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Skills available for Minnesota fifth-grade science standards

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1 Exploring phenomena or engineering problems

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

  • 2.1 Analyzing and interpreting data

  • 2.2 Using mathematics and computational thinking

    • 2.2.1 Students will be able to use mathematics to represent physical variables and their relationships; compare mathematical expressions to the real world; and engage in computational thinking as they use or develop algorithms to describe the natural or designed worlds.

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.

      • 5E. Use evidence to support an argument that the apparent brightness of the sun and stars is due to their relative distances from Earth.

    • 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.