4: Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student knows how to use a variety of tools and methods to conduct science inquiry.

4.A: The student is expected to: collect, record, and analyze information using tools, including cameras, computers, hand lenses, metric rulers, Celsius thermometers, wind vanes, rain gauges, pan balances, graduated cylinders, beakers, spring scales, hot plates, meter sticks, magnets, collecting nets, notebooks, and Sun, Earth, and Moon system models; timing devices; and materials to support observation of habitats of organisms such as terrariums and aquariums.

Weight and Mass

5: Matter and energy. The student knows that matter has measurable physical properties and those properties determine how matter is classified, changed, and used.

5.A: The student is expected to: measure, test, and record physical properties of matter, including temperature, mass, magnetism, and the ability to sink or float;

Growing Plants
Mineral Identification
Weight and Mass

5.B: The student is expected to: describe and classify samples of matter as solids, liquids, and gases and demonstrate that solids have a definite shape and that liquids and gases take the shape of their container;

Phases of Water

5.C: The student is expected to: predict, observe, and record changes in the state of matter caused by heating or cooling such as ice becoming liquid water, condensation forming on the outside of a glass of ice water, or liquid water being heated to the point of becoming water vapor; and

Phases of Water

6: Force, motion, and energy. The student knows that forces cause change and that energy exists in many forms.

6.A: The student is expected to: explore different forms of energy, including mechanical, light, sound, and thermal in everyday life;

Energy Conversions

8: Earth and space. The student knows there are recognizable patterns in the natural world and among objects in the sky.

8.B: The student is expected to: describe and illustrate the Sun as a star composed of gases that provides light and thermal energy;


8.C: The student is expected to: construct models that demonstrate the relationship of the Sun, Earth, and Moon, including orbits and positions; and

Phases of the Moon

8.D: The student is expected to: identify the planets in Earth's solar system and their position in relation to the Sun.

Solar System

9: Organisms and environments. The student knows and can describe patterns, cycles, systems, and relationships within the environments.

9.B: The student is expected to: identify and describe the flow of energy in a food chain and predict how changes in a food chain affect the ecosystem such as removal of frogs from a pond or bees from a field; and

Prairie Ecosystem

Correlation last revised: 9/24/2019

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