Next Generation Science Standards
NGSS.5-ESS. EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE
5-ESS1. Earth’s Place in the Universe - Students who demonstrate understanding can:
5-ESS1.DCI. Disciplinary Core Ideas
ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System
ESS1.B:2. The orbits of Earth around the sun and of the moon around Earth, together with the rotation of Earth about an axis between its North and South poles, cause observable patterns. These include day and night; daily changes in the length and direction of shadows; and different positions of the sun, moon, and stars at different times of the day, month, and year. (5-ESS1-2)
5-ESS2. Earth’s Systems - Students who demonstrate understanding can:
5-ESS2-1. Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact.
5-ESS2.CC. Crosscutting Concepts
5-ESS2.CC.2. Systems and System Models
5-ESS2.CC.2.1. A system can be described in terms of its components and their interactions.
5-ESS2.DCI. Disciplinary Core Ideas
ESS2.A: Earth Materials and Systems
ESS2.A:1. Earth’s major systems are the geosphere (solid and molten rock, soil, and sediments), the hydrosphere (water and ice), the atmosphere (air), and the biosphere (living things, including humans). These systems interact in multiple ways to affect Earth’s surface materials and processes. The ocean supports a variety of ecosystems and organisms, shapes landforms, and influences climate. Winds and clouds in the atmosphere interact with the landforms to determine patterns of weather. (5-ESS2-1)
NGSS.5-LS. LIFE SCIENCE
5-LS1. From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes - Students who demonstrate understanding can:
5-LS1.CC. Crosscutting Concepts
5-LS1.CC.1. Energy and Matter
5-LS1.CC.1.1. Matter is transported into, out of, and within systems.