5-PS2-5 Explain how forces can create patterns within a system (moving in one direction, shifting back and forth, or moving in cycles), and describe conditions that affect how fast or slowly these patterns occur.
LS Life Sciences
5-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
5-LS1-1 Compare and contrast animal responses that are instinctual versus those that are gathered through the senses, processed, and stored as memories to guide their actions.
5-LS3 Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
5-LS3-1 Distinguish between inherited characteristics and those characteristics that result from a direct interaction with the environment. Apply this concept by giving examples of characteristics of living organisms that are influenced by both inheritance and the environment.
5-LS4-1 Analyze and interpret data from fossils to describe types of organisms and their environments that existed long ago. Compare similarities and differences of those to living organisms and their environments. Recognize that most kinds of animals (and plants) that once lived on Earth are now extinct.
5-LS4-2 Use evidence to construct an explanation for how variations in characteristics among individuals within the same species may provide advantages to these individuals in their survival and reproduction.
5-ETS1-2 Plan and carry out tests on one or more elements of a prototype in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify which elements need to be improved. Apply the results of tests to redesign the prototype.
5-ETS1-3 Describe how failure provides valuable information toward finding a solution.
5-ETS2 Links Among Engineering, Technology, Science, and Society
5-ETS2-1 Use appropriate measuring tools, simple hand tools, and fasteners to construct a prototype of a new or improved technology.
5-ETS2-2 Describe how human beings have made tools and machines (X-ray cameras, microscopes, satellites, computers) to observe and do things that they could not otherwise sense or do at all, or as quickly or efficiently.