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Skills available for North Dakota fifth-grade science standards

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1 Students understand the unifying concepts and processes of science.

2 Students use the process of science inquiry.

3 Students understand the basic concepts and principles of physical science.

4 Students understand the basic concepts and principles of life science.

5 Students understand the basic concepts and principles of earth and space science.

  • Weather, Seasons, and Climate

    • 5.5.1 Measure weather conditions (i.e., temperature, wind direction and speed, and precipitation)

    • 5.5.2 Identify characteristics of different clouds (i.e., cumulus, stratus, cirrus)

  • Earth's Surface

    • 5.5.3 Identify how the components of soil (e.g., plant roots, bacteria, weathered rock) influence the properties of soil (e.g., texture, fertility, capacity to hold water)

  • The Universe

    • 5.5.4 Identify the characteristics of the Earth (i.e., spherical in shape, orbits the Sun, rotates on tilted axis)

    • 5.5.5 Identify the objects in the sky that have predictable patterns of movement (e.g., sun, planets, moons, stars)

6 Students understand relations between science and technology.

7 Students understand relations between science and personal, social, and environmental issues.

  • Science and Personal Health

    • 5.7.1 Identify risks or benefits of personal health choices (e.g., tobacco, alcohol, prescription and illegal drugs, fast foods)

  • Science and Environmental Issues

  • Science and Social Issues

8 Students understand the history and nature of science.

  • People in Science

  • Scientific Knowledge

    • 5.8.1 Explain why results of similar scientific investigations may turn out differently (i.e., inconsistencies in methods, materials, and observations)