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Science concepts assessed in Fifth Grade

Science concepts assessed in 5th grade include

(note: not all areas are assessed in a single semester)


Life Science Core Ideas

Matter and energy; matter and energy in plants and animals; matter and energy flow in ecosystems; change in ecosystems; invasive species


Earth and Space Science Core Ideas

Gravity; Earth’s rotation; Earth’s revolution 


Physical Science Core Ideas

Physical and chemical properties; solubility; changes of state; signs of a chemical reaction; chemical reactions in plants; conservation of mass; measurement


Engineering Design Core Ideas

The role of water in Earth’s systems; human impacts on the Earth’s four spheres


Science and Engineering Practices

Asking questions (science) and defining problems (engineering); Developing and using models; Planning and carrying out investigations; Analyzing and interpreting data; Using mathematics and computational thinking; Constructing explanations (science) and designing solutions (engineering); Engaging in argument from evidence; Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information. 


Crosscutting Concepts

Patterns; Cause and effect; Scale, proportion, and quantity; Systems and systems models; Energy and matter; Structure and function; Stability and change.

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  • Grade 5