L.4: Life Science

DCI.L.4.1: Hierarchical Organization

(Framing Text): All organisms need energy for growth and development. Animals have specialized structures and systems for obtaining and processing energy. These structures and systems cannot function properly without adequate nourishment. Living organisms can be adversely affected by environmental conditions or disease.

L.4.1: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the organization, functions, and interconnections of the major human body systems.

L.4.1.1: Use technology or other resources to research and discover general system function (e.g., machines, water cycle) as they relate to human organ systems and identify organs that work together to create organ systems.

Circulatory System

L.4.1.3: Construct models of organ systems (e.g. circulatory, digestive, respiratory, muscular, skeletal, nervous) to demonstrate both the unique function of the system and how multiple organs and organ systems work together to accomplish more complex functions.

Circulatory System

P.4: Physical Science

DCI.P.4.6: Motions, Forces, and Energy

(Framing Text): As different forms of energy, heat and electricity can be produced in different ways and are transferred and conducted from one form or object to another. Some materials can be conductors or insulators of heat energy. Electricity can be transferred from place to place by electric currents to produce motion, sound, heat, or light.

P.4.6A: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the common sources and uses of heat and electric energy and the materials used to transfer heat and electricity.

P.4.6A.2: Plan and conduct scientific investigations to classify different materials as either an insulator or conductor of electricity.

Circuit Builder

P.4.6A.4: Develop models that demonstrate the path of an electric current in a complete, simple circuit (e.g., lighting a light bulb or making a sound).

Circuit Builder

P.4.6A.6: Design a device that converts any form of energy from one form to another form (e.g., construct a musical instrument that will convert vibrations to sound by controlling varying pitches, a solar oven that will convert energy from the sun to heat energy, or a simple circuit that can be used to complete a task). Use an engineering design process to define the problem, design, construct, evaluate, and improve the device.


E.4: Earth and Space Science

DCI.E.4.9: Earth’s Systems and Cycles

(Framing Text): Earth’s atmosphere is a mixture of gases, including water vapor and oxygen. Water, which is found almost everywhere on Earth, including the atmosphere, changes form and cycles between Earth’s surface to the air and back again. This cycling of water is driven by energy from the sun. The movement of water in the water cycle is a major process that influences weather conditions. Clouds form during this cycle and various types of precipitation result.

E.4.9A: Students will demonstrate an understanding of how the water cycle is propelled by the sun’s energy.

E.4.9A.1: Develop and use models to explain how the sun’s energy drives the water cycle. (e.g., evaporation, condensation, precipitation, transpiration, runoff, and groundwater).

Water Cycle

Correlation last revised: 9/16/2020

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