Carolina Biological K-8 Curriculum NEW - August 2023

The Standards

5th Grade

Earth and Human Activity

Students who demonstrate understanding can:



Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment. 5-ESS3-1

Clarification Statement and Assessment Boundary

Clarification Statement: none

Assessment Boundary: none

Science and Engineering Practices

Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information

Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information in 3–5 builds on K–2 experiences and progresses to evaluating the merit and accuracy of ideas and methods.

Obtain and combine information from books and/or other reliable media to explain phenomena or solutions to a design problem. (5-ESS3-1)

Crosscutting Concepts

Systems and System Models

A system can be described in terms of its components and their interactions. (5-ESS3-1)

Connections to Nature of Science

Science Addresses Questions About the Natural and Material World

Science findings are limited to questions that can be answered with empirical evidence. (5-ESS3-1)

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-ESS3-1)
  • RI.5.7 - Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently. (5-ESS3-1)
  • RI.5.9 - Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably. (5-ESS3-1)
  • W.5.8 - Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources. (5-ESS3-1)
  • W.5.9 - Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. (5-ESS3-1)
  • MP.2 - Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (5-ESS3-1)
  • MP.4 - Model with mathematics. (5-ESS3-1)

Model Course Mapping

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