Texas TEKS Standards
TX.112.16. Science, Grade 5.
(5.1) Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student conducts classroom and outdoor investigations following home and school safety procedures and environmentally appropriate and ethical practices. The student is expected to:
5.1 (A) Demonstrate safe practices and the use of safety equipment as described in the Texas Safety Standards during classroom and outdoor investigations.
(5.2) Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student uses scientific methods during laboratory and outdoor investigations. The student is expected to:
5.2 (A) Describe, plan, and implement simple experimental investigations testing one variable.
5.2 (B) Ask well-defined questions, formulate testable hypotheses, and select and use appropriate equipment and technology.
5.2 (C) Collect information by detailed observations and accurate measuring.
5.2 (D) Analyze and interpret information to construct reasonable explanations from direct (observable) and indirect (inferred) evidence.
5.2 (F) Communicate valid conclusions in both written and verbal forms.
(5.3) Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student uses critical thinking and scientific problem solving to make informed decisions. The student is expected to:
5.3 (C) Draw or develop a model that represents how something works or looks that cannot be seen such as how a soda dispensing machine works.
(5.4) Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student knows how to use a variety of tools and methods to conduct science inquiry. The student is expected to:
5.4 (A) Collect, record, and analyze information using tools, including calculators, microscopes, cameras, computers, hand lenses, metric rulers, Celsius thermometers, prisms, mirrors, pan balances, triple beam balances, spring scales, graduated cylinders, beakers, hot plates, meter sticks, magnets, collecting nets, and notebooks; timing devices, including clocks and stopwatches; and materials to support observations of habitats or organisms such as terrariums and aquariums.
5.4 (B) Use safety equipment, including safety goggles and gloves.