2: Students, through the inquiry process, demonstrate knowledge of properties, forms, changes and interactions of physical and chemical systems.

2.1: Create mixtures and separate them based on different physical properties (e.g., salt and sand, iron filings and soil, oil and water)

2.1.B: Identify basic physical properties (size, shape, color).

Mineral Identification

2.2: Examine, measure, describe, compare and classify objects in terms of common physical properties

2.2.A: Describe objects according to common physical properties.

Mineral Identification

2.2.B: Classify objects according to their physical properties. i.e., size, shape, color, texture, mass.

Heat Absorption
Mineral Identification
Weight and Mass

2.3: Identify the basic characteristics of light, heat, motion, magnetism, electricity, and sound

2.3.B: List examples of energy (light, heat, motion, magnetism, electricity, sound).

Energy Conversions

2.4: Model and explain that matter exists as solids, liquids, and gases and can change form one form to another

2.4.A: Classify tools that measure states of matter. i.e., balance scale, graduated cylinders, beakers, gram weights.

Weight and Mass

2.4.B: Describe the three states of matter i.e., solid, liquid, and gas.

Phases of Water

2.4.C: Describe the physical changes in matter, i.e., ice to water; water to vapor.

Phases of Water

2.4.D: Observe and record the processes of changing states of matter (heating and cooling).

Phases of Water

2.4.E: List examples of things that heat up and cool down.

Calorimetry Lab
Conduction and Convection
Heat Absorption

2.5: Identify that the position of an object can be described by its location relative to another object and its motions described, and measured by external forces action upon it

2.5.C: Investigate how the amount of the force affects the change in motion.

Atwood Machine

3: Students, through the inquiry process, demonstrate knowledge of characteristics, structures and function of living things, the process and diversity of life, and how living organisms interact with each other and their environment.

3.1: Identify that plants and animals have structures and systems that serve different functions for growth, survival, and reproduction

3.1.A: List the five needs of every living thing. (energy, habitat, water, nutrients, air).

Growing Plants

3.2: Identify, measure, and describe basic requirements of energy and nutritional needs for an organism

3.2.B: Identify that solar energy is the primary source of energy for plants.

Energy Conversions

4: Students, through the inquiry process, demonstrate knowledge of the composition, structures, processes and interactions of Earth?s systems and other objects in space.

4.1: Describe and give examples of earth's changing features

4.1.C: Describe the steps that rocks go through in weathering.

Rock Cycle

4.4: Observe and describe the water cycle and the local weather and demonstrate how weather conditions are measured

4.4.A: Differentiate between melting, freezing, evaporation, condensation, and precipitation.

Water Cycle

4.4.B: Illustrate or create a model of the water cycle.

Water Cycle

4.4.C: Explain the changes that occur to water as it moves through the cycle.

Water Cycle

4.4.D: Identify the instruments used for measuring temperature and precipitation.

Measuring Trees

4.6: Identify objects (e.g., moon, stars, meteors) in the sky and their patterns of movement and explain that light and heat comes from a star called the sun

4.6.A: Recognize that planets can have moons.

Solar System

4.6.B: Identify the planets in our solar system.

Solar System

4.6.C: Identify the relative location of planets and the sun.

Solar System

5: Students, through the inquiry process, understand how scientific knowledge and technological developments impact communities, cultures and societies.

5.2: Describe a scientific or technological innovation that impacts communities, cultures, and societies

5.2.C: Identify examples of scientific or technological discoveries that impact societies.

DNA Analysis

5.5: Identify how the knowledge of science and technology influences the development of the Montana American Indian cultures

5.5.D: Discuss how these works contributed to communities and society at large.

DNA Analysis

Correlation last revised: 5/17/2018

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