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Skills available for Colorado fifth-grade science standards

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SC.5.1 Physical Science

SC.5.2 Life Science

SC.5.3 Earth and Space Science

  • SC.5.3.1 Stars range greatly in size and distance from Earth, and this can explain their relative brightness.

    • SC.5.3.1.a Support an argument that differences in the apparent brightness of the sun compared to other stars is due to their relative distances from the Earth.

  • SC.5.3.2 Earth's orbit and rotation and the orbit of the moon around earth cause observable patterns.

    • SC.5.3.2.a Represent data in graphical displays to reveal patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky.

  • SC.5.3.3 Earth's major systems interact in multiple ways to affect Earth's surface materials and processes.

  • SC.5.3.4 Most of Earth's water is in the ocean and much of Earth's freshwater in glaciers or underground.

    • SC.5.3.4.a Describe and graph the amounts and percentages of saltwater and freshwater in various reservoirs to provide evidence about the distribution of water on Earth.

  • SC.5.3.5 Societal activities have had major effects on land, ocean, atmosphere and even outer space.