scientist], supports Strand 5; Edwin Hubble [scientist], supports Strand 6).

  • 2 Understand how science is a process for generating knowledge.

    • PO 1 Provide examples that support the premise that science is an ongoing process that changes in response to new information and discoveries (e.g., space exploration, medical advances).

    • PO 2 Explain the cycle by which new scientific knowledge generates new scientific inquiry.

    • PO 3 Describe how scientific knowledge is subject to modification and/or change as new information/technology challenges prevailing theories.

    • PO 4 Compare collaborative approaches that scientists use for investigations (e.g., teams, individual with peer review).

    • PO 5 Describe qualities of the scientists' habits of mind (e.g., openness, skepticism, integrity, tolerance).

3 Science in Personal and Social Perspectives

4 Life Science

5 Physical Science

6 Earth and Space Science

  • 1 Describe the composition and interactions between the structure of the Earth and its atmosphere.

  • 2 Understand the processes acting on the Earth and their interaction with the earth systems.

    • PO 1 Describe how the Moon's appearance changes during a four-week lunar cycle.

    • PO 2 Describe how Earth's rotation results in day and night at any particular location.

    • PO 3 Distinguish between revolution and rotation.

    • PO 4 Describe the role of gravity as an attractive force between celestial objects.

  • 3 Understand the relationships of the Earth and other objects in the solar system.

    • PO 1 Identify the known planets of the solar system.

    • PO 2 Describe the distinguishing characteristics of the known planets in the solar system.

    • PO 3 Describe various objects in the sky (e.g., asteroids, comets, stars, meteors/shooting stars).

    • PO 4 Describe the change in position and motion of the following objects in the sky over time:

      • real motion – Moon, planets

      • apparent motion (due to the motion of the Earth) – Sun, Moon, stars

    • PO 5 Explain the apparent motion of the Sun and stars.

    • PO 6 Describe efforts to explore space (e.g., Apollo missions, space shuttles, Hubble space telescope, space probes).