Science Worksheets and Study Guides Fifth Grade. Earth's freshwater and atmosphere

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Kentucky Standards

KY.CC. Core Content for Assessment v.4.1
SC-05-2.3. The Earth and the Universe: Development of conceptual understandings about processes that shape the Earth begin at the elementary level with understanding what Earth materials are and that change occurs. At the heart of elementary students' initial understanding of the Earth's place in the universe is direct observation of the earth-sun-moon system. Students can derive important conceptual understandings about the system as they describe interactions resulting in shadows, moon phases and day and night. The use of models and observance of patterns to explain common phenomena is essential to building a conceptual foundation and supporting ideas with evidence at all levels.
SC-05-2.3.1. Earth/Space Science: Students will describe the circulation of water (evaporation and condensation) from the surface of the Earth, through the crust, oceans and atmosphere (water cycle); explain how matter is conserved in this cycle.
SC-05-2.3.3. Earth/Space Science: Students will describe Earth's atmosphere as a relatively thin blanket of air consisting of a mixture of nitrogen, oxygen, and trace gases, including water vapor; analyze atmospheric data in order to draw conclusions about real life phenomena related to atmospheric changes and conditions.
KY.PS. Program of Studies 2006
SC-5-EU. Big Idea: Grade: The Earth and the Universe (Earth/Space Science) - The Earth system is in a constant state of change. These changes affect life on earth in many ways. Development of conceptual understandings about processes that shape the Earth begin at the elementary level with understanding what Earth materials are and that change occurs. At the heart of elementary students' initial understanding of the Earth's place in the universe is direct observation of the Earth-sun-moon system. Students can derive important conceptual understandings about the system as they describe interactions resulting in shadows, moon phases, and day and night. The use of models and observance of patterns to explain common phenomena is essential to building a conceptual foundation and supporting ideas with evidence at all levels. (Academic Expectations 2.1, 2.2, 2.5)
SC-5-EU-S-1. Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts - Students will investigate how water can change forms yet still be conserved in the water cycle
SC-5-EU-S-2. Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts - Students will create/analyze/explain representations that illustrate the circulation of water (evaporation and condensation) from the surface of the Earth, through the crust, oceans, and atmosphere (water cycle)
SC-5-EU-S-4. Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts - Students will explore the concept of watersheds and identify factors that impact them, including results of interactions of water with earth materials (e.g., dissolving minerals, moving minerals and gases)
SC-5-EU-S-5. Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts - Students will describe the makeup of the Earth's atmosphere and analyze atmospheric data to explain real life phenomena (e.g., pressurized cabins in airplanes, mountain-climber's need for oxygen)
SC-5-EU-U-1. Program of Studies: Understandings - Students will understand that the earth's water supply has existed since the formation of the planet and is constantly cycled from the ocean to the atmosphere, allowing the same water to be endlessly reused without the creation of new water.
SC-5-EU-U-3. Program of Studies: Understandings - Students will understand that the earth is surrounded by a blanket of air called the atmosphere that is essential to life because of some of the gasses it contains.