1: Matter and Its Interactions

1: Plan and carry out investigations (e.g., adding air to expand a basketball, compressing air in a syringe, dissolving sugar in water, evaporating salt water) to provide evidence that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.

 Phase Changes
 Phases of Water
 Solubility and Temperature

2: Investigate matter to provide mathematical evidence, including graphs, to show that regardless of the type of reaction (e.g., new substance forming due to dissolving or mixing) or change (e.g., phase change) that occurs when heating, cooling, or mixing substances, the total weight of the matter is conserved.

 Chemical Changes

3: Examine matter through observations and measurements to identify materials (e.g., powders, metals, minerals, liquids) based on their properties (e.g., color, hardness, reflectivity, electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, response to magnetic forces, solubility, density).

 Chemical Changes
 Circuit Builder
 Color Absorption
 Density Experiment: Slice and Dice
 Heat Absorption
 Mineral Identification
 Mystery Powder Analysis

4: Investigate whether the mixing of two or more substances results in new substances (e.g., mixing of baking soda and vinegar resulting in the formation of a new substance, gas; mixing of sand and water resulting in no new substance being formed).

 Chemical Changes

2: Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

6: Construct an explanation from evidence to illustrate that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is directed downward towards the center of Earth.

 Free Fall Tower
 Gravity Pitch

3: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

8: Defend the position that plants obtain materials needed for growth primarily from air and water.

 Cell Energy Cycle
 Plants and Snails

9: Construct an illustration to explain how plants use light energy to convert carbon dioxide and water into a storable fuel, carbohydrates, and a waste product, oxygen, during the process of photosynthesis.

 Cell Energy Cycle
 Energy Conversions

10: Construct and interpret models (e.g., diagrams, flow charts) to explain that energy in animals’ food is used for body repair, growth, motion, and maintenance of body warmth and was once energy from the sun.

 Cell Energy Cycle
 Energy Conversions

11: Create a model to illustrate the transfer of matter among producers; consumers, including scavengers and decomposers; and the environment.

 Cell Energy Cycle
 Food Chain
 Forest Ecosystem
 Plants and Snails
 Prairie Ecosystem

4: Earth’s Place in the Universe

13: Analyze data and represent with graphs to reveal patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky (e.g., shadows and the position and motion of Earth with respect to the sun, visibility of select stars only in particular months).

 Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun

5: Earth’s Systems

14: Use a model to represent how any two systems, specifically the atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere, and/or hydrosphere, interact and support life (e.g., influence of the ocean on ecosystems, landform shape, and climate; influence of the atmosphere on landforms and ecosystems through weather and climate; influence of mountain ranges on winds and clouds in the atmosphere).

 Carbon Cycle
 Coastal Winds and Clouds
 Greenhouse Effect
 Hurricane Motion
 Rock Cycle
 Water Cycle

15: Identify the distribution of freshwater and salt water on Earth (e.g., oceans, lakes, rivers, glaciers, ground water, polar ice caps) and construct a graphical representation depicting the amounts and percentages found in different reservoirs.

 Water Cycle

Correlation last revised: 1/19/2017

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