ESS: Earth and Space Science

1.1: Cycles and Patterns in the Solar System

5.ESS.1: The solar system includes the sun and all celestial bodies that orbit the sun. Each planet in the solar system has unique characteristics.

5.ESS.1.a: The distance from the sun, size, composition and movement of each planet are unique. Planets revolve around the sun in elliptical orbits. Some of the planets have moons and/or debris that orbit them. Comets, asteroids and meteoroids orbit the sun.

Solar System

5.ESS.3: Most of the cycles and patterns of motion between the Earth and sun are predictable.

5.ESS.3.a: Earth’s revolution around the sun takes approximately 365 days. Earth completes one rotation on its axis in a 24-hour period, producing day and night. This rotation makes the sun, stars and moon appear to change position in the sky.

Comparing Earth and Venus
Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun

LS: Life Science

2.1: Interconnections within Ecosystems

5.LS.1: Organisms perform a variety of roles in an ecosystem.

5.LS.1.a: Populations of organisms can be categorized by how they acquire energy.

Forest Ecosystem
Prairie Ecosystem

5.LS.1.b: Food webs can be used to identify the relationships among producers, consumers and decomposers in an ecosystem.

Forest Ecosystem
Prairie Ecosystem

5.LS.2: All of the processes that take place within organisms require energy.

5.LS.2.a: For ecosystems, the major source of energy is sunlight. Energy entering ecosystems as sunlight is transferred and transformed by producers into energy that organisms use through the process of photosynthesis. That energy is used or stored by the producer and can be passed from organism to organism as illustrated in food webs.

Forest Ecosystem
Prairie Ecosystem

PS: Physical Science

3.1: Light, Sound and Motion

5.PS.1: The amount of change in movement of an object is based on the mass of the object and the amount of force exerted.

5.PS.1.a: Movement can be measured by speed. The speed of an object is calculated by determining the distance (d) traveled in a period of time (t).

Measuring Motion

5.PS.1.b: Any change in speed or direction of an object requires a force and is affected by the mass of the object and the amount of force applied.

Force and Fan Carts

5.PS.2: Light and sound are forms of energy that behave in predictable ways.

5.PS.2.a: Light travels and maintains its direction until it interacts with an object or moves from one medium to another and then it can be reflected, refracted or absorbed.

Basic Prism
Color Absorption
Heat Absorption

Correlation last revised: 9/24/2019

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