INQUIRY, THE NATURE OF SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY
SC K-12.1 Students will combine scientific processes and knowledge with scientific reasoning and critical thinking to ask questions about phenomena and propose explanations based on gathered evidence.
· SC5.1.1.b Plan and conduct investigations and identify factors that have the potential to impact an investigation
· SC5.1.1.d Make relevant observations and measurements
· SC5.1.1.e Collect and organize data
· SC5.1.1.f Develop a reasonable explanation based on collected data
· SC5.1.1.h Provide feedback on scientific investigations
· SC5.1.1.i Use appropriate mathematics in all aspects of scientific inquiry
· SC5.1.3.a Identify a simple problem
· SC5.1.3.b Propose a solution to a simple problem
· SC5.1.3.c Implement the proposed solution.
· SC5.1.3.d Evaluate the implementation
· SC5.1.3.e Communicate the problem, design, and solution
SC K-12.2 Students will integrate and communicate the information, concepts, principles, processes, theories, and models of the Physical Sciences to make connection with the natural and engineered world.
1. Forces and Motion
· SC5.2.2.a Describe motion by tracing and measuring an object’s position over a period of time.
· SC5.2.2.b Compare changes in motion due to outside forces (push, pull, and gravity).
· SC5.2.3.d Identify ways to generate heat (friction, burning, incandescent light bulb)
· SC5.2.3.e Identify materials that act as thermal conductors or insulators
SC K-12.3 Students will integrate and communicate the information, concepts, principles, processes, theories, and models of the Life Sciences to make connections with the natural and engineered world.
· SC5.3.2.a Identify inherited characteristics of plants and animals
2. Flow of Matter and Energy in Ecosystems
· SC5.3.3.c Recognize the living and nonliving factors that impact the survival of organisms in an ecosystem
· SC5.3.3.d Recognize all organisms caused changes, some beneficial and some detrimental, in the environment where they live
EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE
SC K-12.4 Students will integrate and communicate the information, concepts, principles, processes, theories, and models of the Earth and Space Sciences to make connections with the natural and engineered world.
1. Energy in Earth’s Systems
· SC5.4.3.a Describe the Sun’s warming effect on the land, air, and water.
· SC5.4.3.b Observe, measure, and record changes in weather (temperature, wind direction, and speed, air pressure, and precipitation).
· SC5.4.3.c Recognize the difference between weather, climate, and seasons