Measure and graph quantities to provide evidence that regardless of the type of change that occurs when heating, cooling, or mixing substances, the total weight of matter is conserved. 5-PS1-2
Clarification Statement: Examples of reactions or changes could include phase changes, dissolving, and mixing that form new substances.
Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include distinguishing mass and weight.
Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking
Mathematical and computational thinking at the 3–5 level builds on K–2 experiences and progresses to extending quantitative measurements to a variety of physical properties and using computation and mathematics to analyze data and compare alternative design solutions.
Measure and graph quantities such as weight to address scientific and engineering questions and problems. (5-PS1-2)
Structure and Properties of Matter
The amount (weight) of matter is conserved when it changes form, even in transitions in which it seems to vanish. (5-PS1-2)
No matter what reaction or change in properties occurs, the total weight of the substances does not change. (Boundary: Mass and weight are not distinguished at this grade level.) (5-PS1-2)
Scale, Proportion, and Quantity
Standard units are used to measure and describe physical quantities such as weight, time, temperature, and volume. (5-PS1-2)
Scientific Knowledge Assumes an Order and Consistency in Natural Systems
Science assumes consistent patterns in natural systems. (5-PS1-2)