5-ESS1-1 Earth's Place in the Universe

5-ESS1-1   Earth's Place in the Universe

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

5-ESS1-1. Support an argument that the apparent brightness of the sun and stars is due to their relative distances from the Earth. [Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to relative distances, not sizes, of stars. Assessment does not include other factors that affect apparent brightness (such as stellar masses, age, stage).]
The performance expectation above was developed using the following elements from the NRC document A Framework for K- 12 Science Education:

Science and Engineering Practices

Engaging in Argument from Evidence

Engaging in argument from evidence in 3–5 builds on K–2 experiences and progresses to critiquing the scientific explanations or solutions proposed by peers by citing relevant evidence about the natural and designed world(s).

Disciplinary Core Ideas

ESS1.A: The Universe and its Stars

Crosscutting Concepts

Scale, Proportion, and Quantity

Connections to other DCIs in fifth grade: N/A

Articulation of DCIs across grade-levels:

MS.ESS1.A ; MS.ESS1.B

Common Core State Standards Connections:

ELA/Literacy -
RI.5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. (5-ESS1-1)
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-ESS1-1)
RI.5.8 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s). (5-ESS1-1)
RI.5.9Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably. (5-ESS1-1)
W.5.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. (5-ESS1-1)
Mathematics -
MP.2Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (5-ESS1-1)
MP.4Model with mathematics. (5-ESS1-1)
5.NBT.A.2 Explain patterns in the number of zeros of the product when multiplying a number by powers of 10, and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point when a decimal is multiplied or divided by a power of 10. Use whole-number exponents to denote powers of 10. (5-ESS1-1)

5-ESS1-1   Earth's Place in the Universe

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

5-ESS1-1. Support an argument that the apparent brightness of the sun and stars is due to their relative distances from the Earth. [Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to relative distances, not sizes, of stars. Assessment does not include other factors that affect apparent brightness (such as stellar masses, age, stage).]
The performance expectation above was developed using the following elements from the NRC document A Framework for K- 12 Science Education:

Science and Engineering Practices

Engaging in Argument from Evidence

Engaging in argument from evidence in 3–5 builds on K–2 experiences and progresses to critiquing the scientific explanations or solutions proposed by peers by citing relevant evidence about the natural and designed world(s).

Disciplinary Core Ideas

ESS1.A: The Universe and its Stars

Crosscutting Concepts

Scale, Proportion, and Quantity

Connections to other DCIs in fifth grade: N/A

Articulation of DCIs across grade-levels:

MS.ESS1.A ; MS.ESS1.B

Common Core State Standards Connections:

ELA/Literacy -
RI.5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. (5-ESS1-1)
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-ESS1-1)
RI.5.8 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s). (5-ESS1-1)
RI.5.9Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably. (5-ESS1-1)
W.5.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. (5-ESS1-1)
Mathematics -
MP.2Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (5-ESS1-1)
MP.4Model with mathematics. (5-ESS1-1)
5.NBT.A.2 Explain patterns in the number of zeros of the product when multiplying a number by powers of 10, and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point when a decimal is multiplied or divided by a power of 10. Use whole-number exponents to denote powers of 10. (5-ESS1-1)

5-ESS1-1   Earth's Place in the Universe

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

5-ESS1-1. Support an argument that the apparent brightness of the sun and stars is due to their relative distances from the Earth. [Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to relative distances, not sizes, of stars. Assessment does not include other factors that affect apparent brightness (such as stellar masses, age, stage).]
The performance expectation above was developed using the following elements from the NRC document A Framework for K- 12 Science Education:

Science and Engineering Practices

Engaging in Argument from Evidence

Engaging in argument from evidence in 3–5 builds on K–2 experiences and progresses to critiquing the scientific explanations or solutions proposed by peers by citing relevant evidence about the natural and designed world(s).

Disciplinary Core Ideas

ESS1.A: The Universe and its Stars

Crosscutting Concepts

Scale, Proportion, and Quantity

Connections to other DCIs in fifth grade: N/A

Articulation of DCIs across grade-levels:

MS.ESS1.A ; MS.ESS1.B

Common Core State Standards Connections:

ELA/Literacy -
RI.5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. (5-ESS1-1)
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-ESS1-1)
RI.5.8 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s). (5-ESS1-1)
RI.5.9Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably. (5-ESS1-1)
W.5.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. (5-ESS1-1)
Mathematics -
MP.2Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (5-ESS1-1)
MP.4Model with mathematics. (5-ESS1-1)
5.NBT.A.2 Explain patterns in the number of zeros of the product when multiplying a number by powers of 10, and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point when a decimal is multiplied or divided by a power of 10. Use whole-number exponents to denote powers of 10. (5-ESS1-1)

* The performance expectations marked with an asterisk integrate traditional science content with engineering through a Practice or Disciplinary Core Idea.

The section entitled “Disciplinary Core Ideas” is reproduced verbatim from A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Cross-Cutting Concepts, and Core Ideas. Integrated and reprinted with permission from the National Academy of Sciences.