SC-05-1: Physical Science

SC-05-1.1: Structure and Transformation of Matter

SC-05-1.1.1: Students will describe the physical properties of substances (e.g., boiling point, solubility, density).

SC-05-1.1.1.a: A substance has characteristic physical properties (e.g., boiling point, solubility, density) that are independent of the amount of the sample.

Density Experiment: Slice and Dice
Mineral Identification

SC-05-1.2: Motion and Forces

SC-05-1.2.1: Students will interpret data in order to make qualitative (e.g., fast, slow, forward, backward) and quantitative descriptions and predictions about the straight-line motion of an object.

SC-05-1.2.1.a: The motion of an object can be described by its relative position, direction of motion and speed. That motion can be measured and represented on a graph.

Distance-Time Graphs
Free Fall Tower
Measuring Motion

SC-05-1.2.2: Students will understand that forces are pushes and pulls, and that these pushes and pulls may be invisible (e.g., gravity, magnetism) or visible (e.g., friction, collisions).

Force and Fan Carts

SC-05-2: Earth/Space Science

SC-05-2.3.1: Students will:

SC-05-2.3.1.a: describe the circulation of water (evaporation and condensation) from the surface of the Earth, through the crust, oceans and atmosphere (water cycle);

Water Cycle

SC-05-2.3.1.b: explain how matter is conserved in this cycle.

SC-05-2.3.1.b.1: Water, which covers the majority of the Earth?s surface, circulates through the crust, oceans and atmosphere in what is known as the water cycle. This cycle maintains the world?s supply of fresh water. Students should have experiences that contribute to the understanding of evaporation, condensation and the conservation of matter.

Water Cycle

SC-05-3: Biological Science

SC-05-3.5.2: Students will understand that all organisms must be able to obtain and use resources, grow, reproduce, and maintain stable internal conditions while living in a constantly changing external environment.


SC-05-4: Unifying Concepts

SC-05-4.6.1: Students will:

SC-05-4.6.1.b: describe the transfer of energy occurring in simple systems or related data.

SC-05-4.6.1.b.1: Energy can be classified as kinetic or potential. Energy is a property of many substances and energy can be found in several different forms. For example, chemical energy as found in food we eat or in the gasoline we burn in our car. Heat, light (solar), sound, electrical energy and the energy associated with motion (called kinetic energy) are examples of other forms of energy. Objects can have energy simply by virtue of their position, called potential energy. Energy is transferred in many ways. Analyzing simple systems can provide the basis for describing the transfer of energy occurring within the system.

Energy Conversions
Sled Wars

SC-05-4.6.2: Students will understand that the Sun is a major source of energy for changes on Earth?s surface. The Sun loses energy by emitting light. A tiny fraction of that light reaches Earth, transferring energy from the Sun to Earth.

Energy Conversions

SC-05-4.6.3: Students will:

SC-05-4.6.3.b: describe changes within the system that would affect the transfer of energy.

SC-05-4.6.3.b.1: Electrical circuits provide a means of transferring electrical energy. This transfer can be observed and described as heat, light, sound and magnetic effects are produced. Models and diagrams can be used to support conclusions and predict consequences of change within an electrical circuit.

Circuit Builder

SC-05-4.6.4: Students will identify predictable patterns and make generalizations about light and matter interactions using data/evidence.

SC-05-4.6.4.a: Light energy interacts with matter by transmission (including refraction), absorption, or scattering (including reflection).

Color Absorption
Heat Absorption

SC-05-4.6.5: Students will understand that heat energy moves in predictable ways, flowing from warmer objects to cooler ones, until both objects reach the same temperature. By examining cause and effect relationships, consequences of heat movement and conduction can be predicted and inferred.

Conduction and Convection
Heat Transfer by Conduction

SC-05-4.7.1: Students will:

SC-05-4.7.1.b: draw conclusions about the effects of changes to populations in an ecosystem.

SC-05-4.7.1.b.1: Populations of organisms can be categorized by the function they serve in an ecosystem. Plants and some microorganisms are producers because they make their own food. All animals, including humans, are consumers, and obtain their food by eating other organisms. Decomposers, primarily bacteria and fungi, are consumers that use waste materials and dead organisms for food. Food webs identify the relationships among producers, consumers and decomposers in an ecosystem. Using data gained from observing interacting components within an ecosystem, the effects of changes can be predicted.

Forest Ecosystem

SC-05-4.7.2: Students will understand that a population consists of all individuals of a species that occur together at a given place and time. All populations living together and the physical factors with which they interact compose an ecosystem.

Rabbit Population by Season

Correlation last revised: 5/11/2018

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