5th Grade
Science Standards Pacing Chart 1st Nine Weeks

Life Science
         I can describe the role of producers in the transfer of energy entering ecosystems                  as sunlight to chemical energy through photosynthesis.
         I can explain how almost all kinds of animal's food can be traced back to plants.
         I can trace the simple organization of simple food chains and food webs.
         I can summarize that organisms can survive only in ecosystems in which their                   needs can be met.
         I can explain that the world has different ecosystems and that distinct ecosystems                  support the lives of different types of organisms.
         I can support how an organism's patterns of behavior are related to the nature of                  that organism's ecosystem.
         I can support how an organism's patterns of behavior are related to the kinds and                  numbers of other organisms present.
         I can support how an organism's patterns of behavior are related to the availability                  of food and resources.
         I can support how an organism's patterns of behavior are related to the changing                  physical characteristics of the ecosystems.
         I can comprehend and explain how all organisms, including humans, cause                  changes in the ecosystems and how these changes can be beneficial, neutral,                  or detrimental.
Scientific Ways of Knowing - Experiments
         I can keep records of investigations and observations that are understandable                  weeks or months later.
Science and Technology
         I can investigate positive and negative impacts of human activity and technology                  on the environment.


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