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Pushes and Pulls; COAcademic StandardsKindergartenSC.K.1.1.aPushes and pulls can have different strengths and directions, and can change the speed or direction of an object’s motion or start or stop it.1
Sunlight Warms the Earth; COAcademic StandardsKindergartenSC.K.1.2.aSunlight affects the Earth’s surface.1
Living vs. Non-Living Things; Plants Need Water And Light; Animals Need Food; COAcademic StandardsKindergartenSC.K.2.1.aTo live and grow, animals obtain food they need from plants or other animals, and plants need water and light.1
Introduction to Weather; Reducing Our Impact on Earth;COAcademic StandardsKindergartenSC.K.3.1.aPatterns are observed when measuring the local weather, including how humans and other organisms impact their environment.1
Habitats; COAcademic StandardsKindergartenSC.K.3.2.aPlants and animals meet their needs in their habitats and impact one another; people can prepare for severe weather.1
Introduction to Sound; COAcademic StandardsFirst GradeSC.1.1.1.aSound can make matter vibrate and vibrating matter can make sound.1
External Animal Parts; Parts of a Plant; Inspired by Nature (Biomimicry); COAcademic StandardsFirst GradeSC.1.2.1.aAll organisms have external parts that they use to perform daily functions.1
Introduction to Traits; COAcademic StandardsFirst GradeSC.1.2.2.aYoung organisms are very much, but not exactly, like their parents, and also resemble other organisms of the same kind.1
Patterns in the Sky; COAcademic StandardsFirst GradeSC.1.3.1.aPatterns of movement of the sun, moon and stars as seen from Earth can be observed, described and predicted.1
Solids, Liquids and Gases; Material Properties and Purposes; COAcademic StandardsSecond GradeSC.2.1.1.aMatter exists as different substances that have observable different properties.1
Plant Growth Conditions; Pollination and Seed Dispersal; COAcademic StandardsSecond GradeSC.2.2.1.aPlants depend on water and light to grow and on animals for pollination or to move their seeds around.1
Biodiversity of Life on Earth; COAcademic StandardsSecond GradeSC.2.2.2.aA range of different organisms lives in different places.1
Timescale of Earth's Events; COAcademic StandardsSecond GradeSC.2.3.1.aSome events on Earth occur quickly; others can occur very slowly.1
Changing the Shape of Land; COAcademic StandardsSecond GradeSC.2.3.2.aWind and water can change the shape of the land; models can show the shape and these changes to the land.1
Adaptations and the Environment; Ecosystems; COAcademic StandardsThird GradeSC.3.2.5.aSometimes differences in characteristics between individuals of the same species provide advantages in survival and reproduction.2
Animal Group Behavior;COAcademic StandardsThird GradeSC.3.2.2.aBeing part of a group helps animals obtain food, defend themselves and cope with changes.2
Animal & Plant Life Cycles;COAcademic StandardsThird GradeSC.3.2.1.aOrganisms have unique and diverse life cycles.2
Balanced & Unbalanced Forces;COAcademic StandardsThird GradeSC.3.1.1.aPatterns of motion can be used to predict future motion.2
Collisions;COAcademic StandardsFourth GradeSC.4.1.3.aWhen objects collide contact forces transfer so as to change objects’ motion.2
Collisions; Energy Transfer; COAcademic StandardsFourth GradeSC.4.1.1.aThe faster an object moves the more energy it has.2
Conservation of Matter; COAcademic StandardsFifth GradeSC.5.1.2.aChemical Reactions that occur when substances are mixed can be identified by the emergence of substances with different properties; the total mass remains the same.2
Earth’s Orbit and Rotation;COAcademic StandardsFifth GradeSC.5.3.2.aEarth’s orbit and rotation and the orbit of the moon around earth cause observable patterns.2
Earth's Landscapes; Fossils & Extinction; COAcademic StandardsFourth GradeSC.4.3.1.aEarth has changed over time.2
Energy Transfer;COAcademic StandardsFourth GradeSC.4.1.2.aEnergy can be moved from place to place.2
Energy Transfer; COAcademic StandardsFourth GradeSC.4.1.4.aEnergy can be produced, used or released by converting stored energy.2
Extreme Weather Solutions;COAcademic StandardsThird GradeSC.3.3.2.aA variety of weather hazards result from natural process; humans cannot eliminate weather-related hazards but can reduce their impacts.2
Extreme Weather Solutions; Natural Disasters; COAcademic StandardsFourth GradeSC.4.3.5.aA variety of hazards result from natural process; humans cannot eliminate natural hazards but can reduce their impacts’ effect.2
Food Webs;COAcademic StandardsFifth GradeSC.5.2.2.aMatter cycles between air and soil and among plants, animals and microbes as these organisms live and die.2
Fossils & Extinction;COAcademic StandardsThird GradeSC.3.2.4.aSome living organisms resemble organisms that once lived on Earth.2
Gravity Pulls Things Down (K-2 Series)COAcademic StandardsFifth GradeSC.5.1.3.aThe gravitational force of Earth acting on an object near Earth’s surface pulls that object toward the planet’s center.2
How Do We Use Food; COAcademic StandardsFifth GradeSC.5.2.1.aPlants acquire their material from growth chiefly from air and water.2
How Do We Use Food; Food Webs;COAcademic StandardsFifth GradeSC.5.1.4.aThe energy released from food was once energy from the sun.2
Information Transfer; COAcademic StandardsFourth GradeSC.4.1.7.aPatterns can encode, send, receive and decode information.2
Interactions of Earth’s Spheres;COAcademic StandardsFifth GradeSC.5.3.3.aEarth’s major systems interact in multiple ways to affect Earth’s surface materials and processes.2
Light Reflection & Vision; COAcademic StandardsFourth GradeSC.4.1.6.aAn object can be seen when light reflected from its surface enters the eyes.2
Magnets & Static Electricity;COAcademic StandardsThird GradeSC.3.1.2.aObjects in contact exert forces on each other; electric and magnetic forces between a pair of objects do not require contact.2
Magnets & Static Electricity;COAcademic StandardsThird GradeSC.3.1.2.bObjects in contact exert forces on each other; electric and magnetic forces between a pair of objects do not require contact.2
Natural Disasters;COAcademic StandardsFourth GradeSC.4.3.3.aEarth’s physical features occur in patterns.2
Particle Nature of Matter;COAcademic StandardsFifth GradeSC.5.1.1.aMatter exists as particles that are too small to be seen; measurements of a variety of observable properties can be used to identify particular materials.2
Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources; COAcademic StandardsFourth GradeSC.4.3.4.aEnergy and fuels that humans use are derived from natural sources and their use affects the environment in multiple ways.2
Structure of Living Things; Brain Processing of Senses;COAcademic StandardsFourth GradeSC.4.2.1.aOrganisms have both internal and external structures that serve various functions.2
Sun and Other Stars;COAcademic StandardsFifth GradeSC.5.3.1.aStars range greatly in size and distance from Earth, and this can explain their relative brightness.2
Variation of Traits; COAcademic StandardsThird GradeSC.3.2.3.aDifferent organisms vary in how they look and function because they have different inherited information; the environment also affects the traits that an organism develops.2
Water Quality & Distribution; COAcademic StandardsFifth GradeSC.5.3.4.aMost of Earth’s water is in the ocean and much of Earth’s freshwater in glaciers or underground.2
Water Quality & Distribution; Interactions of Earth’s Spheres;COAcademic StandardsFifth GradeSC.5.3.5.aSocietal activities have had major effects on land, ocean, atmosphere and even outer space.2
Wave Properties;COAcademic StandardsFourth GradeSC.4.1.5.aWaves are regular patterns of motion.2
Weather vs. Climate; COAcademic StandardsThird GradeSC.3.3.1.aClimate describes patterns of typical weather conditions over different scales and variations; historical weather patterns can be analyzed.2
Weathering & Erosion;COAcademic StandardsFourth GradeSC.4.3.2.aFour major earth systems interact.2