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: Explain how multicellular organisms grow, based on how cells grow and reproduce.
III.1.A.2: Compare and contrast ways in which selected cells are specialized to carry out particular life functions.
III.2.A: All students will use classification systems to describe groups of living things:
III.2.A.1: Classify major groups of organisms to the kingdom level.
III.2.D: All students will analyze how parts of living things are adapted to carry out specific functions:
III.2.D.4: Explain how living things maintain a stable internal environment.
III.3.A: All students will investigate and explain how characteristics of living things are passed on through generations:
III.3.A.1: Explain how characteristics of living things are passed on from generation to generation.
III.3.B: All students will explain why organisms within a species are different from one another:
III.3.B.2: Describe how genetic material is passed from parent to young during sexual and asexual reproduction.
III.3.C: All students will explain how new traits can be established by changing or manipulating genes:
III.3.C.3: Explain how new traits may arise in individuals through changes in genetic material (DNA).
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 a new species or variety may originate through the evolutionary process of natural selection.
III.5.A: All students will explain how parts of an ecosystem are related and how they interact:
III.5.A.1: Describe common ecological relationships between and among species and their environments.
III.5.B: All students will explain how energy is distributed to living things in an ecosystem:
III.5.B.2: Explain how energy flows through familiar ecosystems.
III.5.C: All students will investigate and explain how communities of living things change over a period of time:
III.5.C.3: Describe general factors regulating population size in ecosystems.
III.5.D: All students will describe how materials cycle through an ecosystem and get reused in the environment:
III.5.D.5: Describe how carbon and soil nutrients cycle through selected ecosystems.
IV.1.A: All students will measure and describe the things around us:
IV.1.A.2: Identify properties of common families of elements.
IV.1.B: All students will explain what the world around us is made of:
IV.1.B.3: Explain how elements differ, in terms of the structural parts and electrical charges of atoms.
IV.1.C: All students will explain how electricity (and magnetism; see PMO) interact with matter:
IV.1.C.4: Explain how current is controlled in simple series and parallel circuits.
IV.2.A: All students will explain how visible changes in matter are related to atoms and molecules:
IV.2.A.1: Explain chemical changes in terms of the breaking of bonds and the rearrangement of atoms to form new substances.
IV.2.B: 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.B.4: Describe energy transformations involved in physical, chemical and nuclear changes, and contrast their relative magnitudes.
IV.2.B.5: Explain changes in matter and energy involving heat transfer.
IV.3.B: All students will relate motion to energy and energy conversions:
IV.3.B.2: Explain energy conversions in moving objects and machines.
IV.4.A: All students will describe sounds and sound waves:
IV.4.A.1: Relate characteristics of sounds that we hear to properties of sound waves.
IV.4.B: All students will explain shadows, color, and other light phenomena:
IV.4.B.2: Explain how we see colors of objects.
IV.4.C: All students will measure and describe vibrations and waves:
IV.4.C.3: Describe waves in terms of their properties.
V.1.A: All students will describe and explain how the earth's features change over time:
V.1.A.2: Use the plate tectonics theory to explain features of the earth’s surface and geological phenomena and describe evidence for the plate tectonics theory.
V.2.B: All students will analyze the interaction of human activities with the hydrosphere:
V.2.B.2: Describe how human activities affect the quality of water in the hydrosphere.
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 how interactions of the atmosphere, hydrosphere and geosphere create climates and how climates change over time.
V.3.B: All students will explain what causes different kinds of weather:
V.3.B.2: Describe patterns of air movement in the atmosphere and how they affect weather conditions.
V.3.B.3: Explain and predict general weather patterns and storms.
V.3.C: All students will analyze the relationships between human activities and the atmosphere:
V.3.C.4: Explain the impact of human activities on the atmosphere and explain ways that individuals and society can reduce pollution.
V.4.A: All students will compare and contrast our planet and sun to other planets and star systems.
V.4.A.1: Compare our sun to other stars.
V.4.B: All students will describe and explain how objects in the solar system move.
V.4.B.2: Describe the position and motion of our solar system in our galaxy and the overall scale, structure and age of the universe.
Correlation last revised: 11/25/2009