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 and chemical properties (i.e., density, boiling point, freezing point, conductivity, flammability) to differentiate among 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: identifying the initial source and resulting change in forms of energy in common phenomena (e.g., sun to tree to wood to stove to cabin heat).
Energy Conversion in a System
Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
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: exploring changes of state with increase or decrease of particle speed associated with heat transfer.
SB3.2: exploring through a variety of models (e.g., gumdrops and toothpicks) how atoms may bond together into well defined molecules or bond together in large arrays.
SB4: Students develop an understanding of motions, forces, their characteristics and relationships, and natural forces and their effects.
SB4.1: demonstrating and explaining circular motion.
Uniform Circular Motion
SB4.2: describing the interactions between charges.
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: describing the role of genes in sexual reproduction (i.e., traits of the offspring).
Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)
SC2: Students develop an understanding of the structure, function, behavior, development, life cycles, and diversity of living organisms.
SC2.3: describing the functions and interdependence of human body systems (i.e., circulatory, respiratory, nervous).
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: stating that energy flows and that matter cycles but is conserved within an ecosystem.
Cell Energy Cycle
SC3.2: organizing a food web that shows the cycling of energy and matter.
SD1: Students develop an understanding of Earth's geochemical cycles.
SD1.1: making connections between components of the locally observable geologic environment and the rock cycle.
SD1.2: applying knowledge of the water cycle to explain 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.
SD2.1: interpreting topographical maps to identify features (i.e., rivers, lakes, mountains, valleys, islands, permafrost, and tundra).
Building Topographic Maps
Reading Topographic Maps
SD2.2: using models to show the relationship between convection currents within the mantle and the large-scale movement of the surface.
0: The student demonstrates an understanding of the structure and properties of matter by:
Seasons Around the World
Seasons in 3D
Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun
Seasons: Why do we have them?
SD4: Students develop an understanding of the theories regarding the evolution of the universe.
SD4.1: creating models of the solar system illustrating size, location/position, composition, moons/rings, and conditions.
Solar System Explorer
SD4.2: comparing the brightness of a star to its distance and size.
Correlation last revised: 1/20/2017