1.5.5 Matter and energy. The student knows that matter has measurable physical properties and those properties determine how matter is classified, changed, and used.
1.5.5.A classify matter based on measurable, testable, and observable physical properties, including mass, magnetism, physical state (solid, liquid, and gas), relative density (sinking and floating using water as a reference point), solubility in water, and the ability to conduct or insulate thermal energy or electric energy;
1.3.5 Matter and energy. The student knows that matter has measurable physical properties and those properties determine how matter is classified, changed, and used.
1.3.5.C predict, observe, and record changes in the state of matter caused by heating or cooling such as ice becoming liquid water, condensation forming on the outside of a glass of ice water, or liquid water being heated to the point of becoming water vapor.
3.4.7 Earth and space. The students know that Earth consists of useful resources and its surface is constantly changing.
3.4.7.A examine properties of soils, including color and texture, capacity to retain water, and ability to support the growth of plants; and
3.4.7.C identify and classify Earth's renewable resources, including air, plants, water, and animals; and nonrenewable resources, including coal, oil, and natural gas; and the importance of conservation.
3.4.8.B describe and illustrate the continuous movement of water above and on the surface of Earth through the water cycle and explain the role of the Sun as a major source of energy in this process; and
SIRS Scientific Investigation and Reasoning Standards
SIRS.5.1 Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student conducts classroom and outdoor investigations following home and school safety procedures and environmentally appropriate and ethical practices.
SIRS.5.1.A demonstrate safe practices and the use of safety equipment as outlined in Texas Education Agency-approved safety standards during classroom and outdoor investigations using safety equipment, including safety goggles or chemical splash goggles, as appropriate, and gloves, as appropriate; and
SIRS.5.1.B make informed choices in the conservation, disposal, and recycling of materials.
SIRS.5.2 Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student uses scientific practices during laboratory and outdoor investigations.
SIRS.5.2.A describe, plan, and implement simple experimental investigations testing one variable;
SIRS.5.3.C connect grade-level appropriate science concepts with the history of science, science careers, and contributions of scientists.
SIRS.5.4 Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student knows how to use a variety of tools and methods to conduct science inquiry.
SIRS.5.4.A collect, record, and analyze information using tools, including calculators, microscopes, cameras, computers, hand lenses, metric rulers, Celsius thermometers, prisms, mirrors, balances, spring scales, graduated cylinders, beakers, hot plates, meter sticks, magnets, collecting nets, and notebooks; timing devices, and materials to support observations of habitats or organisms such as terrariums and aquariums.