3.3.7: Biological Sciences
3.3.7.A: Describe the similarities and differences that characterize diverse living things.
3.3.7.A.1: Describe how the structures of living things help them function in unique ways.
3.3.7.A.3: Account for adaptations among organisms that live in a particular environment.
3.3.7.B: Describe the cell as the basic structural and functional unit of living things.
3.3.7.B.1: Identify the levels of organization from cell to organism.
3.3.7.B.3: Explain that cells and organisms have particular structures that underlie their functions.
3.3.7.B.4: Describe and distinguish among cell cycles, reproductive cycles and life cycles.
3.3.7.C: Know that every organism has a set of genetic instructions that determines its inherited traits.
3.3.7.C.1: Identify and explain inheritable characteristics.
3.3.7.C.2: Identify that the gene is the basic unit of inheritance.
3.3.7.C.3: Identify basic patterns of inheritance (e.g., dominance, recessive, co- dominance).
3.3.7.C.4: Describe how traits are inherited.
3.3.7.C.5: Distinguish how different living things reproduce (e.g., vegetative budding, sexual).
3.3.7.C.6: recognize that mutations can alter a gene.
3.3.7.C.7: Describe how selective breeding, natural selection and genetic technologies can change genetic makeup of organisms.
3.3.7.D: Explain basic concepts of natural selection.
3.3.7.D.1: Identify adaptations that allow organisms to survive in their environment.
3.3.7.D.3: know that differences in individuals of the same species may give some advantage in surviving and reproducing.
3.3.7.D.4: recognize that populations of organisms can increase rapidly.
3.3.7.D.5: Describe the role that fossils play in studying the past.
3.3.7.D.6: Explain how biologic extinction is a natural process.
3.4.7: Physical Science, Chemistry and Physics
3.4.7.A: Describe concepts about the structure and properties of matter.
3.4.7.A.1: Identify elements as basic building blocks of matter that cannot be broken down chemically.
3.4.7.A.3: Describe and conduct experiments that identify chemical and physical properties.
3.4.7.A.4: Describe reactants and products of simple chemical reactions.
3.4.7.B: Relate energy sources and transfers to heat and temperature.
3.4.7.B.1: Identify and describe sound changes in moving objects.
3.4.7.B.2: Know that the sun is a major source of energy that emits wavelengths of visible light, infrared and ultraviolet radiation.
3.4.7.B.3: Explain the conversion of one form of energy to another by applying knowledge of each form of energy.
3.4.7.B.4: Explain the parts and functions in an electrical circuit.
3.4.7.C: Identify and explain the principles of force and motion.
3.4.7.C.3: Explain various motions using models.
3.4.7.C.4: Explain how convex and concave mirrors and lens change light images.
3.4.7.C.5: Explain how sound and light travel in waves of differing speeds, sizes and frequencies.
3.4.7.D: Describe essential ideas about the composition and structure of the universe and the earth's place in it.
3.4.7.D.1: Compare various planets’ characteristics.
3.4.7.D.2: Describe basic star types and identify the sun as a star type.
3.4.7.D.4: Identify gravity as the force that keeps planets in orbit around the sun and governs the rest of the movement of the solar system and the universe.
3.5.7: Earth Sciences
3.5.7.A: Describe earth features and processes.
3.5.7.A.2: Describe the processes involved in the creation of geologic features (e.g., folding, faulting, volcanism, sedimentation) and that these processes seen today (e.g., erosion, weathering crustal plate movement) are similar to those in the past.
3.5.7.A.4: Explain how the rock cycle affected rock formations in the state of Pennsylvania.
3.5.7.C: Describe basic elements of meteorology.
3.5.7.C.3: Identify how cloud types, wind directions and barometric pressure changes are associated with weather patterns in different regions of the country.
3.5.7.C.4: Explain and illustrate the processes of cloud formation and precipitation.
3.5.7.C.6: Identify different air masses and global wind patterns and how they relate to the weather patterns in different regions of the U.S.
3.5.7.D: Explain the behavior and impact of the earth's water systems.
3.5.7.D.1: Explain the water cycle using the processes of evaporation and condensation.
3.5.7.D.2: Describe factors that affect evaporation and condensation.
3.5.7.D.3: Distinguish salt from fresh water (e.g., density, electrical conduction).
Correlation last revised: 12/8/2009