Grade Level and Grade Span Expectations
ESS1.1.S.ESS18.104.22.168: Identify and describe the processes of the water cycle and explain their effects on climatic patterns.
ESS1.5.S.ESS22.214.171.124: Explain that the Earth's crust is divided into plates which move at extremely slow rates in response to movements in the mantle.
ESS1.5.S.ESS126.96.36.199: Explain how Earth events, abruptly and over time, can bring about changes on Earth's surface (e.g., landforms, ocean floor, rock features, climate).
ESS1.6.S.ESS188.8.131.52: Describe the processes of the rock cycle.
ESS1.6.S.ESS184.108.40.206: Explain how sediments of sand and smaller particles, which may contain the remains of organisms, are gradually buried and cemented together by dissolved minerals to form solid rock.
ESS1.6.S.ESS220.127.116.11: Using data about a rock's physical characteristics make and support an inference about the rock's history and connection to the rock cycle.
ESS1.7.S.ESS18.104.22.168: Describe how water flows into and through a watershed, falling on the land, collecting in rivers and lakes, soil, and porous layers of rock, until much of it flows back into the ocean.
ESS1.7.S.ESS22.214.171.124: Explain the processes that cause cycling of water into and out of the atmosphere and their connections to our planet's weather patterns.
ESS2.1.S.ESS126.96.36.199: Recognize and describe how the regular and predictable motions of the Earth and Moon account for phenomena, such as the phases of the Moon and eclipses.
ESS2.1.S.ESS188.8.131.52: Explain the temporal or positional relationships between or among the Earth, Sun and Moon (e.g., night/day, seasons, year, tide).
ESS2.3.S.ESS184.108.40.206: Identify the characteristics and movement patterns of the planets in our Solar System and differentiate between them.
ESS2.3.S.ESS220.127.116.11: Explain the affects of gravitational force on the planets and their moons.
ESS2.3.S.ESS18.104.22.168: Compare and contrast planets based on data provided about size, composition, location, orbital movement, atmosphere, or surface features (includes moons).
ESS2.3.S.ESS22.214.171.124: Explain how gravitational force affects objects in the Solar System (e.g., moons, tides, orbits, satellites).
ESS4.1.S.ESS126.96.36.199: Recognize the importance of technology as it relates to science, for purposes such as: access to space and other remote locations, sample collection and treatment, measurement, data collection, and storage, computation, and communication of information.
LS1.1.S.LS188.8.131.52: Describe or compare how different organisms have mechanisms that work in a coordinated way to obtain energy, grow, move, respond, provide defense, enable reproduction, or maintain internal balance (e.g., cells, tissues, organs and systems).
LS1.2.S.LS184.108.40.206: Identify the functions of the human body's systems, including digestion, respiration, reproduction, circulation, excretion, movement, control and coordination and protection from disease; and describe how they interact with one another.
LS1.2.S.LS220.127.116.11: Define a population and describe the factors that can affect it.
LS1.2.S.LS18.104.22.168: Explain relationships between or among the structure and function of the cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems in an organism.
LS1.2.S.LS22.214.171.124: Using data and observations about the biodiversity of an ecosystem, make predictions or draw conclusions about how the diversity contributes to the stability of the ecosystem.
LS1.3.S.LS126.96.36.199: Explain that in sexual reproduction, a single specialized cell from a female merges with a specialized cell from a male in a process called fertilization.
LS2.1.S.LS188.8.131.52: Explain how changes in environmental conditions can affect the survival of individual organisms and an entire species.
LS2.2.S.LS184.108.40.206: Given a scenario, trace the flow of energy through an ecosystem, beginning with the sun, through organisms in the food web, and into the environment (includes photosynthesis and respiration).
LS2.3.S.LS220.127.116.11: Identify autotrophs as producers who may use photosynthesis, and describe this as the basis of the food web.
LS2.3.S.LS18.104.22.168: Explain the process of respiration and differentiate between it and photosynthesis.
LS2.3.S.LS22.214.171.124: Know that all organisms, including humans, are part of, and depend on, two main interconnected global food webs: one which includes microscopic ocean plants, and the other which includes land plants.
LS2.3.S.LS126.96.36.199: Describe how matter is recycled within ecosystems and explain that the total amount of matter remains the same, though its form and location change.
LS2.3.S.LS188.8.131.52: Given an ecosystem, trace how matter cycles among and between organisms and the physical environment (includes water, oxygen, food web, decomposition and recycling, but not carbon cycle nor nitrogen cycle).
LS3.1.S.LS184.108.40.206: Describe the type of impact certain environmental changes, including deforestation, invasive species, increased erosion, and pollution containing toxic substances, could have on local environments.
LS3.2.S.LS220.127.116.11: Describe how the fossil record provides geologic evidence verifying the existence of now extinct life forms, and explains how this evidence provides documented proof of their appearance, diversification and extinction.
LS3.2.S.LS18.104.22.168: Use a model, classification system, or dichotomous key to illustrate, compare, or interpret possible relationships among groups of organisms (e.g., internal and external structures, anatomical features).
LS3.3.S.LS22.214.171.124: Recognize that hereditary information is contained in genes, which are located in the chromosomes of each cell; and explain that inherited traits can be determined by either one or many genes, and that a single gene can influence more than one trait, such as eye and hair color.
LS3.3.S.LS126.96.36.199: Explain how individual organisms with certain traits are more likely than others to survive and have offspring.
LS3.3.S.LS188.8.131.52: Cite examples supporting the concept that certain traits of organisms may provide a survival advantage in a specific environment and therefore, an increased likelihood to produce offspring.
LS4.2.S.LS184.108.40.206: Describe how viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites may affect the human body and provide examples of how they can interfere with normal body function.
LS4.3.S.LS220.127.116.11: Recognize that an organism can be described in terms of a combination of traits; and differentiate between inherited traits and those that result from interactions with the environment.
LS5.1.S.LS18.104.22.168: Explain how technology has influenced the course of history, and provide examples such as those that relate to agriculture, sanitation and medicine.
LS5.2.S.LS22.214.171.124: Recognizes and provide examples of how technology has enhanced the study of life sciences, as in the development of advanced diagnosing equipment improving medicine.
LS5.3.B.S.LS126.96.36.199: Describes ways biotechnology helps humans, including improved health and medicine.
PS1.1.S.PS188.8.131.52: Differentiate between a mixture and a pure substance.
PS1.2.S.PS184.108.40.206: Differentiate between volume and mass and define density.
PS1.2.S.PS220.127.116.11: Investigate the relationships among mass, volume and density.
PS1.2.S.PS18.104.22.168: Given data about characteristic properties of matter (e.g., melting and boiling points, density, solubility), identify, compare, or classify different substances.
PS1.2.S.PS22.214.171.124: Represent or explain the relationship between or among energy, molecular motion, temperature, and states of matter.
PS2.1.S.PS126.96.36.199: Explain that states of matter depend on the arrangement of the molecules and their motion.
PS2.1.S.PS188.8.131.52: Given a real-world example, show that within a system, energy transforms from one form to another (i.e., chemical, heat, electrical, gravitational, light, sound, mechanical).
PS2.2.S.PS184.108.40.206: Explain the law of conservation of energy.
PS2.3.S.PS220.127.116.11: Differentiate between kinetic energy, which is the energy of motion and potential energy, which depends on relative position.
PS2.3.S.PS18.104.22.168: Describe ways light can interact with matter, such as transmission (which includes refraction), absorption, and scattering (which includes reflection).
PS2.3.S.PS22.214.171.124: Use data to draw conclusions about how heat can be transferred (convection, conduction, radiation).
PS3.1.S.PS126.96.36.199: Explain that the force of gravity gets stronger the closer one gets to an object and decreases the further away one gets from it.
PS3.1.S.PS188.8.131.52: Recognize the general concepts related to gravitational force.
PS3.1.S.PS184.108.40.206: Use data to determine or predict the overall (net) effect of multiple forces (e.g., friction, gravitational, magnetic) on the position, speed, and direction of motion of objects.
PS3.2.S.PS220.127.116.11: Explain that an object in motion that is unaffected by a force will continue to move at a constant speed and in a straight line.
PS3.2.S.PS18.104.22.168: Explain how the motion of an object can be described by its position, direction of motion, and speed; and illustrate how that motion can be measured and represented graphically.
PS4.2.S.PS22.214.171.124: Demonstrate appropriate use of tools, such as rulers, calculators, balances, and graduated cylinders to measure and calculate volume and mass.
Correlation last revised: 9/16/2020