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NJ.5.2.2.Physical Science: Physical science principles, including fundamental ideas about matter, energy, and motion, are powerful conceptual tools for making sense of phenomena in physical, living, and Earth systems science.

Physical Science: Physical science principles, including fundamental ideas about matter, energy, and motion, are powerful conceptual tools for making sense of phenomena in physical, living, and Earth systems science.
5.2.2.A. Properties of Matter: All objects and substances in the natural world are composed of matter. Matter has two fundamental properties: matter takes up space, and matter has inertia.
Matter exists in several different states; the most commonly encountered are solids, liquids, and gases. Liquids take the shape of the part of the container they occupy. Solids retain their shape regardless of the container they occupy.
5.2.2.A.2. Identify common objects as solids, liquids, or gases.
Vocabulary Terms Comparing matter
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Comparing matter
 
Living and nonliving things are made of parts and can be described in terms of the materials of which they are made and their physical properties.
5.2.2.A.1. Sort and describe objects based on the materials of which they are made and their physical properties.
Flip Charts Clay
Flip Charts Clay
Flip Charts Focus In!
Flip Charts How heavy?
Flip Charts Laboratory Tools
Flip Charts Natural & Man-made
Flip Charts O-W-L
Flip Charts Paper & Cloth
Flip Charts Paper & Cloth
Flip Charts Planning Pinwheel
Flip Charts Properties
Flip Charts Properties
Flip Charts Taking Up Space
Flip Charts Water & Ice
Flip Charts Water & Ice
Flip Charts Wood & Metal
Flip Charts Wood & Metal
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Describe and measure matter
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Hands-on Lab Skills/Science Inquiry
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Hands-on lab skills/Science Inquiry
 
5.2.2.B. Changes in Matter: Substances can undergo physical or chemical changes to form new substances. Each change involves energy.
Some properties of matter can change as a result of processes such as heating and cooling. Not all materials respond the same way to these processes.
5.2.2.B.1. Generate accurate data and organize arguments to show that not all substances respond the same way when heated or cooled, using common materials, such as shortening or candle wax.
Flip Charts Water & Ice
 
5.2.2.C. Forms of Energy: Knowing the characteristics of familiar forms of energy, including potential and kinetic energy, is useful in coming to the understanding that, for the most part, the natural world can be explained and is predictable.
When light strikes substances and objects through which it cannot pass, shadows result.
5.2.2.C.3. Present evidence that represents the relationship between a light source, solid object, and the resulting shadow.
Flip Charts Sun & Shadows
 
An object can be seen when light strikes it and is reflected to a viewer's eye. If there is no light, objects cannot be seen.
5.2.2.C.2. Apply a variety of strategies to collect evidence that validates the principle that if there is no light, objects cannot be seen.
Flip Charts Five Senses
Flip Charts Five Senses
Flip Charts My Senses
Flip Charts Science Grade 1
Vocabulary Terms My senses
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide My senses
 
5.2.2.E. Forces and Motion: It takes energy to change the motion of objects. The energy change is understood in terms of forces.
Some forces act by touching, while other forces can act without touching.
5.2.2.E.3. Distinguish a force that acts by direct contact with an object (e.g., by pushing or pulling) from a force that can act without direct contact (e.g., the attraction between a magnet and a steel paper clip).
Flip Charts How Things Move
Flip Charts How Things Move
Flip Charts Magnets
Flip Charts Magnets
Flip Charts Pushing & Pulling
Flip Charts Pushing & Pulling
Flip Charts Sink & Float
Flip Charts Ups & Downs
Flip Charts Ups & Downs
Vocabulary Terms Did you Know... 1st Grade
Vocabulary Terms Force and motion
Vocabulary Terms Magnets
Vocabulary Terms Magnets
Vocabulary Terms Objects in motion
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Did you Know... 1st Grade
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Force and motion
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Magnets
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Magnets
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Objects in motion
 
A force is a push or a pull. Pushing or pulling can move an object. The speed an object moves is related to how strongly it is pushed or pulled. When an object does not move in response to a push or a pull, it is because another push or pull (friction) is being applied by the environment.
5.2.2.E.2. Predict an object's relative speed, path, or how far it will travel using various forces and surfaces.
Flip Charts How Things Move
Flip Charts Pushing & Pulling
Flip Charts Sink & Float
Flip Charts Ups & Downs
Vocabulary Terms Force and motion
Vocabulary Terms Objects in motion
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Force and motion
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Objects in motion
 
Objects can move in many different ways (fast and slow, in a straight line, in a circular path, zigzag, and back and forth).
5.2.2.E.1. Investigate and model the various ways that inanimate objects can move.
Flip Charts How Things Move
Flip Charts Ups & Downs
 

NJ.5.3.2.Life Science: Life science principles are powerful conceptual tools for making sense of the complexity, diversity, and interconnectedness of life on Earth. Order in natural systems arises in accordance with rules that govern the physical world, and the order of natural systems can be modeled and predicted through the use of mathematics.

Life Science: Life science principles are powerful conceptual tools for making sense of the complexity, diversity, and interconnectedness of life on Earth. Order in natural systems arises in accordance with rules that govern the physical world, and the order of natural systems can be modeled and predicted through the use of mathematics.
5.3.2.A. Organization and Development: Living organisms are composed of cellular units (structures) that carry out functions required for life. Cellular units are composed of molecules, which also carry out biological functions.
Living organisms: Exchange nutrients and water with the environment; Reproduce; Grow and develop in a predictable manner.
5.3.2.A.1. Group living and nonliving things according to the characteristics that they share.
Flip Charts Living Things
Flip Charts Living Things
Flip Charts Non-Living Things
Flip Charts Non-Living Things
Flip Charts Science Grade 1
Flip Charts Science Grade 2
Vocabulary Terms Did you Know... 1st Grade
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Did you Know... 1st Grade
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide How living things grow and change?
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Living and nonliving things
 
5.3.2.B. Matter and Energy Transformations: Food is required for energy and building cellular materials. Organisms in an ecosystem have different ways of obtaining food, and some organisms obtain their food directly from other organisms.
Animals have various ways of obtaining food and water. Nearly all animals drink water or eat foods that contain water.
5.3.2.B.2. Compare how different animals obtain food and water.
Flip Charts Food Chains
Flip Charts Science Grade 1
 
Most plants have roots to get water and leaves to gather sunlight.
5.3.2.B.3. Explain that most plants get water from soil through their roots and gather light through their leaves.
Flip Charts All About Plants
Flip Charts Science Grade 2
Vocabulary Terms Plants
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Plants
 
A source of energy is needed for all organisms to stay alive and grow. Both plants and animals need to take in water, and animals need to take in food. Plants need light.
5.3.2.B.1. Describe the requirements for the care of plants and animals related to meeting their energy needs.
Flip Charts All About Animals
Flip Charts Science Grade 2
Flip Charts What Animals Need
Flip Charts What Plants Need
Vocabulary Terms Animals
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Animals
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide How do plants and animals live together?
 
5.3.2.C. Interdependence: All animals and most plants depend on both other organisms and their environment to meet their basic needs.
Humans can change natural habitats in ways that can be helpful or harmful for the plants and animals that live there.
5.3.2.C.3. Communicate ways that humans protect habitats and/or improve conditions for the growth of the plants and animals that live there, or ways that humans might harm habitats.
Vocabulary Terms Taking Care of Earth
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Taking Care of Earth
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Using and saving natural resources
 
A habitat supports the growth of many different plants and animals by meeting their basic needs of food, water, and shelter.
5.3.2.C.2. Identify the characteristics of a habitat that enable the habitat to support the growth of many different plants and animals.
Flip Charts Habitat & Niche
Flip Charts Land Habitats
Flip Charts Science Grade 1
Flip Charts Science Grade 2
Flip Charts Water Habitats
Flip Charts Where Animals Live
Vocabulary Terms Did you Know... 1st Grade
Vocabulary Terms Land Habitats
Vocabulary Terms Water Habitats
Vocabulary Terms Where do animals live?
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Did you Know... 1st Grade
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Land Habitats
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Water Habitats
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Where do animals live?
 
Organisms interact and are interdependent in various ways; for example, they provide food and shelter to one another.
5.3.2.C.1. Describe the ways in which organisms interact with each other and their habitats in order to meet basic needs.
Flip Charts Food Chains
Flip Charts Science Grade 1
Vocabulary Terms Animals
Vocabulary Terms Mammals and birds
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Animals
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Mammals and birds
 
5.3.2.D. Heredity and Reproduction: Organisms reproduce, develop, and have predictable life cycles. Organisms contain genetic information that influences their traits, and they pass this on to their offspring during reproduction.
Organisms have predictable characteristics at different stages of development.
5.3.2.D.2. Determine the characteristic changes that occur during the life cycle of plants and animals by examining a variety of species, and distinguish between growth and development.
Flip Charts All About Animals
Flip Charts All About Plants
Flip Charts Birds
Flip Charts Bugs & More Bugs
Flip Charts Farm & Zoo Animals
Flip Charts Frog Life Cycle
Flip Charts How Plants Grow
Flip Charts Interdependence
Flip Charts Life Cycles
Flip Charts Science Grade 1
Flip Charts Science Grade 2
Flip Charts What Animals Need
Vocabulary Terms All about animals
Vocabulary Terms Animals
Vocabulary Terms Plants
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide All about animals
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Animals
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide How living things grow and change?
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Plants
 
5.3.2.E. Evolution and Diversity: Sometimes, differences between organisms of the same kind provide advantages for surviving and reproducing in different environments. These selective differences may lead to dramatic changes in characteristics of organisms in a population over extremely long periods of time.
Plants and animals have features that help them survive in different environments.
5.3.2.E.2. Describe how similar structures found in different organisms (e.g., eyes, ears, mouths) have similar functions and enable those organisms to survive in different environments.
Flip Charts All About Plants
Flip Charts Inside My Body
Flip Charts My Body Parts
Flip Charts Parts of a Seed
Flip Charts Parts of Plants
Flip Charts Plant Parts We Eat
Flip Charts Science Grade 2
 

NJ.5.4.2.Earth Systems Science: Earth operates as a set of complex, dynamic, and interconnected systems, and is a part of the all-encompassing system of the universe.

Earth Systems Science: Earth operates as a set of complex, dynamic, and interconnected systems, and is a part of the all-encompassing system of the universe.
5.4.2.A. Objects in the Universe: Our universe has been expanding and evolving for 13.7 billion years under the influence of gravitational and nuclear forces. As gravity governs its expansion, organizational patterns, and the movement of celestial bodies, nuclear forces within stars govern its evolution through the processes of stellar birth and death. These same processes governed the formation of our solar system 4.6 billion years ago.
The Sun is a star that can only be seen during the day. The Moon is not a star and can be seen sometimes at night and sometimes during the day. The Moon appears to have different shapes on different days.
5.4.2.A.1. Determine a set of general rules describing when the Sun and Moon are visible based on actual sky observations.
Flip Charts Day & Night
Flip Charts Moon & Stars
Flip Charts Science Grade 2
Flip Charts Things in the Sky
Vocabulary Terms Moon, star and planets
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Moon, star and planets
 
5.4.2.F. Climate and Weather: Earth's weather and climate systems are the result of complex interactions between land, ocean, ice, and atmosphere.
Current weather conditions include air movement, clouds, and precipitation. Weather conditions affect our daily lives.
5.4.2.F.1. Observe and document daily weather conditions and discuss how the weather influences your activities for the day.
Flip Charts Exploring Weather
Flip Charts Look at the Clouds
Flip Charts Weather Tools
Vocabulary Terms Weather
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Earth's weather and seasons
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Weather
 
5.4.2.G. Biogeochemical Cycles: The biogeochemical cycles in the Earth systems include the flow of microscopic and macroscopic resources from one reservoir in the hydrosphere, geosphere, atmosphere, or biosphere to another, are driven by Earth's internal and external sources of energy, and are impacted by human activity.
The origin of everyday manufactured products such as paper and cans can be traced back to natural resources.
5.4.2.G.4. Identify the natural resources used in the process of making various manufactured products.
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Using and saving natural resources
 
Organisms have basic needs and they meet those needs within their environment.
5.4.2.G.3. Identify and categorize the basic needs of living organisms as they relate to the environment.
Flip Charts All About Animals
Flip Charts Birds
Flip Charts Bugs & More Bugs
Flip Charts Farm & Zoo Animals
Flip Charts How Plants Grow
Flip Charts How Seeds Travel
Flip Charts Interdependence
Flip Charts Parts of a Seed
Flip Charts Parts of Plants
Flip Charts Plant Parts We Eat
Flip Charts Plants Around Us
Flip Charts Plants We Use
Flip Charts Science Grade 2
Flip Charts What Animals Need
Flip Charts What Animals Need
Flip Charts What Plants Need
Flip Charts What Plants Need
Vocabulary Terms All about animals
Vocabulary Terms All about plants
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide All about animals
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide All about plants
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide How do plants and animals live together?
 
Water can disappear (evaporate) and collect (condense) on surfaces.
5.4.2.G.1. Observe and discuss evaporation and condensation.
Flip Charts Our Earth
Flip Charts Our Earth
Flip Charts Rocks
Vocabulary Terms Land, water, and air
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Land, water, and air
 
 
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