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Skills available for Louisiana fifth-grade science standards

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Science as Inquiry

Physical Science

Life Science

Earth and Space Science

  • Structure of the Earth

  • 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)