Model NGSS Lessons: 4th - 5th Grade

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Teacher Resource

Grade Level

Grade Level: 5th Grade

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Background Information

Scientists and engineers need to understand the properties of the materials they use. They choose the best materials for specific projects based on the properties of the materials. For example, civil engineers must have a thorough understanding of the properties of materials that might be used to build roads, dams, or bridges and plan their designs around the materials that will be used.

Performance Expectations

PS1-3 Matter and Its Interactions

Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties. Note: There is a common misconception that magnets attract all metals, largely due to the inclusion of steel in metal products.



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