III.1.A: All students will apply an understanding of cells to the functioning of multicellular organisms, including how cells grow, develop and reproduce:
III.1.A.1: Demonstrate evidence that all parts of living things are made of cells.
III.1.A.2: Explain why and how selected specialized cells are needed by plants and animals.
III.2.A: All students will use classification systems to describe groups of living things:
III.2.A.1: Compare and classify organisms into major groups on the basis of their structure.
III.2.B: All students will compare and contrast differences in the life cycles of living things:
III.2.B.2: Describe the life cycle of a flowering plant.
III.2.C: All students will investigate and explain how living things obtain and use energy:
III.2.C.3: Describe evidence that plants make and store food.
III.3.A: All students will investigate and explain how characteristics of living things are passed on through generations:
III.3.A.1: Describe how the characteristics of living things are passed on through generations.
III.3.B: All students will explain why organisms within a species are different from one another:
III.3.B.2: Describe how heredity and environment may influence/determine characteristics of an organism.
III.4.A: All students will explain how scientists construct and scientifically test theories concerning the origin of life and evolution of species:
III.4.A.1: Describe how scientific theory traces possible evolutionary relationships among present and past life forms.
III.4.B: All students will compare ways that living organisms are adapted (suited) to survive and reproduce in their environments and explain how species change through time:
III.4.B.2: Explain how new traits might become established in a population and how species become extinct.
III.5.A: All students will explain how parts of an ecosystem are related and how they interact:
III.5.A.1: Describe common patterns of relationships among populations.
III.5.B: All students will explain how energy is distributed to living things in an ecosystem:
III.5.B.2: Describe how organisms acquire energy directly or indirectly from sunlight.
III.5.D: All students will analyze how humans and the environment interact:
III.5.D.5: Explain how humans use and benefit from plant and animal materials.
III.5.D.6: Describe ways in which humans alter the environment.
IV.1.A: All students will measure and describe the things around us:
IV.1.A.1: Describe and compare objects in terms of mass, volume, and density.
IV.1.A.2: Explain when length, mass, weight, density, area, volume or temperature are appropriate to describe the properties of an object or substance.
IV.1.B: All students will explain what the world around us is made of:
IV.1.B.4: Describe the arrangement and motion of molecules in solids, liquids, and gases.
IV.1.C: All students will explain how electricity (and magnetism; see PMO) interact with matter:
IV.1.C.5: Construct simple circuits and explain how they work in terms of the flow of current.
IV.2.A: All students will investigate, describe and analyze ways in which matter changes:
IV.2.A.1: Describe common physical changes in matter: evaporation, condensation, sublimation, thermal expansion and contraction.
IV.2.B: All students will explain how visible changes in matter are related to atoms and molecules:
IV.2.B.3: Explain physical changes in terms of the arrangement and motion of atoms and molecules.
IV.2.C: All students will explain how changes in matter are related to changes in energy and how living things and human technology change matter and transform energy.
IV.2.C.4: Describe common energy transformations in everyday situations.
IV.3.A: All students will describe how things around us move, explain why things move as they do, and demonstrate and explain how we control the motions of objects:
IV.3.A.2: Relate motion of objects to unbalanced forces in two dimensions.
IV.3.A.3: Describe the non-contact forces exerted by magnets, electrically charged objects, and gravity.
IV.3.A.5: Design strategies for moving objects by application of forces, including the use of simple machines.
IV.4.A: All students will describe sounds and sound waves:
IV.4.A.2: Explain how echoes occur and how they are used.
IV.4.B: All students will explain shadows, color, and other light phenomena:
IV.4.B.4: Describe ways in which light interacts with matter.
IV.4.C: All students will measure and describe vibrations and waves:
IV.4.C.5: Describe the motion of vibrating objects.
IV.4.D: All students will explain how waves and vibrations transfer energy:
IV.4.D.6: Explain how mechanical waves transfer energy.
V.1.B: All students will describe and explain how the earth's features change over time:
V.1.B.2: Explain how rocks are formed.
V.1.B.3: Explain how rocks are broken down, how soil is formed and how surface features change.
V.1.B.4: Explain how rocks and fossils are used to understand the age and geological history of the earth.
V.2.A: All students will describe the characteristics of water and demonstrate where water is found on earth:
V.2.A.1: Use maps of the earth to locate water in its various forms and describe conditions under which they exist.
V.2.B: All students will describe how water moves:
V.2.B.2: Describe how surface water in Michigan reaches the ocean and returns.
V.2.C: All students will analyze the interaction of human activities with the hydrosphere:
V.2.C.3: Explain how water exists below the earth’s surface and how it is replenished.
V.3.A: All students will investigate and describe what makes up weather and how it changes from day to day, from season to season and over long periods of time:
V.3.A.1: Explain patterns of changing weather and how they are measured.
V.3.C: All students will analyze the relationships between human activities and the atmosphere:
V.3.C.4: Describe health effects of polluted air.
V.4.A: All students will compare and contrast our planet and sun to other planets and star systems.
V.4.A.1: Compare the earth to other planets and moons in terms of supporting life.
V.4.B: All students will describe and explain how objects in the solar system move.
V.4.B.2: Describe, compare, and explain the motions of solar system objects.
Correlation last revised: 11/25/2009