1: Heat

1.2: Describe the transfer of heat energy.

1.2.1: Contrast conduction, convection, and radiation of heat energy.

Conduction and Convection
Heat Absorption
Heat Transfer by Conduction

2: Matter and its Changes

2.1: Describe the particle theory of matter.

2.1.2: Explain the relationship between atoms and elements.

Element Builder

2.2: Investigate and describe the physical and chemical properties of matter.

2.2.1: Distinguish between physical properties and chemical properties of substances.

Mineral Identification

2.2.2: Identify some physical properties of objects.

Density Experiment: Slice and Dice
Mineral Identification

2.2.4: Measure the mass and the weight of some objects.

Weight and Mass

2.2.6: Observe and describe some physical changes.

Density Experiment: Slice and Dice

2.2.7: Observe and describe some chemical changes.

Chemical Changes

3: Plant Structure and Function

3.1: Describe the characteristics of vascular plants.

3.1.1: Identify the roots, stems, leaves and flowers of plants.

Flower Pollination

3.2: Explain some of the functions of the roots, stems, leaves, and flowers of plants.

3.2.2: Compare and contrast the processes of photosynthesis and respiration.

Plants and Snails

3.2.3: Describe the process of pollination and seed production.

Flower Pollination

3.2.5: Experiment with the variables which influence seed germination.

Seed Germination

4: Resources

4.2: Describe human impact on the environment.

4.2.1: Describe the water cycle.

Water Cycle

4.2.2: Identify water pollutants and their sources.

Water Pollution

4.2.3: Recognize the importance of proper waste disposal.

Water Pollution

5: Communities and Ecosystems: Optional

5.1: Understand the concept of the ecosystem.

5.1.2: Identify and describe the niches of the populations comprising a community.

Forest Ecosystem

5.1.3: Discuss the factors which limit the population of a species.

Rabbit Population by Season

5.2: Investigate and describe the ecosystem of the local community.

5.2.1: Identify and describe the animal, plant, fungi, algae, and protist populations in the local community.

Pond Ecosystem

6: Human Circulation and Breathing: Optional

6.1: Describe the functioning of the circulatory system.

6.1.1: Identify the four chambers of the heart and the role of each chamber.

Circulatory System

6.1.6: Describe some conditions which impair the efficiency of the circulatory system.

Circulatory System

7: Machines and Work: Optional

7.1: Explain the principles of simple machines.

7.1.1: Demonstrate how the three classes of levers work.


7.1.2: Demonstrate how to use pulleys to lift a mass.


7.1.3: Compare force required to lift objects directly and with simple machines.

Ants on a Slant (Inclined Plane)
Wheel and Axle

7.1.4: Identify some common applications of simple machines.

Ants on a Slant (Inclined Plane)
Wheel and Axle

7.2: Work done in moving objects.

7.2.1: Use a spring scale to measure force.

Weight and Mass

7.2.2: Define work.

Ants on a Slant (Inclined Plane)

7.2.3: Calculate the work done on an object.

Ants on a Slant (Inclined Plane)

8: Oceans: Optional

8.1: Describe the physical characteristics of the ocean.

8.1.2: Investigate the formation of waves.

Ripple Tank

8.1.3: Describe how tides form.

Ocean Tides

8.2: Describe the diversity of life in the ocean.

8.2.2: Investigate the effect of pollutants on life in the ocean.

Pond Ecosystem
Water Pollution

Correlation last revised: 9/16/2020

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