5-PS2-1 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

5-PS2-1   Motion and Stability: Forces and Interaction

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

5-PS2-1.Support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is directed down. [Clarification Statement: “Down” is a local description of the direction that points toward the center of the spherical Earth.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include mathematical representation of gravitational force.]
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

PS2.B: Types of Interactions

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and Effect

Connections to other DCIs in fifth grade: N/A

Articulation of DCIs across grade-levels:

3.PS2.A ; 3.PS2.B ; MS.PS2.B ; MS.ESS1.B ; MS.ESS2.C

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-PS2-1)
RI.5.9 Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably. (5-PS2-1)
W.5.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. (5-PS2-1)

5-PS2-1   Motion and Stability: Forces and Interaction

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

5-PS2-1.Support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is directed down. [Clarification Statement: “Down” is a local description of the direction that points toward the center of the spherical Earth.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include mathematical representation of gravitational force.]
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

PS2.B: Types of Interactions

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and Effect

Connections to other DCIs in fifth grade: N/A

Articulation of DCIs across grade-levels:

3.PS2.A ; 3.PS2.B ; MS.PS2.B ; MS.ESS1.B ; MS.ESS2.C

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-PS2-1)
RI.5.9 Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably. (5-PS2-1)
W.5.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. (5-PS2-1)

5-PS2-1   Motion and Stability: Forces and Interaction

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

5-PS2-1.Support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is directed down. [Clarification Statement: “Down” is a local description of the direction that points toward the center of the spherical Earth.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include mathematical representation of gravitational force.]
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

PS2.B: Types of Interactions

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and Effect

Connections to other DCIs in fifth grade: N/A

Articulation of DCIs across grade-levels:

3.PS2.A ; 3.PS2.B ; MS.PS2.B ; MS.ESS1.B ; MS.ESS2.C

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-PS2-1)
RI.5.9 Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably. (5-PS2-1)
W.5.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. (5-PS2-1)

* 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.