Grade Level Expectations
2.1.1: Test objects for their conductivity and classify the objects based on whether they conduct electricity (conductors) or do not conduct electricity (insulators).
2.1.2: Test objects for their magnetism and classify objects based on whether they are attracted to a magnet or not attracted to a magnet.
2.1.3: Investigate evaporation and condensation. Recognize the relationship between temperature and changes of state from liquid to gas in evaporation and gas to liquid in condensation using water as an example.
3.1.1: Identify, as basic forms of energy; light, heat, sound, electrical, and energy of motion.
3.2.1: Identify the basic components (i.e., battery, wires, bulbs, switch) of an electric circuit and understand their function. Draw an example circuit and label the important parts. Relate that circuits must take the form of complete (closed) loops before electrical energy can pass.
3.2.2: Use diagrams to illustrate ways that two light bulbs can be attached in simple series and in parallel to a battery to make a complete circuit. Explain any differences that will result in the brightness of the bulbs, depending upon the way they are connected to the battery.
3.2.3: Test objects for their conductivity and classify the materials based on whether they conduct electricity (conductors) or do not conduct electricity (insulators). Choose which materials would be used to construct a circuit and justify your choices.
3.2.4: Demonstrate, through writing and drawing, a variety of ways to construct open, closed, simple parallel and series circuits. List the advantages and/or disadvantages of series and parallel circuits.
3.2.5: Use knowledge of electric circuits to explain how a wall switch can be used to "turn on" and "turn off" a ceiling lamp.
3.2.6: Observe diagrams or pictures of a variety of circuits and demonstrate how the switch can be used to open or close the circuit.
3.2.7: Recognize magnetism as a force that attracts or repels a variety of common materials and identify the physical property of materials that makes them attracted to magnets.
3.3.1: Observe that electricity can be transformed into heat, light, and sound as well as the energy of motion. Explain that electrical circuits provide a means of transferring electrical energy from sources such as batteries to devices where it is transformed into heat, light, sound, and the energy of motion.
4.1.1: Observe and describe the path of the Sun at it appears to move across the sky from east to west during the course of a day.
4.1.3: Using newspapers, the internet, and actual sky observations when possible, charts the appearance of the Moon in the night sky over the course of at least two months. Identify the basic pattern of the Moon's appearance. Classify the Moon's appearance by using the terms new, first quarter, full, last (third) quarter.
4.2.1: Identify and order the major planets and describe how they all revolve around the Sun.
5'.2.1: Create a model that can be used to describe how water moves from one place on Earth to another in a continuous cycle through the processes of evaporation, condensation, and precipitation.
6.1.2: Observe and identify structures of plants and describe the function of each structure. Explain that most plants produce many seeds, most of which do not germinate and grow into new plants.
6.2.1: Recognize that plants need light energy from the sun to make food, while animals need to eat plants and/or other animals as their food.
6.3.1: Select a living organism and develop descriptions of how the organism responds to a variety of stimuli (i.e., light/dark, warm temperature/cold temperature) based on multiple observations and data collection (e.g., crayfish and Bess Beatles).
6.3.2: Explain how individual organisms behave and use their structures to respond to internal and external cues such as hunger, drought, or temperature to improve their chances of survival.
7.1.1: Compare the similarities and differences of offspring to their parents (e.g. crayfish, bean sprouts). Know that offspring receive characteristics from both parents.
7.1.2: Recognize that some characteristics acquired by the parents are not inherited by the offspring (i.e., a lost claw does not mean offspring are born with only one claw).
7.1.3: Construct the life cycle of a bean plant through the use of diagrams. Describe the plant in different stages of its life cycle from seed, to seedling, to mature plant, to death, and explain how the structures of the plant change over time. Recognize that these stages of the life cycle are predictable and describable.
Correlation last revised: 4/4/2018