2: Explain concepts related to objects and materials, position and motion of objects, and properties of magnetism.

2.b: Explore and identify physical changes of matter, including melting, freezing, boiling, evaporation, and condensation,

 Phases of Water

2.c: Investigate and describe forces affecting motion in simple machines (lever, wheel and axle, block and tackle, inclined plane, screw.)


2.e: Explain how light waves travel (e.g., in a straight line until they strike an object, through transparent and translucent objects, from reflecting and refracting surfaces, at the surface of opaque objects).

 Basic Prism

2.f: Differentiate the movement of vibrations in waves (e.g., sound and seismic waves), and cite examples to explain that vibrations move through different materials at different speeds.

 Longitudinal Waves

3: Describe the characteristics, structures, life cycles, and environments of organisms.

3.b: Identify and describe the purpose of the digestive, nervous, skeletal, and muscular systems of the body.

 Circulatory System

3.e: Recall that organisms can survive only when in environments (deserts, tundras, forests, grasslands, taigas, wetlands) in which their needs are met and interpret the interdependency of plants and animals within a food chain, including producer, consumer, decomposer, herbivore, carnivore, omnivore, predator, and prey.

 Forest Ecosystem
 Prairie Ecosystem

4: Develop an understanding of the properties of Earth materials, objects in the sky, and changes in Earth and sky.

4.c: Gather and display local weather information such as temperature, precipitation, clouds, etc., on graphs and use graphs of weather patterns to predict weather conditions.

4.c.3: Water cycle (evaporation, precipitation, condensation)

 Water Cycle

4.e: Identify patterns in the phases of the moon, describe their sequence, and predict the next phase viewed in the night sky.

 Phases of the Moon

4.f: Describe the different components of the solar system (sun, planets, moon, asteroids, comets.)

4.f.2: Phases of the moon

 Phases of the Moon

Correlation last revised: 4/4/2018

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