D1: Students describe the positions and apparent motions of different objects in and beyond our solar system and how these objects can be viewed from Earth.

D1.a: Show the locations of the sun, Earth, moon, and planets and their orbits.

 Comparing Earth and Venus
 Gravity Pitch
 Orbital Motion - Kepler's Laws
 Solar System

D2: Students describe the properties of Earth's surface materials, the processes that change them, and cycles that affect the Earth.

D2.a: Explain the effects of the rotation of Earth on the day/night cycle, and how that cycle affects local temperature.

 Seasons Around the World
 Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun

D2.b: Describe the various forms water takes in the air and how that relates to weather.

 Water Cycle

D2.e: Recognize that the sun is the source of Earth's surface heat and light energy.

 Seasons Around the World

D3: Students describe properties of objects and materials before and after they undergo a change or interaction.

D3.f: Explain that the properties of a material may change but the total amount of material remains the same.

 Chemical Changes

D4: Students summarize how various forces affect the motion of objects.

D4.a: Predict the effect of a given force on the motion of an object.

 Force and Fan Carts

D4.b: Describe how fast things move by how long it takes them to go a certain distance.

 Free Fall Tower
 Measuring Motion

D4.c: Describe the path of an object.

 Distance-Time Graphs
 Free Fall Tower

D4.d: Give examples of how gravity, magnets, and electrically charged materials push and pull objects.

 Charge Launcher

E2: Students describe ways organisms depend upon, interact within, and change the living and non-living environment as well as ways the environment affects organisms.

E2.a: Explain how changes in an organism's habitat can influence its survival.

 Rabbit Population by Season

E2.d: Explain how the food of most animals can be traced back to plants and how animals use food for energy and repair.

 Prairie Ecosystem

E4: Students describe characteristics of organisms, and the reasons why organisms differ from or are similar to their parents.

E4.a: Name some likenesses between children and parents that are inherited, and some that are not.


E4.b: Explain that in order for offspring to look like their parents, information related to inherited likenesses must be handed from parents to offspring in a reliable manner.


E5: Students describe the fossil evidence and present explanations that help us understand why there are differences among and between present and past organisms.

E5.a: Explain advantages and disadvantages gained when some individuals of the same kind are different in their characteristics and behavior.

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection

Correlation last revised: 4/4/2018

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