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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
Rocks & Minerals (Including Rock Cycle);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
Gravitational Forces Between Objects;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
The Solar System;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
Food Webs; Food Webs: Cycling of Matter & Flow of Energy;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
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 & 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
Animal Group Behavior; INAcademic StandardsThird Grade3.LS.4Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.2
Animals Help Their Babies Survive; INAcademic StandardsSecond Grade2.LS.1Determine patterns and behavior (adaptations) of parents and offspring which help offspring to survive.1
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Natural Disasters; Weathering & Erosion; INAcademic StandardsFourth Grade4.ESS.3Describe how geological forces change the shape of the land suddenly and over time.2
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 (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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Gravitational Forces Between Objects;INAcademic StandardsSixth Grade6.ESS.1Describe the role of gravity and inertia in maintaining the regular and predictable motion of celestial bodies.
Causes of Seasons; Solar & Lunar Eclipses;INAcademic StandardsSixth Grade6.ESS.2Design models to describe how Earth's rotation, revolution, tilt, and interaction with the sun and moon cause seasons, tides, changes in daylight hours, eclipses, and phases of the moon.
The Solar System;INAcademic StandardsSixth Grade6.ESS.3Compare and contrast the Earth, its moon, and other planets in the solar system, including comets and asteroids. (Comparisons should be made in regard to size, surface features, atmospheric characteristics, and the ability to support life.)
INAcademic StandardsSixth Grade6.LS.1Investigate and describe how homeostasis is maintained as living things seek out their basic needs of food, water, shelter, space, and air.
Photosynthesis & Respiration;INAcademic StandardsSixth Grade6.LS.2Describe the role of photosynthesis in the flow of energy in food chains, energy pyramids, and food webs. Create diagrams to show how the energy in animals' food used for bodily processes was once energy from the sun.
Symbiosis (Interactions Between Organisms);INAcademic StandardsSixth Grade6.LS.3Describe specific relationships (predator/prey, consumer/producer, parasite/host) and symbiotic relationships between organisms. Construct an explanation that predicts why patterns of interactions develop between organisms in an ecosystem.
Competition in Ecosystems;INAcademic StandardsSixth Grade6.LS.4Investigate and use data to explain how changes in biotic and abiotic components in a given habitat can be beneficial or detrimental to native plants and animals.
Competition in Ecosystems;INAcademic StandardsSixth Grade6.LS.5Research invasive species and discuss their impact on ecosystems.
INAcademic StandardsSixth Grade6.PS.1Distinguish between the terms position, distance, and displacement, as well as the terms speed and velocity.
INAcademic StandardsSixth Grade6.PS.2Describe the motion of an object graphically showing the relationship between time and position.
Potential vs. Kinetic Energy;INAcademic StandardsSixth Grade6.PS.3Describe how potential and kinetic energy can be transferred from one form to another.
Wave Reflection, Absorption & TransmittanceINAcademic StandardsSixth Grade6.PS.4Investigate the properties of light, sound, and other energy waves and how they are reflected, absorbed, and transmitted through materials and space.
Engineering Design Process;INAcademic StandardsGrades 6-86-8.E.1Identify the criteria and constraints of a design to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
Engineering Design Process;INAcademic StandardsGrades 6-86-8.E.2Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to identify how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
Engineering Design Process;INAcademic StandardsGrades 6-86-8.E.3Analyze data from investigations to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.
Engineering Design Process;INAcademic StandardsGrades 6-86-8.E.4Develop a prototype to generate data for repeated investigations and modify a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.
Rocks & Minerals (Including Rock Cycle);INAcademic StandardsSeventh Grade7.ESS.1Identify and investigate the properties of minerals. Identify and classify a variety of rocks based on physical characteristics from their origin, and explain how they are related using the rock cycle. (i.e. Sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks)
The Fossil Record; Rock Layers (Geologic Time);INAcademic StandardsSeventh Grade7.ESS.2Construct a model or scale drawing (digitally or on paper), based on evidence from rock strata and fossil records, for how the geologic time scale is used to organize Earth’s 4.6 billion-year-old history.
Tectonic Plates;INAcademic StandardsSeventh Grade7.ESS.3Using simulations or demonstrations, explain continental drift theory and how lithospheric (tectonic) plates have been and still are in constant motion resulting in the creation of landforms on the Earth's surface over time.
INAcademic StandardsSeventh Grade7.ESS.4Construct an explanation, based on evidence found in and around Indiana, for how large scale physical processes, such as Karst topography and glaciation, have shaped the land.
Tectonic Plates;INAcademic StandardsSeventh Grade7.ESS.5Construct a model, diagram, or scale drawing of the interior layers of the Earth. Identify and compare the compositional (chemical) layers to the mechanical (physical) layers of the Earth’s interior including magnetic properties.
Synthetic Materials;INAcademic StandardsSeventh Grade7.ESS.6Research common synthetic materials (i.e. plastics, composites, polyester, and alloys) to gain an understanding that synthetic materials do come from natural resources and have an impact on society.
Human Impacts on the Environment;INAcademic StandardsSeventh Grade7.ESS.7Describe the positive and negative environmental impacts of obtaining and utilizing various renewable and nonrenewable energy resources in Indiana. Determine which energy resources are the most beneficial and efficient.
Bacteria & Viruses; Plant & Animal Cells;INAcademic StandardsSeventh Grade7.LS.1Investigate and observe cells in living organisms and collect evidence showing that living things are made of cells. Compare and provide examples of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms. Identify the characteristics of living things.
Multicellular Organisms;INAcademic StandardsSeventh Grade7.LS.2Create a model to show how the cells in multicellular organisms repeatedly divide to make more cells for growth and repair as a result of mitosis. Explain how mitosis is related to cancer.
Multicellular Organisms;INAcademic StandardsSeventh Grade7.LS.3Explain how cells develop through differentiation into specialized tissues and organs in multicellular organisms.
Multicellular Organisms;INAcademic StandardsSeventh Grade7.LS.4Research and describe the functions and relationships between various cell types, tissues, and organs in the immune system, circulatory system and digestive system of the human body.
Plant & Animal Cells;INAcademic StandardsSeventh Grade7.LS.5Compare and contrast the form and function of the organelles found in plant and animal cells.
Atoms & Molecules;INAcademic StandardsSeventh Grade7.PS.1Draw, construct models, or use animations to differentiate between atoms, elements, molecules, and compounds.
Intro to Thermal Energy;INAcademic StandardsSeventh Grade7.PS.2Describe the properties of solids, liquids, and gases. Develop models that predict and describe changes in particle motion, density, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.
Chemical Reactions;INAcademic StandardsSeventh Grade7.PS.3Investigate the Law of Conservation of Mass by measuring and comparing the mass of a substance before and after a change of state.
Newton’s Laws of Motion;INAcademic StandardsSeventh Grade7.PS.4Investigate Newton’s first law of motion (Law of Inertia) and how different forces (gravity, friction, push and pull) affect the velocity of an object.
Newton’s Laws of Motion;INAcademic StandardsSeventh Grade7.PS.5Investigate Newton’s second law of motion to show the relationship among force, mass and acceleration.
Newton’s Laws of Motion;INAcademic StandardsSeventh Grade7.PS.6Investigate Newton’s third law of motion to show the relationship between action and reaction forces.
Newton’s Laws of Motion;INAcademic StandardsSeventh Grade7.PS.7Construct a device that uses one or more of Newton’s laws of motion. Explain how motion, acceleration, force, and mass are affecting the device.
INAcademic StandardsSeventh Grade7.PS.8Investigate a process in which energy is transferred from one form to another and provide evidence that the total amount of energy does not change during the transfer when the system is closed. (Law of conservation of energy)
Heat: Transfer of Thermal Energy;INAcademic StandardsSeventh Grade7.PS.9Compare and contrast the three types of heat transfer: radiation, convection, and conduction.
Intro to Climate Change;INAcademic StandardsEighth Grade8.ESS.1Research global temperatures over the past century. Compare and contrast data in relation to the theory of climate change.
Water Cycle (6-8 Version);INAcademic StandardsEighth Grade8.ESS.2Create a diagram or carry out a simulation to describe how water is cycled through the earth's crust, atmosphere and oceans. Explain how the water cycle is driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity.
Human Impacts on the Environment;INAcademic StandardsEighth Grade8.ESS.3Research how human consumption of finite natural resources (i.e. coal, oil, natural gas, and clean water) and human activities have had an impact on the environment (i.e. causes of air, water, soil, light, and noise pollution).
Reproduction of Living Things;INAcademic StandardsEighth Grade8.LS.1Compare and contrast the transmission of genetic information in sexual and asexual reproduction. Research organisms that undergo these two types of reproduction.
Biotechnology;INAcademic StandardsEighth Grade8.LS.10Gather and synthesize information about how humans alter organisms genetically through a variety of methods.
Bacteria & Viruses;INAcademic StandardsEighth Grade8.LS.11Investigate how viruses and bacteria affect the human body.
Reproduction of Living Things;INAcademic StandardsEighth Grade8.LS.2Demonstrate how genetic information is transmitted from parent to offspring through chromosomes via the process of meiosis. Explain how living things grow and develop.
Reproduction of Living Things;INAcademic StandardsEighth Grade8.LS.3Create and analyze Punnett squares to calculate the probability of specific traits being passed from parents to offspring using different patterns of inheritance.
INAcademic StandardsEighth Grade8.LS.4Differentiate between and provide examples of acquired and genetically inherited traits.
Natural Selection;INAcademic StandardsEighth Grade8.LS.5Explain how factors affecting natural selection (competition, genetic variations, environmental changes, and overproduction) increase or decrease a species’ ability to survive and reproduce.
Genes & Mutations;INAcademic StandardsEighth Grade8.LS.6Create models to show how the structures of chromatin, chromosomes, chromatids, genes, alleles and deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) molecules are related and differ.
Classification of Living Things;INAcademic StandardsEighth Grade8.LS.7Recognize organisms are classified into taxonomic levels according to shared characteristics. Explain how an organism’s scientific name correlates to these shared characteristics.
Comparative Anatomy;INAcademic StandardsEighth Grade8.LS.8Explore and predict the evolutionary relationships between species looking at the anatomical differences among modern organisms and fossil organisms.
Natural Selection;INAcademic StandardsEighth Grade8.LS.9Examine traits of individuals within a species that may give them an advantage or disadvantage to survive and reproduce in stable or changing environment.
Properties of Elements;INAcademic StandardsEighth Grade8.PS.1Create models to represent the arrangement and charges of subatomic particles in an atom (protons, neutrons and electrons). Understand the significance that the currently 118 known chemical elements combine to form all the matter in the universe.
Atoms & Molecules;INAcademic StandardsEighth Grade8.PS.2Illustrate with diagrams (drawings) how atoms are arranged in simple molecules. Distinguish between atoms, elements, molecules, and compounds.
Properties of Elements;INAcademic StandardsEighth Grade8.PS.3Use basic information provided for an element (atomic mass, atomic number, symbol, and name) to determine its place on the Periodic Table. Use this information to find the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons in an atom.
Properties of Elements;INAcademic StandardsEighth Grade8.PS.4Identify organizational patterns (radius, atomic number, atomic mass, properties and radioactivity) on the Periodic Table.
Properties of Elements;INAcademic StandardsEighth Grade8.PS.5Investigate the property of density and provide evidence that properties, such as density, do not change for a pure substance.
Chemical Reactions;INAcademic StandardsEighth Grade8.PS.6Compare and contrast physical change vs. chemical change. Analyze the properties of substances before and after substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.
Chemical Reactions;INAcademic StandardsEighth Grade8.PS.7Balance chemical equations to show how the total number of atoms for each element does not change in chemical reactions and as a result, mass is always conserved in a closed system. (Law of Conservation of Mass.)

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