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Skills available for Minnesota fifth-grade science standards

Standards are in black and IXL science skills are in dark green. Hold your mouse over the name of a skill to view a sample question. Click on the name of a skill to practice that skill.

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1 Exploring phenomena or engineering problems

2 Looking at data and empirical evidence to understand phenomena or solve problems

3 Developing possible explanations of phenomena or designing solutions to engineering problems

4 Communicating reasons, arguments and ideas to others

  • 4.1 Engaging in Arguing from evidence

    • 4.1.1 Students will be able to engage in argument from evidence for the explanations the students construct, defend and revise their interpretations when presented with new evidence, critically evaluate the scientific arguments of others, and present counter arguments.

    • 4.1.2 Students will be able to argue from evidence to justify the best solution to a problem or to compare and evaluate competing designs, ideas, or methods.