3.1: Biological Sciences

3.1.6.A1: Common Characteristics of Life

3.1.6.A1.1: Describe the similarities and differences of major physical characteristics in plants, animals, fungi, protists, and bacteria.

Paramecium Homeostasis

3.1.6.A2: Energy Flow

3.1.6.A2.1: Describe how energy derived from the sun is used by plants to produce sugars (photosynthesis) and is transferred within a food chain from producers (plants) to consumers to decomposers.

Cell Energy Cycle
Energy Conversions
Forest Ecosystem
Photosynthesis Lab
Prairie Ecosystem

3.1.6.A4: Cell Cycles

3.1.6.A4.1: Recognize that all organisms are composed of cells and that many organisms are unicellular and must carry out all life functions in one cell.

Paramecium Homeostasis

3.1.6.A5: Form and Function

3.1.6.A5.1: Describe basic structures that plants and animals have that contribute to their ability to make or find food and reproduce.

Cell Energy Cycle
Flower Pollination
Photosynthesis Lab

3.1.6.A6: Organization

3.1.6.A6.1: Identify examples of unicellular and multicellular organisms.

Paramecium Homeostasis

3.2: Physical Sciences: Chemistry and Physics

3.2.6.A3: Matter & Energy

3.2.6.A3.1: Explain and give examples of how mass is conserved in a closed system.

Chemical Changes
Chemical Equations

3.2.6.A4: Reactions

3.2.6.A4.1: Differentiate between physical changes and chemical changes.

Chemical Changes
Density Experiment: Slice and Dice

3.2.6.B1: Force & Motion of Particles and Rigid Bodies

3.2.6.B1.1: Explain how changes in motion require a force.

Force and Fan Carts

3.2.6.B2: Energy Storage and Transformations: Conservation Laws

3.2.6.B2.1: Describe energy as a property of objects associated with heat, light, electricity, magnetism, mechanical motion, and sound.

Conduction and Convection
Heat Absorption
Heat Transfer by Conduction
Herschel Experiment - Metric
Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects

3.2.6.B2.2: Differentiate between potential and kinetic energy.

Air Track
Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
Potential Energy on Shelves
Sled Wars

3.2.6.B3: Heat/Heat Transfer

3.2.6.B3.1: Give examples of how heat moves in predictable ways, normally flowing from warmer objects to cooler ones until they reach the same temperature.

Conduction and Convection
Heat Transfer by Conduction

3.2.6.B3.2: Explain the effect of heat on particle motion by describing what happens to particles during a phase change.

Phases of Water

3.2.6.B6: Unifying Themes

3.2.6.B6.1: Demonstrate that heat moves in predictable ways from warmer objects to cooler ones.

Heat Absorption

3.3: Earth and Space Sciences

3.3.6.A1: Earth Features and the Processes that Change It

3.3.6.A1.1: Recognize and interpret various mapping representations of Earth’s common features.

Building Topographic Maps
Plate Tectonics
Reading Topographic Maps

3.3.6.A4: Water

3.3.6.A4.1: Describe how water on earth cycles in different forms and in different locations, including underground and in the atmosphere.

Water Cycle

3.3.6.A5: Weather and Climate

3.3.6.A5.2: Explain the effects of oceans on climate.

Coastal Winds and Clouds - Metric

3.3.6.A5.3: Describe how global patterns such as the jet stream and water currents influence local weather in measurable terms such as temperature, wind direction and speed, and precipitation.

Coastal Winds and Clouds - Metric
Hurricane Motion - Metric
Seasons in 3D
Seasons: Why do we have them?
Weather Maps - Metric

3.3.6.A6: Unifying Themes

3.3.6.A6.2: Create models of Earth’s common physical features.

Ocean Mapping

3.3.6.B1: Composition and Structure

3.3.6.B1.1: Compare and contrast the size, composition, and surface features of the planets that comprise the solar system as well as the objects orbiting them.

Solar System

3.3.6.B1.2: Recognize the role of gravity as a force that pulls all things on or near the earth toward the center of the earth and in the formation of the solar system and the motions of objects in the solar system.

Free Fall Tower
Free-Fall Laboratory

3.3.6.B1.3: Explain why the planets orbit the sun in nearly circular paths.

Comparing Earth and Venus
Gravity Pitch

3.3.6.B1.5: Explain how the tilt of the earth and its revolution around the sun cause an uneven heating of the earth which in turn causes the seasons and weather patterns.

Seasons in 3D
Seasons: Why do we have them?
Summer and Winter

3.3.6.B2: Unifying Themes

3.3.6.B2.1: Use models to demonstrate that earth has different seasons and weather patterns.

Seasons: Why do we have them?
Summer and Winter

3.3.6.B2.2: Use models to demonstrate that the phases of the moon are a result of its orbit around Earth.

Phases of the Moon

3.4: Technology and Engineering Education

3.4.6.C1: Design Attributes

3.4.6.C1.1: Recognize that requirements for a design include such factors as the desired elements and features of a product or system or the limits that are placed on the design.


3.4.6.C2: Engineering Design

3.4.6.C2.1: Show how models are used to communicate and test design ideas and processes.


3.4.6.D3: Assessing Impact of Products and Systems

3.4.6.D3.1: Design and use instruments to evaluate data.


3.4.6.E1: Medical Technologies

3.4.6.E1.1: Describe how advances and innovations in medical technologies are used to improve health care.

Human Karyotyping

3.4.6.E2: Agricultural and Related Biotechnologies

3.4.6.E2.1: Identify how emerging agricultural technologies have an effect on ecosystem dynamics and human/ animal food resources.

Pond Ecosystem

3.4.6.E3: Energy and Power Technologies

3.4.6.E3.1: Investigate that power is the rate at which energy is converted from one form to another or transferred from one place to another.

Energy Conversions

Correlation last revised: 9/16/2020

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