5.ESS.1 The solar system includes the sun and all celestial bodies that orbit the sun. Each planet in the solar system has unique characteristics.
5.ESS.1.a The distance from the sun, size, composition and movement of each planet are unique. Planets revolve around the sun in elliptical orbits. Some of the planets have moons and/or debris that orbit them. Comets, asteroids and meteoroids orbit the sun.
5.ESS.2 The sun is one of many stars that exist in the universe.
5.ESS.2.a The sun appears to be the largest star in the sky because it is the closest star to Earth. Some stars are larger than the sun and some stars are smaller than the sun.
5.ESS.3 Most of the cycles and patterns of motion between the Earth and sun are predictable.
5.ESS.3.a Earth's revolution around the sun takes approximately 365 days. Earth completes one rotation on its axis in a 24-hour period, producing day and night. This rotation makes the sun, stars and moon appear to change position in the sky.
LS Life Science
Interconnections within Ecosystems
5.LS.1 Organisms perform a variety of roles in an ecosystem.
5.LS.1.a Populations of organisms can be categorized by how they acquire energy.
5.LS.2 All of the processes that take place within organisms require energy.
5.LS.2.a For ecosystems, the major source of energy is sunlight. Energy entering ecosystems as sunlight is transferred and transformed by producers into energy that organisms use through the process of photosynthesis. That energy is used or stored by the producer and can be passed from organism to organism as illustrated in food webs.