1: Life Science

1.A: Classifying Life Forms

1.A.3: Describe some structural and behavioral adaptations that allow organisms to survive in a changing environment.

Evolution: Mutation and Selection
Natural Selection
Rainfall and Bird Beaks

1.B: Ecology

1.B.1: Describe in general terms the chemical processes of photosynthesis and respiration.

Cell Energy Cycle
Interdependence of Plants and Animals
Photosynthesis Lab
Pond Ecosystem

1.B.2: Analyze how the finite resources in an ecosystem limit the types and populations of organisms within it.

Food Chain
Forest Ecosystem
Prairie Ecosystem
Rabbit Population by Season

1.B.4: Generate examples of the variety of ways that organisms interact (e.g., competition, predator/prey, parasitism/mutualism)

Food Chain
Forest Ecosystem
Prairie Ecosystem

1.C: Cells

1.C.5: Describe how body systems work together.

Circulatory System

2: Physical Science

2.E: Structure of Matter

2.E.1: Predict and test whether objects will float or sink based on a qualitative and quantitative understanding of the concepts of density and buoyancy.

Density Experiment: Slice and Dice
Density Laboratory
Density via Comparison
Determining Density via Water Displacement

2.E.4: Describe how a substance can combine with different substances in different ways, depending on the conditions and the properties of each substance.

Covalent Bonds
Dehydration Synthesis
Ionic Bonds

2.E.5: Describe how the motion of the particles of matter determines the state of that matter (e.g., solid, liquid, gas, plasma) and vice versa.

Freezing Point of Salt Water
Phase Changes
Phases of Water
Temperature and Particle Motion

2.H: Energy

2.H.2: Demonstrate that energy cannot be created or destroyed but only changed from one form to another.

Energy Conversion in a System
Energy Conversions
Energy of a Pendulum
Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
Period of a Pendulum
Roller Coaster Physics
Simple Harmonic Motion

2.H.3: Compare and contrast the ways energy travels (e.g., waves, conduction, convection, radiation).

Conduction and Convection
Food Chain

2.H.5: Categorize energy sources as renewable or non-renewable and compare how these sources are used by humans.

Energy Conversions

2.I: Motion

2.I.1: Describe the motion of objects using knowledge of Newton's Laws.

2D Collisions
Air Track
Atwood Machine
Fan Cart Physics
Force and Fan Carts
Free Fall Tower
Uniform Circular Motion

2.I.2: Use mathematics to describe the motion of objects (e.g., speed, distance, time, acceleration).

Force and Fan Carts
Free Fall Tower
Freefall Laboratory

3: Earth and Space Science

3.D: Continuity and Change

3.D.2: Explain how scientists use fossils to prove that life forms, climate, environment, and geologic features in a certain location are not the same now as they were in the past.

Coastal Winds and Clouds
Forest Ecosystem
Human Evolution - Skull Analysis
Prairie Ecosystem
Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun
Seasons: Why do we have them?

3.D.4: Compare how sexually and asexually reproducing species transfer genetic information to offspring.

Cell Division
Flower Pollination
Human Karyotyping
Pollination: Flower to Fruit

3.F: The Earth

3.F.1: Demonstrate how the earth's tilt on its axis results in the seasons.

Seasons Around the World
Seasons in 3D
Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun
Seasons: Why do we have them?
Summer and Winter

3.F.4: Describe factors that can cause short-term and long-term changes to the earth.

Solar System

3.G: The Universe

3.G.1: Compare past and present knowledge about characteristics of stars (e.g., composition, location, lifecycles) and explain how people have learned about them.

H-R Diagram

3.G.5: Describe the motions of moons, planets, stars, solar systems, and galaxies.

Solar System
Solar System Explorer

Correlation last revised: 12/4/2008

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