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Skills available for Tennessee fifth-grade science standards

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5-PS1 Matter and Its Interactions

5-PS2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

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-LS4 Biological Change: Unity and Diversity

5-ESS1 Earth's Place in the Universe

  • 5-ESS1-1 Explain that differences in the apparent brightness of the sun compared to other stars is due to their relative distances from the Earth.

  • 5-ESS1-2 Research and explain the position of the Earth and the solar system within the Milky Way galaxy, and compare the size and shape of the Milky Way to other galaxies in the universe.

  • 5-ESS1-3 Use data to categorize different bodies in our solar system including moons, asteroids, comets, and meteoroids according to their physical properties and motion.

  • 5-ESS1-4 Explain the cause and effect relationship between the positions of the sun, earth, and moon and resulting eclipses, position of constellations, and appearance of the moon.

  • 5-ESS1-5 Relate the tilt of the Earth's axis, as it revolves around the sun, to the varying intensities of sunlight at different latitudes. Evaluate how this causes changes in day-lengths and seasons.

  • 5-ESS1-6 Use tools to describe how stars and constellations appear to move from the Earth's perspective throughout the seasons.

  • 5-ESS1-7 Use evidence from the presence and location of fossils to determine the order in which rock strata were formed.

5-ETS1 Engineering Design

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.

  • 5-ETS2-3 Identify how scientific discoveries lead to new and improved technologies.