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Skills available for Louisiana fifth-grade science standards

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Science as Inquiry

Physical Science

  • Properties and Changes of Properties in Matter

  • Motions and Forces

    • 7 Compare, calculate, and graph the average speeds of objects in motion using both metric system and U.S. system units

    • 8 Explain that gravity accelerates all falling objects at the same rate in the absence of air resistance

    • 9 Demonstrate a change in speed or direction of an object's motion with the use of unbalanced forces

  • Transformations of Energy

    • 10 Compare potential and kinetic energy and give examples of each

    • 11 Classify energy resources as renewable, non-renewable, or inexhaustible

    • 12 Identify the Sun as Earth's primary energy source and give examples (e.g., photosynthesis, water cycle) to support that conclusion

    • 13 Investigate how changes in the position of a light source and an object alter the size and shape of the shadow

    • 14 Identify other types of energy produced through the use of electricity (e.g., heat, light, mechanical)

Life Science

Earth and Space Science

  • Structure of the Earth

    • 30 Identify organic and inorganic matter in soil samples with the aid of a hand lens or microscope

    • 31 Identify common rocks and minerals and explain their uses and economic significance

    • 32 Demonstrate the results of constructive and destructive forces using models or illustrations

    • 33 Identify the processes that prevent or cause erosion

    • 34 Identify the components of the hydrosphere

    • 35 Identify the atmosphere as a mixture of gases, water vapor, and particulate matter

    • 36 Identify, describe, and compare climate zones (e.g., polar, temperate, tropical)

    • 37 Identify typical weather map symbols and the type of weather they represent

  • Earth History

    • 38 Estimate the range of time over which natural events occur (e.g., lightning in seconds, mountain formation over millions of years)

  • Earth in the Solar System

    • 39 Identify the physical characteristics of the Sun

    • 40 Describe the significance of Polaris as the North Star

    • 41 Explain why the Moon, Sun, and stars appear to move from east to west across the sky

    • 42 Differentiate among moons, asteroids, comets, meteoroids, meteors, and meteorites

    • 43 Describe the characteristics of the inner and outer planets

    • 44 Explain rotation and revolution by using models or illustrations

    • 45 Identify Earth's position in the solar system

    • 46 Identify and explain the interaction of the processes of the water cycle

    • 47 Identify and explain advances in technology that have enabled the exploration of space

  • Science and the Environment

    • 48 Determine the ability of an ecosystem to support a population (carrying capacity) by identifying the resources needed by that population

    • 49 Identify and give examples of pollutants found in water, air, and soil

    • 50 Describe the consequences of several types of human activities on local ecosystems (e.g., polluting streams, regulating hunting, introducing nonnative species)

    • 51 Describe naturally occurring cycles and identify where they are found (e.g., carbon, nitrogen, water, oxygen)