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

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

2.2.A: Define physical property

Mineral Identification

2.2.B: Identify characteristics of a physical property (size, color, shape, texture)

Mineral Identification

2.2.D: Classifying objects multiple times by a variety of physical properties

Mineral Identification

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

2.3.A: Investigate attraction and repulsion with magnets.


2.3.B.b: Investigate the visible spectrum


2.3.C: Define reflect, refract, and absorb

Color Absorption
Heat Absorption

2.3.D: Classify materials as those that can reflect, refract or absorb light.

Color Absorption
Heat Absorption

2.3.H: Identify electricity as a flow of energy

Energy Conversions

2.3.K: Construct an example of an electrical circuit.

Circuit Builder

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

2.4.B: Identify examples of solids, liquids, and gases

Phases of Water

2.4.C: Define physical properties and physical change

Mineral Identification

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.A: Investigate how speed, direction, and forces affect the motion of an object.

Force and Fan Carts

2.6: Identify, build, and describe mechanical systems and the forces acting within those systems

2.6.A: Explore and identify simple machines, including real life examples.

Ants on a Slant (Inclined Plane)
Wheel and Axle

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: Identify the parts of plants. (stem, root, leaf, flower)

Flower Pollination

3.1.B: Identify the parts of a flower (stamen, sepal, petal, pistil, pollen, ovule)

Flower Pollination

3.1.E: Explain the relationship between basic animal systems and their functions.

Circulatory System

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

3.2.A: Define producer, consumer, decomposer, food chain, food web.

Forest Ecosystem
Prairie Ecosystem

3.2.B: Explain the difference between a food chain and a food web.

Forest Ecosystem
Prairie Ecosystem

3.2.C: Illustrate and describe the relationships in food chains and food webs

Forest Ecosystem
Prairie Ecosystem

3.4: Explain cause and effect relationships between nonliving and living components with ecosystems; and explain individual response to the changes in the environment including identifying differences between inherited, instinctual, and learned behaviors

3.4.C: Define instinctual behaviors, inherited behaviors, and learned behaviors.


3.4.E: Compare and contrast the instinctual, inherited, and learned behaviors


3.4.F: Define predator, prey, competition

Prairie Ecosystem

3.4.G: Identify examples of predator/prey relationships and competition

Prairie Ecosystem

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

4.2: Describe and measure the physical properties of earth's basic materials (including soil, rocks, water and gases) and the resources they provide

4.2.A: Describe the formation of the three rock types.

Rock Cycle

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

4.4.B: Display data on a graph

Graphing Skills

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.B: Model the orbit of the planets around the sun

Gravity Pitch

4.6.D: Observe changes in the appearance of the Earth's moon over the course of a month

Phases of the Moon

Correlation last revised: 5/17/2018

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