Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) 5th Grade- The performance expectations in fifth grade help students formulate answers to questions questions such as: “When matter changes, does its weight change? How much water can be found in different places on Earth? Can new substances be created by combining other substances? How does matter cycle through ecosystems? Where does the energy in food come from and what is it used for? How do lengths and directions of shadows or relative lengths of day and night change from day to day, and how does the appearance of some stars change in different seasons?”
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) focuses on three distinct and equally important dimensions to learning science. These dimensions are combined to form each standard -or performance expectation-and each dimension works with the other to help students build a cohesive understanding of science over time. CROSSCUTTING CONCEPTS: Helps students explore connections with Physical Science, Life Science, Earth and Space Science, and Engineering Design. DISCIPLINARY CORE IDEAS: The key ideas that have a broad importance within or across multiple science or engineering disciplines. PRACTICES: Describes behaviors that scientists engage in as they investigate and build models and systems.
Fifth grade focuses on Mixtures and Solutions; Earth and Sun, and Living Systems Engineering Practices- VEX Robotics with Mr. Nolasco STEM Challenges