Voluntary State Curriculum
2.A.4: Differentiate among sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks based upon the processes by which they are formed.
2.A.4.a: Identify and describe the processes that form sedimentary rock.
2.A.4.b: Identify and describe the processes that form igneous rocks
2.A.4.b.1: Volcanic eruptions
2.A.4.b.2: Igneous intrusions
2.A.4.c: Identify and describe the processes that form metamophic rocks.
2.A.4.d: Cite features that can be used as evidence to distinguish among the three types of rocks and relate these features to the processes that form each rock type.
2.A.4.e: Describe the processes that change one form of rock into another (rock cycle).
2.C.1: Recognize and describe the internal and external structure of the Earth.
2.C.1.c: Identify and describe the Earth?s crust.
2.C.1.c.1: The solid crust consists of separate plates
2.C.1.c.3: The plates interact with one another as a result of plate motion.
2.C.2: Recognize and explain how major geologic events are a result of the movement of Earth?s crustal plates.
2.C.2.a: Recognize and describe the evidence for plate movement.
2.C.2.a.3: Ocean rifts, seafloor spreading
2.C.2.a.4: Global patterns of earthquakes and volcanoes
2.C.2.b: Recognize and explain that major geologic events (earthquakes, volcanic activity, sea floor spreading) occur along crustal plate boundaries.
2.D.1: Recognize that objects of our solar system are interrelated.
2.D.1.c: Identify and describe the general pattern of movement of all objects in our solar system.
2.D.1.d: Recognize that the pull of gravity causes the pattern of motion of celestial objects.
3.D.1: Explain that in any particular environment, the growth and survival of organisms and species depend on the physical conditions.
3.D.1.c: Explain that in any particular environment individual organisms with certain traits are more likely than others to survive and have offspring.
3.D.1.e: Describe ways in which changes in environmental conditions can affect the survival of individual organisms and entire species.
3.F.1: Give reasons supporting the fact that the number of organisms an environment can support depends on the physical conditions and resources available.
3.F.1.a: Explain that populations increase or decrease relative to the availability of resources and the conditions of the environment.
3.F.1.b: Identify and describe factors that could limit populations within any environment, such as disease, introduction of a nonnative species, depletion of resources, etc.
4.C.1: Provide evidence and examples illustrating that many substances can exist as a solid, liquid, or gas depending on temperature.
4.C.1.a: Use evidence from investigations to describe the effect that adding heat energy to different types of matter has on changing matter from one state to another.
4.C.1.b: Based on data from investigations describe the effect that removing heat energy from different types of matter has on changing matter from one state to another.
4.C.1.c: Analyze data gathered and formulate a conclusion on the effects of temperature change on most substances.
5.C.2: Cite evidence supporting that electrical energy can be produced from a variety of energy sources and can itself be transformed into almost any other form of energy.
5.C.2.a: Research and identify various energy sources and the energy transforming devices used to produce electrical energy
5.C.2.a.1: Wind (generators, wind mills)
5.C.2.a.2: Sun (solar cells)
5.C.2.a.4: Fossil fuels (engines)
5.C.2.b: Cite examples that demonstrate the transformation of electrical energy into other forms of energy.
5.C.2.c: Investigate and describe that some materials allow the quick, convenient, and safe transfer of electricity (conductors), while others prevent the transfer of electricity (insulators).
5.C.2.d: Identify and describe the energy transformations in simple electric circuits.
5.C.3: Identify and describe magnetic fields and their relationship to electric current.
5.C.3.a: Investigate and describe the magnetic fields surrounding various types of magnets using materials, such as iron filings and small comapasses.
5.C.3.a.1: A single bar magnet
5.C.3.a.2: Two bar magnets with like poles facing
5.C.3.a.3: Two bar magnets with opposite poles facing
5.C.3.a.4: A horseshoe magnet
5.D.1: Identify and describe the relationships among the various properties of waves.
5.D.1.a: Cite examples to show that waves transfer energy from one place to another.
5.D.1.a.3: Earthquake waves
5.D.1.b: Measure and describe the wavelength, frequency, and amplitude of waves using:
5.D.2: Provide evidence to demonstrate the relationship among the properties of waves using sound.
5.D.2.a: Investigate and describe that the pitch of sounds can be varied by changing the rate of vibration.
5.D.2.b: Identify and describe the relationship among frequency, wavelength, and pitch.
5.D.3: Investigate and cite the rules that govern behaviors of light.
5.D.3.a: Based on data generalize the law of reflection.
5.D.3.c: Based on observations predict the change in the direction (refraction) of light as it travels from one material to another.
5.D.3.d: Cite evidence that the amount of light energy absorbed or reflected depends on the color of the object illuminated.
6.A.1: Recognize and compare how different parts of the world have varying amounts and types of natural resources and how the use of those resources impacts environmental quality.
6.A.1.c: Identify and describe how the natural change processes may be affected by human activities.
6.B.1: Recognize and explain that humancaused changes have consequences for Maryland?s environment as well as for other places and future times.
6.B.1.a: Identify and describe a range of local issues that have an impact on people in other places.
6.B.1.c: Identify and describe that ecosystems can be impacted by human activities.
6.B.1.c.2: Resource acquisition and use
6.B.1.c.3: Land use decisions (agriculture, mining, and development)
Correlation last revised: 1/19/2015