5.5: All students will gain an understanding of the structure, characteristics, and basic needs of organisms and will investigate the diversity of life.

5.5.A: Matter, Energy and Organization in Living Systems

5.5.A.1: Explain how the products respiration and photosynthesis are recycled.

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

5.5.A.2: Recognize that complex multicellular organisms, including humans, are composed of and defined by interactions of the following:

5.5.A.2.a: cells

Cell Structure
Paramecium Homeostasis

5.5.B: Diversity and Biological Evolution

5.5.B.1: Compare and contrast kinds of organisms using their internal and external characteristics.

Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

5.5.B.2: Discuss how changing environmental conditions can result in evolution or extinction of a species.

Natural Selection

5.5.B.3: Recognize that individual organisms with certain traits are more likely to survive and have offspring.

Evolution: Mutation and Selection
Natural Selection
Rainfall and Bird Beaks

5.6: All students will gain an understanding of the structure and behavior of matter.

5.6.A: Structure and Properties of Matter

5.6.A.1: Know that all matter is composed of atoms that may join together to form molecules.

Covalent Bonds
Dehydration Synthesis
Ionic Bonds
Limiting Reactants

5.6.A.2: Recognize that the phase of matter is determined by the arrangement and motion of atoms and molecules and that the motion of these particles is related to the energy of the system.

Temperature and Particle Motion

5.6.A.3: Know that there are groups of elements that have similar properties, including highly reactive metals, less reactive metals, highly reactive non-metals, and some almost completely non-reactive gases.

Electron Configuration
Element Builder
Ionic Bonds

5.6.B: Chemical Reactions

5.6.B.3: Demonstrate that regardless how substances within a simple closed system interact, the total mass of the system remains the same.

Balancing Chemical Equations
Chemical Equation Balancing
Limiting Reactants

5.7: All students will gain an understanding of natural laws as they apply to motion, forces, and energy transformations.

5.7.A: Motion and Forces

5.7.A.1: Use quantitative data to show that when more than one force acts on an object at the same time, the forces can reinforce or cancel each other producing a net (unbalanced) force that will change speed and/or direction of the object.

Atwood Machine
Fan Cart Physics
Inclined Plane - Simple Machine
Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
Pith Ball Lab
Roller Coaster Physics
Uniform Circular Motion

5.7.A.2: Recognize that every object exerts a gravitational force on every other object, and that the force depends on how much mass the objects have and how far apart they are.

Gravitational Force

5.7.B: Energy Transformations

5.7.B.2: Describe the nature of various forms of energy, including heat, light, sound, chemical, mechanical, and electrical and trace energy transformations from one form to another.

Calorimetry Lab
Energy Conversions
Longitudinal Waves
Phase Changes
Photoelectric Effect
Sound Beats and Sine Waves

5.7.B.3: Describe how heat can be conducted through materials or transferred across space by radiation and know that if the material is a fluid, convection currents may aid the transfer of heat.

Conduction and Convection
Heat Transfer by Conduction

5.7.B.4: Show that light is reflected, refracted, or absorbed when it interacts with matter and that colors may appear as a result of this interaction.

Basic Prism
Laser Reflection
Ray Tracing (Lenses)

5.8: All students will gain an understanding of the structure, dynamics, and geophysical systems of the earth.

5.8.B: Atmosphere and Water

5.8.B.1: Describe conditions in the atmosphere that lead to weather systems and how these systems are represented on weather maps.

Hurricane Motion
Weather Maps

5.9: All students will gain an understanding of the origin, evolution, and structure of the universe.

5.9.A: Earth, Moon, Sun System

5.9.A.1: Investigate the Earth, moon, and sun as a system and explain how the motion of these bodies results in the phases of the moon and eclipses.

2D Eclipse
3D Eclipse
Moon Phases
Moonrise, Moonset, and Phases

5.9.A.2: Explain how the regular and predictable motions of the Earth and moon produce tides.


5.9.A.3: Explain how the tilt, rotation, and orbital pattern of the Earth relative to the sun produce seasons and weather patterns.

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

5.9.B: Solar System

5.9.B.1: Describe the physical characteristics of the planets and other objects within the solar system and compare Earth to the rest of the planets.

Solar System
Solar System Explorer

5.9.C: Stars

5.9.C.1: Understand that the sun is a star and that it shares characteristics with other stars.

H-R Diagram
Solar System

5.3: All students will integrate mathematics as a tool for problem-solving in science, and as a means of expressing and/or modeling scientific theories.

5.3.B: Geometry and Measurement

5.3.B.1: Perform mathematical computations using labeled quantities and express answers in correctly derived units.


5.3.D: Data Analysis and Probability

5.3.D.1: Represent and describe mathematical relationships among variables using:

5.3.D.1.a: graphs.

Determining a Spring Constant
Distance-Time Graphs
Force and Fan Carts
Graphing Skills

5.3.D.2: Analyze experimental data sets using measures of central tendency:

5.3.D.2.a: mean.

Mean, Median and Mode

5.3.D.2.b: mode.

Mean, Median and Mode

5.3.D.2.c: median.

Mean, Median and Mode

5.3.D.3: Construct and use a graph of experimental data to draw a line of best fit and identify a linear relationship between variables when appropriate.

Determining a Spring Constant
Graphing Skills

Correlation last revised: 1/20/2017

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