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Pushes and Pulls;IACore CurriculumKindergartenK-PS2-1Plan 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;IACore CurriculumKindergartenK-PS2-2Analyze 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
Sunlight Warms the Earth;IACore CurriculumKindergartenK-PS3-1Make observations to determine the effect of sunlight on Earth’s surface.1
Sunlight Warms the Earth;IACore CurriculumKindergartenK-PS3-2Use tools and materials to design and build a structure that will reduce the warming effect of sunlight on an area.1
Plants Need Water And Light; Animals Need Food; Living vs. Non-Living Things;IACore CurriculumKindergartenK-LS1-1Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.1
Introduction to Weather;IACore CurriculumKindergartenK-ESS2-1Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time.1
Living Things Change Their Environment;IACore CurriculumKindergartenK-ESS2-2Construct an argument supported by evidence for how plants and animals (including humans) can change the environment to meet their needs.1
Habitats;IACore CurriculumKindergartenK-ESS3-1Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants or animals (including humans) and the places they live.1
Introduction to Weather;IACore CurriculumKindergartenK-ESS3-2Ask questions to obtain information about the purpose of weather forecasting to prepare for, and respond to, severe weather.1
Reducing Our Impact on Earth; Natural Resources;IACore CurriculumKindergartenK-ESS3-3Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment.1
What is Engineering?;IACore CurriculumKindergartenK-2-ETS1-1Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.1
What is Engineering?;IACore CurriculumKindergartenK-2-ETS1-2Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.1
What is Engineering?;IACore CurriculumKindergartenK-2-ETS1-3Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.1
Introduction to Sound;IACore CurriculumGrade 11-PS4-1Plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can make materials vibrate.1
Introduction to Light;IACore CurriculumGrade 11-PS4-2Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that objects can be seen only when illuminated.1
Introduction to Light;IACore CurriculumGrade 11-PS4-3Plan and conduct an investigation to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light.1
Communication Over Distances;IACore CurriculumGrade 11-PS4-4Use tools and materials to design and build a device that uses light or sound to solve the problem of communicating over a distance.1
Inspired by Nature (Biomimicry);IACore CurriculumGrade 11-LS1-1Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs.1
Animals Help Their Babies Survive;IACore CurriculumGrade 11-LS1-2Read texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive.1
Introduction to Traits;IACore CurriculumGrade 11-LS3-1Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents.1
Patterns in the Sky;IACore CurriculumGrade 11-ESS1-1Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.1
Four Seasons and Day Length;IACore CurriculumGrade 11-ESS1-2Make observations at different times of year to relate the amount of daylight to the time of year.1
Classification of Materials; Material Properties and Purposes; Solids, Liquids and Gases;IACore CurriculumGrade 22-PS1-1Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.1
Material Properties and Purposes;IACore CurriculumGrade 22-PS1-2Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose.1
What is Engineering?;IACore CurriculumGrade 22-PS1-3Make observations to construct an evidence-based account of how an object made of a small set of pieces can be disassembled and made into a new object.1
Heating and Cooling;IACore CurriculumGrade 22-PS1-4Construct an argument with evidence that some changes caused by heating or cooling can be reversed and some cannot.1
Plant Growth Conditions;IACore CurriculumGrade 22-LS2-1Plan and conduct an investigation to determine if plants need sunlight and water to grow.1
Pollination and Seed Dispersal;IACore CurriculumGrade 22-LS2-2Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.1
Biodiversity of Life on Earth;IACore CurriculumGrade 22-LS4-1Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.1
Timescale of Earth's Events;IACore CurriculumGrade 22-ESS1-1Use information from several sources to provide evidence that Earth events can occur quickly or slowly.1
Changing the Shape of Land;IACore CurriculumGrade 22-ESS2-1Compare multiple solutions designed to slow or prevent wind or water from changing the shape of the land.1
Maps of Landforms;IACore CurriculumGrade 22-ESS2-2Develop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area.1
Oceans, Lakes and Rivers;IACore CurriculumGrade 22-ESS2-3Obtain information to identify where water is found on Earth and that it can be solid or liquid.1
Animal Group Behavior;IACore CurriculumGrade 33-LS2-1Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.2
Animal & Plant Life Cycles;IACore CurriculumGrade 33-LS1-1Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.2
Balanced & Unbalanced Forces;IACore CurriculumGrade 33-PS2-1Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.2
Balanced & Unbalanced Forces;IACore CurriculumGrade 55-PS2-1Support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is directed down.2
Brain Processing of Senses;IACore CurriculumGrade 44-LS1-2Use 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
Brain Processing of Senses; Human Body Systems; Structure of Living Things; Adaptations and the Environment;IACore CurriculumGrade 44-LS1-1Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.2
Collisions;IACore CurriculumGrade 44-PS3-1Use evidence to construct an explanation relating the speed of an object to the energy of that object2
Collisions;IACore CurriculumGrade 44-PS3-3Ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in energy that occur when objects collide.2
Conservation of Matter;IACore CurriculumGrade 55-PS1-2Measure and graph quantities to provide evidence that regardless of the type of change that occurs when heating, cooling, or mixing substances, the total weight of matter is conserved.2
Earth’s Orbit and Rotation;IACore CurriculumGrade 55-ESS1-2Represent 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
Earth's Landscapes;IACore CurriculumGrade 44-ESS1-1Identify evidence from patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers to support an explanation for changes in a landscape over time.2
Ecosystems;IACore CurriculumGrade 33-LS4-4Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change.2
Ecosystems; Adaptations and the Environment;IACore CurriculumGrade 33-LS4-3Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.2
Energy Transfer; Wave Properties;IACore CurriculumGrade 44-PS3-2Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.2
Extreme Weather Solutions;IACore CurriculumGrade 33-ESS3-1Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard.2
Extreme Weather Solutions; Natural Disasters;IACore CurriculumGrade 44-ESS3-2Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans2
Food Webs;IACore CurriculumGrade 55-LS2-1Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.2
Fossils & Extinction; Earth's Landscapes;IACore CurriculumGrade 33-LS4-1Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.2
How Do We Use Food;IACore CurriculumGrade 55-LS1-1Support an argument that plants get the materials they need for growth chiefly from air and water.2
How Do We Use Food; Food Webs;IACore CurriculumGrade 55-PS3-1Use models to describe that energy in animals’ food (used for body repair, growth, motion, and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the sun.2
Information Transfer;IACore CurriculumGrade 44-PS4-3Generate and compare multiple solutions that use patterns to transfer information.2
Light Reflection & Vision;IACore CurriculumGrade 44-PS4-2Develop a model to describe that light reflecting from objects and entering the eye allows objects to be seen.2
Magnets & Static Electricty;IACore CurriculumGrade 33-PS2-3Ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other.2
Magnets & Static Electricty;IACore CurriculumGrade 33-PS2-4Define a simple design problem that can be solved by applying scientific ideas about magnets.2
Natural Disasters;IACore CurriculumGrade 44-ESS2-2Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth’s features.2
Particle Nature of Matter;IACore CurriculumGrade 55-PS1-1Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.2
Patterns of Motion & Friction;IACore CurriculumGrade 33-PS2-2Make observations and/or measurements of an object’s motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.2
Properties of Matter;IACore CurriculumGrade 55-PS1-3Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties.2
Properties of Matter; Chemical vs. Physical Changes;IACore CurriculumGrade 55-PS1-4Conduct an investigation to determine whether the mixing of two or more substances results in new substances.2
Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources;IACore CurriculumGrade 44-ESS3-1Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment.2
Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources; Energy Transfer;IACore CurriculumGrade 44-PS3-4Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.2
Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources; Extreme Weather Solutions; Natural Disasters; What Is Science?;IACore CurriculumGrades 3-5 Engineering Design3-5-ETS1-1Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.2
Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources; Extreme Weather Solutions; Natural Disasters; What Is Science?;IACore CurriculumGrades 3-5 Engineering Design3-5-ETS1-2Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.2
Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources; Extreme Weather Solutions; Natural Disasters; What Is Science?;IACore CurriculumGrades 3-5 Engineering Design3-5-ETS1-3Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.2
Sun and Other Stars;IACore CurriculumGrade 55-ESS1-1Support an argument that differences in the apparent brightness of the sun compared to other stars is due to their relative distances from Earth.2
Variation of Traits;IACore CurriculumGrade 33-LS3-1Analyze and interpret data to provide 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;IACore CurriculumGrade 33-LS3-2Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.2
Variation of Traits;IACore CurriculumGrade 33-LS4-2Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing.2
Water Cycle; Interactions of Earth’s Spheres;IACore CurriculumGrade 55-ESS2-1Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact.2
Water Quality & Distribution;IACore CurriculumGrade 55-ESS2-2Describe and graph the amounts and percentages of water and fresh water in various reservoirs to provide evidence about the distribution of water on Earth.2
Water Quality & Distribution; Interactions of Earth’s Spheres;IACore CurriculumGrade 55-ESS3-1Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.2
Wave Properties;IACore CurriculumGrade 44-PS4-1Develop a model of waves to describe patterns in terms of amplitude and wavelength and that waves can cause objects to move.2
Weather vs. Climate;IACore CurriculumGrade 33-ESS2-1Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.2
Weather vs. Climate;IACore CurriculumGrade 33-ESS2-2Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world.2
Weathering & Erosion; Interactions of Earth’s Spheres;IACore CurriculumGrade 44-ESS2-1Make observations and/or measurements to provide evidence of the effects of weathering or the rate of erosion by water, ice, wind, or vegetation.2

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