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Skills available for New York fifth-grade science standards

IXL's fifth-grade skills will be aligned to the New York Learning Standards soon! Until then, you can view a complete list of fifth-grade standards below.

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General Skills

  • 1 follow safety procedures in the classroom and laboratory

  • 2 safely and accurately use the following measurement tools:

    • metric ruler

    • balance

    • stopwatch

    • graduated cylinder

    • thermometer

    • spring scale

    • voltmeter

  • 3 use appropriate units for measured or calculated values

  • 4 recognize and analyze patterns and trends

  • 5 classify objects according to an established scheme and a student-generated scheme

  • 6 develop and use a dichotomous key

  • 7 sequence events

  • 8 identify cause-and-effect relationships

  • 9 use indicators and interpret results

Living Environment Skills

  • 1 manipulate a compound microscope to view microscopic objects

  • 2 determine the size of a microscopic object, using a compound microscope

  • 3 prepare a wet mount slide

  • 4 use appropriate staining techniques

  • 5 design and use a Punnett square or a pedigree chart to predict the probability of certain traits

  • 6 classify living things according to a student-generated scheme and an established scheme

  • 7 interpret and/or illustrate the energy flow in a food chain, energy pyramid, or food web

  • 8 identify pulse points and pulse rates

  • 9 identify structure and function relationships in organisms

Physical Setting Skills

  • 1 given the latitude and longitude of a location, indicate its position on a map and determine the latitude and longitude of a given location on a map

  • 2 using identification tests and a flow chart, identify mineral samples

  • 3 use a diagram of the rock cycle to determine geological processes that led to the formation of a specific rock type

  • 4 plot the location of recent earthquake and volcanic activity on a map and identify patterns of distribution

  • 5 use a magnetic compass to find cardinal directions

  • 6 measure the angular elevation of an object, using appropriate instruments

  • 7 generate and interpret field maps including topographic and weather maps

  • 8 predict the characteristics of an air mass based on the origin of the air mass

  • 9 measure weather variables such as wind speed and direction, relative humidity, barometric pressure, etc.

  • 10 determine the density of liquids, and regular- and irregular-shaped solids

  • 11 determine the volume of a regular- and an irregular-shaped solid, using water displacement

  • 12 using the periodic table, identify an element as a metal, nonmetal, or noble gas

  • 13 determine the identity of an unknown element, using physical and chemical properties

  • 14 using appropriate resources, separate the parts of a mixture

  • 15 determine the electrical conductivity of a material, using a simple circuit

  • 16 determine the speed and acceleration of a moving object