Dance Mat Typing K-4Speed and accuracy test 3-8Keyboard Climber K-3Keyboard Lessons 3-8Keyboard Activities 2-8HOW IT'S MADEMEAP Kickstart 5th Grade Science (provided by Mrs. Solomon)
The following standards have been identified as areas of weakness based on strand analysis of the 5th Grade MEAP Science test from 2010 and 2011 taken by the students in the EUPISD. Below each standard are aligned resources that will help students achieve greater understanding of important concepts.
S.IA.04.14: Inquiry includes an analysis and presentation of findings that lead to future questions, research, and investigations.
S.IP.04.12, S.IP.04.14, S.IP.04.15: Inquiry involves generating questions, conducting investigations, and developing solutions to problems through reasoning and observation.
S.RS.04.14, S.RS.04.15: Reflecting on knowledge is the application of scientific knowledge to new and different situations. Reflecting on knowledge requires careful analysis of evidence that guides decision-making and the application of science throughout history and within society.
P.EN.03.11: Forms of Energy – Heat, electricity, light, and sound are forms of energy.
P.EN.03.21: Light Properties – Light travels in a straight path. Shadows result from light not being able to pass through an object. When light travels at an angle from one substance to another (air and water), it changes directions.
P.FM.03.35, P.FM. 03.37 and P.FM.03.38: Force – A force is either a push or a pull. The motion of objects can be changed by forces. The size of the change is related to the size of the force. The change is also related to the mass of the object on which the force is being exerted. When an object does not move in response to a force, it is because the environment is applying another force.
P.EN.03.31, P.EN.03.32, P.EN.03.33: Sound – Vibrating objects produce sound. The pitch of sound varies by changing the rate of vibration.
P.FM.03.43: Speed- An object is in motion when its position is changing. The speed of an object is defined by how far it travels in a standard amount of time.
P.CM.04.11: Changes in State – Matter can be changed from one state (solid, liquid, gas) to another and then back again. Heating and cooling may cause changes in state.
P.EN.04.52: Electrical Circuits- Electrical circuits transfer electrical energy and produce magnetic fields.
P.PM.04.16: Physical Properties- All objects and substances have physical properties that can be measured.
P.PM.04.23: States of Matter- Matter exists in several different states: solids, liquids, and gases. Each state of matter has unique physical properties. Gases are easily compressed, but liquids and solids do not compress easily. Solids have their own particular shapes, but liquids and gases take the shape of the container.
P.PM.04.34: Magnets- Magnets can repel or attract other magnets. Magnets can also attract magnetic objects. Magnets can attract and repel at a distance.
P.PM.04.53: Conductive and Reflective Properties- Objects vary to the extent they absorb and reflect light energy and conduct heat and electricity.
L.EV.03.12: Environmental Adaptation – Different kinds of organisms have characteristics that help them to live in different environments.
L.OL.03.31: Structures and Functions – Organisms have different structures that serve different functions in growth, survival, and reproduction.
L.OL.03.42: Classification – Organisms can be classified on the basis of observable characteristics.
L.EC.04.21: Changed Environment Effects- When the environment changes, some plants and animals survive to reproduce; others die or move to new locations.
L.EV.04.22: Survival- Individuals of the same kind differ in their characteristics, and sometimes the differences give individuals an advantage in surviving and reproducing.
L.OL.04.15, L.OL.04.16: Life Requirements – Organisms have basic needs. Animals and plants need air, water, and food. Plants also require light. Plants and animals use food as a source of energy and as a source of building material for growth and repair.
E.SE.02.21: Surface Changes –The surface of Earth changes. Some changes are due to slow processes, such as erosion and weathering, and some changes are due to rapid processes, such as landslides, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes.
E.FE.02.13: Water- Water is a natural resource and is found under the ground, on the surface of the Earth, and in the sky. It exists in three states (liquid, solid, gas) and can go back and forth from one form to another.
E.ES.03.53: Human Impact- Humans depend on their natural and constructed environment. Humans change environments in ways that are helpful or harmful for themselves and other organisms.
E.SE.03.14: Earth Materials- Earth materials that occur in nature include rocks, minerals, soils, water, and the gases of the atmosphere. Some Earth materials have properties which sustain plant and animal life.
E.SE.03.31: Using Earth materials– Some earth materials have properties that make them useful either in their present form or designed and modified to solve human problems. They can enhance the quality of life as in the case of materials used for building or fuels used for heating and transportation.
E.ST.04.21, E.ST.04.22: Patterns of Objects in the Sky – Common objects in the sky have observable characteristics and predictable patterns of movement.
E.ST.04.31, E.ST.04.32: Fossils – Fossils provide evidence about the plants and animals that lived long ago and the nature of the environment at that time.