ESS: Earth and Space Science

ESS.1: This topic focuses on Earth's resources. While resources can be living and nonliving, within this strand, the emphasis is on Earth's nonliving resources, such as water, air, rock, soil and the energy resources they represent.

ESS.1.1: Earth's nonliving resources have specific properties.

ESS.1.1.a: Soil is composed of pieces of rock, organic material, water and air and has characteristics that can be measured and observed. Rocks have unique characteristics that allow them to be sorted and classified. Rocks form in different ways. Air and water are nonliving resources.

 Rock Cycle

ESS.1.2: Earth's resources can be used for energy.

ESS.1.2.a: Many of Earth's resources can be used for the energy they contain. Renewable energy is an energy resource, such as wind, water or solar energy, that is replenished within a short amount of time by natural processes. Nonrenewable energy is an energy resource, such as coal or oil, that is a finite energy source that cannot be replenished in a short amount of time.

 Energy Conversions

LS: Life Science

LS.1: This topic explores life cycles of organisms and the relationship between the natural environment and an organism's (physical and behavioral) traits, which affect its ability to survive and reproduce.

LS.1.1: Offspring resemble their parents and each other.

LS.1.1.a: Individual organisms inherit many traits from their parents indicating a reliable way to transfer information from one generation to the next.


LS.1.2: Individuals of the same kind differ in their traits and sometimes the differences give individuals an advantage in surviving and reproducing.

LS.1.2.c: Individuals of the same kind have different characteristics that they have inherited. Sometimes these different characteristics give individuals an advantage in surviving and reproducing.

 Flower Pollination

LS.1.3: Plants and animals have life cycles that are part of their adaptations for survival in their natural environments.

LS.1.3.a: Over the whole earth, organisms are growing, reproducing, dying and decaying. The details of the life cycle are different for different organisms, which affects their ability to survive and reproduce in their natural environments.

 Flower Pollination

PS: Physical Science

PS.1: This topic focuses on the relationship between matter and energy. Matter has specific properties and is found in all substances on Earth. Heat is a familiar form of energy that can change the states of matter.

PS.1.2: Matter exists in different states, each of which has different properties.

PS.1.2.a: The most common states of matter are solids, liquids and gases.

 Phases of Water

PS.1.2.c: One way to change matter from one state to another is by heating or cooling.

 Phases of Water

PS.1.3: Heat, electrical energy, light, sound and magnetic energy are forms of energy.

PS.1.3.a: There are many different forms of energy. Energy is the ability to cause motion or create change.

 Energy Conversions

Correlation last revised: 1/20/2017

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