5th Grade Objectives

Lincoln Public Schools
Fifth Grade Science Standards

Water & Wetlands

  • 5.1.1-Identify physical properties of matter (color, odor, elasticity, weight, volume) (SC5.2.1b)
  • 5.1.2-Identify how parts of plants and animals function to meet basic needs. (SC 5.3.1b)
  • 5.1.3-Identify the life cycle of an organism. (SC5.3.2b)
  • 5.1.4-Recognize all organisms cause change, some beneficial and some detrimental, in the environment where they live. (SC5.3.3d)
  • 5.1.5-Describe the sun’s warming effect on the land and water. (SC5.4.3a)
  • 5.1.6-Describe adaptations made by plants or animals to survive environmental changes. (SC5.3.4a)

Chemistry

  • 5.2.1-Describe magnetic behavior in terms of attraction and repulsion. (SC5.2.2c)
  • 5.2.2-Identify physical properties of matter (color, odor, elasticity, weight, volume). (SC5.2.1b)
  • 5.2.3-Identify state changes caused by heating and cooling solids, liquids, and gases. (SC5.2.1d)
  • 5.2.4-Identify mixtures and pure substances. (SC5.2.1a)
  • 5.2.5-Use appropriate metric measurements to describe physical properties. (SC5.2.1c)
  • 5.2.6-Distinguish between physical and chemical changes (phase changes, dissolving, burning, rusting). (SC8.2.1e)

Rocks & Minerals

  • 5.3.1-Describe the characteristics of rocks, minerals, soil, water and atmosphere (SC5.4.2.a)
  • 5.3.2-Identify weathering, erosion, and deposition as processes that build up or break down Earth’s surface. (SC5.4.2.b)
  • 5.3.4-Identify how Earth materials are used (fuels, building materials, sustaining plant life) (SC5.4.2.c)
  • 5.3.5-Describe how slow processes (erosion, weathering, deposition) change Earth’s surface.(SC5.4.4.a)
  • 5.3.6-Describe how rapid processes (landslides, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes) can change Earth’s surface (SC5.4.4.a)
  • 5.3.7-Describe the rock cycle (SC8.4.2.f)

Scientific Investigations

  • 5.4.1 Understand the use of measurement tools (ruler, graduated cylinder, thermometer, balance, dropper) that are used in science.
  • 5.4.2 Identify the components of a scientific investigation (question, controlled and manipulated variables, hypothesis, procedure, results, and conclusion).
  • 5.4.3 Apply the components of a scientific investigation (question, controlled and manipulated variables, hypothesis, procedure, results, and conclusion).