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Animal & Plant Life Cycles;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 11.4.3.1.1Demonstrate an understanding that animals pass through life cycles that include a beginning, development into adults, reproduction and eventually death.1
Animal & Plant Life Cycles;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 11.4.3.1.2Recognize that animals pass through the same life cycle stages as their parents.1
Animal & Plant Life Cycles;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 22.4.3.1.1Describe the characteristics of plants at different stages of their life cycles.1
Animals Need Food; Living vs. Non-Living Things;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 11.4.2.1.1Recognize that animals need space, water, food, shelter and air.1
Classification of Materials;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 11.3.1.3.1Group or classify rocks in terms of color, shape and size.1
Classification of Materials;MNAcademic StandardsKindergarten0.2.1.1.1Sort objects in terms of color, size, shape, and texture, and communicate reasoning for the sorting system.1
Classification of Materials; Living vs. Non-Living Things;MNAcademic StandardsKindergarten0.1.2.1.1Sort objects into two groups: those that are found in nature and those that are human made.1
Classification of Materials; Material Properties and Purposes;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 22.2.1.1.1Describe objects in terms of color, size, shape, weight, texture, flexibility, strength and the types of materials in the object.1
Parts of a Plant; External Animal Parts;MNAcademic StandardsKindergarten0.4.1.1.1Observe and compare plants and animals.1
Parts of a Plant; External Animal Parts;MNAcademic StandardsKindergarten0.4.1.1.2Identify the external parts of a variety of plants and animals including humans.1
Gravity Pulls Things Down;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 22.2.2.2.2Describe how things near Earth fall to the ground unless something holds them up.1
Habitats; Animals Need Food;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 11.4.2.1.2Describe ways in which an animal's habitat provides for its basic needs.1
Introduction to Weather;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 22.3.2.2.1Measure, record and describe weather conditions using common tools.1
Living vs. Non-Living Things;MNAcademic StandardsKindergarten0.4.1.1.3Differentiate between living and nonliving things.1
Living vs. Non-Living Things; Habitats;MNAcademic StandardsKindergarten0.4.2.1.1Observe a natural system or its model, and identify living and nonliving components in that system.1
Material Properties and Purposes;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 22.1.2.2.2Describe why some materials are better than others for making a particular object and how materials that are better in some ways may be worse in other ways.1
Natural Resources;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 11.3.1.3.3Identify and describe large and small objects made of Earth materials.1
Patterns in the Sky;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 22.2.2.1.1Describe an object's change in position relative to other objects or a background.1
Patterns in the Sky; Living vs. Non-LivingMNAcademic StandardsKindergarten0.1.1.2.1Use observations to develop an accurate description of a natural phenomenon and compare one’s observations and descriptions with those of others.1
Patterns of Motion & Friction;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 22.2.2.1.2Demonstrate that objects move in a variety of ways, including a straight line, a curve, a circle, back and forth, and at different speeds.1
Plant Growth Conditions; Plants Need Water And Light; Animals Need Food;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 22.4.2.1.1Recognize that plants need space, water, nutrients and air, and that they fulfill these needs in different ways.1
Pushes and Pulls;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 22.2.2.2.1Describe how push and pull forces can make objects move.1
Four Seasons and Day Length;MNAcademic StandardsKindergarten0.3.2.2.1Monitor daily and seasonal changes in weather and summarize the changes.1
Solids, Liquids and Gases;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 22.1.1.2.1Raise questions about the natural world and seek answers by making careful observations, noting what happens when you interact with an object, and sharing the answers with others.1
Solids, Liquids and Gases; Heating and Cooling;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 22.2.1.2.1Observe, record and recognize that water can be a solid or a liquid and can change from one state to another.1
Solids, Liquids and Gases; Living vs. Non-Living Things;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 11.1.1.1.1When asked "How do you know?,” students support their answer with observations.1
Sunlight Warms the Earth;MNAcademic StandardsKindergarten0.3.2.2.2Identify the sun as a source of heat and light.1
What is Engineering?;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 11.1.3.1.1Observe that many living and nonliving things are made of parts and that if a part is missing or broken, they may not function properly.1
What is Engineering?;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 22.1.2.2.1Identify a need or problem and construct an object that helps to meet the need or solve the problem.1
What is Engineering?;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 22.1.2.2.3Explain how engineered or designed items from everyday life benefit people.1
What Is Science? (K-2);MNAcademic StandardsGrade 11.1.1.1.2Recognize that describing things as accurately as possible is important in science because it enables people to compare their observations with those of others.1
What Is Science? (K-2);MNAcademic StandardsGrade 11.1.3.2.1Recognize that tools are used by people, including scientists and engineers, to gather information and solve problems.1
MNAcademic StandardsGrade 11.3.1.3.2Describe similarities and differences between soil and rocks.1
MNAcademic StandardsGrade 11.4.1.1.1Describe and sort animals into groups in many ways, according to their physical characteristics and behaviors.1
MNAcademic StandardsGrade 22.4.1.1.1Describe and sort plants into groups in many ways, according to their physical characteristics and behaviors.1
Adaptations and the Environment;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 33.1.1.1.1Provide evidence to support claims other than saying “Everyone knows that,” or “I just know,” and question such reasons when given by others.2
Balanced & Unbalanced Forces;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 55.2.2.1.2Identify the force that starts something moving or changes its speed or direction of motion.2
Balanced & Unbalanced Forces;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 55.2.2.1.3Demonstrate that a greater force on an object can produce a greater change in motion.2
Brain Processing of SensesMNAcademic StandardsGrade 33.1.1.2.3Maintain a record of observations, procedures and explanations, being careful to distinguish between actual observations and ideas about what was observed.2
Brain Processing of Senses; Animal Group Behavior;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 33.4.1.1.2Identify common groups of plants and animals using observable physical characteristics, structures and behaviors.2
Brain Processing of Senses; Human Body Systems; Structure of Living Things; Adaptations and the Environment;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 33.4.1.1.1Compare how the different structures of plants and animals serve various functions of growth, survival and reproduction.2
Brain Processing of Senses; Human Body Systems; Structure of Living Things; Adaptations and the Environment;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 55.4.1.1.1Describe how plant and animal structures and their functions provide an advantage for survival in a given natural system.2
Collisions;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 55.1.1.2.3Conduct or critique an experiment, noting when the experiment might not be fair because some of the things that might change the outcome are not kept the same, or that the experiment is not repeated enough times to provide valid results.2
Collisions; Brain Processing of Senses;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 55.1.1.1.2Recognize that when scientific investigations are replicated they generally produce the same results, and when results differ significantly, it is important to investigate what may have caused such differences.2
Conservation of Matter;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 33.1.3.4.1Use tools, including rulers, thermometers, magnifiers and simple balances, to improve observations and keep a record of the observations made.2
Conservation of Matter;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 44.2.1.1.1Measure temperature, volume, weight and length using appropriate tools and units.2
Earth’s Orbit and Rotation;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 33.3.3.1.1Observe and describe the daily and seasonal changes in the position of the sun and compare observations.2
Earth’s Orbit and Rotation;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 33.2.3.1.2Explain how shadows form and can change in various ways.2
EcosystemsMNAcademic StandardsGrade 55.4.2.1.2Explain what would happen to a system such as a wetland, prairie or garden if one of its parts were changed.2
Energy TransferMNAcademic StandardsGrade 44.1.3.3.1Describe a situation in which one invention led to other inventions.2
Energy TransferMNAcademic StandardsGrade 44.2.3.1.1Describe the transfer of heat energy when a warm and a cool object are touching or placed near each other.2
How Do We Use Food; Ecosystems; Food Webs;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 55.4.2.1.1Describe a natural system in Minnesota, such as a wetland, prairie or garden, in terms of the relationships among its living and nonliving parts, as well as inputs and outputs.2
Light Reflection & Vision;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 33.2.3.1.3Describe how light travels in a straight line until it is absorbed, redirected, reflected or allowed to pass through an object.2
Magnets & Static Electricty;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 44.2.3.1.2Describe how magnets can repel or attract each other and how they attract certain metal objects.2
Magnets & Static Electricty;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 44.2.3.2.3Demonstrate how an electric current can produce a magnetic force.2
Natural Disasters; Weathering & Erosion; Interactions of Earth’s Spheres; Earth's Landscapes;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 55.3.1.2.2Explain how slow processes, such as water erosion, and rapid processes, such as landslides and volcanic eruptions, form features of the Earth's surface.2
Particle Nature of Matter;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 44.2.1.2.1Distinguish between solids, liquids and gases in terms of shape and volume.2
Particle Nature of Matter;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 44.2.1.2.2Describe how the states of matter change as a result of heating and cooling.2
Particle Nature of Matter; Water Cycle; Earth's Landscapes; Animal & Plant Life Cycles; Light Reflection & Vision;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 55.1.1.1.4Understand that different models can be used to represent natural phenomena and these models have limitations about what they can explain.2
Patterns of Motion & Friction; Energy Transfer;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 44.2.3.2.1Identify several ways to generate heat energy.2
Moon & Its Phases;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 33.3.3.1.2Recognize the pattern of apparent changes in the moon's shape and position.2
Moon & Its Phases;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 33.3.3.2.1Demonstrate how a large light source at a great distance looks like a small light that is much closer.2
Moon & Its Phases; Earth’s Orbit and Rotation;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 33.3.3.2.2Recognize that the Earth is one of several planets that orbit the sun, and that the moon orbits the Earth.2
Properties of Matter;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 44.2.3.1.3Compare materials that are conductors and insulators of heat and/or electricity.2
Properties of Matter;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 44.3.1.3.2Describe and classify minerals based on their physical properties.2
Real World Science Segments (All Episodes)MNAcademic StandardsGrade 44.1.2.1.1Describe the positive and negative impacts that the designed world has on the natural world as more and more engineered products and services are created and used.2
Real World Science Segments (All Episodes)MNAcademic StandardsGrade 55.3.4.1.3Compare the impact of individual decisions on natural systems.2
Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 55.3.4.1.1Identify renewable and non-renewable energy and material resources that are found in Minnesota and describe how they are used.2
Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 55.3.4.1.2Give examples of how mineral and energy resources are obtained and processed and how that processing modifies their properties to make them more useful.2
Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources; Extreme Weather Solutions;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 44.1.2.2.1Identify and investigate a design solution and describe how it was used to solve an everyday problem.2
Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources; Extreme Weather Solutions; Natural Disasters; Structure of Living Things;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 44.1.2.2.2Generate ideas and possible constraints for solving a problem through engineering design.2
Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources; Extreme Weather Solutions; Natural Disasters; What Is Science?;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 44.1.2.2.3Test and evaluate solutions, considering advantages and disadvantages of the engineering solution, and communicate the results effectively.2
Variation of Traits;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 33.4.3.2.1Give examples of likenesses between adults and offspring in plants and animals that can be inherited or acquired.2
Variation of Traits;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 33.4.3.2.2Give examples of differences among individuals that can sometimes give an individual an advantage in survival and reproduction.2
Water Cycle; Water Quality & Distribution;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 44.3.2.3.1Identify where water collects on Earth, including atmosphere, ground and surface water, and describe how water moves through the Earth system using the processes of evaporation, condensation and precipitation.2
Water Quality & Distribution;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 44.3.4.1.1Describe how the methods people utilize to obtain and use water in their homes and communities can affect water supply and quality.2
Water Quality & Distribution; Interactions of Earth’s Spheres; Ecosystems;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 55.4.4.1.1Give examples of beneficial and harmful human interaction with natural systems.2
Weather vs. Climate; Conservation of Matter;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 55.1.3.4.1Use appropriate tools and techniques in gathering, analyzing and interpreting data.2
Weathering & Erosion;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 33.1.3.2.1Understand that everybody can use evidence to learn about the natural world, identify patterns in nature, and develop tools.2
Weathering & Erosion;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 55.3.1.2.1Explain how, over time, rocks weather and combine with organic matter to form soil.2
Weathering & Erosion; What Is Science?; Chemical vs. Physical Changes;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 33.1.1.2.4Construct reasonable explanations based on evidence collected from observations or experiments.2
What Is Science?MNAcademic StandardsGrade 55.1.1.1.1Explain why evidence, clear communication, accurate record keeping, replication by others, and openness to scrutiny are essential parts of doing science.2
What Is Science?MNAcademic StandardsGrade 44.4.4.2.2Give examples of diseases that can be prevented by vaccination.2
What Is Science?MNAcademic StandardsGrade 55.1.1.1.3Understand that different explanations for the same observations usually lead to making more observations and trying to resolve the differences.2
What Is Science?;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 33.1.3.2.2Recognize that the practice of science and/or engineering involves many different kinds of work and engages men and women of all ages and backgrounds.2
What Is Science?;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 55.1.1.2.1Generate a scientific question and plan an appropriate scientific investigation, such as systematic observations, field studies, open-ended exploration or controlled experiments to answer the question.2
What Is Science?; Adaptations and the Environment;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 33.1.1.2.1Generate questions that can be answered when scientific knowledge is combined with knowledge gained from one's own observations or investigations.2
What Is Science?; Conservation of Matter;MNAcademic StandardsGrade 55.1.1.2.2Identify and collect relevant evidence, make systematic observations and accurate measurements, and identify variables in a scientific investigation.2
MNAcademic StandardsGrade 33.1.1.2.2Recognize that when a science investigation is done the way it was done before, even in a different place, a similar result is expected.2
Introduction to Sound (K-2 Series)MNAcademic StandardsGrade 33.2.3.1.1Explain the relationship between the pitch of a sound, the rate of vibration of the source and factors that affect pitch.2
MNAcademic StandardsGrade 44.2.3.2.2Construct a simple electrical circuit using wires, batteries and light bulbs.2
MNAcademic StandardsGrade 44.3.1.3.1Recognize that rocks may be uniform or made of mixtures of different minerals.2
MNAcademic StandardsGrade 44.4.4.2.1Recognize that the body has defense systems against germs, including tears, saliva, skin and blood.2
MNAcademic StandardsGrade 55.1.3.2.1Describe how science and engineering influence and are influenced by local traditions and beliefs.2
Maps (K-2 Series)MNAcademic StandardsGrade 55.1.3.4.2Create and analyze different kinds of maps of the student's community and of Minnesota.2
Simple Machines (K-2 Series)MNAcademic StandardsGrade 55.2.2.1.1Give examples of simple machines and demonstrate how they change the input and output of forces and motion.2

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