1: Identify and describe structures and functions in living systems.
1.a: Investigate levels of organization in organisms including cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, whole organisms, and ecosystems.
2: Identify and describe reproduction and heredity of organisms.
2.a: Define and recognize examples of sexual and asexual reproduction.
2.b: Explore how traits are used to classify individual inheritance patterns.
3: Determine the factors that influence the regulation and behavior of organisms.
3.a: Identify and describe resources needed to grow, reproduce, maintain, and survive in a changing environment.
4: Examine the physical factors of populations as they relate to the formation of an ecosystem.
4.a: Identify, describe, and illustrate the roles among producers, consumers, and decomposers in a food web.
4.b: Investigate resources and other factors (living and nonliving) that promote and limit growth of populations in an ecosystem.
5: Explore the diversity and adaptations of organisms.
5.c: Research and investigate environmental changes and the inability of a species to adapt.
6: Investigate the structure of the Earth.
6.b: Examine how organisms affect the composition of the Earth and its atmosphere.
7: Investigate the Earth as a part of the solar system.
7.a: Explore how the Earth's motion defines the day and the year and influences the phases of the moon and eclipses.
Phases of the Moon
7.b: Explain how gravity influences the action of the tides.
7.c: Explain and illustrate how the tilt of the Earth's axis and Earth's revolution around the Sun create the seasons.
Summer and Winter
8: Identify properties and changes of matter.
8.a: Observe and explore physical and chemical properties such as density, boiling/freezing point, and solubility of a substance.
Phases of Water
9: Investigate the effect motions and forces have on objects.
9.a: Explore, measure, and graph the motion of an object.
Force and Fan Carts
Free Fall Tower
9.b: Explore and measure the effect of force on an object.
Force and Fan Carts
10: Examine the transformations of forms of energy.
10.a: Design and construct simple and compound machines.
Ants on a Slant (Inclined Plane)
Wheel and Axle
10.b: Design and construct electrical circuits (open, closed, series, parallel).
Correlation last revised: 1/20/2017