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Pushes and Pulls; LAStudent StandardsKindergartenK-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; LAStudent StandardsKindergartenK-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; LAStudent StandardsKindergartenK-PS3-1Make observations to determine the effect of sunlight on Earth’s surface.1
Sunlight Warms the Earth; LAStudent StandardsKindergartenK-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;LAStudent StandardsKindergartenK-LS-1-1Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.1
Introduction to Weather; LAStudent StandardsKindergartenK-ESS2-1Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time.1
Living Things Change Their Environment; LAStudent StandardsKindergartenK-ESS2-2Construct an argument supported by evidence for how plants and animals (including humans) can change the environment to meet their needs.1
Habitats; LAStudent StandardsKindergartenK-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; LAStudent StandardsKindergartenK-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; LAStudent StandardsKindergartenK-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
Introduction to Sound; LAStudent Standards1st Grade1-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; LAStudent Standards1st Grade1-PS4-2Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that objects can be seen only when illuminated.1
Introduction to Light; LAStudent Standards1st Grade1-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; LAStudent Standards1st Grade1-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); LAStudent Standards1st Grade1-LS1-1Use tools and 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;LAStudent Standards1st Grade1-LS1-2Read grade-appropriate texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive.1
Introduction to Traits; LAStudent Standards1st Grade1-LS3-1Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are similar, but not exactly like, their parents.1
Patterns in the Sky; LAStudent Standards1st Grade1-ESS1-1Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.1
Four Seasons and Day Length; LAStudent Standards1st Grade1-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; LAStudent Standards2nd Grade2-PS1-1Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.1
Material Properties and Purposes; LAStudent Standards2nd Grade2-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?; LAStudent Standards2nd Grade2-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; LAStudent Standards2nd Grade2-PS1-4Construct an argument with evidence that some changes caused by heating or cooling can be reversed and some cannot.1
Plant Growth Conditions; LAStudent Standards2nd Grade2-LS2-1Plan and conduct an investigation to determine if plants need sunlight and water to grow.1
Pollination and Seed Dispersal; LAStudent Standards2nd Grade2-LS2-2Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.1
Biodiversity of Life on Earth; LAStudent Standards2nd Grade2-LS4-1Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.1
Timescale of Earth's Events; LAStudent Standards2nd Grade2-ESS1-1Use information from several sources to provide evidence that Earth events can occur quickly or slowly.1
Changing the Shape of Land; LAStudent Standards2nd Grade2-ESS2-1Compare multiple solutions designed to slow or prevent wind or water from changing the shape of the land.1
Maps of Landforms; LAStudent Standards2nd Grade2-ESS2-2Develop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area.1
Oceans, Lakes and Rivers; LAStudent Standards2nd Grade2-ESS2-3Obtain and communicate information to identify where water is found on Earth and that it can be solid or liquid.1
Animal Group Behavior; LAStudent Standards3rd Grade3-LS2-1Construct and support an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.2
Animal & Plant Life Cycles; LAStudent Standards3rd Grade3-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; LAStudent Standards3rd Grade3-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; LAStudent Standards5th Grade5-PS2-1Support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by the Earth is directed down.2
Brain Processing of Senses; LAStudent Standards4th Grade4-LS1-2Construct an explanation to describe how animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the information in their brains, and respond to the information in different ways.2
Brain Processing of Senses; Human Body Systems; Structure of Living Things; Adaptations and the Environment; LAStudent Standards4th Grade4-LS1-1Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.2
Collisions; LAStudent Standards4th Grade4-PS3-1Use evidence to construct an explanation relating the speed of an object to the energy of that object.2
Collisions; LAStudent Standards4th Grade4-PS3-3Ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in energy that occur when objects collide.2
Conservation of Matter; LAStudent Standards5th Grade5-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 amount of matter is conserved.2
Earth’s Orbit and Rotation; LAStudent Standards5th Grade5-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
Ecosystems; LAStudent Standards3rd Grade3-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; LAStudent Standards3rd Grade3-LS4-3Construct and support 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; LAStudent Standards4th Grade4-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; LAStudent Standards3rd Grade3-ESS3-1Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impact of a weather-related hazard.2
Extreme Weather Solutions; Natural Disasters; LAStudent Standards4th Grade4-ESS3-2Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans.2
Food Webs; LAStudent Standards5th Grade5-LS2-1Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.2
Fossils & Extinction; Earth's Landscapes; LAStudent Standards3rd Grade3-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; LAStudent Standards5th Grade5-LS1-1Ask questions about how air and water affect the growth of plants.2
How Do We Use Food; Food Webs; LAStudent Standards5th Grade5-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
Light Reflection & Vision; LAStudent Standards4th Grade4-PS4-2Develop a model to describe that light reflecting from objects and entering the eye allows objects to be seen.2
Magnets & Static Electricity; LAStudent Standards3rd Grade3-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 Electricity; LAStudent Standards3rd Grade3-PS2-4Define a simple design problem that can be solved by applying scientific ideas about magnets.2
Natural Disasters; LAStudent Standards4th Grade4-ESS2-2Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth’s features.2
Particle Nature of Matter; LAStudent Standards5th Grade5-PS1-1Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.2
Patterns of Motion & Friction; LAStudent Standards3rd Grade3-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; LAStudent Standards5th Grade5-PS1-3Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties.2
Properties of Matter; Chemical vs. Physical Changes; LAStudent Standards5th Grade5-PS1-4Conduct an investigation to determine whether the mixing of two or more substances results in new substances.2
Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources; LAStudent Standards4th Grade4-ESS3-1Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from renewable and non-renewable resources and how their uses affect the environment.2
Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources; Energy Transfer; LAStudent Standards4th Grade4-PS3-4Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.2
Sun and Other Stars; LAStudent Standards5th Grade5-ESS1-1Support an argument that differences in the apparent brightness of the sun compared to other stars is due to their relative distances from the Earth.2
Variation of Traits; LAStudent Standards3rd Grade3-LS3-1Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from their parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms.2
Variation of Traits; LAStudent Standards3rd Grade3-LS3-2Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.2
Variation of Traits; LAStudent Standards3rd Grade3-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 (3-5 Version); Interactions of Earth’s Spheres; LAStudent Standards5th Grade5-ESS2-1Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact.2
Water Quality & Distribution; LAStudent Standards5th Grade5-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; LAStudent Standards5th Grade5-ESS3-1Generate and compare multiple solutions about ways individual communities can use science to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.2
Wave Properties; LAStudent Standards4th Grade4-PS4-1Develop a model of waves to describe patterns in terms of amplitude and wavelength and to show that waves can cause objects to move.2
Weather vs. Climate; LAStudent Standards3rd Grade3-ESS2-1Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.2
Weather vs. Climate; LAStudent Standards3rd Grade3-ESS2-2Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions around the world.2
Weathering & Erosion; Earth's Landscapes; LAStudent Standards4th Grade4-ESS1-1Identify evidence from patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers to support an explanation for changes in landforms over time.2
Weathering & Erosion; Interactions of Earth’s Spheres; LAStudent Standards4th Grade4-ESS2-1Plan and conduct investigations on the effects of water, ice, wind, and vegetation on the relative rate of weathering and erosion.2
Weathering & Erosion; Interactions of Earth’s Spheres; LAStudent Standards4th Grade4-ESS2-3Ask questions that can be investigated and predict reasonable outcomes about how living things affect the physical characteristics of their environment.2
Atoms & Molecules; LAStudent Standards6th Grade6-MS-PS1-1Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.
Newton’s Laws of Motion; LAStudent Standards6th Grade6-MS-PS2-1Apply Newton’s Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects.
Newton’s Laws of Motion; LAStudent Standards6th Grade6-MS-PS2-2Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object.
Electric & Magnetic Fields; LAStudent Standards6th Grade6-MS-PS2-3Ask questions about data to determine the factors that affect the strength of electric and magnetic forces.
Gravitational Forces Between Objects; LAStudent Standards6th Grade6-MS-PS2-4Construct and present arguments using evidence to support the claim that gravitational interactions are attractive and depend on the masses of interacting objects.
Electric & Magnetic Fields; LAStudent Standards6th Grade6-MS-PS2-5Conduct an investigation and evaluate the experimental design to provide evidence that fields exist between objects exerting forces on each other even though the objects are not in contact.
Potential vs. Kinetic Energy; LAStudent Standards6th Grade6-MS-PS3-1Construct and interpret graphical displays of data to describe the relationships of kinetic energy to the mass of an object and to the speed of an object.
Potential vs. Kinetic Energy; LAStudent Standards6th Grade6-MS-PS3-2Develop a model to describe that when the arrangement of objects interacting at a distance changes, different amounts of potential energy are stored in the system.
Wave Reflection, Absorption & Transmittance;LAStudent Standards6th Grade6-MS-PS4-1Use mathematical representations to describe a simple model for waves that includes how the amplitude of a wave is related to the energy in a wave and how the frequency and wavelength change the expression of the wave.
Wave Reflection, Absorption & Transmittance;LAStudent Standards6th Grade6-MS-PS4-2Develop and use a model to describe that waves are refracted, reflected, absorbed, transmitted, or scattered through various materials.
Solar & Lunar Eclipses; LAStudent Standards6th Grade6-MS-ESS1-1Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the reoccurring patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons.
The Solar System; LAStudent Standards6th Grade6-MS-ESS1-2Use a model to describe the role of gravity in the motions within galaxies and the solar system.
The Solar System; LAStudent Standards6th Grade6-MS-ESS1-3Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system.
Human Impacts on the Environment; LAStudent Standards6th Grade6-MS-ESS3-4Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.
Plant & Animal Cells; LAStudent Standards6th Grade6-MS-LS1-1Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells, either one or many different numbers and types.
Plant & Animal Cells; LAStudent Standards6th Grade6-MS-LS1-2Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function.
Competition in Ecosystems; LAStudent Standards6th Grade6-MS-LS2-1Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.
Symbiosis (Interactions Between Organisms); LAStudent Standards6th Grade6-MS-LS2-2Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.
Food Webs: Cycling of Matter & Flow of Energy; LAStudent Standards6th Grade6-MS-LS2-3Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.
Chemical Reactions; LAStudent Standards7th Grade7-MS-PS1-2Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.
Intro to Thermal Energy; LAStudent Standards7th Grade7-MS-PS1-4Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and the state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.
Chemical Reactions; LAStudent Standards7th Grade7-MS-PS1-5Develop and use a model to describe how the total number of atoms does not change in a chemical reaction and thus mass is conserved.
Heat: Transfer of Thermal Energy; LAStudent Standards7th Grade7-MS-PS3-4Plan an investigation to determine the relationships among the energy transferred, the type of matter, the mass, and the change in the average kinetic energy of the particles as measured by the temperature of the sample.
Water Cycle (6-8 Version); LAStudent Standards7th Grade7-MS-ESS2-4Develop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth’s systems driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity.
Air Masses & Weather Fronts; LAStudent Standards7th Grade7-MS-ESS2-5Collect data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses results in changes in weather conditions.
Climate Zones & Ocean Currents; LAStudent Standards7th Grade7-MS-ESS2-6Develop and use a model to describe how unequal heating and rotation of the Earth causes patterns of atmospheric and oceanic circulation that determine regional climates.
Intro to Climate Change; LAStudent Standards7th Grade7-MS-ESS3-5Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.
Multicellular Organisms; LAStudent Standards7th Grade7-MS-LS1-3Use an argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.
Photosynthesis & Respiration;LAStudent Standards7th Grade7-MS-LS1-6Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis and cellular respiration in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms.
Food Webs: Cycling of Matter & Flow of Energy; LAStudent Standards7th Grade7-MS-LS1-7Develop a model to describe how food is rearranged through chemical reactions forming new molecules that support growth and/or release energy as this matter moves through an organism.
Maintaining Biodiversity;LAStudent Standards7th Grade7-MS-LS2-5Undertake a design project that assists in maintaining diversity and ecosystem services.
Competition in Ecosystems; LAStudent Standards7th Grade7-MS-LS2-4Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.
Reproduction of Living Things; LAStudent Standards7th Grade7-MS-LS3-2Develop and use a model to describe why asexual reproduction results in offspring with identical genetic information and sexual reproduction results in offspring with genetic variation.
Natural Selection; LAStudent Standards7th Grade7-MS-LS4-4Construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals’ probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment.
Biotechnology;LAStudent Standards7th Grade7-MS-LS4-5Gather, read, and synthesize information about technologies that have changed the way humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms.
Atoms & Molecules; LAStudent Standards8th Grade8-MS-PS1-1Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.
Synthetic Materials; LAStudent Standards8th Grade8-MS-PS1-3Gather and make sense of information to describe that synthetic materials come from natural resources and impact society.
Intro to Thermal Energy; LAStudent Standards8th Grade8-MS-PS1-6Undertake a design project to construct, test, and modify a device that either releases or absorbs thermal energy by chemical processes.
Heat: Transfer of Thermal Energy; LAStudent Standards8th Grade8-MS-PS3-3Apply scientific principles to design, construct, and test a device that either minimizes or maximizes thermal energy transfer.
Potential vs. Kinetic Energy; LAStudent Standards8th Grade8-MS-PS3-5Construct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when the kinetic energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object.
Rock Layers (Geologic Time); LAStudent Standards8th Grade8-MS-ESS1-4Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence from rock strata for how the geologic time scale is used to organize Earth’s geologic history.
Rocks & Minerals (Including Rock Cycle); LAStudent Standards8th Grade8-MS-ESS2-1Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth’s materials and the flow of energy that drives this process.
Tectonic Plates; LAStudent Standards8th Grade8-MS-ESS2-2Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth’s surface at varying time and spatial scales.
Tectonic Plates; LAStudent Standards8th Grade8-MS-ESS2-3Analyze and interpret data on the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and sea floor structures to provide evidence of the past plate motions.
Natural Resource Distribution; LAStudent Standards8th Grade8-MS-ESS3-1Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how the uneven distributions of Earth’s mineral, energy, and groundwater resources are the result of past and current geoscience processes.
Predicting Natural Disasters; LAStudent Standards8th Grade8-MS-ESS3-2Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects.
Human Impacts on the Environment; LAStudent Standards8th Grade8-MS-ESS3-3Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing human impact on the environment.
Reproduction of Living Things; LAStudent Standards8th Grade8-MS-LS1-4Construct and use argument(s) based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of survival and successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively.
Competition in Ecosystems; LAStudent Standards8th Grade8-MS-LS1-5Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.
Genes & Mutations; LAStudent Standards8th Grade8-MS-LS3-1Develop and use a model to describe why structural changes to genes (mutations) located on chromosomes may affect proteins and may result in harmful, beneficial, or neutral effects to the structure and function of the organism.
The Fossil Record; LAStudent Standards8th Grade8-MS-LS4-1Analyze and interpret data for patterns in the fossil record that document the existence, diversity, extinction, and change of life forms throughout the history of life on Earth under the assumption that natural laws operate today as in the past.
Comparative Anatomy; LAStudent Standards8th Grade8-MS-LS4-2Apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for the anatomical similarities and differences among modern organisms and between modern and fossil organisms to infer evolutionary relationships.
Comparative Anatomy; LAStudent Standards8th Grade8-MS-LS4-3Analyze displays of pictorial data to compare patterns of similarities in the embryological development across multiple species to identify relationships not evident in the fully formed anatomy.
Natural Selection; LAStudent Standards8th Grade8-MS-LS4-6Use mathematical representations to support explanations of how natural selection may lead to increases and decreases of specific traits in populations of species over time.

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