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NS.1.6.1
Verify accuracy of observations
NS.1.6.2
Apply components of experimental design used to produce empirical evidence:
• hypothesis
• replication
• sample size
• appropriate use of control
• use of standardized variables
NS.1.6.3
Compare scientific data using mean, median, mode, and range using SI units
NS.1.6.4
Construct and interpret scientific data using
• data tables/charts
• bar and double bar graphs
• line graphs
• stem and leaf plots
• line graphs
 Vanishing Habitats
NS.1.6.5
Communicate results and conclusions from scientific inquiry
NS.1.6.6
Develop and implement strategies for long-term, accurate data collection
NS.1.6.7
Distinguish between scientific fact and opinion
NS.1.6.8
Explain the role of prediction in the development of a theory
NS.1.6.9
Define and give examples of laws and theories
LS.2.6.1
Observe, describe, and illustrate plant and animal tissues:
• muscle
• blood
• skin
• xylem
• phloem
LS.2.6.2
Illustrate the hierarchical relationships of cells, tissues, and organs
LS.2.6.3
Investigate the functions of tissues
LS.2.6.4
Model and explain the functions of animal organs:
• heart
• lung
• kidneys
• eyes
• ears
• skin
• teeth
LS.2.6.5
Model and explain the function of plant organs:
• leaves
• roots
• stems
• flowers
LS.2.6.6
Dissect organs, including but not limited to
• heart
• eye
• lung
• stem
• root
LS.2.6.7
Describe the relationship between organ function and the following needs of cells:
• oxygen
• food
• water
• waste removal
LS.2.6.8
Investigate careers, scientists, and historical breakthroughs related to tissues and organs
LS.3.6.1
Describe characteristics of plants and animals manipulated through selective breeding
LS.3.6.2
Predict the outcome of selective breeding practices over several generations
LS.3.6.3
Relate the development of Earth's present-day complex species from earlier, distinctly different simpler species
LS.3.6.4
Investigate careers, scientists, and historical breakthroughs related to adaptations and selective breeding
LS.3.6.5
Describe behavioral adaptations of organisms to the environment:
• hibernation
• estivation
• tropism
• territorial behavior
• migration
 Plants Respond to The Environment
LS.3.6.6
Differentiate between innate behaviors:
• migration
• web spinning
• defensive posture
• communication
• imprinting
and learned behaviors:
• speaking a language
• using tools
• hunting skills
LS.3.6.7
Describe the following structural adaptations for survival in the environment:
• coloration
• mimicry
• odor glands
• beaks
• feet
• wings
• fur
• ears
• spines
• teeth
• thorns
• characteristics of seeds
LS.3.6.8
Investigate careers, scientists, and historical breakthroughs related to learned and innate behaviors
LS.4.6.1
Identify environmental conditions that can affect the survival of individual organisms and entire species
 Vanishing Habitats
LS.4.6.2
Conduct simulations demonstrating competition for resources within an ecosystem
LS.4.6.3
Conduct simulations demonstrating natural selection
LS.4.6.4
Analyze natural selection
PS.5.6.1
Identify common examples of chemical properties:
• ability to burn
• ability to produce light
• ability to react with other substances
PS.5.6.2
Compare and contrast characteristics of physical and chemical properties
PS.5.6.3
Conduct investigations using acid/base indicators
PS.5.6.4
Apply skills of scientific investigation to determine density using SI units
PS.5.6.5
Construct a density column using a minimum of four different liquids (e.g., alcohol, colored water, syrup, oil)
 Density: Liquids and Solids
PS.5.6.6
Use a density column to test the density of various solid objects (e.g., piece of candy, cork, candle, paper clip, egg)
 Density: Liquids and Solids
PS.5.6.7
Identify characteristics of chemical changes:
• burning
• production of a new substance
• production of light
• color change
• endothermic and exothermic reactions
• reactivity
PS.5.6.8
Conduct investigations comparing and contrasting physical and chemical changes
PS.5.6.9
Demonstrate the law of the conservation of matter
 Foam On!
PS.5.6.10
Investigate scientists, careers, and historical breakthroughs related to chemical properties and chemical changes
PS.6.6.1
Compare and contrast simple machines and compound machines
PS.6.6.2
Identify and analyze the simple machines that make up a compound machine
PS.6.6.3
Conduct investigations of various forces using SI units (newton)
PS.6.6.4
Recognize and give examples of different types of forces:
• gravitational forces
• magnetic forces
• friction
 Forces of Friction
PS.6.6.5
Understand why objects have weight
PS.6.6.6
Compare and contrast weight and mass
PS.6.6.7
Describe the effects of force:
• move a stationary object
• speed up, slow down or change the direction of motion
• change the shape of objects
PS.6.6.8
Conduct investigations to demonstrate change in direction caused by force
PS.6.6.9
Conduct investigations to calculate the change in speed caused by applying forces to an object
PS.6.6.10
Investigate careers, scientists, and historical breakthroughs related to compound machines and forces
PS.7.6.1
Classify examples of energy forms:
• chemical
• electromagnetic
• mechanical
• thermal
• nuclear
PS.7.6.2
Summarize the application of the law of conservation of energy in real world situations:
• electrical energy into mechanical energy
• electrical energy into heat
• chemical energy into mechanical energy
• chemical energy into light
PS.7.6.3
Conduct investigations demonstrating how energy can be converted from one form to another
PS.7.6.4
Investigate the transfer of energy in real world situations:
• conduction
• convection
• radiation
PS.7.6.5
Investigate careers, scientists, and historical breakthroughs related to energy forms and conversions
ESS.8.6.1
Identify and diagram the layers of the Earth:
• crust
• mantle
• inner and outer core
ESS.8.6.2
Model the layers of the Earth
ESS.8.6.3
Model how convection currents in the mantle affect lithosphere movement
ESS.8.6.4
Conduct investigations to identify the variables within volcanoes that cause different types of eruptions
ESS.8.6.5
Diagram and explain how volcanoes work
ESS.8.6.6
Explain how volcanic activity relates to mountain formation
ESS.8.6.7
Connect short-term changes in climate with volcanic activity
ESS.8.6.8
Compare and contrast the different land forms caused by Earth's internal forces:
• mountains
• plateaus
• trenches
• islands
ESS.8.6.9
Research local, regional, and state landforms created by internal forces in the earth:
• Ozark Plateau
• Crater of Diamonds
• Ouachita Mountains
• New Madrid Fault
ESS.8.6.10
Identify the effects of earthquakes on Earth's surface:
• tsunamis
• floods
• changes in natural and man-made structures
ESS.8.6.11
Investigate and map patterns of earthquake and volcanic activity
ESS.8.6.12
Locate earthquake belts on Earth:
• Mediterranean-Trans-Asiatic
• Circum-Pacific (Ring of Fire)
ESS.8.6.13
Analyze how earthquake occurrences are recorded (seismograph) and measured (Richter scale)
ESS.8.6.14
Model the effect of major geological events on land and ocean features:
• mountain building
• ocean trenches
• island formation
• mid-ocean ridges
ESS.8.6.15
Investigate careers, scientists, and historical breakthroughs related to internal forces that change the Earth
ESS.9.6.1
Research methods of determining geologic time:
• fossil records
• mountain building
• rock sequencing
 Change Over Time
ESS.9.6.2
Model rock layer sequencing based on characteristics of fossils
ESS.9.6.3
Analyze evidence that supports the theory of plate tectonics:
• matching coastlines
• similar rock types
• fossil record
ESS.10.6.1
Explain how planets seem to wander against the background of the stars
ESS.10.6.2
Compare the distance of the following:
• from the sun to Earth (light minutes)
• from the next nearest star to Earth (light years)
ESS.10.6.3
Describe how astronomers measure distance to stars
ESS.10.6.4
Calculate the rate at which we would have to travel to other stars and planets in our solar system using current technology
ESS.10.6.5
Explain the effect of the sun on comets
ESS.10.6.6
Compare and contrast comets, meteors, and asteroids by
• size
• orbits
• nucleus
• mass
ESS.10.6.7
Model moon phases demonstrating the position of Earth, moon, and sun
ESS.10.6.8
Compare and contrast solar eclipse and lunar eclipse
ESS.10.6.9
Investigate careers, scientists, and historical breakthroughs related to the sun and space travel