2.1.1: compares and classifies the states of matter; solids, liquids, gases, and plasma
2.1.3: identifies and communicates properties of matter including but not limited to, boiling point, solubility, and density.
2.2.1: understands the relationship of atoms to elements and elements to compounds.
2.2.2: measures and graphs the effects of temperature on matter.
2.3.1: identifies the forces that act on an object (e.g., gravity and friction)
2.3.2: describes, measures, and represents data on a graph showing the motion of an object (position, direction of motion, speed).
2.3.3: recognizes and describes examples of Newton's Laws of Motion.
2.3.4: investigates and explains how simple machines multiply force at the expense of distance.
2.4.1: understands the difference between potential and kinetic energy.
2.4.2: understands that when work is done energy transforms from one form to another, including mechanical, heat, light, sound, electrical, chemical, and nuclear energy, yet is conserved.
2.4.3: observes and communicates how light (electromagnetic) energy interacts with matter: transmitted, reflected, refracted, and absorbed.
2.4.4: understands that heat energy can be transferred from hot to cold by radiation, convection, and conduction.
3.1.1: will understand the cell theory; that all organisms are composed of one or more cells, cells are the basic unit of life, and that cells come from other cells.
3.1.2: relates the structure of cells, organs, tissues, organ systems, and whole organisms to their functions
3.1.3: compares organisms composed of single cells with organisms that are multi-cellular.
3.2.1: differentiates between asexual and sexual reproduction of organisms.
3.2.2: understands how hereditary information of each cell is passed from one generation to the next
3.2.3: infers that the characteristics of an organism result from heredity and interactions with the environment
3.3.1: understands that internal and/or environmental conditions affect an organism's behavior and/or response in order to maintain and regulate stable internal conditions to survive in a continually changing environment.
3.3.2: recognizes that the survival of all organisms requires the ingestion of materials, the intake and release of energy, growth, release of wastes and responses to environmental change.
3.4.1: recognizes that all populations living together (biotic resources) and the physical factors (abiotic resources) with which they interact compose an ecosystem.
3.4.2: understands how limiting factors determine the carrying capacity of an ecosystem.
3.4.3: traces the energy flow from the sun (source of radiant energy) to producers (via photosynthesis - chemical energy) to consumers and decomposers in food webs.
3.5.1: concludes that species of animals, plants, and microorganisms may look dissimilar on the outside but have similarities in internal structures, developmental characteristics, chemical processes, and genomes.
3.5.2: understands that adaptations of organisms (changes in structure, function, or behavior that accumulate over successive generations) contribute to biological diversity.
3.5.3: associates extinction of a species with environmental changes and insufficient adaptive characteristics.
4.1.1: identifies properties of the solid earth, the oceans and fresh water, and the atmosphere.
4.1.2: models earth's cycles, constructive and destructive processes, and weather systems.
4.2.1: understands that earth processes observed today (including movement of lithospheric plates and changes in atmospheric conditions) are similar to those that occurred in the past; earth history is also influenced by occasional catastrophes, such as the impact of a comet or asteroid.
4.3.1: compares and contrasts the characteristics of stars, planets, moons, comets, and asteroids.
4.3.2: models spatial relationships of the earth/moon/planets/sun system to scale.
4.4.1: demonstrates and models object/space/time relationships that explain phenomena such as the day, the month, the year, seasons, phases of the moon, eclipses and tides.
4.4.2: describes how the angle of incidence of solar energy striking earth's surface affects the amount of heat energy absorbed at earth's surface.
Correlation last revised: 10/24/2008