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5th Grade Science Standards and Online Resources

Teacher Resources and Unit Plan Materials

"Fifth grade science students develop an understanding of living and non-living things as systems composed of related parts that function together and interact with force, energy, and matter. They investigate the Sun-Earth-Moon system, how energy from the sun affects Earth’s weather and climate, and how forces affect objects on Earth. They study adaptation and the interdependence of organisms and the environment."

5.1 Structure and Function: Living and non-living things are composed of related parts that function together to form systems.

5.1E.1

Describe the Sun-Earth-Moon system.

Moon FOSSweb Sun, Moon, and Stars (Pacific Coast Sunsets)
Star Maps FOSSweb Sun, Moon, and Stars (Star Maps)

5.1L.1

Explain that organisms are composed of parts that function together to form a living system

Virtual Aquarium FOSSweb Virtual Aquarium
Clouds and Sun FOSSweb Water Planet — Evaporation

5.2 Interaction and Change: Force, energy, matter, and organisms interact within living and non-living systems.

5.2E.1 Explain how the energy from the sun affects Earth’s weather and climate.
Glaciers Glaciers

5.2L.1

Explain the interdependence of plants, animals, and environment, and how adaptation influences survival.

Plant Force Plant Force (metric measurements; inquiry guide is under development)

5.2P.1

Describe how friction, gravity, and magnetic forces affect objects on or near Earth.

Volcano Build Your Own Volcano (click the volcano icon to begin)
Roller Coaster Design Your Own Roller Coaster
Ferris Wheel Energy and Motion — Potential and Kinetic Energy
Virtual Aquarium FOSSweb Electromagnet
Clouds FOSSweb Water Planet — Evaporation
Wind Mills Harness the Power of Wind
States of Matter States of Matter