4: Life Science

4.1: Understand that basic structures in plants and animals serve a function.

4.1.PO 1: Describe the function of the following plant structures:

4.1.PO 1.c: leaves - synthesize food

 Flower Pollination

4.2: Understand the life cycles of plants and animals.

4.2.PO 1: Compare life cycles of various plants (e.g., conifers, flowering plants, ferns).


4.3: Understand the relationships among various organisms and their environment.

4.3.PO 1: Identify the living and nonliving components of an ecosystem.

 Pond Ecosystem

4.3.PO 3: Explain the interrelationships among plants and animals in different environments:

4.3.PO 3.a: producers - plants

 Forest Ecosystem

4.3.PO 3.b: consumers - animals

 Forest Ecosystem

4.3.PO 3.c: decomposers - fungi, insects, bacteria

 Forest Ecosystem

5: Physical Science

5.3: Investigate different forms of energy.

5.3.PO 1: Demonstrate that light can be:

5.3.PO 1.b: refracted (with prisms)

 Basic Prism

5.3.PO 1.c: absorbed (by dark surfaces)

 Color Absorption
 Heat Absorption

5.3.PO 2: Describe how light behaves on striking objects that are:

5.3.PO 2.a: transparent (clear plastic)

 Basic Prism

5.3.PO 3: Demonstrate that vibrating objects produce sound.

 Longitudinal Waves

6: Earth and Space Science

6.1: Identify the basic properties of earth materials.

6.1.PO 2: Describe the different types of rocks and how they are formed:

6.1.PO 2.a: metamorphic

 Rock Cycle

6.1.PO 2.b: igneous

 Rock Cycle

6.1.PO 2.c: sedimentary

 Rock Cycle

Correlation last revised: 4/4/2018

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