LS: Life Science

LS.2: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of living systems using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

LS.2.8.1: Illustrate the hierarchical relationships of cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, and organisms

 Circulatory System
 Digestive System
 Pollination: Flower to Fruit

LS.2.8.2: Identify different types of single-celled organisms:

LS.2.8.2.a: protists

 Paramecium Homeostasis

LS.2.8.6: Compare and contrast characteristics of unicellular organisms and multi-cellular organisms

 Paramecium Homeostasis

LS.3: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of life cycles, reproduction, and heredity using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

LS.3.8.1: Identify and explain why inherited characteristics of living things depend on genes

 Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
 Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)

LS.3.8.2: Differentiate between dominant and recessive traits

 Inheritance
 Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
 Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)

LS.3.8.4: Differentiate among observed inherited traits and acquired traits of plants and animals

 Inheritance

LS.3.8.5: Interpret simple genetic crosses using Punnett Squares

 Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
 Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)

LS.3.8.6: Predict patterns that emerge from simple genetic crosses

 Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)

LS.3.8.7: Conduct investigations demonstrating that the phenotype of a genetic trait is the result of genotype

 Chicken Genetics
 Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
 Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)

LS.3.8.8: Explain how genetic variation within a species is a result of dominant traits and recessive traits

 Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
 Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)

LS.3.8.11: Investigate careers, scientists, and historical breakthroughs related to genetics

 Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
 Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)

LS.3.8.13: Identify basic ideas related to biological evolution:

LS.3.8.13.b: variations within species

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection

LS.3.8.13.c: adaptations

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection

LS.3.8.13.d: natural selection

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection
 Natural Selection
 Rainfall and Bird Beaks

LS.3.8.14: Explain that the fossil record provides evidence of life forms' appearance, diversification, and extinction

 Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

LS.3.8.15: Explain the process of natural selection

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection
 Natural Selection
 Rainfall and Bird Beaks

LS.3.8.16: Identify genetic traits that make organisms more likely to survive and reproduce in a particular environment

 Rainfall and Bird Beaks

LS.3.8.17: Investigate careers, scientists, and historical breakthroughs related to natural selection and the fossil record

 Rainfall and Bird Beaks

LS.4: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of populations and ecosystems using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology.

LS.4.8.1: Analyze the effect of changes in environmental conditions on the survival of individual organisms and entire species

 Natural Selection
 Rabbit Population by Season
 Rainfall and Bird Beaks

PS: Physical Science

PS.5: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of matter, including properties and changes, using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

PS.5.8.2: Explain the structure of atoms

 Element Builder

PS.5.8.3: Determine the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons in an atom

 Element Builder

PS.5.8.4: Create atomic models of common elements

 Element Builder

PS.6: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of motion and forces using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

PS.6.8.1: Model how motion and forces change Earth's surface:

PS.6.8.1.a: compression

 Plate Tectonics

PS.6.8.1.b: tension

 Plate Tectonics

PS.6.8.2: Conduct investigations demonstrating the field force (lines of force) in magnetic fields

 Magnetism

PS.6.8.4: Analyze and compare the relationship between electricity and magnetism

 Electromagnetic Induction
 Magnetic Induction

PS.7: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of energy and transfer of energy using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

PS.7.8.1: Construct open and closed electrical circuits:

PS.7.8.1.a: series circuits

 Circuit Builder
 Circuits

PS.7.8.1.b: parallel circuits

 Circuit Builder
 Circuits

PS.7.8.2: Describe and diagram open and closed series and parallel circuits

 Advanced Circuits
 Circuit Builder
 Circuits

PS.7.8.3: Compare and contrast open and closed series circuits and parallel circuits

 Advanced Circuits
 Circuit Builder
 Circuits

PS.7.8.4: Conduct investigations demonstrating the characteristics of a wave:

PS.7.8.4.a: wavelength

 Ripple Tank

PS.7.8.4.b: frequency

 Ripple Tank

PS.7.8.4.c: speed

 Ripple Tank

PS.7.8.4.d: amplitude

 Ripple Tank

PS.7.8.5: Conduct investigations of longitudinal and transverse waves to determine how they are different

 Longitudinal Waves

PS.7.8.6: Explain how energy is transferred through waves:

PS.7.8.6.a: seismic waves

 Earthquakes 1 - Recording Station

PS.7.8.6.d: electromagnetic waves

 Heat Absorption
 Radiation

PS.7.8.8: Differentiate among reflection, refraction, and absorption of various types of waves

 Heat Absorption
 Radiation
 Ray Tracing (Lenses)
 Ray Tracing (Mirrors)
 Refraction

PS.7.8.12: Conduct investigations demonstrating the separation of white light into its spectrum using refraction

 Basic Prism

PS.7.8.13: Compare ways to transfer information:

PS.7.8.13.b: light

 Heat Absorption
 Radiation

ESS: Earth and Space Science

ESS.8: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of Earth's structure and properties using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

ESS.8.8.1: Analyze the causes and predict the consequences of global warming on the following:

ESS.8.8.1.a: weather

 Greenhouse Effect

ESS.8.8.4: Synthesize and model the result of both constructive and destructive forces on land forms:

ESS.8.8.4.d: crustal deformation

 Plate Tectonics

ESS.8.8.7: Use topographic maps to identify surface features of Earth

 Building Topographic Maps
 Reading Topographic Maps

ESS.8.8.8: Demonstrate an understanding of the agents of erosion:

ESS.8.8.8.e: animals, including humans

 Water Pollution

ESS.8.8.20: Conduct investigations on soil permeability

 Porosity

ESS.9: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of Earth's history using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

ESS.9.8.1: Explain processes that have changed Earth’s surface that have resulted from sudden events (e.g., earthquakes and volcanoes) and gradual changes (e.g., uplift, erosion, and weathering)

 Rock Cycle

ESS.10: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of objects in the universe using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

ESS.10.8.1: Summarize the effects of gravity on bodies in space

 Gravity Pitch

ESS.10.8.2: Identify variables that affect the amount of gravitational force between two objects:

ESS.10.8.2.a: mass of the objects

 Gravitational Force

ESS.10.8.2.b: distance between the objects

 Gravitational Force

ESS.10.8.3: Relate the effects of the moon’s gravitational force on Earth’s ocean tides

 Tides

ESS.10.8.4: Identify the causes of the following:

ESS.10.8.4.a: high tides

 Tides

ESS.10.8.4.b: low tides

 Tides

ESS.10.8.4.c: spring tides

 Tides

ESS.10.8.4.d: neap tides

 Tides

ESS.10.8.9: Investigate careers, scientists, and historical breakthroughs related to gravity, galaxies, and the universe

 Gravity Pitch

Correlation last revised: 1/20/2017

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