GA Milestones
Predictor Review Links
5th Grade Science
Links to Study
8. analyze how surface features of the earth are caused by constructive and destructive
processes (GPS, ITBS)
8a. identify and explain how surface features are caused by constructive processes such as
deposition (deltas, sand dunes), earthquakes, volcanoes and faults (GPS)
8b. describe and illustrate surface features caused by destructive processes such as erosion
(water, rivers, oceans, wind), weathering, impact of organisms, earthquakes and volcanoes
8c. explain the role of technology and human intervention in the control of constructive and
destructive processes including seismological studies, flood control, dams, levees, and
storm drain management (GPS)
Geography4kids - see the links on the right;
Erosion, weathering, soils
Rift Valleys - student made movie project
Natural Disasters - this page has links to LOTS of
games and activities
Faults - student produced movie named
Earthquake Types, but actually about different
How does Earth change? Part 1
How does Earth change? Part 2
- a short video tutorial in two sections
Volcano Types and Safety - student made movie
9. verify that an object is the sum of its parts (GPS)
9a. demonstrate that the mass of an object is equal to the sum of its parts by manipulating
and measuring different objects made of many parts (GPS)
9b. investigate how common items have parts that are too small to be seen without
magnification (GPS)
9c. explain how magnification has changed what scientists could do historically and how
improvements to magnification can help scientists in the future
9d. investigate ways scientists use magnification to solve problems
PowerPoint about how the mass of an object is
equal to the sum of its parts; short and sweet with
good examples!
Cells Magnified - video clip from
Microscopy basics:  See the different articles on
this page to learn more about microscopes and
how they work.
Microscopic images - look at the images on this
website that takes you really close to some
awesome things!  
10. distinguish between physical changes and chemical changes (GPS, ITBS)
10a. demonstrate examples of physical changes by manipulating common
household/classroom items (tearing or cutting paper/aluminum foil) and separating mixtures
10b. recognize that the changes in state of water (vapor/steam, liquid, ice) are due to
temperature differences and are examples of a physical change (GPS)
10c. investigate the properties of a substance before, during and after a chemical reaction to
find evidence of change (GPS)
Matter @ - click on the
information in the menu to the right to view the
tutorial you need
Changes in State - student produced video from
Reversible and Irreversible Changes - scroll down
to see the game
Melting Points - scroll down to see the game
Solids, Liquids, & Gases - scroll down to see the
Matter/Chemical and Physical Changes - this
page has links to LOTS of games and activities!
11. investigate electricity and magnetism and their relationship to one another (GPS, ITBS)
11a. investigate current and static electricity (GPS)
11b. determine the necessary components for completing an electric circuit (GPS)
11c. demonstrate the difference between open and closed circuits and parallel and series
11d. investigate common materials to determine if they are insulators or conductors (GPS)
11e. compare a bar magnet to an electromagnet (GPS)
11f. distinguish between permanent and temporary magnets
11g. demonstrate how magnetism is used to create a compass
Frankenstein's Lightning Laboratory - learn about
static electricity and safety
TechTopics: Electricity - use the menu to work
through the ideas you need to review
Static Electricity - short video clip from Next Vista
What is Static Electricity? - Short article
Physics4Kids - Electricity; see the links on the right
Electricity Circuits Game - scroll down to see the
Circuits and Conductors - scroll down to see the
Electricity and Energy - this page has LOTS of
games and activities about your topics, look for
what you need to review
Circuit Builder - play this game to practice with
12. classify organisms to simplify the study of living things (GPS, ITBS)
12a. explain why scientists use classification in the study of living things (GPS)
12b. compare similarities and differences in animals
12b.1. group animals using pictures or actual specimens by observable characteristics (body
covering, number of legs, wings, ears, color, size)
12c. demonstrate how animals are sorted into groups (vertebrates, invertebrates) and how
vertebrates are further sorted into groups (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals) (GPS)
12d. demonstrate how plants are sorted into groups (GPS)
Animal Idol - Play this game to see what you know
about plants and animals!
Animal Classification - This site has links to LOTS
of classification games!
Plants and Animal Differences Game - scroll down
to see the game
Animal Classification - click through the different
sections to learn about the groups
14. compare and contrast the characteristics of learned behaviors and inherited traits
14a. recognize that offspring can resemble parents in inherited traits and learned behaviors
14b. discuss what a gene is and the role genes play in the transfer of traits (GPS)
14c. explain the role of chromosomes in development
Ducksters page about heredity and Mendel
What is Heredity? - What is a Chromosome?
narrated tutorials with basic information from
Learn.Genetics at the University of Utah
13. identify the cell as the building block of living organisms (GPS, ITBS)
13a. use magnifiers (microscopes, hand lenses) to observe cells and their structure (GPS)
13b. compare and contrast animal cells and plant cells
13b.1) identify parts of a plant cell (cell membrane, cell wall, cytoplasm, nucleus, chloroplasts)
and explain the function of each (GPS)
13b.2. identify parts of an animal cell (cell membrane, cytoplasm, nucleus) and explain the
function of each (GPS)
13c. compare and contrast the structure and function of single-celled and multi-celled
organisms (GPS)
Cells - This webpage has links to LOTS of games
and activities about cells.
Plant, Animal, and Bacterial Cell - tutorial and
1. analyze how microorganisms benefit or harm other organisms (GPS)
1a. identify beneficial microorganisms and explain why they are beneficial (GPS)
1b. identify harmful microorganisms and explain why they are harmful (GPS)
1c. determine the role of anti-bacterial agents that promote health and well-being
Microorganisms game - scroll down to see the
BBC Bitesize article about Microorganisms - scroll
down a bit and make sure you use the "Next"
button to read the five short pages.