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NS.1.3.1
Communicate observations orally, in writing, and in graphic organizers:
• T-charts
• pictographs
• Venn diagrams
• bar graphs
• frequency tables
NS.1.3.2
Develop questions that guide scientific inquiry
NS.1.3.3
Conduct scientific investigations individually and in teams:
• lab activities
• field studies
NS.1.3.4
Communicate the results of scientific investigations (e.g., age-appropriate graphs, charts, and writings)
NS.1.3.5
Estimate and measure length, mass, temperature, and elapsed time using
International System of Units (SI)
NS.1.3.6
Collect and analyze measurable empirical evidence as a team and/or as individuals
NS.1.3.7
Make and explain predictions based on prior knowledge
NS.1.3.8
Use simple equipment, age appropriate tools, technology, and mathematics in scientific investigations (e.g., balances, hand lenses, microscopes, rulers, thermometers, calculators, computers)
NS.1.3.9
Apply lab safety rules as they relate to specific science lab activities (see Arkansas Lab Safety Guide)
LS.2.3.1
Classify animals as vertebrates and invertebrates according to their structure
LS.2.3.2
Identify major parts and functions of the following systems:
• respiratory
• muscular
LS.3.3.3
Differentiate among complete metamorphosis, incomplete metamorphosis, and embryonic development
PS.5.3.1
Compare and contrast objects based on two or more properties
PS.5.3.2
Demonstrate physical changes in matter
PS.5.3.3
Determine the mass of solids
PS.5.3.4
Compare and contrast solids and liquids
PS.6.3.1
Identify characteristics of wave motion:
• amplitude
• frequency
PS.6.3.2
Investigate the relationship between sound and wave motion
PS.6.3.3
Determine the impact of the following variables on pitch:
• length
• mass
• tension
• state of matter
PS.7.3.1
Classify materials as those which can reflect, refract, or absorb light
PS.7.3.2
Calculate a change in temperature using the Celsius scale
PS.7.3.3
Identify methods of producing electricity relative to Arkansas:
• hydroelectric
• coal
• oil
• natural gas
• nuclear
• solar
• wind
PS.7.3.4
Differentiate between magnets and non-magnets
PS.7.3.5
Describe the effect of distance on attraction and repulsion
PS.7.3.6
Construct a magnet by the ?Touch/Stroke? method
ESS.8.3.1
Distinguish among Earth's materials:
• rocks
• minerals
• fossils
• soils
ESS.8.3.2
Classify rocks by their properties, including but not limited to
• size
• shape
• color
• texture
• patterns
ESS.8.3.3
Identify the three categories of rocks:
• metamorphic
• igneous
• sedimentary
ESS.8.3.4
Identify the physical properties of minerals:
• hardness
• color
• luster
• streak
ESS.8.3.5
Identify areas in Arkansas that are the main sources of the following minerals:
• bauxite
• novaculite
• quartz crystal
• diamond
• bromine
ESS.8.3.6
Describe the layers of Earth:
• crust
• mantle
• inner core
• outer core
ESS.8.3.7
Identify common uses of rocks and minerals
ESS.8.3.8
Chart precipitation levels over time
ESS.8.3.9
Demonstrate safety procedures related to severe weather
ESS.8.3.10
Construct and read a rain gauge
ESS.9.3.1
Analyze the effect of wind and water on Earth's surface
ESS.10.3.1
Demonstrate how the planets orbit the sun
ESS.10.3.2
Demonstrate the orbit of Earth and its moon around the sun
ESS.10.3.3
Relate Earth's rotation to the day/night cycle