P: Physical Science

P.1: Identify and calculate the direction and magnitude of forces that act on an object, and explain the results in the object's change of motion

P.1.c: Develop and design a scientific investigation to collect and analyze speed and acceleration data to determine the net forces acting on a moving object

 Free-Fall Laboratory

P.2: There are different forms of energy, and those forms of energy can be changed from one form to another - but total energy is conserved

P.2.a: Gather, analyze, and interpret data to describe the different forms of energy and energy transfer

 2D Collisions
 Radiation

P.2.b: Develop a research-based analysis of different forms of energy and energy transfer

 2D Collisions
 Heat Absorption
 Radiation

P.2.c: Use research-based models to describe energy transfer mechanisms, and predict amounts of energy transferred

 2D Collisions
 Heat Absorption
 Radiation

P.3: Distinguish between physical and chemical changes, noting that mass is conserved during any change

P.3.a: Identify the distinguishing characteristics between a chemical and a physical change

 Chemical Changes

P.3.b: Gather, analyze, and interpret data on physical and chemical changes

 Chemical Changes
 Identifying Nutrients

P.3.c: Gather, analyze, and interpret data that show mass is conserved in a given chemical or physical change

 Chemical Changes
 Chemical Equations

P.3.d: Identify evidence that suggests that matter is always conserved in physical and chemical changes

 Chemical Changes
 Chemical Equations

P.4: Recognize that waves such as electromagnetic, sound, seismic, and water have common characteristics and unique properties

P.4.b: Describe for various waves the amplitude, frequency, wavelength, and speed

 Ripple Tank

P.4.c: Describe the relationship between pitch and frequency in sound

 Hearing: Frequency and Volume
 Longitudinal Waves

P.4.d: Develop and design a scientific investigation regarding absorption, reflection, and refraction of light

 Basic Prism
 Color Absorption
 Heat Absorption
 Herschel Experiment
 Refraction

L: Life Science

L.1: Human activities can deliberately or inadvertently alter ecosystems and their resiliency

L.1.a: Develop, communicate, and justify an evidence-based scientific example of how humans can alter ecosystems

 Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
 Pond Ecosystem

L.1.b: Analyze and interpret data about human impact on local ecosystems

 Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
 Pond Ecosystem

L.2: Organisms reproduce and transmit genetic information (genes) to offspring, which influences individuals' traits in the next generation

L.2.a: Develop, communicate, and justify an evidence-based scientific explanation for how genetic information is passed to the next generation

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

L.2.b: Use direct and indirect observations, evidence, and data to support claims about genetic reproduction and traits of individuals

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

L.2.c: Gather, analyze, and interpret data on transmitting genetic information

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

L.2.d: Use models and diagrams to predict the phenotype and genotype of offspring based on the genotype of the parents

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

L.2.e: Use computer simulations to model and predict phenotype and genotype of offspring based on the genotype of the parents

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

E: Earth Systems Science

E.1: Weather is a result of complex interactions of Earth's atmosphere, land and water, that are driven by energy from the sun, and can be predicted and described through complex models

E.1.a: Differentiate between basic and severe weather conditions, and develop an appropriate action plan for personal safety and the safety of others

 Hurricane Motion

E.3: The solar system is comprised of various objects that orbit the Sun and are classified based on their characteristics

E.3.a: Construct a scale model of the solar system, and use it to explain the motion of objects in the system such a planets, Sun, Moons, asteroids, comets, and dwarf planets

 Comparing Earth and Venus
 Solar System Explorer

E.3.f: Recognize that mathematical models are used to predict orbital paths and events

 Gravity Pitch

E.4: The relative positions and motions of Earth, Moon, and Sun can be used to explain observable effects such as seasons, eclipses, and Moon phases

E.4.a: Develop, communicate, and justify an evidence-based explanation using relative positions of Earth, Moon, and Sun to explain the following natural phenomenon:

E.4.a.1: Tides

 Tides

E.4.a.2: Eclipses of the Sun and Moon

 2D Eclipse
 3D Eclipse

E.4.a.3: Different shapes of the Moon as viewed from Earth

 Moonrise, Moonset, and Phases

E.4.b: Analyze and interpret data to explain why we have seasons

 Seasons Around the World
 Seasons in 3D
 Seasons: Why do we have them?
 Summer and Winter

E.4.c: Use models to explain the relative motions of Earth, Moon, and Sun over time

 2D Eclipse
 3D Eclipse
 Moonrise, Moonset, and Phases
 Tides

Correlation last revised: 4/4/2018

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