3: Physical Science

3.1: Give examples of solids, liquids and gases and identify the characteristics of each. Describe ways in which the properties of solids, liquids and gases can be measured.

Phases of Water

3.2: Demonstrate that the properties of materials can change, but not all materials respond in the same way to the same action. Observe and explain that when objects gain heat, evaporation and melting can occur; and that when objects lose heat, condensation and freezing can occur.

Phases of Water

3.3: Explain that an object is in motion when its position is changing. Demonstrate that objects move in different ways. Demonstrate that the earth pulls any object toward it without touching it by means of its gravitational attraction. Observe that wind is air in motion.

Free Fall Tower
Gravity Pitch

3.4: Identify magnetism, light and sound as forms of energy. Measure the force of attraction between magnets as the distance between them changes. Demonstrate that light travels in a straight line until it strikes an object, thus making a shadow. Show how a vibrating object makes the surrounding air vibrate and thus produces sound.


4: Earth and Space Science

4.1: Explain that the earth is part of a larger system that includes the sun, planets, various moons and other smaller objects. Observe that the sun appears in different locations in the sky during the day. Observe that the shape of the moon appears a little different each day, but looks the same again about every four weeks.

Phases of the Moon
Solar System

5: Life Science

5.1: Investigate and diagram the life cycles of a plant and of an animal. Identify stages that are similar within the life cycles of organisms from the same group. Identify differences in the life cycles of organisms from different subgroups.

Forest Ecosystem

Correlation last revised: 3/24/2015

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