ESS1: The Earth and Earth materials, as we know them today, have developed over long periods of time, through constant change processes.

ESS1.1: Atmosphere, Climate, and Weather

ESS1.1.S.ESS1.6.1.2: Identify weather patterns by tracking weather related events, such as hurricanes.

Coastal Winds and Clouds - Metric
Hurricane Motion - Metric
Weather Maps - Metric

ESS1.1.S.ESS1.6.1.5: Describe how clouds affect weather and climate, including precipitation, reflecting light from the sun, and retaining heat energy emitted from the Earth's surface.

Coastal Winds and Clouds - Metric

ESS1.2: Composition and Features

ESS1.2.S.ESS1.6.2.1: Differentiate between renewable and non-renewable resources.

Energy Conversions

ESS1.2.S.ESS1.6.2.3: Identify and distinguish between various landforms using a map and/or digital images.

Building Topographic Maps

ESS1.5: Processess and Rates of Change

ESS1.5.S.ESS1.6.5.2: Explain how some changes to the Earth's surface happen abruptly, as a result of landslides, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions; while other changes happen very slowly as a result of weathering, erosions and deposition of sediment caused by waves, wind, water and ice.

Plate Tectonics
Rock Cycle

ESS1.6: Rock Cycle

ESS1.6.S.ESS1.6.6.3: Describe the properties of soil, such as color, texture, capacity to retain water, and its ability to support plant life.


ESS2: The Earth is part of a solar system, made up of distinct parts, which have temporal and spatial interrelationships.

ESS2.1: Earth, Sun, and Moon

ESS2.1.S.ESS2.6.1.1: Recognize and describe how the regular and predictable motions of the Earth and Moon explain certain Earth phenomena, such as day and night, the seasons, the year, shadows and the tides.

Ocean Tides
Seasons in 3D
Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun
Seasons: Why do we have them?
Summer and Winter
Tides - Metric

ESS2.1.S.ESS2.6.1.2: Recognize that of all the known planets, Earth appears to be somewhat unique, and describe the conditions that exist on Earth that allow it to support life.

Solar System

ESS2.2: Energy

ESS2.2.S.ESS2.6.2.1: Recognize how the tilt of the Earth's axis and the Earth's revolution around the Sun affect seasons and weather patterns.

Seasons in 3D
Seasons: Why do we have them?
Summer and Winter

ESS2.2.S.ESS2.6.2.2: Identify and describe seasonal, daylight and weather patterns as they relate to energy.

Coastal Winds and Clouds - Metric
Seasons in 3D
Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun
Seasons: Why do we have them?

ESS4: The growth of scientific knowledge in Earth Space Science has been advanced through the development of technology and is used (alone or in combination with other sciences) to identify, understand and solve local and global issues.

ESS4.2: Tools

ESS4.2.S.ESS4.6.2.2: Employ knowledge of basic weather symbols to read and interpret weather and topographic maps.

Weather Maps
Weather Maps - Metric

ESS4.2.S.ESS4.6.2.3: Read and interpret data from barometers, sling psychrometers and anemometers.

Relative Humidity

LS1: All living organisms have identifiable structures and characteristics that allow for survival (organisms, populations, & species).

LS1.2: Living Things and Organization

LS1.2.S.LS1.6.2.1: Recognize that all living things are composed of cells, and explain that while many organisms are single celled, such as yeast, others, including humans, are multicellular.

Paramecium Homeostasis

LS1.2.S.LS1.6.2.2: Explain that the way in which cells function is similar in all organisms.

Paramecium Homeostasis

LS1.2.S.LS1.6.2.3: Recognize that cells use energy obtain from food, to conduct the functions necessary to sustain life, such as cell growth.

Cell Structure

LS1.2.S.LS1.6.2.5: Explain that multicellular organisms have specialized cells, tissues, organs and organ systems that perform certain necessary functions, including digestion, respiration, reproduction, circulation, excretion, movement, control and coordination and protection from disease.

Cell Structure
Circulatory System
Digestive System

LS1.3: Reproduction

LS1.3.S.LS1.6.3.1: Explain that cells repeatedly divide to make more cells for growth and repair.

Cell Division

LS1.3.S.LS1.6.3.3: Explain that all living things reproduce in order to continue their species.

Rainfall and Bird Beaks - Metric

LS2: Energy flows and matter recycles through an ecosystem.

LS2.1: Environment

LS2.1.S.LS2.6.1.1: Identify and describe the factors that influence the number and kinds of organisms an ecosystem can support, including the resources that are available, the differences in temperature, the composition of the soil, any disease, the threat of predators, and competition from other organisms.

Food Chain

LS2.2: Flow of Energy

LS2.2.S.LS2.6.2.1: Describe how energy is transferred in an ecosystem through food webs; and explain the roles and relationships between producers, consumers and decomposers.

Forest Ecosystem

LS2.2.S.LS2.6.2.2: Recognize that one of the most general distinctions among organisms is between plants, which use sunlight to make their own food, and animals, which consume energy-rich foods.

Food Chain
Forest Ecosystem

LS2.2.S.LS2.6.2.3: Describe the process of photosynthesis and explain that plants can use the food they make immediately or store it for later use.

Cell Energy Cycle
Photosynthesis Lab

LS2.2.S.LS2.6.2.4: Recognize that energy, in the form of heat, is usually a byproduct when one form of energy is converted to another, such as when living organisms transform stored energy to motion.

Energy Conversion in a System
Energy Conversions
Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects

LS2.3: Recycling of Materials

LS2.3.S.LS2.6.3.1: Define a population as all individuals of a species that exist together at a given place and time; and explain that all populations living together in a community, along with the physical factors with which they interact, compose an ecosystem.

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Pond Ecosystem
Rabbit Population by Season

LS2.3.S.LS2.6.3.2: Using food webs, identify and describe the ways in which organisms interact and depend on one another in an ecosystem.

Forest Ecosystem

LS2.3.S.LS2.6.3.3: Explain how insects and various other organisms depend on dead plant and animal matter for food; and describe how this process contributes to the system.

Forest Ecosystem

LS3: Groups of organisms show evidence of change over time (e.g. evolution, natural selection, structures, behaviors, and biochemistry).

LS3.1: Change

LS3.1.S.LS3.6.1.1: Provide examples of how all organisms, including humans, impact their environment; and explain how some changes can be detrimental to other organisms.

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
Pond Ecosystem

LS3.1.S.LS3.6.1.2: Explain how changes in environmental conditions can affect the survival of individual organisms and the entire species.

Natural Selection
Rabbit Population by Season
Rainfall and Bird Beaks - Metric

LS3.3: Natural Selection

LS3.3.S.LS3.6.3.2: Recognize that only organisms that are able to reproduce can pass on their genetic information to the next generation.

Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)

LS5: The growth of scientific knowledge in Life Science has been advanced through the development of technology and is used (alone or in combination with other sciences) to identify, understand and solve local and global issues.

LS5.3: Social Issues (Local and Global), Medical Technology, Biotechnology

LS5.3.A.S.LS5.6.3.3: Recognize that the quality of personal health can be influenced by society and technology.

Human Karyotyping

PS1: All living and nonliving things are composed of matter having characteristic properties that distinguish one substance from another (independent of size/amount of substance).

PS1.1: Composition

PS1.1.S.PS1.6.1.2: Identify elements as substances that contain only one kind of atom; and explain that elements do not break down by normal laboratory reactions, such as heating, exposure to electric current, and reaction to acid.

Element Builder

PS1.1.S.PS1.6.1.3: Recognize that over one hundred elements exist, and identify the periodic table as a tool for organizing the information about them.

Element Builder

PS1.2: Properties

PS1.2.S.PS1.6.2.2: Identify substances by their physical and chemical properties, such as magnetism, conductivity, density, solubility, boiling and melting points.

Circuit Builder
Density Experiment: Slice and Dice
Density Laboratory
Mineral Identification

PS1.2.S.PS1.6.2.3: Differentiate between weight and mass.

Weight and Mass

PS2: Energy is necessary for change to occur in matter. Energy can be stored, transferred and transformed, but cannot be destroyed.

PS2.1: Change

PS2.1.S.PS2.6.1.1: Differentiate between a physical change, such as melting, and a chemical change, such as rusting.

Chemical Changes

PS2.2: Conservation

PS2.2.S.PS2.6.2.1: Describe how mass remains constant in a closed system and provide examples relating to both physical and chemical change.

Chemical Changes
Chemical Equations

PS2.3: Energy

PS2.3.S.PS2.6.3.1: Explain that the pitch of a sound is dependent on the frequency of the vibration producing it.

Hearing: Frequency and Volume
Longitudinal Waves

PS2.3.S.PS2.6.3.2: Explain that sound vibrations move at different speeds, have different wavelengths; and establish wave-like disturbances that emanate from the source.

Longitudinal Waves

PS2.3.S.PS2.6.3.4: Explain that heat energy moves from warmer materials or regions to cooler ones through conduction, convection, and radiation.

Conduction and Convection
Heat Absorption
Heat Transfer by Conduction
Herschel Experiment - Metric

PS3: The motion of an object is affected by force.

PS3.1: Forces

PS3.1.S.PS3.6.1.2: Explain that when a force is applied to an object, it reacts in one of three ways: the object either speeds up, slows down, or goes in a different direction.

Force and Fan Carts
Free-Fall Laboratory

PS3.1.S.PS3.6.1.3: Describe the relationship between the strength of a force on an object and the resulting effect, such as the greater the force, the greater the change in motion.

Force and Fan Carts

PS3.2: Motion

PS3.2.S.PS3.6.2.2: Explain that an object's motion can be tracked and measured over time and that the data can be used to describe its position.

Distance-Time Graphs
Free Fall Tower
Free-Fall Laboratory

PS4: The growth of scientific knowledge in Physical Science has been advanced through the development of technology and is used (alone or in combination with other sciences) to identify, understand and solve local and global issues.

PS4.1: Design Technology

PS4.1.S.PS4.6.1.1: Understand that scientific principles are used in the design of technology.

Pendulum Clock

PS4.3: Social Issues (Local and Global), Energy, Power, and Transportation, Manufacturing

PS4.3.A.S.PS4.6.3.1: Explain how a battery changes chemical energy into electrical energy.

Energy Conversions

Correlation last revised: 1/23/2020

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