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.

Forest Ecosystem
Prairie Ecosystem

2: Identify and describe reproduction and heredity of organisms.

2.a: Define and recognize examples of sexual and asexual reproduction.

Flower Pollination

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.

Pond Ecosystem

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.

Forest Ecosystem
Prairie Ecosystem

4.b: Investigate resources and other factors (living and nonliving) that promote and limit growth of populations in an ecosystem.

Prairie Ecosystem

5: Explore the diversity and adaptations of organisms.

5.c: Research and investigate environmental changes and the inability of a species to adapt.

Pond Ecosystem

6: Investigate the structure of the Earth.

6.b: Examine how organisms affect the composition of the Earth and its atmosphere.

Solar System

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.

Ocean 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.

Mineral Identification
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
Graphing Skills
Measuring Trees

9.b: Explore and measure the effect of force on an object.

Charge Launcher
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).

Circuit Builder

Correlation last revised: 1/20/2017

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