PS: Physical Science

PS.1: Properties and Changes of Properties in Matter

PS.1.2: Recognize that elements with the same number of protons may or may not have the same charge

 Element Builder

PS.1.3: Define ions and describe them in terms of the number of protons, electrons, and their charges

 Element Builder

PS.2: Motions and Forces

PS.2.5: Define gravity and describe the relationship among the force of gravity, the mass of objects, and the distance between objects

 Gravitational Force

PS.2.6: Predict how the gravitational attraction between two masses will increase or decrease when changes are made in the masses or in the distance between the objects

 Gravitational Force

PS.2.7: Explain the relationships among force, mass, and acceleration

 Fan Cart Physics
 Free-Fall Laboratory

ESS: Earth and Space Science

ESS.1: Structure of Earth

ESS.1.9: Explain the historical development of the theories of plate tectonics, including continental drift and sea-floor spreading

 Building Pangaea

ESS.1.11: Illustrate the movements of lithospheric plates as stated in the plate tectonics theory

 Plate Tectonics

ESS.1.12: Identify the edges of plate boundaries as likely areas of earthquakes and volcanic action

 Plate Tectonics

ESS.1.13: Describe the processes responsible for earthquakes and volcanoes and identify the effects of these processes (e.g., faulting, folding)

 Earthquakes 1 - Recording Station
 Plate Tectonics

ESS.1.17: Describe the properties of minerals (e.g., color, luster, hardness, streak)

 Mineral Identification

ESS.1.18: Describe how sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks form and change in the rock cycle

 Rock Cycle

ESS.1.19: Determine the results of constructive and destructive forces upon landform development with the aid of geologic maps of Louisiana

 Plate Tectonics

ESS.1.21: Read and interpret topographic maps

 Building Topographic Maps
 Reading Topographic Maps

ESS.1.22: Compare ocean floor topography to continental topography by using topographic maps

 Building Topographic Maps
 Reading Topographic Maps

ESS.1.23: Explain the processes of evaporation, condensation, precipitation, infiltration, transpiration, and sublimation as they relate to the water cycle

 Water Cycle

ESS.1.24: Investigate and explain how given factors affect the rate of water movement in the water cycle (e.g., climate, type of rock, ground cover)

 Water Cycle

ESS.1.25: Explain and give examples of how climatic conditions on Earth are affected by the proximity of water

 Coastal Winds and Clouds

ESS.1.27: Identify different air masses, jet streams, global wind patterns, and other atmospheric phenomena and describe how they relate to weather events, such as El Niño and La Niña

 Coastal Winds and Clouds
 Hurricane Motion
 Weather Maps

ESS.2: Earth History

ESS.2.31: Compare fossils from different geologic eras and areas of Earth to show that life changes over time

 Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

ESS.2.33: Use historical data to draw conclusions about the age of Earth (e.g., half-life, rock strata)

 Half-life

ESS.2.35: Describe how processes seen today are similar to those in the past (e.g., weathering, erosion, lithospheric plate movement)

 Plate Tectonics

ESS.3: Earth in the Solar System

ESS.3.37: Use a Hertzsprung-Russell diagram and other data to compare the approximate mass, size, luminosity, temperature, structure, and composition of the Sun to other stars

 H-R Diagram

ESS.3.38: Use data to compare the planets in terms of orbit, size, composition, density, rotation, revolution, and atmosphere

 Solar System Explorer

ESS.3.40: Identify and illustrate the relative positions of Earth, the Moon, and the Sun during eclipses and phases of the Moon

 2D Eclipse
 3D Eclipse
 Moonrise, Moonset, and Phases
 Phases of the Moon

ESS.3.41: Describe the effects of the Moon on tides

 Tides

ESS.3.43: Identify the processes involved in the creation of land and sea breezes

 Coastal Winds and Clouds

ESS.3.45: Explain how seasonal changes are caused by the tilt of Earth as it rotates on its axis and revolves around the Sun

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

ESS.3.46: Illustrate and explain how the angle at which sunlight strikes Earth produces changes in the seasons and length of daylight

 Seasons Around the World
 Seasons in 3D
 Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun
 Seasons: Why do we have them?

ESS.4: Science and the Environment

ESS.4.50: Illustrate possible point and non-point source contributions to pollution and natural or human-induced pathways of a pollutant in an ecosystem

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Pond Ecosystem

ESS.4.51: Analyze the consequences of human activities on global Earth systems

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors

Correlation last revised: 1/20/2017

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