Minnesota 5th Grade Science (MCA-III) Practice

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The Nature of Science and Engineering28%
Physical Science24%
Earth and Space Science24%
Life Science24%
  • Questions: 1,985
  • Technology Enhanced Items: 177
  • Instructional Videos: 80
  • Vocabulary Terms: 369

Test Standards

The Nature of Science and Engineering
1. (3.1.1.1.1)  Measurable Data
2. (5.1.1.1.1)  Essential Science
3. (5.1.1.1.2)  Replication And Errors
4. (5.1.1.1.3)  Observations
5. (5.1.1.1.4)  Models
6. (3.1.1.2.1)  Scientific Knowledge
7. (3.1.1.2.2)  Multiple Trials
8. (3.1.1.2.3)  Record Of Observations
9. (3.1.1.2.4)  Conclusion
10. (5.1.1.2.1)  Scientific Question
11. (5.1.1.2.2)  Collecting And Organizing Data
12. (5.1.1.2.3)  Variables
13. (4.1.2.1.1)  Impacts Of Experiments
14. (4.1.2.2.1)  Solve Everyday Problems
15. (4.1.2.2.2)  Engineering Design
16. (4.1.2.2.3)  Communicate
17. (3.1.3.2.1)  Natural World
18. (3.1.3.2.2)  Science Work
19. (5.1.3.2.1)  Local Traditions And Beliefs
20. (4.1.3.3.1)  Inventions
21. (3.1.3.4.1/5.1.3.4.1)  Tools
22. (5.1.3.4.2)  Maps
Physical Science
1. (4.2.1.1.1)  Temperature, Volume, Weight, And Length
2. (4.2.1.2.1)  Solids, Liquids, And Gases
3. (4.2.1.2.2)  Heating And Cooling
4. (5.2.2.1.1)  Simple Machines
5. (5.2.2.1.2)  Force And Direction
6. (5.2.2.1.3)  Greater Force = Greater Motion
7. (3.2.3.1.1)  Pitch And Vibrations
8. (3.2.3.1.2)  Shadows
9. (3.2.3.1.3)  Light
10. (4.2.3.1.1)  Heat Transfer
11. (4.2.3.1.2)  Magnets
12. (4.2.3.1.3)  Conductors And Insulators
13. (4.2.3.2.1)  Heat Energy
14. (4.2.3.2.2)  Electric Circuit
15. (4.2.3.2.3)  Electromagnetism
Earth and Space Science
1. (5.3.1.2.1)  Soil Formation
2. (5.3.1.2.2)  Forming Of Earth's Surfaces
3. (4.3.1.3.1)  Rocks
4. (4.3.1.3.2)  Physical Properties Of Minerals
5. (4.3.2.3.1)  Water Cycle
6. (3.3.3.1.1)  Seasons
7. (3.3.3.1.2)  Changes In Moon's Shape
8. (3.3.3.2.1)  Appearance Of Light Source
9. (3.3.3.2.2)  Earth And Moon
10. (4.3.4.1.1)  Human Water Use
11. (5.3.4.1.1)  Renewable And Non-renewable Resources
12. (5.3.4.1.2)  How Resources Are Obtained
13. (5.3.4.1.3)  Human Decisions On Natural Systems
Life Science
1. (3.4.1.1.1)  Plant And Animal Structures
2. (3.4.1.1.2)  Groups Of Plants And Animals
3. (5.4.1.1.1)  Survival
4. (5.4.2.1.1)  Minnesota Natural Systems
5. (5.4.2.1.2)  Changes To Systems
6. (3.4.3.2.1)  Adults And Offsprings
7. (3.4.3.2.2)  Variations
8. (5.4.4.1.1)  Beneficial And Harmful Human Interactions
9. (4.4.4.2.1)  Defense System
10. (4.4.4.2.2)  Disease And Vaccinations