Louisiana - Science: 5th Grade

  • Grade Level Expectations     Adopted: 2004

This correlation lists the recommended Gizmos for this state's curriculum standards. Click any Gizmo title below to go to the Gizmo Details page.

PS: Physical Science

PS.2: Compare the physical properties of large and small quantities of the same type of matter

Density Experiment: Slice and Dice
Mineral Identification

PS.3: Describe the structure of atoms and the electrical charge of protons, neutrons, and electrons

Element Builder

PS.4: Identify the physical and chemical properties of various substances and group substances according to their observable and measurable properties (e.g., conduction, magnetism, light transmission)

Mineral Identification

PS.5: Describe the properties and behavior of water in its solid, liquid, and gaseous phases (states)

Phases of Water

PS.8: Explain that gravity accelerates all falling objects at the same rate in the absence of air resistance

Free Fall Tower

PS.10: Compare potential and kinetic energy and give examples of each

Energy Conversions

PS.11: Classify energy resources as renewable, non-renewable, or inexhaustible

Energy Conversions

PS.12: Identify the Sun as Earth's primary energy source and give examples (e.g., photosynthesis, water cycle) to support that conclusion

Water Cycle

PS.13: Investigate how changes in the position of a light source and an object alter the size and shape of the shadow

Penumbra Effect

PS.14: Identify other types of energy produced through the use of electricity (e.g., heat, light, mechanical)

Energy Conversions

LS: Life Science

LS.19: Describe the processes of photosynthesis and respiration in green plants

Plants and Snails

LS.20: Describe the levels of structural organization in living things (e.g., cells, tissues, organs, organ systems)

Circulatory System

LS.21: Identify diseases caused by germs and how they can be transmitted from person to person

Disease Spread

LS.23: Construct food chains that could be found in ponds, marshes, oceans, forests, or meadows

Forest Ecosystem

LS.24: Describe the roles of producers, consumers, and decomposers in a food chain

Forest Ecosystem
Prairie Ecosystem

LS.25: Compare food chains and food webs

Forest Ecosystem
Prairie Ecosystem

LS.28: Explain and give examples of predator/prey relationships

Prairie Ecosystem

ESS: Earth and Space Science

ESS.37: Identify typical weather map symbols and the type of weather they represent

Weather Maps

ESS.41: Explain why the Moon, Sun, and stars appear to move from east to west across the sky

Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun

ESS.43: Describe the characteristics of the inner and outer planets

Solar System

ESS.44: Explain rotation and revolution by using models or illustrations

Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun

ESS.45: Identify Earth's position in the solar system

Solar System

ESS.46: Identify and explain the interaction of the processes of the water cycle

Water Cycle

SE: Science and the Environment

SE.48: Determine the ability of an ecosystem to support a population (carrying capacity) by identifying the resources needed by that population

Rabbit Population by Season

SE.49: Identify and give examples of pollutants found in water, air, and soil

Water Pollution

SE.50: Describe the consequences of several types of human activities on local ecosystems (e.g., polluting streams, regulating hunting, introducing nonnative species)

Pond Ecosystem

SE.51: Describe naturally occurring cycles and identify where they are found (e.g., carbon, nitrogen, water, oxygen)

Plants and Snails
Pond Ecosystem
Water Cycle

Content correlation last revised: 11/12/2007