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5th Grade 21st Century Learning

In science, fifth grade students are expected to develop an understanding of patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky. Through the development of a model using an example, students are able to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact. They describe and graph data to provide evidence about the distribution of water on Earth.

In technology, 5th grade students must learn to create original works as a means of personal or group expression. They must be able to communicate and collaborate using digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. They must also interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.

In language arts, students must be able to