Nevada State Standards for Science: Grade 5

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NV.N.5.A. Scientific Inquiry (Nature of Science Unifying Concept A): Students understand that science involves asking and answering questions and comparing the answers to what scientists know about the world.

N.5.A.1. Using Data: Students know scientific progress is made by conducting careful investigations, recording data, and communicating the results in an accurate method. E/S 41
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N.5.A.2. Using Data: Students know how to compare the results of their experiments to what scientists already know about the world. I/L 179
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N.5.A.3. Record-keeping: Students know how to draw conclusions from scientific evidence. E/S 41
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N.5.A.4. Accuracy: Students know graphic representations of recorded data can be used to make predictions. E/S 42
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N.5.A.5. Safe Experimentation: Students know how to plan and conduct a safe and simple investigation. E/S 41
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N.5.A.6. Models: Students know models are tools for learning about the things they are meant to resemble. I/S 156
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N.5.A.7. Models: Students know observable patterns can be used to organize items and ideas. E/S 97
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NV.N.5.B. Science, Technology, and Society (Nature of Science Unifying Concept B): Students understand that many people, from all cultures and levels of ability, contribute to the fields of science and technology.

N.5.B.1. Risks and Benefits: Students know that, throughout history, people of diverse cultures have provided scientific knowledge and technologies. E/S 137
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N.5.B.2. Risks and Benefits: Students know technologies impact society, both positively and negatively. E/S 53
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N.5.B.3. Collaboration: Students know the benefits of working with a team and sharing findings. E/L 41
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NV.P.5.A. Matter (Physical Science Unifying Concept A): Students understand properties of objects and materials.

P.5.A.1. Properties of Matter: Students know matter exists in different states (i.e., solid, liquid, gas) which have distinct physical properties. E/S 50
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P.5.A.2. Properties of Matter: Students know heating or cooling can change some common materials, such as water, from one state to another. E/S 45
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P.5.A.3. Properties of Matter: Students know materials can be classified by their observable physical and chemical properties (e.g., magnetism, conductivity, density, and solubility). E/S 147
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P.5.A.4. Mixtures and Compounds: Students know that, by combining two or more materials, the properties of that material can be different from the original materials. E/S 146
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P.5.A.5. Mixtures and Compounds: Students know the mass of a material remains constant whether it is together, in parts, or in a different state. E/S 140
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P.5.A.6. Atomic Structure: Students know materials are composed of parts that are too small to be seen without magnification. E/S 62
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NV.P.5.B. Forces and Motion (Physical Science Unifying Concept B): Students understand that forces can change the position and motion of an object.

P.5.B.1. Motion: Students know that, when an unbalanced force is applied to an object, the object either speeds up, slows down, or goes in a different direction. E/S 13
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P.5.B.2. Motion: Students know how the strength of a force and mass of an object influence the amount of change in an object's motion. E/S 13
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P.5.B.3. Forces: Students know a magnetic force causes certain kinds of objects to attract and repel each other. E/S 19
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P.5.B.4. Forces: Students know electrically charged particles can attract or repel other electrically-charged material (e.g., static electricity). E/S 26
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P.5.B.5. Forces: Students know Earth's gravity pulls any object toward it without touching it. E/S 13
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NV.P.5.C. Energy (Physical Science Unifying Concept C): Students understand that energy exists in different forms.

P.5.C.1. Waves: Students know light can be described in terms of simple properties (e.g., color, brightness, reflection). I/S 117
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P.5.C.2. Waves: Students know the wave characteristics of sound. E/S 81
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P.5.C.3. Forms and Uses of Energy: Students know heat is often produced as a byproduct when one form of energy is converted to another form (e.g., when machines and living organisms convert stored energy to motion). E/S 118
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P.5.C.4. Forms and Uses of Energy: Students know heat can move from one object to another by conduction, and some materials conduct heat better than others. E/S 102
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P.5.C.5. Electricity: Students know the organization of a simple electrical circuit (i.e., battery or generator, wire, a complete loop through which the electrical current can pass). I/L 13
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NV.L.5.A. Heredity (Life Science Unifying Concept A): Students understand that some characteristics are inherited and some are not.

L.5.A.1. DNA: Students know some physical characteristics and behaviors that are inherited in animals and plants. E/S 79
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L.5.A.2. DNA: Students know reproduction is an essential characteristic for the continuation of every species. E/S 66
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L.5.A.3. DNA: Students know that, while offspring resemble their parents and each other, they also exhibit differences in characteristics. E/S 67
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L.5.A.4. Predicting: Students know how to observe and describe variations among individuals within the human population. E/S 85
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L.5.A.5. Predicting: Students know some animal behaviors are learned. E/S 44
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NV.L.5.B. Structure of Life (Life Science Unifying Concept B): Students understand that living things have specialized structures that perform a variety of life functions.

L.5.B.1. Cells: Students know plants and animals have structures that enable them to grow, reproduce, and survive. E/S 53
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L.5.B.2. Disease: Students know living things have predictable life cycles. E/S 33
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NV.L.5.C. Organisms and Their Environment (Life Science Unifying Concept C): Students understand that there is a variety of ecosystems on Earth and organisms interact within their ecosystems.

L.5.C.1. Cycles: Students know the organization of simple food webs. E/S 62
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L.5.C.2. Cycles: Students know organisms interact with each other and with the non-living parts of their ecosystem. E/S 50
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L.5.C.3. Ecosystems: Students know changes to an environment can be beneficial or detrimental to different organisms. E/S 143
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L.5.C.4. Ecosystems: Students know all organisms, including humans, can cause changes in their environments. E/S 143
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L.5.C.5. Ecosystems: Students know plants and animals have adaptations allowing them to survive in specific ecosystems. E/S 56
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NV.L.5.D. Diversity of Life (Life Science Unifying Concept D): Students understand that living things can be classified according to physical characteristics, behaviors, and habitats.

L.5.D.1. Evolution: Students know animals and plants can be classified according to their observable characteristics. E/S 53
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L.5.D.2. Natural Selection: Students know fossils are evidence of past life. E/S 61
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L.5.D.3. Natural Selection: Students know differences among individuals within a species give them advantages and/or disadvantages in surviving and reproducing. E/S 37
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NV.E.5.A. Atmospheric Processes and the Water Cycle (Earth and Space Science Unifying Concept A): Students understand the water cycle's relationship to weather.

E.5.A.1. Sun's Energy: Students know the Sun is the main source of energy for planet Earth. E/S 35
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E.5.A.2. Sun's Energy: Students know the processes of the water cycle, including the role of the Sun. E/S 63
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E.5.A.3. Sun's Energy: Students know most of Earth's surface is covered with fresh or salt water. W/L 57
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E.5.A.4. Weather: Students know the role of water in many phenomena related to weather (e.g., thunderstorms, snowstorms, flooding, drought). E/S 111
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E.5.A.5. Weather: Students know air is a substance that surrounds us, takes up space, and moves around us as wind. I/S 89
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NV.E.5.B. Solar System and Universe (Earth and Space Science Unifying Concept B): Students understand that there are many components in the solar system including Earth.

E.5.B.1. Components of the Universe: Students know there are more stars than anyone can easily count, but they are not scattered evenly, and they are not all the same in brightness or color. W/L 12
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E.5.B.2. Components of the Universe: Students know the solar system includes the Sun, planets, and moons. E/S 42
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E.5.B.3. Formation of Universe: Students know stars are like the Sun, but they are so far away that they look like points of light. W/L 18
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E.5.B.4. Celestial Motion: Students know there are cyclical patterns of observable objects in the solar system. I/S 42
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E.5.B.5. Celestial Motion: Students know the patterns of stars in the sky stay the same (e.g., the constellations), although they appear to move across the sky nightly, and different stars can be seen in different seasons. (14.5.2) W/S 12
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NV.E.5.C. Earth's Composition and Structure (Earth and Space Science Unifying Concept C): Students understand that features on the Earth's surface are constantly changed by a combination of slow and rapid processes.

E.5.C.1. Geologic Processes: Students know fossils are evidence of past life. E/S 61
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E.5.C.2. Geologic Processes: Students know water, wind, and ice constantly change the Earth's land surface by eroding rock and soil in some places and depositing them in other areas. E/S 93
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E.5.C.3. Geologic Processes: Students know landforms may result from slow processes (e.g. erosion and deposition) and fast processes (e.g. volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides, flood, and human activity). E/S 159
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E.5.C.4. Earth's Composition and Resources: Students know rock is composed of different combinations of minerals. E/S 39
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E.5.C.5. Earth's Composition and Resources: Students know soil varies from place to place and has both biological and mineral components. E/S 63
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