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Skills available for Virginia fifth-grade science standards

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Scientific Investigation, Reasoning, and Logic

Force, Motion, and Energy

  • 5.2 The student will investigate and understand how sound is created and transmitted, and how it is used.

    • a compression waves;

    • b vibration, compression, wavelength, frequency, amplitude;

    • c the ability of different media (solids, liquids, and gases) to transmit sound; and

    • d uses and applications of sound waves.

  • 5.3 The student will investigate and understand basic characteristics of visible light and how it behaves.

    • a transverse waves;

    • b the visible spectrum;

    • c opaque, transparent, and translucent;

    • d reflection of light from reflective surfaces; and

    • e refraction of light through water and prisms.


Living Systems

Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems

Earth Patterns, Cycles, and Change