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SD.5.E. Earth/Space Science: Students will analyze the composition, formative processes, and history of the universe, solar system, and Earth.

5.E.1. Analyze the various structures and processes of the Earth system.

5.E.1.1. Students are able to describe the basic structure of Earth's interior.
5.E.1.2. Explain the formation of geological features of the Earth through plate tectonics.
5.E.1.3. Describe how Earth's surface is constantly changing.
5.E.1.4. Examine topographical maps.

5.E.2. Analyze essential principles and ideas about the composition and structure of the universe.

5.E.2.1. Students are able to describe the components (Sun, planets, and moons) of the solar system.
5.E.2.2. Describe the relative scale of the Earth to the Sun, planets, and the Moon.
5.E.2.3. Students are able to explain how the Earth's rotation affects the appearance of the sky.

SD.5.L. Life Science: Students will describe structures and attributes of living things, processes of life, and interaction with each other and the environment.

5.L.1. Understand the fundamental structures, functions, classifications, and mechanisms found in living things.

5.L.1.1. Students are able to describe the basic process of photosynthesis and the role of light as a source of energy in plants.

5.L.2. Analyze various patterns and products of natural and induced biological change.

5.L.2.1. Students are able to predict physical characteristics with family lineage.
5.L.2.2. Students are able to describe structures and processes involved in plant reproduction.

5.L.3. Analyze how organisms are linked to one another and the environment.

5.L.3.1. Students are able to describe how natural events and/or human influences may help or harm ecosystems.
5.L.3.2. Students are able to analyze the roles of organisms to determine the transfer of energy using an energy pyramid model.
5.L.3.3. Students are able to describe how interrelationships enable some organisms to survive.

SD.5.N. Nature of Science: Students will explore, evaluate, and communicate personal and scientific investigations to understand the nature of science.

5.N.1. Understand the nature and origin of scientific knowledge.

5.N.1.2. Describe science as a body of knowledge and an investigative process.
5.N.1.3. Describe how scientific knowledge increases and changes over time.

5.N.2. Apply the skills necessary to conduct scientific investigations.

5.N.2.1. Use investigations in science to accumulate knowledge.

SD.5.P. Physical Science: Students will use appropriate scientific models to describe and quantify the nature and interactions of matter and energy.

5.P.1. Describe structures and properties of, and changes in, matter.

5.P.1.1. Students are able to define matter on the basis of observable physical properties.
5.P.1.2. Explain differences and similarities between a solution and other mixtures and changes that occur within.

5.P.2. Analyze forces, their forms, and their effects on motions.

5.P.2.1. Students are able to identify forces in specific situations that require objects to interact, change directions,
5.P.2.2. Students are able to analyze the structure and design of simple and compound machines to determine how the machines make work easier by trading force for distance.

5.P.3. Analyze interactions of energy and matter.

5.P.3.2. Students are able to describe the Sun's ability to produce energy in the forms of light and heat.
5.P.3.3. Students are able to describe basic properties of light.

SD.5.S. Science, Technology, Environment, and Society: Students will identify and evaluate the relationships and ethical implications of science upon technology, environment, and society.

5.S.1. Analyze various implications/effects of scientific advancement within the environment and society.

5.S.1.1. Students are able to identify scientific changes that have affected transportation, health, sanitation, and communication.

5.S.2. Analyze the relationships/interactions among science, technology, environment, and society.

5.S.2.1. Students are able to explain the interrelationship of populations, resources, and environments.