3.1: The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations in which

3.1.c: objects with similar characteristics or properties are classified into at least two sets and two subsets;

 Mineral Identification

3.1.e: length, volume, mass, and temperature are estimated and measured in metric and standard English units using proper tools and techniques;

 Weight and Mass

3.1.h: data are gathered, charted, graphed, and analyzed;

 Seasons Around the World

3.2: The student will investigate and understand simple machines and their uses.

3.2.a: purpose and function of simple machines;

 Inclined Plane - Simple Machine
 Pulley Lab

3.2.b: types of simple machines;

 Inclined Plane - Simple Machine
 Levers
 Pulley Lab
 Trebuchet

3.2.d: examples of simple and compound machines found in the school, home, and work environments.

 Levers

3.5: The student will investigate and understand relationships among organisms in aquatic and terrestrial food chains.

3.5.a: producer, consumer, decomposer;

 Forest Ecosystem
 Prairie Ecosystem

3.5.b: herbivore, carnivore, omnivore; and

 Forest Ecosystem
 Prairie Ecosystem

3.5.c: predator and prey.

 Forest Ecosystem
 Prairie Ecosystem

3.6: The student will investigate and understand that ecosystems support a diversity of plants and animals that share limited resources.

3.6.a: aquatic ecosystems;

 Pond Ecosystem

3.6.c: populations and communities; and

 Prairie Ecosystem

3.7: The student will investigate and understand the major components of soil, its origin, and its importance to plants and animals including humans.

3.7.a: soil provides the support and nutrients necessary for plant growth;

 Growing Plants

3.8: The student will investigate and understand basic patterns and cycles occurring in nature.

3.8.a: patterns of natural events such as day and night, seasonal changes, simple phases of the moon, and tides;

 Ocean Tides
 Summer and Winter

3.8.c: plant life cycles.

 Germination

3.9: The student will investigate and understand the water cycle and its relationship to life on Earth.

3.9.b: the energy from the sun drives the water cycle;

 Water Cycle

3.9.c: the water cycle involves several processes;

 Water Cycle

3.10: The student will investigate and understand that natural events and human influences can affect the survival of species.

3.10.a: the interdependency of plants and animals;

 Plants and Snails

3.10.b: the effects of human activity on the quality of air, water, and habitat;

 Pond Ecosystem

3.11: The student will investigate and understand different sources of energy.

3.11.a: energy from the sun;

 Seasons Around the World

3.11.b: sources of renewable energy; and

 Energy Conversions

3.11.c: sources of nonrenewable energy.

 Energy Conversions

Correlation last revised: 4/4/2018

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