SB1: Students develop an understanding of the characteristic properties of matter and the relationship of these properties to their structure and behavior.
SB1.1: using physical properties (i.e., density, boiling point, freezing point, conductivity) to differentiate among and/or separate materials (i.e., elements, compounds, and mixtures).
SB2: Students develop an understanding that energy appears in different forms, can be transformed from one form to another, can be transferred or moved from one place or system to another, may be unavailable for use, and is ultimately conserved.
SB2.1: explaining that energy (i.e., heat, light, chemical, electrical, mechanical) can change form.
Energy Conversion in a System
Energy of a Pendulum
Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
Roller Coaster Physics
SB3: Students develop an understanding of the interactions between matter and energy, including physical, chemical, and nuclear changes, and the effects of these interactions on physical systems.
SB3.1: recognizing that most substances can exist as a solid, liquid, or gas depending on the motion of its particles.
Phases of Water
Temperature and Particle Motion
SB4: Students develop an understanding of motions, forces, their characteristics and relationships, and natural forces and their effects.
SB4.1: illustrating that unbalanced forces will cause an object to accelerate.
Free Fall Tower
SB4.3: describing the characteristics of a wave (i.e., amplitude, wavelength, and frequency).
SC1: Students develop an understanding of how science explains changes in life forms over time, including genetics, heredity, the process of natural selection, and biological evolution.
SC1.1: comparing and contrasting sexual and asexual reproduction.
Evolution: Mutation and Selection
Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)
SC1.2: describing possible outcomes of mutations (i.e., no effect, damage, benefit).
Evolution: Mutation and Selection
Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection
SC2: Students develop an understanding of the structure, function, behavior, development, life cycles, and diversity of living organisms.
SC2.1: describing the basic structure and function of plant and animal cells.
SC2.2: identifying the seven levels of classification of organisms.
Human Evolution - Skull Analysis
SC2.3: identifying and describing the functions of human organs (i.e., heart, lungs, brain).
SC3: Students develop an understanding that all organisms are linked to each other and their physical environments through the transfer and transformation of matter and energy.
SC3.1: recognizing and explaining that organisms can cause physical and chemical changes (e.g., digestion, growth, respiration, photosynthesis) to matter and recognizing and explaining the importance of energy transfer in these changes.
Cell Energy Cycle
SC3.2: classifying organisms within a food web as producers, consumers, or decomposers.
SD1: Students develop an understanding of Earth's geochemical cycles.
SD1.1: describing the rock cycle and its relationship to igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks.
SD1.2: explaining the water cycle’s connection to changes in the Earth’s surface.
SD2: Students develop an understanding of the origins, ongoing processes, and forces that shape the structure, composition, and physical history of the Earth.
SD2.2: describing how the movement of the tectonic plates results in both slow changes (e.g., formation of mountains, ocean floors, and basins) and short –term events (e.g., volcanic eruptions, seismic waves, and earthquakes) on the surface.
Earthquakes 1 - Recording Station
SD4: Students develop an understanding of the theories regarding the evolution of the universe.
SD4.1: comparing and contrasting characteristics of planets and stars. (i.e., light reflecting, light emitting, orbiting, orbited, composition.)
Correlation last revised: 9/24/2019