Grade Level and Grade Span Expectations
ESS1.1.S.ESS18.104.22.168: Identify weather patterns by tracking weather related events, such as hurricanes.
ESS1.1.S.ESS22.214.171.124: Describe how clouds affect weather and climate, including precipitation, reflecting light from the sun, and retaining heat energy emitted from the Earth's surface.
ESS1.2.S.ESS126.96.36.199: Differentiate between renewable and non-renewable resources.
ESS1.2.S.ESS188.8.131.52: Identify and distinguish between various landforms using a map and/or digital images.
ESS1.5.S.ESS184.108.40.206: 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.
ESS1.6.S.ESS220.127.116.11: Describe the properties of soil, such as color, texture, capacity to retain water, and its ability to support plant life.
ESS2.1.S.ESS18.104.22.168: 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.
ESS2.1.S.ESS22.214.171.124: 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.
ESS2.2.S.ESS126.96.36.199: Recognize how the tilt of the Earth's axis and the Earth's revolution around the Sun affect seasons and weather patterns.
ESS2.2.S.ESS188.8.131.52: Identify and describe seasonal, daylight and weather patterns as they relate to energy.
ESS4.2.S.ESS184.108.40.206: Employ knowledge of basic weather symbols to read and interpret weather and topographic maps.
ESS4.2.S.ESS220.127.116.11: Read and interpret data from barometers, sling psychrometers and anemometers.
LS1.2.S.LS18.104.22.168: 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.
LS1.2.S.LS22.214.171.124: Explain that the way in which cells function is similar in all organisms.
LS1.2.S.LS126.96.36.199: Recognize that cells use energy obtain from food, to conduct the functions necessary to sustain life, such as cell growth.
LS1.2.S.LS188.8.131.52: 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.
LS1.3.S.LS184.108.40.206: Explain that cells repeatedly divide to make more cells for growth and repair.
LS1.3.S.LS220.127.116.11: Explain that all living things reproduce in order to continue their species.
LS2.1.S.LS18.104.22.168: 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.
LS2.2.S.LS22.214.171.124: Describe how energy is transferred in an ecosystem through food webs; and explain the roles and relationships between producers, consumers and decomposers.
LS2.2.S.LS126.96.36.199: 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.
LS2.2.S.LS188.8.131.52: Describe the process of photosynthesis and explain that plants can use the food they make immediately or store it for later use.
LS2.2.S.LS184.108.40.206: 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.
LS2.3.S.LS220.127.116.11: 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.
LS2.3.S.LS18.104.22.168: Using food webs, identify and describe the ways in which organisms interact and depend on one another in an ecosystem.
LS2.3.S.LS22.214.171.124: 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.
LS3.1.S.LS126.96.36.199: Provide examples of how all organisms, including humans, impact their environment; and explain how some changes can be detrimental to other organisms.
LS3.1.S.LS188.8.131.52: Explain how changes in environmental conditions can affect the survival of individual organisms and the entire species.
LS3.3.S.LS184.108.40.206: Recognize that only organisms that are able to reproduce can pass on their genetic information to the next generation.
LS5.3.A.S.LS220.127.116.11: Recognize that the quality of personal health can be influenced by society and technology.
PS1.1.S.PS18.104.22.168: 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.
PS1.1.S.PS22.214.171.124: Recognize that over one hundred elements exist, and identify the periodic table as a tool for organizing the information about them.
PS1.2.S.PS126.96.36.199: Identify substances by their physical and chemical properties, such as magnetism, conductivity, density, solubility, boiling and melting points.
PS1.2.S.PS188.8.131.52: Differentiate between weight and mass.
PS2.1.S.PS184.108.40.206: Differentiate between a physical change, such as melting, and a chemical change, such as rusting.
PS2.2.S.PS220.127.116.11: Describe how mass remains constant in a closed system and provide examples relating to both physical and chemical change.
PS2.3.S.PS18.104.22.168: Explain that the pitch of a sound is dependent on the frequency of the vibration producing it.
PS2.3.S.PS22.214.171.124: Explain that sound vibrations move at different speeds, have different wavelengths; and establish wave-like disturbances that emanate from the source.
PS2.3.S.PS126.96.36.199: Explain that heat energy moves from warmer materials or regions to cooler ones through conduction, convection, and radiation.
PS3.1.S.PS188.8.131.52: 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.
PS3.1.S.PS184.108.40.206: 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.
PS3.2.S.PS220.127.116.11: Explain that an object's motion can be tracked and measured over time and that the data can be used to describe its position.
PS4.1.S.PS18.104.22.168: Understand that scientific principles are used in the design of technology.
PS4.3.A.S.PS22.214.171.124: Explain how a battery changes chemical energy into electrical energy.
Correlation last revised: 9/24/2019