A: Students will understand that there are similarities within the diversity of all living things.

A.1: Compare systems of classifying organisms including systems used by scientists.

Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

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

Evolution: Mutation and Selection
Natural Selection

B: Students will understand how living things depend on one another and on non-living aspects of the environment.

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

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

B.3: Describe succession and other ways that ecosystems can change over time.

Forest Ecosystem
Prairie Ecosystem

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

Food Chain
Forest Ecosystem
Interdependence of Plants and Animals
Prairie Ecosystem

C: Students will understand that cells are the basic units of life.

C.1: Compare and contrast human organ systems with those of other species.

Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

D: Students will understand the basis for all life and that all living things change over time.

D.1: Describe how fossils can be used by scientists to trace the history of a species.

Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

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.

Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

D.3: Provide examples of the concept of natural and artificial selection and its role in species changes over time.

Evolution: Mutation and Selection
Natural Selection

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

Cell Division
Flower Pollination

E: Students will understand the structure of matter and the changes it can undergo.

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

E.2: Describe the evidence that all matter consists of particles called atoms that are made up of certain smaller particles.

Element Builder

E.3: Use the Periodic Table to group elements based on their characteristics.

Electron Configuration

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

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

E.6: Explain how the relatively small number of naturally occurring elements can result in the large variety of substances found in the world.

Element Builder

E.8: Demonstrate the law of conservation of matter.

Balancing Chemical Equations
Chemical Equation Balancing
Limiting Reactants

F: Students will gain knowledge about the earth and the processes that change it.

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

F.5: Classify and identify rocks and minerals based on their physical and chemical properties, their composition, and the processes which formed them.

Rock Classification

G: Students will gain knowledge about the universe and how humans have learned about it, and about the principles upon which it operates.

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

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

Solar System
Solar System Explorer

H: Students will understand concepts of energy.

H.1: Analyze the benefits and drawbacks of energy conversions (e.g., in electricity generation).

Advanced Circuits
Energy Conversions

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

Energy Conversion in a System
Energy of a Pendulum
Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
Roller Coaster Physics

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

Conduction and Convection
Energy Conversions

H.4: Describe the characteristics of static and current electricity.

Circuit Builder

H.6: Describe how energy put into or taken out of a system can cause changes in the motion of particles in matter.

Temperature and Particle Motion

I: Students will understand the motion of objects and how forces can change that motion.

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
Uniform Circular Motion

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

Distance-Time Graphs
Distance-Time and Velocity-Time Graphs
Fan Cart Physics
Force and Fan Carts

I.3: Describe and quantify the ways machines can provide mechanical advantages in producing motion.

Inclined Plane - Simple Machine
Pulley Lab

Correlation last revised: 12/9/2008

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