Academic Content Standards
ESS.1.1: Minerals have specific, quantifiable properties.
ESS.1.1.a: Minerals are naturally occurring, inorganic solids that have a defined chemical composition. Minerals have properties that can be observed and measured. Minerals form in specific environments.
ESS.1.2: Igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks have unique characteristics that can be used for identification and/or classification.
ESS.1.2.a: Most rocks are composed of one or more minerals, but there are a few types of sedimentary rocks that contain organic material, such as coal. The composition of the rock, types of mineral present, mineral arrangement, and/or mineral shape and size can be used to identify the rock and to interpret its history of formation, breakdown (weathering) and transport (erosion).
ESS.1.3: Igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks form in different ways.
ESS.1.3.a: Magma or lava cools and crystallizes to form igneous rocks. Heat and pressure applied to existing rock forms metamorphic rocks. Sedimentary rock forms as existing rock weathers chemically and/or physically and the weathered material is compressed and then lithifies. Each rock type can provide information about the environment in which it was formed.
LS.1.1: Cells are the fundamental unit of life.
LS.1.1.a: All living things are composed of cells. Different body tissues and organs are made of different kinds of cells. The ways cells function are similar in all living organisms.
LS.1.3: Cells carry on specific functions that sustain life.
LS.1.3.b: Every cell is covered by a membrane that controls what can enter and leave the cell.
LS.1.3.c: Within the cell are specialized parts for the transport of materials, energy capture and release, protein building, waste disposal, information feedback and movement.
LS.1.4: Living systems at all levels of organization demonstrate the complementary nature of structure and function.
LS.1.4.a: The level of organization within organisms includes cells, tissues, organs, organ systems and whole organisms.
PS.1.2: Changes of state are explained by a model of matter composed of atoms and/or molecules that are in motion.
PS.1.2.a: When substances undergo changes of state, neither atoms nor molecules themselves are changed in structure.
PS.1.3: There are two categories of energy: kinetic and potential.
PS.1.3.a: Objects and substances in motion have kinetic energy.
PS.1.3.b: Objects and substances can have energy as a result of their position (potential energy).
PS.1.4: An object?s motion can be described by its speed and the direction in which it is moving.
PS.1.4.a: An object?s position and speed can be measured and graphed as a function of time.
Correlation last revised: 8/29/2016