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Animal & Plant Life Cycles;INAcademic StandardsFirst Grade1.LS.1Develop representations to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.1
Animals Help Their Babies Survive;INAcademic StandardsSecond Grade2.LS.1Determine patterns and behavior (adaptations) of parents and offspring which help offspring to survive.1
Changing the Shape of Land;INAcademic StandardsSecond Grade2.ESS.3Investigate how wind or water change the shape of the land and design solutions for prevention.1
Classification of Materials; Material Properties and Purposes; Solids, Liquids and Gases;INAcademic StandardsSecond Grade2.PS.1Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.1
Biodiversity of Life on Earth;INAcademic StandardsFirst Grade1.LS.3Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.1
External Animal Parts; External Plant PartsINAcademic StandardsKindergartenK.LS.2Describe and compare the physical features of common living plants and animals.1
External Animal Parts; Parts of a Plant;INAcademic StandardsSecond Grade2.LS.2Compare and contrast details of body plans and structures within the life cycles of plants and animals.1
External Animal Parts; Parts of a Plant; Inspired by Nature (Biomimicry);INAcademic StandardsFirst Grade1.LS.2Develop a model mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs. Explore how those external parts could solve a human problem.1
Habitats;INAcademic StandardsFirst Grade1.LS.4Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants and animals (including humans) and the places they live.1
Habitats;INAcademic StandardsSecond Grade2.LS.3Classify living organisms according to variations in specific physical features (i.e. body coverings, appendages) and describe how those features may provide an advantage for survival in different environments.1
Heating and Cooling;INAcademic StandardsSecond Grade2.PS.3Construct an argument with evidence that some changes caused by heating and cooling can be reversed and some cannot.1
Reducing Our Impact on Earth; Natural Resources;INAcademic StandardsFirst Grade1.ESS.4Develop solutions that could be implemented to reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment.1
Introduction to Light;INAcademic StandardsFirst Grade1.PS.4Make observations to collect evidence and explain that objects can be seen only when illuminated.1
Introduction to Sound;INAcademic StandardsFirst Grade1.PS.3Plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can make materials vibrate.1
Introduction to Weather;INAcademic StandardsKindergartenK.ESS.3Investigate the local weather conditions to describe patterns over time.1
Introduction to Weather;INAcademic StandardsSecond Grade2.ESS.1Record detailed weather observations, including cloud cover, cloud type, and type of precipitation on a daily basis over a period of weeks and correlate observations to the time of year. Chart and graph collected data.1
Introduction to Weather;INAcademic StandardsSecond Grade2.ESS.2Investigate the severe weather of the region and its impact on the community, looking at forecasting to prepare for, and respond to, severe weather.1
Material Properties and Purposes;INAcademic StandardsKindergartenK.PS.2Identify and explain possible uses for an object based on its properties and compare these uses with other students’ ideas.1
Material Properties and Purposes;INAcademic StandardsSecond Grade2.PS.4Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose.1
Natural Resources; Reducing Our Impact on Earth;INAcademic StandardsKindergartenK.ESS.4Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment.1
Oceans, Lakes and Rivers;INAcademic StandardsSecond Grade2.ESS.4Obtain information to identify where water is found on Earth and that it can be solid or liquid.1
Patterns in the Sky;INAcademic StandardsKindergartenK.ESS.2Describe and compare objects seen in the night and day sky, observing that the sun and moon move across the sky.1
Patterns in the Sky;INAcademic StandardsFirst Grade1.ESS.1Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.1
Plant Growth Conditions;INAcademic StandardsFirst Grade1.ESS.2Observe and compare properties of sand, clay, silt, and organic matter. Look for evidence of sand, clay, silt, and organic matter as components of soil samples.1
Plant Growth Conditions;INAcademic StandardsFirst Grade1.ESS.3Observe a variety of soil samples and describe in words and pictures the soil properties in terms of color, particle size and shape, texture, and recognizable living and nonliving items.1
Plants Need Water And Light; Animals Need Food; Living vs. Non-LivingINAcademic StandardsKindergartenK.LS.3Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.1
Plants Need Water And Light; Pollination and Seed Dispersal; Living vs. Non-LivingINAcademic StandardsKindergartenK.LS.1Describe and compare the growth and development of common living plants and animals.1
Pushes and Pulls;INAcademic StandardsKindergartenK.PS.3Plan and conduct an investigation to compare the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object.1
Pushes and Pulls;INAcademic StandardsKindergartenK.PS.4Analyze data to determine if a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object with a push or a pull.1
Solids, Liquids and Gases;INAcademic StandardsFirst Grade1.PS.1Characterize materials as solid, liquid, or gas and investigate their properties, record observations and explain the choices to others based on evidence (i.e., physical properties).1
Solids, Liquids and Gases; Classification of Materials; Material Properties and Purposes;INAcademic StandardsKindergartenK.PS.1Plan and conduct an investigation using all senses to describe and classify different kinds of objects by their composition and physical properties. Explain these choices to others and generate questions about the objects.1
Sunlight Warms the Earth;INAcademic StandardsKindergartenK.ESS.1Make observations to determine the effect of sunlight on Earth’s surface and use tools and materials to design and build a structure to reduce the warming effect on Earth's surface.1
What is Engineering?;INAcademic StandardsKindergartenK-2.E.1Pose questions, make observations, and obtain information about a situation people want to change. Use this data to define a simple problem that can be solved through the construction of a new or improved object or tool.1
What is Engineering?;INAcademic StandardsKindergartenK-2.E.2Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate and investigate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve an identified problem.1
What is Engineering?;INAcademic StandardsKindergartenK-2.E.3Analyze data from the investigation of two objects constructed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.1
What is Engineering?;INAcademic StandardsFirst GradeK-2.E.1Pose questions, make observations, and obtain information about a situation people want to change. Use this data to define a simple problem that can be solved through the construction of a new or improved object or tool.1
What is Engineering?;INAcademic StandardsFirst GradeK-2.E.2Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate and investigate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve an identified problem.1
What is Engineering?;INAcademic StandardsFirst GradeK-2.E.3Analyze data from the investigation of two objects constructed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.1
What is Engineering?;INAcademic StandardsSecond GradeK-2.E.1Pose questions, make observations, and obtain information about a situation people want to change. Use this data to define a simple problem that can be solved through the construction of a new or improved object or tool.1
What is Engineering?;INAcademic StandardsSecond GradeK-2.E.2Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate and investigate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve an identified problem.1
What is Engineering?;INAcademic StandardsSecond GradeK-2.E.3Analyze data from the investigation of two objects constructed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.1
INAcademic StandardsFirst Grade1.PS.2Predict and experiment with methods (sieving, evaporation) to separate solids and liquids based on their physical properties.1
INAcademic StandardsSecond Grade2.PS.2Predict the result of combining solids and liquids in pairs. Mix, observe, gather, record, and discuss evidence of whether the result may have different properties than the original materials.1
Adaptations and the Environment; Structure of Living Things;INAcademic StandardsFourth Grade4.LS.3Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction in different ecosystems.2
Animal Group Behavior;INAcademic StandardsThird Grade3.LS.4Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.2
Balanced & Unbalanced Forces;INAcademic StandardsThird Grade3.PS.1Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.2
Brain Processing of Senses;INAcademic StandardsFifth Grade5.LS.3Use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways.2
Collisions;INAcademic StandardsFourth Grade4.PS.2Investigate the relationship of the speed of an object to the energy of that object.2
Conservation of Matter;INAcademic StandardsFifth Grade5.PS.2Demonstrate that regardless of how parts of an object are assembled the mass of the whole object is identical to the sum of the mass of the parts; however, the volume can differ from the sum of the volumes. (Law of Conservation of Mass)2
Conservation of Matter;INAcademic StandardsFifth Grade5.PS.3Determine if matter has been added or lost by comparing mass when melting, freezing, or dissolving a sample of a substance. (Law of Conservation of Mass)2
Earth’s Orbit and Rotation;INAcademic StandardsFifth Grade5.ESS.2Represent data in graphical displays to reveal patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky.2
Energy Transfer;INAcademic StandardsFourth Grade4.PS.4Describe and investigate the different ways in which energy can be generated and/or converted from one form of energy to another form of energy.2
Energy Transfer;INAcademic StandardsFourth Grade4.PS.5Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.2
Extreme Weather Solutions;INAcademic StandardsThird Grade3.ESS.2Develop solutions that could be implemented to reduce the impact of weather related hazards.2
Fossils & Extinction; Earth's Landscapes;INAcademic StandardsThird Grade3.ESS.4Determine how fossils are formed, discovered, layered over time, and used to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.2
How Do We Use Food; Food Webs;INAcademic StandardsFifth Grade5.LS.1Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.2
Interactions of Earth’s Spheres;INAcademic StandardsFifth Grade5.ESS.4Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact.2
Natural Disasters; Weathering & Erosion;INAcademic StandardsFourth Grade4.ESS.3Describe how geological forces change the shape of the land suddenly and over time.2
Moon & Its Phases;INAcademic StandardsFourth Grade4.ESS.1Investigate how the moon appears to move through the sky and it changes day to day, emphasizing the importance of how the moon impacts the Earth, the rising and setting times, and solar and lunar eclipses.2
Plants Need Water And Light (K-2 Series); Animal & Plant Life Cycles;INAcademic StandardsThird Grade3.LS.2Plan and conduct an investigation to determine the basic needs of plants to grow, develop, and reproduce.2
Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources;INAcademic StandardsFourth Grade4.ESS.2Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment.2
Simple Machines (K-2 Series)INAcademic StandardsThird Grade3.PS.2Identify types of simple machines and their uses. Investigate and build simple machines to understand how they are used.2
Simple Machines (K-2 Series)INAcademic StandardsFourth Grade4.PS.3Investigate how multiple simple machines work together to perform everyday tasks.2
Structure of Living Things;INAcademic StandardsThird Grade3.LS.3Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.2
Variation of Traits;INAcademic StandardsThird Grade3.LS.1Analyze evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms.2
Variation of Traits;INAcademic StandardsFourth Grade4.LS.1Observe, analyze, and interpret how offspring are very much, but not exactly, like their parents or one another. Describe how these differences in physical characteristics among individuals in a population may be advantageous for survival and reproduction.2
Variations of Traits; Adaptations and the Environment; Ecosystems;INAcademic StandardsFourth Grade4.LS.2Use evidence to support the explanation that a change in the environment may result in a plant or animal will survive and reproduce, move to a new location, or die.2
Water Quality & Distribution;INAcademic StandardsFifth Grade5.ESS.3Investigate ways individual communities within the United States protect the Earth’s resources and environment.2
Water Quality & Distribution; Interactions of Earth’s Spheres;INAcademic StandardsFourth Grade4.ESS.4Develop solutions that could be implemented to reduce the impact of humans on the natural environment and the natural environment on humans.2
Wave Properties;INAcademic StandardsThird Grade3.PS.3Generate sound energy using a variety of materials and techniques, and recognize that it passes through solids, liquids, and gases (i.e. air).2
Wave Properties; Introduction to Sound (K-2 Series);INAcademic StandardsThird Grade3.PS.4Investigate and recognize properties of sound that include pitch, loudness (amplitude), and vibration as determined by the physical properties of the object making the sound.2
Weather vs. Climate;INAcademic StandardsThird Grade3.ESS.1Obtain and combine information to determine seasonal weather patterns across the different regions of the United States.2
What Is Engineering? (K-2 Series);INAcademic StandardsThird Grade3-5.E.1Identify a simple problem with the design of an object that reflects a need or a want. Include criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.2
What Is Engineering? (K-2 Series);INAcademic StandardsThird Grade3-5.E.2Construct and compare multiple plausible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.2
What Is Engineering? (K-2 Series);INAcademic StandardsThird Grade3-5.E.3Construct and perform fair investigations in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.2
What Is Engineering? (K-2 Series);INAcademic StandardsFourth Grade3-5.E.1Identify a simple problem with the design of an object that reflects a need or a want. Include criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.2
What Is Engineering? (K-2 Series);INAcademic StandardsFourth Grade3-5.E.2Construct and compare multiple plausible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.2
What Is Engineering? (K-2 Series);INAcademic StandardsFourth Grade3-5.E.3Construct and perform fair investigations in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.2
What Is Engineering? (K-2 Series);INAcademic StandardsFifth Grade3-5.E.1Identify a simple problem with the design of an object that reflects a need or a want. Include criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.2
What Is Engineering? (K-2 Series);INAcademic StandardsFifth Grade3-5.E.2Construct and compare multiple plausible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.2
What Is Engineering? (K-2 Series);INAcademic StandardsFifth Grade3-5.E.3Construct and perform fair investigations in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.2
INAcademic StandardsThird Grade3.ESS.3Observe the detailed characteristics of rocks and minerals. Identify and classify rocks as being composed of different combinations of minerals.2
INAcademic StandardsFourth Grade4.PS.1Investigate transportation systems and devices that operate on or in land, water, air and space and recognize the forces (lift, drag, friction, thrust and gravity) that affect their motion.2
Properties of Matter; Conservation of Matter;INAcademic StandardsFifth Grade5.PS.1Describe and measure the volume and mass of a sample of a given material.2
INAcademic StandardsFifth Grade5.PS.4Describe the difference between weight being dependent on gravity and mass comprised of the amount of matter in a given substance or material.2
INAcademic StandardsFifth Grade5.ESS.1Analyze the scale of our solar system and its components: our solar system includes the sun, moon, seven other planets and their moons, and many other objects like asteroids and comets.2
INAcademic StandardsFifth Grade5.LS.2Observe and classify common Indiana organisms as producers, consumers, decomposers, or predator and prey based on their relationships and interactions with other organisms in their ecosystem.2

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