1: The student knows and applies scientific concepts and principles to understand the properties, structures, and changes in physical, earth/space, and living systems.

1.2: Understand how components, structures, organizations, and interconnections describe systems.

1.2.6: Understand that organisms can be a single cell or many cells that form parts with different functions.

1.2.6.c: Describe the life function of a part of a living thing (e.g., wings of a bird).

Flower Pollination

1.2.7: Understand the life cycles of plants and animals and the differences between inherited and acquired characteristics.

1.2.7.a: Observe and describe the life cycle of a plant or animal.


1.2.7.b: Describe that the young of plants and animals grow to resemble their parents as they mature into adults.


1.2.7.c: Describe inherited characteristics (e.g., leaf shape, eye color) and learned characteristics (e.g., languages, social customs).


1.3: Understand how interactions within and among systems cause changes in matter and energy.

1.3.6: Understand weather indicators and understand how water cycles through the atmosphere.

1.3.6.a: Observe, measure, and describe weather indicators (i.e., temperature, wind direction and speed, precipitation), noting changes and patterns of change from day to day and over the year.

Summer and Winter

1.3.10: Understand that that an organism's ability to survive is influenced by the organism's behavior and the ecosystem in which it lives.

1.3.10.b: Describe the role of an organism in a food chain of an ecosystem (i.e., predator, prey, consumer, producer, decomposer, scavenger).

Forest Ecosystem
Prairie Ecosystem

Correlation last revised: 1/20/2017

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