2: Students, through the inquiry process, demonstrate knowledge of properties, forms, changes and interactions of physical and chemical systems.

2.2: examine, describe, compare and classify objects and substances based on common physical properties and simple chemical properties

Density Experiment: Slice and Dice
Mineral Identification

2.3: describe energy and compare and contrast the energy transformations and the characteristics of light, heat, motion, magnetism, electricity, sound and mechanical waves

Energy Conversion in a System
Energy Conversions
Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects

2.4: model and explain the states of matter are dependent upon the quantity of energy present in the system and describe what will change and what will remain unchanged at the particulate level when matter experiences an external force or energy change

Phase Changes
Phases of Water

2.5: describe and explain the motion of an object in terms of its position, direction, & speed as well as the forces acting upon it

Golf Range
Measuring Motion
Shoot the Monkey

2.6: identify, build, describe, measure, and analyze mechanical systems (e.g., simple and complex compound machines) and describe the forces acting within those systems

Ants on a Slant (Inclined Plane)
Pulley Lab
Wheel and Axle

2.7: give examples and describe how energy is transferred and conserved (e.g. electric to light and heat [light bulb], chemical to mechanical [fuel to propulsion])

Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects

3: Students, through the inquiry process, demonstrate knowledge of characteristics, structures and function of living things, the process and diversity of life, and how living organisms interact with each other and their environment.

3.2: explain how organisms and systems of organisms obtain and use energy resources to maintain stable conditions (e.g., food webs, photosynthesis, respiration)

Cell Energy Cycle

3.5: create and use a basic classification scheme to identify plants and animals

Dichotomous Keys
Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

4: Students, through the inquiry process, demonstrate knowledge of the composition, structures, processes and interactions of Earth's systems and other objects in space.

4.1: model and explain the internal structure of the earth and describe the formation and composition of earth's external features in terms of the rock cycle and plate tectonics and constructive and destructive forces

Plate Tectonics
Rock Cycle

4.2: differentiate between rocks types and minerals types and classify both by how they are formed and the utilization by humans

Mineral Identification
Rock Classification

4.4: describe the water cycle, the composition and structure of the atmosphere and the impact of oceans on large-scale weather patterns

Coastal Winds and Clouds
Water Cycle

4.5: describe and model the motion and tilt of earth in relation to the sun, and explain the concepts of day, night, seasons, year, and climatic changes

Comparing Earth and Venus
Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun
Seasons: Why do we have them?
Summer and Winter

4.6: describe the earth, moon, planets and other objects in space in terms of size, force of gravity, structure, and movement in relation to the sun

Gravity Pitch
Phases of the Moon
Solar System
Solar System Explorer

Correlation last revised: 1/20/2017

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