ESS1: The earth and earth materials as we know them today have developed over long periods of time, through continual change processes.

ESS1.1b: plotting location of volcanoes and earthquakes and explaining the relationship between the location of these phenomena and faults.

Earthquakes 1 - Recording Station
Plate Tectonics

ESS1.2a: diagramming, labeling and explaining the processes of the water cycle including evaporation, precipitation, and run-off, condensation, transpiration, and groundwater.

Water Cycle

ESS1.4a: explaining how differential heating and convection affect Earth's weather patterns.

Coastal Winds and Clouds

ESS1.4e: predicting temperature and precipitation changes associated with the passing of various fronts.

Weather Maps

ESS1.5a: representing the processes of the rock cycle in words, diagrams, or models.

Rock Cycle

ESS1.5b: citing evidence and developing a logical argument to explain the formation of a rock, given its characteristics and location. (e.g. classifying rock type using identification resources).

Rock Cycle

ESS2: The earth is part of a solar system, made up of distinct parts that have temporal and spatial interrelationships.

ESS2.6a: identifying and comparing the size, location, distances, and movement (e.g. orbit of planets, path of meteors) of the objects in our solar system.

Comparing Earth and Venus
Gravity Pitch
Solar System

ESS2.6b: comparing the composition, atmosphere, and surface features of objects in our solar system.

Comparing Earth and Venus
Solar System

ESS2.8a: using models to describe the relative motion/position of the Earth, sun and moon.

2D Eclipse
3D Eclipse

ESS2.8b: explaining night/day, seasons, year, and tides as a result of the regular and predictable motion of the Earth, sun, and moon.

Ocean Tides
Seasons in 3D
Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun
Seasons: Why do we have them?
Summer and Winter

ESS2.8c: using a model of the Earth, sun and moon to recreate the phases of the moon.

Phases of the Moon

ESS2.8d: defining the Earth's gravity as a force that pulls any object on or near the Earth toward its center without touching it.

Gravity Pitch

ESS3: The origin and evolution of galaxies and the universe demonstrate fundamental principles of physical science across vast distances and time

ESS3.9a: describing the apparent motion/position of the objects in the sky. (e.g. constellations, planets).

Comparing Earth and Venus
Phases of the Moon

LS1: All living organisms have identifiable structures and characteristics that allow for survival (organisms, populations, & species).

LS1.3a: defining reproduction as a process through which organisms produce offspring.

Flower Pollination

LS1.3b: describing reproduction in terms of being essential for the continuation of a species.

Flower Pollination

LS1.4a: identifying cells as the building blocks of organisms.

Paramecium Homeostasis

LS2: Matter cycles and energy flows through an ecosystem.

LS2.5a: identifying and defining an ecosystem and the variety of relationships within it (e.g., predator/prey, consumer/ producer/decomposer, host/parasite, catastrophic events).

Food Chain
Forest Ecosystem
Prairie Ecosystem

LS2.6b: describing the basic processes and recognizing the substances involved in photosynthesis and respiration.

Cell Energy Cycle
Photosynthesis Lab
Plants and Snails
Pond Ecosystem

LS2.7a: explaining the processes of precipitation, evaporation, condensation as parts of the water cycle.

Water Cycle

LS2.7b: completing a basic food web for a given ecosystem.

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Forest Ecosystem

LS3: Groups of organisms show evidence of change over time (structures, behaviors, and biochemistry).

LS3.9a: explaining how a population's or species' traits affect their ability to survive over time.

Rainfall and Bird Beaks

LS4: Humans are similar to other species in many ways, and yet are unique among Earth's life forms.

LS4.10c: identifying the biotic (e.g., microbes, parasites, food availability, aging process) and abiotic (e.g., radiation, toxic materials, carcinogens) factors that cause disease and affect human health.

Pond Ecosystem

LS4.11a: differentiating between inherited and acquired traits.


LS4.11b: observing, recording and comparing differences in inherited traits (e.g. connected earlobe, tongue rolling).

Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)

PS1: All living and nonliving things are composed of matter having characteristic properties that distinguish one substance from another (independent of size or amount of substance).

PS1.1a: comparing the masses of objects of equal volume made of different substances.

Weight and Mass

PS1.3a: explaining that regardless of how parts of an object are arranged, the mass of the whole is always the same as the sum of the masses of its parts.

Chemical Changes
Chemical Equations

PS1.4b: predicting the effects of heating and cooling on the physical state, volume and mass of a substance.

Phases of Water
Weight and Mass

PS2: Energy is necessary for change to occur in matter. Energy can be stored, transferred, and transformed, but cannot be destroyed.

PS2.6a: differentiating among the properties of various forms of energy.

Energy Conversions

PS2.6b: explaining how energy may be stored in various ways (e.g. batteries, springs, height in terms of potential energy).

Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
Potential Energy on Shelves
Sled Wars

PS2.6c: describing sound as the transfer of energy through various materials (e.g. solids, liquids, gases).

Heat Absorption
Longitudinal Waves

PS2.7a: identifying real world applications where heat energy is transferred and showing the direction that the heat energy flows.

Conduction and Convection
Energy Conversion in a System
Heat Absorption
Heat Transfer by Conduction

PS3: The motion of an object is affected by forces.

PS3.8a: using data or graphs to compare the relative speed of objects.

Measuring Motion

PS3.8c: explaining that changes in speed or direction of motion are caused by forces.

Force and Fan Carts
Measuring Motion

PS3.8d: showing that electric currents and magnets can exert a force on each other.


Correlation last revised: 5/23/2018

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