3.1: Biological Sciences

3.1.6.A1: Common Characteristics of Life

3.1.6.A1.1: Describe the similarities and differences of major physical characteristics in plants, animals, fungi, protists, and bacteria.

 Paramecium Homeostasis

3.1.6.A2: Energy Flow

3.1.6.A2.1: Describe how energy derived from the sun is used by plants to produce sugars (photosynthesis) and is transferred within a food chain from producers (plants) to consumers to decomposers.

 Cell Energy Cycle
 Energy Conversions
 Forest Ecosystem
 Photosynthesis Lab
 Prairie Ecosystem

3.1.6.A4: Cell Cycles

3.1.6.A4.1: Recognize that all organisms are composed of cells and that many organisms are unicellular and must carry out all life functions in one cell.

 Paramecium Homeostasis

3.1.6.A5: Form and Function

3.1.6.A5.1: Describe basic structures that plants and animals have that contribute to their ability to make or find food and reproduce.

 Cell Energy Cycle
 Flower Pollination
 Photosynthesis Lab

3.1.6.A6: Organization

3.1.6.A6.1: Identify examples of unicellular and multicellular organisms.

 Paramecium Homeostasis

3.2: Physical Sciences: Chemistry and Physics

3.2.6.A3: Matter & Energy

3.2.6.A3.1: Explain and give examples of how mass is conserved in a closed system.

 Chemical Changes
 Chemical Equations

3.2.6.A4: Reactions

3.2.6.A4.1: Differentiate between physical changes and chemical changes.

 Chemical Changes
 Density Experiment: Slice and Dice

3.2.6.B1: Force & Motion of Particles and Rigid Bodies

3.2.6.B1.1: Explain how changes in motion require a force.

 Force and Fan Carts

3.2.6.B2: Energy Storage and Transformations: Conservation Laws

3.2.6.B2.1: Describe energy as a property of objects associated with heat, light, electricity, magnetism, mechanical motion, and sound.

 Conduction and Convection
 Heat Absorption
 Heat Transfer by Conduction
 Herschel Experiment
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
 Radiation

3.2.6.B2.2: Differentiate between potential and kinetic energy.

 Air Track
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
 Potential Energy on Shelves
 Sled Wars

3.2.6.B3: Heat/Heat Transfer

3.2.6.B3.1: Give examples of how heat moves in predictable ways, normally flowing from warmer objects to cooler ones until they reach the same temperature.

 Conduction and Convection
 Heat Transfer by Conduction

3.2.6.B3.2: Explain the effect of heat on particle motion by describing what happens to particles during a phase change.

 Phases of Water

3.2.6.B6: Unifying Themes

3.2.6.B6.1: Demonstrate that heat moves in predictable ways from warmer objects to cooler ones.

 Heat Absorption

3.3: Earth and Space Sciences

3.3.6.A1: Earth Features and the Processes that Change It

3.3.6.A1.1: Recognize and interpret various mapping representations of Earth’s common features.

 Building Topographic Maps
 Plate Tectonics
 Reading Topographic Maps

3.3.6.A4: Water

3.3.6.A4.1: Describe how water on earth cycles in different forms and in different locations, including underground and in the atmosphere.

 Water Cycle

3.3.6.A5: Weather and Climate

3.3.6.A5.2: Explain the effects of oceans on climate.

 Coastal Winds and Clouds

3.3.6.A5.3: Describe how global patterns such as the jet stream and water currents influence local weather in measurable terms such as temperature, wind direction and speed, and precipitation.

 Coastal Winds and Clouds
 Hurricane Motion
 Seasons in 3D
 Seasons: Why do we have them?
 Weather Maps

3.3.6.A6: Unifying Themes

3.3.6.A6.2: Create models of Earth’s common physical features.

 Ocean Mapping

3.3.6.B1: Composition and Structure

3.3.6.B1.1: Compare and contrast the size, composition, and surface features of the planets that comprise the solar system as well as the objects orbiting them.

 Solar System

3.3.6.B1.2: Recognize the role of gravity as a force that pulls all things on or near the earth toward the center of the earth and in the formation of the solar system and the motions of objects in the solar system.

 Free Fall Tower
 Free-Fall Laboratory

3.3.6.B1.3: Explain why the planets orbit the sun in nearly circular paths.

 Comparing Earth and Venus
 Gravity Pitch

3.3.6.B1.5: Explain how the tilt of the earth and its revolution around the sun cause an uneven heating of the earth which in turn causes the seasons and weather patterns.

 Seasons in 3D
 Seasons: Why do we have them?
 Summer and Winter

3.3.6.B2: Unifying Themes

3.3.6.B2.1: Use models to demonstrate that earth has different seasons and weather patterns.

 Seasons: Why do we have them?
 Summer and Winter

3.3.6.B2.2: Use models to demonstrate that the phases of the moon are a result of its orbit around Earth.

 Phases of the Moon

Correlation last revised: 4/4/2018

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