SC.P.STM: Structure and Transformation of Matter (Physical Science)

SC.P.STM.U: Enduring Knowledge ? Understandings

SC.P.STM.U.1: objects are made of one or more materials and investigating the properties of those materials helps in sorting and describing them.

 Mineral Identification
 Weight and Mass

SC.P.STM.U.2: tools such as thermometers, magnifiers, rulers and balances can give more information about objects than can be obtained by just making observations.

 Mineral Identification
 Weight and Mass

SC.P.STM.U.3: things can be done to materials to change some of their properties, but not all materials respond the same way to what is done to them.

 Mineral Identification
 Weight and Mass

SC.P.STM.U.4: water can be a liquid, solid, or gas and can go back and forth from one form to another.

 Phases of Water

SC.P.MF: Motion and Forces (Physical Science)

SC.P.MF.S: Skills and Concepts

SC.P.MF.S.6: observe interactions of magnets with other magnets and with other matter (e.g., magnets have a force that can make some things move without touching them; larger size of a magnet does not have to mean it has greater force) in order to make generalizations about the behavior of magnets


SC.P.EU: The Earth and the Universe (Earth/Space Science)

SC.P.EU.U: Enduring Knowledge ? Understandings

SC.P.EU.U.4: the sun can only be seen in the daytime. The moon can sometimes be seen during the day and sometimes be seen at night and its shape changes in a predictable pattern.

 Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun

SC.P.EU.S: Skills and Concepts

SC.P.EU.S.1: use senses and scientific tools (e.g., hand lens/magnifier, metric ruler, balance, etc.) to observe, describe and classify earth materials (solid rocks, soils, water and air) using their physical properties

 Mineral Identification

SC.P.EU.S.5: observe the locations and real or apparent movements of the sun and the moon

 Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun

SC.P.UD: Unity and Diversity (Biological Science)

SC.P.UD.S: Skills and Concepts

SC.P.UD.S.7: ask questions that can be investigated, plan and conduct ?fair tests,? and communicate (e.g., write, draw, speak, multi-media) findings to others

 Growing Plants
 Pendulum Clock

SC.P.ET: Energy Transformations (Unifying Concepts)

SC.P.ET.U: Enduring Knowledge ? Understandings

SC.P.ET.U.2: almost all kinds of food that animals eat can be traced back to plants. Food chains/webs are useful models of these relationships.

 Forest Ecosystem
 Prairie Ecosystem

SC.P.ET.U.4: light can be observed to determine how it travels and how it interacts with different materials (e.g. reflects, is absorbed, passes through).

 Color Absorption
 Heat Absorption

SC.P.ET.U.5: electricity can only flow when it has a closed path (circuit) to follow. Closed electric circuits can produce light and sound.

 Circuit Builder

SC.P.ET.S: Skills and Concepts

SC.P.ET.S.1: identify examples and sources of energy

 Energy Conversions

SC.P.ET.S.3: observe, illustrate and explain basic relationships of plants and animals in an ecosystem (e.g., use simple food chains and webs to explain how plants and animals get food/energy to live and grow)

 Forest Ecosystem
 Prairie Ecosystem

SC.P.ET.S.5: demonstrate open and closed circuits using batteries, bulbs and wires and analyze models of basic electrical circuits in order to determine whether a simple circuit is open or closed

 Circuit Builder

Correlation last revised: 1/20/2017

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