Quarter 1 Standards

Quarter 1

Nature of Science - We will be working on these standards all year.

SC.5.N.1.1 - Define a problem, use appropriate reference materials to support scientific understanding, plan and carry out scientific investigations of various types such as: systematic observations, experiments requiring the identification of variables, collecting and organizing data, interpreting data in charts, tables, and graphics, analyze information, make predictions, and defend conclusions.

SC.5.N.1.2  - Explain the difference between an experiment and other types of scientific investigation.

SC.5.N.1.3 - Recognize and explain the need for repeated experimental trials

SC.5.N.1.4  - Identify a control group and explain its importance in an experiment.

SC.5.N.1.5  - Recognize and explain that authentic scientific investigation frequently does not parallel the steps of "the scientific method."

SC.5.N.1.6  - Recognize and explain the difference between personal opinion/interpretation and verified observation.

SC.5.N.2.1  - Recognize and explain that science is grounded in empirical observations that are testable; explanation must always be linked with evidence.

SC.5.N.2.2  - Recognize and explain that when scientific investigations are carried out, the evidence produced by those investigations should be replicable by others.

SC.5.P.8.1  - Compare and contrast the basic properties of solids, liquids, and gases, such as mass, volume, color, texture, and temperature.


SC.5.P.8.2  - Investigate and identify materials that will dissolve in water and those that will not and identify the conditions that will speed up or slow down the dissolving process.


SC.5.P.8.3  - Demonstrate and explain that mixtures of solids can be separated based on observable properties of their parts such as particle size, shape, color, and magnetic attraction.


SC.5.P.8.4  - Explore the scientific theory of atoms (also called atomic theory) by recognizing that all matter is composed of parts that are too small to be seen without magnification. Recognize that all matter is made up of atoms and that atoms are not visible, even with a microscope but that the presence of atoms can be tested.


SC.5.P.9.1  - Investigate and describe that many physical and chemical changes are affected by temperature.


SC.5.P.13.1-Identify familiar forces that cause objects to move, such as pushes or pulls, including gravity acting on falling objects.


SC.5.P.13.2 -Investigate and describe that the greater the force applied to it, the greater the change in motion of a given object.


SC.5.P.13.3-Investigate and describe that the more mass an object has, the less effect a given force will have on the object's motion.


SC.5.P.13.4-Investigate and explain that when a force is applied to an object but it does not move, it is because another opposing force is being applied by something in the environment so that the forces are balanced.


SC.5.P.10.1 - Investigate and describe some basic forms of energy, including light, heat, sound, electrical, chemical, and mechanical.


SC.5.P.10.2 - Investigate and explain that energy has the ability to cause motion or create change.


SC.5.P.10.3 - Investigate and explain that an electrically-charged object can attract an uncharged object and can either attract or repel another charged object without any contact between the objects.


SC.5.P.10.4 - Investigate and explain that electrical energy can be transformed into heat, light, and sound energy, as well as the energy of motion.


SC.5.P.11.1 - Investigate and illustrate the fact that the flow of electricity requires a closed circuit (a complete loop).


SC.5.P.11.2 - Identify and classify materials that conduct electricity and materials that do not.