Academic Content Standards
1.A.1: Describe how night and day are caused by Earth's rotation.
1.A.2: Explain that Earth is one of several planets to orbit the Sun, and that the Moon orbits Earth.
1.A.3: Describe the characteristics of Earth and its orbit about the Sun (e.g., three-fourths of the Earth's surface covered by a layer of water [some of it frozen], the entire planet surrounded by a thin blanket of air, elliptical orbit, tilted axis, and spherical planet).
2.B.1: Describe the role of producers in the transfer of energy entering ecosystems as sunlight to chemical energy through photosynthesis.
2.B.2: Explain how almost all kinds of animals' food can be traced back to plants.
2.B.3: Trace the organization of simple food chains and food webs (e.g., producers, herbivores, carnivores, omnivores and decomposers).
2.C.4: Summarize that organisms can survive only in ecosystems in which their needs can be met (e.g., food, water, shelter, air, carrying capacity and waste disposal). The world has different ecosystems and distinct ecosystems support the lives of different types of organisms.
2.C.6: Analyze how organisms, including humans, cause changes in their ecosystems and how these changes can be beneficial, neutral or detrimental (e.g., beaver ponds, earthworm burrows, grasshoppers eating all plants, people planting and cutting trees, and people introducing a new species).
3.D.2: Trace how thermal energy can transfer from one object to another by conduction.
3.E.3: Describe that electrical current in a circuit can produce thermal energy, light, sound and/or magnetic forces.
3.E.4: Trace how electrical current travels by creating a simple electric circuit that will light a bulb.
3.F.5: Explore and summarize observations of the transmission, bending (refraction) and reflection of light.
4.A.1: Investigate positive and negative impacts of human activity and technology on the environment.
Correlation last revised: 8/29/2016