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Skills available for Virginia fifth-grade science standards

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Scientific and Engineering Practices

Force, Motion, and Energy

  • 5.2 The student will investigate and understand that energy can take many forms. Key ideas include

  • 5.3 The student will investigate and understand that there is a relationship between force and energy of moving objects. Key ideas include

  • 5.4 The student will investigate and understand that electricity is transmitted and used in daily life. Key ideas include

    • 5.4.a electricity flows easily through conductors but not insulators;

    • 5.4.b electricity flows through closed circuits;

    • 5.4.c static electricity can be generated by rubbing certain materials together;

    • 5.4.d electrical energy can be transformed into radiant, mechanical, and thermal energy; and

    • 5.4.e a current flowing through a wire creates a magnetic field.

  • 5.5 The student will investigate and understand that sound can be produced and transmitted. Key ideas include

    • 5.5.a sound is produced when an object or substance vibrates;

    • 5.5.b sound is the transfer of energy;

    • 5.5.c different media transmit sound differently; and

    • 5.5.d sound waves have many uses and applications.

  • 5.6 The student will investigate and understand that visible light has certain characteristics and behaves in predictable ways. Key ideas include

    • 5.6.a visible light is radiant energy that moves in transverse waves;

    • 5.6.b the visible spectrum includes light with different wavelengths;

    • 5.6.c matter influences the path of light; and

    • 5.6.d radiant energy can be transformed into thermal, mechanical, and electrical energy.

Matter

Earth and Space Systems

Earth Resources

  • 5.9 The student will investigate and understand that the conservation of energy resources is important. Key ideas include

    • 5.9.a some sources of energy are considered renewable and others are not;

    • 5.9.b individuals and communities have means of conserving both energy and matter; and

    • 5.9.c advances in technology improve the ability to transfer and transform energy.