Education Outreach Program - Grades 5 and 6

Educational materials for Grades 5 and 6

The following state standards could potentially be fulfilled by the completion of the mosquito unit.

Fifth Grade

5.1 Structure and Function: Living and non-living things are composed of related parts that function together to form systems.

5.1L.1 Explain that organisms are composed of parts that function together to form a living system.

5.2 Interaction and Change: Force, energy, matter, and organisms interact within living and non-living systems.

5.2L.1 Explain the interdependence of plants, animals, and environment, and how adaptation influences survival.

5.3 Scientific Inquiry: Scientific inquiry is a process of investigation based on science principles and questioning, collecting, describing, and examining evidence to explain natural phenomena and artifacts.

5.3S.1 Based on observations and science principles, identify questions that can be tested, design and experiment or investigation, and identify appropriate tools. Collect and record multiple observations while conducting investigations or experiments to test a scientific question or hypothesis.

5.3S.2 Identify patterns in data that support a reasonable explanation for the results of an investigation or experiment and communicate findings using graphs, charts, maps, models, and oral and written reports.

5.3S.3 Explain the reasons why similar investigations may have different results.

5.4 Engineering Design: Engineering design is a process of using science principles to make modifications in the world to meet human needs and aspirations.

5.4D.1 Using science principles describe a solution to a need or problem given criteria and constraints.

Sixth Grade

6.1 Structure and Function: Living and non-living systems are organized groups of related parts that function together and have characteristics and properties.

6.1L.1 Compare and contrast the types and components of cells. Describe the functions and relative complexity of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems.

6.2 Interaction and Change: The related parts within a system interact and change.

6.2L.1 Describe the relationships and interactions between and among cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems.

6.2S.2 Explain how individual organisms and populations in an ecosystem interact and how changes in populations are related to resources.

6.3 Scientific Inquiry: Scientific inquiry is the investigation of the natural world based on observations and science principles that includes proposing questions or hypotheses, and developing procedures for questioning, collecting, analyzing, and interpreting accurate and relevant data to produce justifiable evidence-based explanations.

6.3S.1 Based on observations and science principles, propose questions or hypotheses that can be examined through scientific investigation. Design and conduct an investigation that uses appropriate tools and techniques to collect relevant data.

6.3S.2 Organize and display relevant data, construct an evidence-based explanation of the results of an investigation, and communicate the conclusions.

6.4 Engineering Design: Engineering design is a process of identifying needs, defining problems, developing solutions, and evaluating proposed solutions.

6.4D.1 Define a problem that addresses a need and identify science principles that may be related to possible solutions.

6.4D.2 Design, construct, and test a possible solution to a defined problem using appropriate tools and materials. Evaluate proposed engineering design solutions to the defined problem.

Documents

Food Webs

Food Webs - Teacher's Copy

West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus - Teacher's Copy

Experiment

Experiment - Teacher's Copy

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