Arkansas State Standards for Science: Grade 5

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AR.1. Nature of Science: Characteristics and Processes of Science: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of the characteristics and processes of science using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

NS.1.5.1. Processes of Science: Make accurate observations 42
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard NS.1.5.1.

NS.1.5.2. Processes of Science: Identify and define components of experimental design used to produce empirical evidence: hypothesis, replication, sample size, appropriate use of control, use of standardized variables 42
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard NS.1.5.2.

NS.1.5.3. Processes of Science: Calculate mean, median, mode, and range from scientific data using SI units 2
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard NS.1.5.3.

NS.1.5.4. Processes of Science: Interpret scientific data using data tables/charts, bar graphs, circle graphs, line graphs, stem and leaf plots, Venn diagrams 20
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard NS.1.5.4.

NS.1.5.5. Processes of Science: Communicate results and conclusions from scientific inquiry 42
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard NS.1.5.5.

NS.1.5.6. Processes of Science: Develop and implement strategies for long-term, accurate data collection 20
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard NS.1.5.6.

NS.1.5.7. Characteristics of Science: Summarize the characteristics of science 42
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard NS.1.5.7.

NS.1.5.8. Characteristics of Science: Explain the role of observation in the development of a theory 42
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard NS.1.5.8.

NS.1.5.9. Characteristics of Science: Define and give examples of hypotheses 42
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard NS.1.5.9.

AR.2. Life Science: Living Systems: Characteristics, Structure, and Function: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of living systems using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

LS.2.5.1. Structure and Function: Compare the cell theory to the characteristics of a scientific theory 190
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard LS.2.5.1.

LS.2.5.2. Structure and Function: Examine cells on a microscopic level 45
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard LS.2.5.2.

LS.2.5.3. Structure and Function: Describe the similarities of basic cell functions in all organisms 191
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard LS.2.5.3.

LS.2.5.4. Structure and Function: Model and identify the parts of animal cells and plant cells: cell wall, cell membrane, nucleus, cytoplasm, chloroplast 202
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard LS.2.5.4.

LS.2.5.5. Structure and Function: Compare and contrast plant and animal cells 92
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard LS.2.5.5.

LS.2.5.6. Structure and Function: Conduct investigations to separate plant pigments from the cell 82
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard LS.2.5.6.

LS.2.5.7. Structure and Function: Identify the role of chlorophyll in the process of photosynthesis 22
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard LS.2.5.7.

LS.2.5.8. Structure and Function: Explain and illustrate photosynthesis 22
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard LS.2.5.8.

LS.2.5.9. Structure and Function: Explain cellular respiration 80
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard LS.2.5.9.

LS.2.5.10. Structure and Function: Conduct investigations demonstrating the process of cellular respiration 80
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard LS.2.5.10.

LS.2.5.11. Structure and Function: Investigate careers, scientists, and historical breakthroughs related to cells 7
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard LS.2.5.11.

AR.3. Life Science: Life Cycles, Reproduction, and Heredity: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of life cycles, reproduction, and heredity using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

AR.4. Life Science: Populations and Ecosystems: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of populations and ecosystems using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology.

LS.4.5.1. Populations and Ecosystems: Distinguish among and model organisms, populations, communities, ecosystems, biosphere 50
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard LS.4.5.1.

LS.4.5.2. Populations and Ecosystems: Identify the transfer of energy using energy pyramids: terrestrial, aquatic 25
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard LS.4.5.2.

LS.4.5.3. Populations and Ecosystems: Design food webs in specific habitats to show the flow of energy within communities: terrestrial, aquatic 66
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard LS.4.5.3.

LS.4.5.4. Populations and Ecosystems: Evaluate food webs under conditions of stress: overgrazing, overpopulation, natural disaster, introduction of non-native species, human impact/urban development 25
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard LS.4.5.4.

LS.4.5.5. Populations and Ecosystems: Examine the role of limiting factors on the carrying capacity of an ecosystem: food, space, water, shelter 50
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard LS.4.5.5.

LS.4.5.6. Populations and Ecosystems: Describe and diagram the nitrogen cycle in ecosystems 50
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard LS.4.5.6.

LS.4.5.7. Populations and Ecosystems: Describe and diagram the carbon cycle in ecosystems 50
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard LS.4.5.7.

LS.4.5.8. Populations and Ecosystems: Describe and diagram the carbon dioxide-oxygen cycle in ecosystems 50
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard LS.4.5.8.

LS.4.5.9. Populations and Ecosystems: Conduct investigations demonstrating the role of the carbon dioxide-oxygen cycle in ecosystems 50
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard LS.4.5.9.

LS.4.5.10. Populations and Ecosystems: Analyze the concept of conservation of mass as related to the amount of matter in an ecosystem 50
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard LS.4.5.10.

LS.4.5.11. Populations and Ecosystems: Create ecosystems in which plants can exist without animals 50
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard LS.4.5.11.

LS.4.5.12. Populations and Ecosystems: Conduct investigations in which plants are encouraged to thrive 50
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard LS.4.5.12.

LS.4.5.13. Populations and Ecosystems: Construct, compare, and contrast environments in open and closed aquaria 50
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard LS.4.5.13.

LS.4.5.14. Populations and Ecosystems: Categorize organisms by the function they serve in ecosystems and food webs: predator/prey, parasitism, producer/consumer/decomposer, scavenger, herbivore/carnivore/ omnivore 66
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard LS.4.5.14.

LS.4.5.15. Populations and Ecosystems: Conduct field studies identifying and categorizing organisms in a given area of an ecosystem 50
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard LS.4.5.15.

LS.4.5.16. Populations and Ecosystems: Evaluate positive and negative human effects on ecosystems 135
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard LS.4.5.16.

LS.4.5.17. Populations and Ecosystems: Describe and illustrate various symbiotic relationships: parasitism, mutualism, commensalism 50
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard LS.4.5.17.

LS.4.5.18. Populations and Ecosystems: Investigate careers, scientists, and historical breakthroughs related to populations and ecosystems 7
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard LS.4.5.18.

AR.5. Physical Science: Matter: Properties and Changes: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of matter, including properties and changes, using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

PS.5.5.1. Properties of Matter: Identify the relationship of atoms to all matter 14
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard PS.5.5.1.

PS.5.5.2. Properties of Matter: Conduct scientific investigations on physical properties of objects 11
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard PS.5.5.2.

PS.5.5.3. Properties of Matter: Identify common examples of physical properties: length, mass, area, perimeter, texture, taste, odor, color, elasticity 32
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard PS.5.5.3.

PS.5.5.4. Properties of Matter: State characteristics of physical changes 71
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard PS.5.5.4.

PS.5.5.5. Properties of Matter: Identify characteristics and common examples of physical changes 71
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard PS.5.5.5.

PS.5.5.6. Properties of Matter: Explain how heat influences the states of matter of a substance: solid, liquid, gas, plasma 21
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard PS.5.5.6.

PS.5.5.7. Properties of Matter: Demonstrate the effect of changes in the physical properties of matter 21
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard PS.5.5.7.

PS.5.5.8. Properties of Matter: Model the motion and position of molecules in solids, liquids, and gases in terms of kinetic energy 34
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard PS.5.5.8.

PS.5.5.9. Properties of Matter: Conduct investigations demonstrating expansion and contraction 9
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard PS.5.5.9.

PS.5.5.10. Properties of Matter: Investigate scientists, careers, and historical breakthroughs related to physical properties, physical changes, and states of matter 59
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard PS.5.5.10.

AR.6. Physical Science: Motion and Forces: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of motion and forces using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

PS.6.5.1. Motion and Forces: Classify simple machines 34
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard PS.6.5.1.

PS.6.5.2. Motion and Forces: Conduct investigations using levers (e.g., toothbrush), pulleys, inclined planes-ramps, wedges, and screws, wheels and axles 34
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard PS.6.5.2.

PS.6.5.3. Motion and Forces: Relate simple machines to inventions and discoveries 34
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard PS.6.5.3.

PS.6.5.4. Motion and Forces: Compare and contrast potential energy and kinetic energy as applied to motion 35
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard PS.6.5.4.

PS.6.5.5. Motion and Forces: Classify real world examples as potential energy or kinetic energy as applied to motion 35
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard PS.6.5.5.

PS.6.5.6. Motion and Forces: Conduct investigations using potential energy and kinetic energy 30
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard PS.6.5.6.

PS.6.5.7. Motion and Forces: Investigate careers, scientists, and historical breakthroughs related to simple machines and potential and kinetic energy 8
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard PS.6.5.7.

AR.7. Physical Science: Energy and Transfer of Energy: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of energy and transfer of energy using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

PS.7.5.1. Energy: Summarize how light can interact with matter through absorption, refraction, and reflection 32
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard PS.7.5.1.

PS.7.5.2. Energy: Investigate how light travels and interacts with an object or material 25
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard PS.7.5.2.

PS.7.5.3. Energy: Conduct investigations demonstrating how an object can be seen 6
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard PS.7.5.3.

PS.7.5.4. Energy: Design and conduct investigations of transparent, translucent, and opaque as applied to light 6
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard PS.7.5.4.

PS.7.5.5. Energy: Investigate physical interactions of light and matter and the effect on color perception: refraction, absorption, transmission, scattering 9
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard PS.7.5.5.

PS.7.5.6. Energy: Investigate careers, scientists, and historical breakthroughs related to light energy 17
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard PS.7.5.6.

AR.8. Earth and Space Science: Earth Systems: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of Earth's structure and properties using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

ESS.8.5.1. Structure and Properties: Identify some basic elements composing minerals: silicon, oxygen, iron, sodium, chlorine, calcium, carbon, hydrogen, aluminum 25
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard ESS.8.5.1.

ESS.8.5.2. Structure and Properties: Investigate the growth of crystals 25
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard ESS.8.5.2.

ESS.8.5.3. Structure and Properties: Identify characteristics of minerals 12
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard ESS.8.5.3.

ESS.8.5.4. Structure and Properties: Conduct investigations on mineral properties: luster, hardness, streak, acid test for calcite, fluorescence 14
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard ESS.8.5.4.

ESS.8.5.5. Structure and Properties: Identify the following minerals: halite (salt), feldspar, sulfur, quartz, diamonds, gypsum, calcite, talc, hematite (iron), precious metals, (gold, silver) 14
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard ESS.8.5.5.

ESS.8.5.6. Structure and Properties: Identify minerals found in Arkansas: bauxite, diamonds, quartz, galena 12
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard ESS.8.5.6.

ESS.8.5.7. Structure and Properties: Identify characteristics of sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks 33
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard ESS.8.5.7.

ESS.8.5.8. Structure and Properties: Compare and contrast by investigation characteristics of the three basic types of rocks: sedimentary, igneous, metamorphic 12
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard ESS.8.5.8.

ESS.8.5.9. Structure and Properties: Classify the three basic types of rocks 31
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard ESS.8.5.9.

ESS.8.5.10. Structure and Properties: Investigate careers, scientists, and historical breakthroughs related to minerals and rocks 4
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard ESS.8.5.10.

ESS.8.5.11. Cycles: Investigate the formation of soil 10
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard ESS.8.5.11.

ESS.8.5.12. Cycles: Conduct investigations on sedimentation 11
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard ESS.8.5.12.

ESS.8.5.13. Cycles: Describe and illustrate the rock cycle 12
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard ESS.8.5.13.

AR.9. Earth and Space Science: Earth's History: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of Earth's history using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

ESS.9.5.1. Earth's History: Explain and give examples of how physical evidence from fossils supports the theory that Earth has changed over time 66
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard ESS.9.5.1.

ESS.9.5.2. Earth's History: Analyze fossil record evidence about plants and animals that lived long ago 23
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard ESS.9.5.2.

ESS.9.5.3. Earth's History: Infer the nature of ancient environments based on fossil record evidence 23
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard ESS.9.5.3.

AR.10. Earth and Space Science: Objects in the Universe: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of objects in the universe using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

ESS.10.5.1. Solar System: Sun, Earth, Moons, Planets, Galaxies: Compare the physical characteristics of the sun to other stars: size, color, brightness 18
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard ESS.10.5.1.

ESS.10.5.2. Solar System: Sun, Earth, Moons, Planets, Galaxies: Demonstrate the order of planets and other space objects in our solar system 41
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard ESS.10.5.2.

ESS.10.5.3. Solar System: Sun, Earth, Moons, Planets, Galaxies: Compare the properties of planets in our solar system: size, shape, density, atmosphere, distance from the sun, orbital path, moons, surface, composition 16
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard ESS.10.5.3.

ESS 10.5.4. Solar System: Sun, Earth, Moons, Planets, Galaxies: Distinguish between mass and weight 1
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard ESS 10.5.4.

ESS.10.5.5. Solar System: Sun, Earth, Moons, Planets, Galaxies: Compare the human body's mass to weight on Earth, the moon, and other planets in our solar system 42
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard ESS.10.5.5.

ESS.10.5.6. Solar System: Sun, Earth, Moons, Planets, Galaxies: Investigate careers, scientists, and historical breakthroughs related to planets 11
Suggested Titles for Arkansas Science State Standard ESS.10.5.6.

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