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Skills available for Pennsylvania fifth-grade science standards

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S.5.A The Nature of Science

S.5.B Biological Sciences

S.5.C Physical Sciences

S.5.D Earth and Space Sciences

  • S.5.D.1 Earth Features and Processes That Change Earth and Its Resources

    • S.5.D.1.1 Describe constructive and destructive natural processes that form different geologic structures and resources.

      • S.5.D.1.1.1 Differentiate between abrupt changes in Earth's surface (e.g., earthquakes, volcanoes, meteor impacts, landslides) and gradual changes in Earth's surface (e.g., lifting up of mountains, wearing away by erosion).

      • S.5.D.1.1.2 Explain how geological processes observed today (e.g., erosion, changes in the composition of the atmosphere, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes) are similar to those in the past.

    • S.5.D.1.2 Describe characteristic features of Earth's water systems and their impact on resources.

      • S.5.D.1.2.1 Identify physical, chemical, and biological factors that affect water quality.

      • S.5.D.1.2.2 Describe the importance of wetlands in an ecosystem.

  • S.5.D.2 Weather, Climate, and Atmospheric Processes

  • S.5.D.3 Composition and Structure of the Universe