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The Standards

5th Grade

From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

Students who demonstrate understanding can:



Support an argument that plants get the materials they need for growth chiefly from air and water. 5-LS1-1

Clarification Statement and Assessment Boundary

Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the idea that plant matter comes mostly from air and water, not from the soil.

Assessment Boundary: none

Science and Engineering Practices

Engaging in Argument from Evidence

Engaging in argument from evidence in 3–5 builds on K–2 experiences and progresses to critiquing the scientific explanations or solutions proposed by peers by citing relevant evidence about the natural and designed world(s).

Support an argument with evidence, data, or a model. (5-LS1-1)

Disciplinary Core Ideas

LS1.COrganization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms

Plants acquire their material for growth chiefly from air and water. (5-LS1-1)

Common Core State Standards Connections

  • RI.5.1 - Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. (5-LS1-1)
  • RI.5.9 - Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably. (5-LS1-1)
  • W.5.1 - Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. (5-LS1-1)
  • 5.MD.A.1 - Convert among different-sized standard measurement units within a given measurement system (e.g., convert 5 cm to 0.05 m), and use these conversions in solving multi-step, real world problems. (5-LS1-1)
  • MP.2 - Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (5-LS1-1)
  • MP.4 - Model with mathematics. (5-LS1-1)
  • MP.5 - Use appropriate tools strategically. (5-LS1-1)

Model Course Mapping

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