2: The student will increase their understanding of the properties of objects and materials that they encounter on a daily basis. The student will compare, describe, and sort and classify these materials by observable properties.

2.1: The student will develop skills to describe objects.

2.1.1: observes properties of objects and measures those properties using appropriate tools.

Mineral Identification

2.1.4: recognizes and describes the differences between solids, liquids, and gases.

Phases of Water

2.2: The student will describe the motion of objects.

2.2.1: moves objects by pushing, pulling, throwing, spinning, dropping, and rolling; and describes the motion.

Force and Fan Carts
Free Fall Tower

2.4: The student will experiment with electricity and magnetism.

2.4.1: demonstrates that magnets attract and repel.


2.4.2: designs a simple experiment to determine whether various objects will be attracted to magnets.


2.4.3: constructs a simple circuit.

Circuit Builder

3: The student will develop an understanding of biological concepts through direct experience with living things, their life cycles, and their habitats.

3.1: The student will develop knowledge of organisms in their environment.

3.1.2: compares basic needs of different organisms in their environment.

Forest Ecosystem
Prairie Ecosystem

3.1.3: discusses ways organisms use their senses to survive in their environments.

Forest Ecosystem
Prairie Ecosystem

4: The student will observe objects, materials, and changes in their environment, note their properties, distinguish one from another, and develop their own explanations making sense of their observations.

4.1: The student will develop an understanding of the properties of earth materials.

4.1.1: collects, observes properties, and classifies a variety of earth materials in his/her environment.

Forest Ecosystem
Prairie Ecosystem

4.2: The student will observe and describe objects in the sky.

4.2.2: observes and compares the length of shadows.

Measuring Trees

4.2.3: discusses that the sun provides light and heat (electromagnetic radiation) to maintain the temperature of the earth.

Energy Conversions

4.3: The student will develop skills necessary to describe changes in the earth and weather.

4.3.2: observes, describes, and records daily and seasonal weather changes.

Summer and Winter

Correlation last revised: 11/13/2008

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