I: Students will understand that the shape of Earth and the moon are spherical and that Earth rotates on its axis to produce the appearance of the sun and moon moving through the sky.

I.2: Describe the movement of Earth and the moon and the apparent movement of other bodies through the sky.

I.2.a: Describe the motions of Earth (i.e., the rotation [spinning] of Earth on its axis, the revolution [orbit] of Earth around the sun).

Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun

II: Students will understand that organisms depend on living and nonliving things within their environment.

II.1: Classify living and nonliving things in an environment.

II.1.a: Identify characteristics of living things (i.e., growth, movement, reproduction).

Flower Pollination

II.1.b: Identify characteristics of nonliving things.

Pond Ecosystem

II.2: Describe the interactions between living and nonliving things in a small environment.

II.2.a: Identify living and nonliving things in a small environment (e.g., terrarium, aquarium, flowerbed) composed of living and nonliving things.

Pond Ecosystem

II.2.c: Observe and record the effect of changes (e.g., temperature, amount of water, light) upon the living organisms and nonliving things in a small-scale environment.

Pond Ecosystem

II.2.e: Pose a question about the interaction between living and nonliving things in the environment that could be investigated by observation.

Pond Ecosystem

III: Students will understand the relationship between the force applied to an object and resulting motion of the object.

III.2: Demonstrate that the greater the force applied to an object, the greater the change in speed or direction of the object.

III.2.d: Conduct a simple investigation to show what happens when objects of various weights collide with one another (e.g., marbles, balls).

2D Collisions

IV: Students will understand that objects near Earth are pulled toward Earth by gravity.

IV.1: Demonstrate that gravity is a force.

IV.1.a: Demonstrate that a force is required to overcome gravity.

Free Fall Tower
Gravitational Force
Pith Ball Lab

IV.1.b: Use measurement to demonstrate that heavier objects require more force than lighter ones to overcome gravity.

Weight and Mass

V: Students will understand that the sun is the main source of heat and light for things living on Earth. They will also understand that the motion of rubbing objects together may produce heat.

V.1: Provide evidence showing that the sun is the source of heat and light for Earth.

V.1.d: Identify and discuss as a class some misconceptions about heat sources (e.g., clothes do not produce heat, ice cubes do not give off cold).

Calorimetry Lab
Conduction and Convection
Heat Absorption

Correlation last revised: 5/24/2018

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