Science and the World We Live In

Fifth Grade Science

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LIFE SCIENCE STANDARDS

Cell Structure and Function 

The student will investigate the structure and function of plant and animal cells.


 

Key

Reporting

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Draw and label the basic structures of plant and animal cells (i.e., cell wall, cell membrane, cytoplasm, nucleus, and chloroplasts).

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Compare and contrast the basic structures of plant and animal cells (i.e., cell membrane, cytoplasm, and nucleus)

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Identify basic structures of plant and animal cells.

Parts of a Cell

I Know That:

Beacon Learning Center:

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Compare and contrast basic structures and functions of plant and animal cells.

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Distinguish between single cell and multicellular organisms.

Cellular Structure and Function

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Differentiate among cells, tissues, organs, and systems.

Interactions Between Living Things and Their Environment

 The student will investigate how living things interact with one another and with nonliving elements of their environment.

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Classify specific kinds of relationships among plants and animals within an ecosystem.

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Determine various types of plant and animal relationships within an ecosystem.

At Home Under the Cretaceous Seas

Ecokids online:

NASA Biomes:

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Predict the consequences of a human action on the environment.

What Can We Learn from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed?

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Identify environmental changes caused by living things.

What Can We Learn from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed?

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Predict the effects of human actions and/or natural disasters on the environment.

Living Landscapes: Are You a Disaster?  

Tiki the Penguin:

EPA Kids Page:

Food Production and Energy for Life

 The student will study the basic parts of plants, investigate how plants produce food, and discover that plants and animals use food to sustain life.

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Describe how various plant structures are associated with food production (i.e., stems, leaves, and stomata).

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Match plant structures with their functions.

 Investigating the Parts of a Flower

Plant Parts:  Roots

What are the Parts of a Plant?

The Great Plant Escape:

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Identify photosynthesis as the food manufacturing process in plants.

Illuminating Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis:

Magic School Bus : http://www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/games/frizfreshfacts/index.htm

Animated diagram of photosynthesis:

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Identify what plants need (i.e., water, sunlight, and carbon dioxide) to manufacture food.

Photosynthesis

Science made simple:

ThinkQuest: Photosynthesis

Heredity and Reproduction

 The student will understand the basic principles of inheritance.

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Explain the function of the flower in plant reproduction.

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Observe specific plants and explain how they grow from and produce seeds (i.e., sunflowers, and beans).

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Compare and contrast how different plants reproduce (i.e., flowers and spores).

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Recognize that new generations of living things arise through reproduction.

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LC

Compare the traits of parents and their offspring.

 Sunken Lesson – Animal Growth   You MUST enable MACROS for this lesson to run.

Examples of  Inherited Traits

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Infer the importance of reproduction to the survival of a species.

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Describe the life cycle of a fast growing plant.

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LC

Recognize the difference between complete and incomplete metamorphosis.

Animal Cycle Printouts and Coloring

Complete Metamorphosis

Incomplete Metamorphosis

BS: Japan’s Secret Garden

Ivy Hall:

Diversity and Adaptation Among Living Things

The student will understand that living things have characteristics that enable them to survive in their environment.

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Classify plants according to their characteristics.

NASM:

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Match the form with the function of structures in living things.

Physical Adaptations

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Compare how plants are adapted to different environments (e.g., palm tree, fir tree, and cactus).

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Compare how organisms adapt to different environments.

Plants in the Desert

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Identify adaptations that enhance the survival of organisms in an environment.

How Can Animals Live In Such Different Places?

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Determine which organisms are likely to survive in a particular environment.

How Can Animals Live In Such Different Places?

Adaptation and Survival

Biological Change 

The student will understand that living things have characteristics that enable them to survive in their environment. 

Relative Time Scale

Fossils – Cues to the Past

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Explain how fossils provide information about the past.

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LC

Compare the causes that led to the extinction of various organisms.

Causes of Extinction

Endangered Species

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LC

Analyze how fossils provide information about the past.

Making Fossils

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Compare the relative age of fossils in rock layers.

 

EARTH SCIENCE STANDARDS 

Earth and Its Place in the Universe

 The student will investigate the structure of the universe.

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Distinguish among the planets according to specific characteristics.

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Demonstrate how moon phases occur.

Phases of the Moon Calculator

Virtual :Planetarium

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Explain why the moon appears to change shape.

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Identify and arrange the phases of the moon in the correct sequence.

 Phases of the Moon

Astronomy for Kids

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Explain the difference between rotation and revolution in the solar system.

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Identify the force that pulls objects toward the Earth.

  A Victim of Gravity

Falling Facts

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SC

Differentiate between the Earth’s rotation and its revolution.

 Earth, Sun, and Moon

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SC

Recognize that the appearance of an object in the sky is affected by its size, motion, and distance from the Earth.

Make the Earth Orbit the Sun

Atmospheric Cycles

The student will investigate the relationships among atmospheric conditions, weather, and climate. 

 

 

Analyze data obtained from studies of atmospheric conditions (i.e., air pressure, wind speed, and precipitation).

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SC

Distinguish between weather and climate.

What is Weather?

EPA for Kids: Climate

A

SC

Predict weather conditions based on an analysis of atmospheric data.

 Weather Thematic Unit

Weather Detectives

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Explain the effects of landforms on weather and climate.

A

SC

Identify how various geographic features affect weather and climate.

  Weather Complaints

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Demonstrate the components and processes of the water cycle.

The Water Cycle

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Identify the basic features of the water cycle.

The Water Cycle

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Analyze how temperature affects evaporation, condensation and precipitation.

Earth Features

 The student will understand that the earth has many geological features that are constantly changing.

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Explain how certain forces cause changes in the earth’s geological features (i.e., wind, water, and plate tectonics).

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ER

Identify forces that cause geological change.

Earth’s structure

Plate tectonics

 Geologic Time

The layers of the Earth

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Construct a model that depicts the layers of the earth.

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ER

Recognize that the age of Earth materials can be determined by their position in rock layers.

The Earth’s Layers

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ER

Identify characteristics of the earth’s layers.

Inside the Earth

The layers of the Earth

Earth’s structure

Learn about the structure of the Earth

Web Quest

Plate techtonics

Earth Resources

 The student will investigate the properties, uses, and conservation of earth’s resources.

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Choose the appropriate use for an earth material (e.g., fuel, monument, and house foundation).

A

ER

Select a diagram that illustrates the most appropriate use of an earth material.

Natural Resources – Can We Use Them Forever

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Describe the process of soil formation.

A

ER

Select the soil characteristics that best support plant growth.

Ask the Answer Worm

Kid’s Valley Soil:

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Recognize the impact of society's use of nonrenewable resources over time.

 Earth Day Tic Tac Toe

Energy Facts

PHYSICAL SCIENCE STANDARDS

 Forces and Motion

 The student will investigate the effects of force on the movement of objects.

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Explain the effect that gravity has on objects found on earth.

A

ME

Identify the effect that gravity has on objects found on or near the earth’s surface.

Our Place in Space: Gravity  

All about gravity

Forces of Attraction

 Second Law of Motion

Skydiving in gravity (webquest)

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Explain the relationships among mass, force, and distance traveled.

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Explain the relationship between slope and the amount of force.

 

 

A

ME

Determine the effect of slope and friction on the speed of an object.

Forces in action

Friction

Friction Basics

Velocity, Speed, and Motion... Oh My

Web quest

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Explore and explain the use of simple machines.

A

ME

Match simple machines with their uses.

Simple Machines Learning Site

Eggheads simple machines

Simple machines

Simple machine activities

 Forces in Action

Simple Machines

Web Quest

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Explore and explain how friction affects motion.

Structure and Properties of Matter

 The student will investigate the characteristic properties of matter.

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M

Select a material according to a description of its physical properties.

Changing materials

Characteristics of materials

 Matter is the Stuff Around  You

A

M

Determine the appropriate metric unit of measurement for specific properties of matter.

Metric units

Matthew Metric

Measure it

Matter is the Stuff Around  You

A

M

Recognize the law of conservation of matter.

 Changing States

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Describe how evaporation and condensation occur as a result of temperature change.

D

 

Explain why different types of matter freeze, melt, and/or evaporate at different rates.

A

M

Recognize how heat loss or gain is associated with a change in the state of matter.

Changing States of Matter

Solids to liquids

Changing states

States of Matter

Interactions of Matter

 The student will investigate the interactions of matter.

 

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Identify conditions associated with a chemical change.

A

M

Distinguish between physical and chemical changes.

Chemical vs. Physical Changes

Chemical and physical changes

Physical and Chemical  Changes - PowerPoint

A

M

Compare the effect of physical and che - mical changes on matter.

Understanding Chemical and physical changes

Chemical and physical changes

Property changes

Changing States of Matter

A

M

Identify a substance as an acid (i.e., vinegar or lemon juice) or a base (i.e., soap or baking soda).

ACIDS AND BASES ARE EVERYWHERE

Zoom Kitchen

Acids and pH

Energy

 The student will investigate energy and its uses.

 

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ME

Recognize how various materials conduct heat.

HEAT AND COLD

Passing the heat long

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Demonstrate and explain how energy can change form.

A

ME

Differentiate between potential and kinetic energy.

Potential energy

Kinetic energy

BrainPop potential energy

Kinetic energy

Transfer of Thermal Energy

Potential and Kinetic Energy:  Spool Racer

A

ME

Identify ways that energy is transferred.

Energy transfer terms

Heat transfer

D

 

Observe and describe how lenses affect a beam of light.

A

ME

Select the illustration that depicts how lenses refract light.

Reflections

Light refraction Brainpop

How we see things

Bending light

D

 

Explore and describe the uses of magnets.

Magnetism

A

ME

Identify the poles of a magnet.

Magnets

Magnets and springs

Bar Magnets

A

ME

Identify the description of a magnetic field.

Magnetic fields

Magnetic Field Basics

Magnetism

I

 

Construct and explain a parallel circuit.

A

ME

Distinguish between series and parallel circuits.

Changing circuits

Electrical circuits

Magnetism

Series and Parallel Circuits

D

 

Explain the use of a specific type of electrical circuit.

Use of  Switches

Energy in Electrical Circuits

 

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