3.1.4: Unifying Themes

3.1.4.A: Know that natural and human-made objects are made up of parts.

3.1.4.A.2: Identify system parts that are natural and human-made (e.g., ball point pen, simple electrical circuits, plant anatomy).

Circuit Builder

3.1.4.C: Illustrate patterns that regularly occur and reoccur in nature.

3.1.4.C.2: Use knowledge of natural patterns to predict next occurrences (e.g., seasons, leaf patterns, lunar phases).

Phases of the Moon
Summer and Winter

3.1.4.D: Know that scale is an important attribute of natural and human made objects, events and phenomena.

3.1.4.D.1: Identify the use of scale as it relates to the measurement of distance, volume and mass.

Weight and Mass

3.3.4: Biological Sciences

3.3.4.A: Know the similarities and differences of living things.

3.3.4.A.3: Describe basic needs of plants and animals.

Prairie Ecosystem

3.3.4.C: Know that characteristics are inherited and, thus, offspring closely resemble their parents.

3.3.4.C.2: identify physical characteristics that appear in both parents and offspring and differ between families, strains or species.


3.4.4: Physical Science, Chemistry and Physics

3.4.4.A: Recognize basic concepts about the structure and properties of matter.

3.4.4.A.1: Describe properties of matter (e.g., hardness, reactions to simple chemical tests).

Mineral Identification

3.4.4.B: Know basic energy types, sources and conversions.

3.4.4.B.1: Identify energy forms and examples (e.g., sunlight, heat, stored, motion).

Energy Conversions

3.4.4.B.4: Apply knowledge of the basic electrical circuits to design and construction simple direct current circuits.

Circuit Builder

3.4.4.B.5: Classify materials as conductors and nonconductors.

Circuit Builder

3.4.4.B.7: Know the characteristics of light (e.g., reflection, refraction, absorption) and use them to produce heat, color or a virtual image.

Heat Absorption

3.4.4.C: Observe and describe different types of force and motion.

3.4.4.C.2: Recognize forces that attract or repel other objects and demonstrate them.

Charge Launcher

3.4.4.C.3: Describe various types of motions.

Free Fall Tower

3.4.4.D: Describe the composition and structure of the universe and the earth's place in it.

3.4.4.D.1: Recognize earth's place in the solar system.

Solar System

3.4.4.D.2: Explain and illustrate the causes of seasonal changes.

Summer and Winter

3.4.4.D.3: Identify planets in our solar system and their general characteristics.

Solar System

3.4.4.D.4: Describe the solar system motions and use them to explain time (e.g., days, seasons), major lunar phases and eclipses.

Solar System
Summer and Winter

3.5.4: Earth Sciences

3.5.4.C: Know basic weather elements.

3.5.4.C.2: Identify weather patterns from data charts (including temperature, wind direction and speed, precipitation) and graphs of the data.

Graphing Skills

3.5.4.C.3: Explain how the different seasons effect plants, animals, food availability and daily human life.

Summer and Winter

3.5.4.D: Recognize the earth's different water resources.

3.5.4.D.3: Identify examples of water in the form of solid, liquid and gas on or near the surface of the earth.

Phases of Water

Correlation last revised: 12/8/2009

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