Colorado Science Standards — Grade 5


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5.1.1a

Develop, communicate, and justify a procedure to separate simple mixtures based on physical properties (DOK 1- 3)

5.1.1b

Share evidence-based conclusions and an understanding of the impact on the weight/mass of a liquid or gas mixture before and after it is separated into parts (DOK 1-3)

5.2.1a

Develop and communicate an evidence-based scientific explanation of the role of different organs or structures that are important for an organisms survival in both plants and animals (DOK 1-3)

5.2.1b

Analyze and interpret data to generate evidence that all organisms have structures that are required for survival in both plants and animals (DOK 1-2)

5.2.1c

Create and evaluate models of plant and/or animal systems or parts (DOK 2-3)

5.2.2a

Develop and communicate an evidence-based scientific explanation regarding how humans address basic survival needs (DOK 1-3)

5.2.2b

Analyze and interpret data to generate evidence that human systems are interdependent (DOK 1-2)

5.2.2c

Assess further scientific explanations regarding basic human body system functions (DOK 1-3)

5.2.2d

Create and evaluate models of human body systems and organs (DOK 2-3)

5.2.2e

Compare and contrast a human system to that of another organism, and provide hypotheses about why the similarities and differences exist (DOK 2-3)

5.3.1a

Develop and communicate a scientific explanation addressing a question of local relevance about resources generated by the sun or Earth (DOK 1-3)

5.3.1b

Analyze and interpret a variety of data to understand the origin, utilization, and concerns associated with natural resources (DOK 1-3)

5.3.2a

Analyze and interpret data identifying ways Earths surface is constantly changing through a variety of processes and forces such as plate tectonics, erosion, deposition, solar influences, climate, and human activity

5.3.2b

Develop and communicate an evidence based scientific explanation around one or more factors that change Earths surface (DOK 2-3)

5.3.3a

Develop and communicate an evidencebased scientific explanation for changes in weather conditions (DOK 1-3)

5.3.3b

Gather, analyze, and interpret data such as temperature, air pressure, wind, and humidity in relation to daily weather conditions (DOK 1-3)

5.3.3c

Describe weather conditions based on data collected using a variety of weather tools (DOK 1-2)

5.3.3d

Use data collection tools and measuring devices to gather, organize, and analyze data such as temperature, air pressure, wind, and humidity in relation to daily weather conditions (DOK 1-2)