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South Dakota Standards Alignment

We Cover 100% of the Content Standards in South Dakota.

Generation Genius LessonStateStandards DocumentGradeState IDStandardsSort
Pushes and Pulls; SDContent StandardsKindergartenK-PS2-1Plan and carry out 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; SDContent 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; SDContent StandardsKindergartenK-PS3-1Make observations to determine the effect of sunlight on Earth’s surface.1
Sunlight Warms the Earth; SDContent StandardsKindergartenK-PS3-2Design and build a structure that will reduce the warming effect of sunlight on an area.1
Living vs. Non-Living Things; Plants Need Water And Light; Animals Need Food; SDContent StandardsKindergartenK-LS1-1Describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.1
Introduction to Weather; SDContent StandardsKindergartenK-ESS2-1Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time.1
Living Things Change Their Environment; SDContent StandardsKindergartenK-ESS2-2Engage in argument from evidence for how plants and animals (including humans) can change the environment to meet their needs.1
Habitats; SDContent 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; SDContent 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; SDContent 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; SDContent StandardsFirst Grade1-PS4-1Plan and carry out an investigation to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can make materials vibrate.1
Introduction to Light; SDContent StandardsFirst Grade1-PS4-2Construct an evidence-based account for how objects can be seen only when illuminated.1
Introduction to Light; SDContent StandardsFirst Grade1-PS4-3Plan and carry out 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; SDContent StandardsFirst Grade1-PS4-4Design and build a device that uses light or sound to solve the problem of communicating over a distance.1
Inspired by Nature (Biomimicry); SDContent StandardsFirst Grade1-LS1-1Design 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; SDContent StandardsFirst Grade1-LS1-2Read texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive.1
Introduction to Traits; SDContent StandardsFirst Grade1-LS3-1Construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents.1
Patterns in the Sky; SDContent StandardsFirst Grade1-ESS1-1Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.1
Four Seasons and Day Length; SDContent StandardsFirst Grade1-ESS1-2Make observations at different times of the year to relate the amount of daylight to the time of year.1
Solids, Liquids and Gases; Material Properties and Purposes; SDContent StandardsSecond Grade2-PS1-1Plan and carry out an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.1
Material Properties and Purposes; SDContent StandardsSecond 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?; SDContent StandardsSecond Grade2-PS1-3Construct 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; SDContent StandardsSecond Grade2-PS1-4Construct an argument using reasoning and evidence that some changes caused by heating or cooling can be reversed and some cannot.1
Plant Growth Conditions; SDContent StandardsSecond Grade2-LS2-1Plan and carry out an investigation to determine if plants need sunlight and water to grow.1
Pollination and Seed Dispersal; SDContent StandardsSecond 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; SDContent StandardsSecond Grade2-LS4-1Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.1
Timescale of Earth's Events; SDContent StandardsSecond Grade2-ESS1-1Use information from several sources to provide evidence that Earth events can occur quickly or slowly.1
Changing the Shape of Land; SDContent StandardsSecond Grade2-ESS2-1Compare multiple solutions designed to slow or prevent wind or water from changing the shape of the land.1
Maps of Landforms; SDContent StandardsSecond 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; SDContent StandardsSecond Grade2-ESS2-3Obtain information to identify where water is found on Earth and that it can be solid or liquid.1
Animal Group Behavior; SDContent StandardsThird Grade3-LS2-1Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.2
Animal & Plant Life Cycles; SDContent StandardsThird 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; SDContent StandardsThird Grade3-PS2-1Plan and carry out an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.2
Balanced & Unbalanced Forces; SDContent StandardsFifth Grade5-PS2-1Support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is directed down.2
Brain Processing of Senses; SDContent StandardsFourth Grade4-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; SDContent StandardsFourth 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; SDContent StandardsFourth Grade4-PS3-1Use evidence to construct an explanation relating the speed of an object to the energy of that object.2
Collisions; SDContent StandardsFourth Grade4-PS3-3Ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in energy that occur when objects collide.2
Conservation of Matter; SDContent StandardsFifth 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 weight of matter is conserved.2
Earth’s Orbit and Rotation; SDContent StandardsFifth 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
Earth's Landscapes; SDContent StandardsFourth Grade4-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; SDContent StandardsThird 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; SDContent StandardsThird Grade3-LS4-3Construct an argument with evidence how some organisms thrive, some struggle to survive, and some cannot survive in a particular habitat.2
Energy Transfer; Wave Properties; SDContent StandardsFourth Grade4-PS3-2Make observations to provide evidence for how energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.2
Extreme Weather Solutions; SDContent StandardsThird Grade3-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; SDContent StandardsFourth Grade4-ESS3-2Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans.2
Fossils & Extinction; Earth's Landscapes; SDContent StandardsThird 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; SDContent StandardsFifth Grade5-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; SDContent StandardsFifth 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
How Do We Use Food; Food Webs; SDContent StandardsFifth Grade5-LS2-1Develop a model to describe the movement of matter and energy among producers, consumers, decomposers, and the environment.2
Information Transfer; SDContent StandardsFourth Grade4-PS4-3Create and compare multiple solutions that use patterns to transfer information.2
Light Reflection & Vision; SDContent StandardsFourth Grade4-PS4-2Develop a model to describe how light reflecting from objects and entering the eye allows objects to be seen.2
Magnets & Static Electricity; SDContent StandardsThird Grade3-PS2-3Ask questions about cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other.2
Magnets & Static Electricity; SDContent StandardsThird Grade3-PS2-4Define a simple design problem that can be solved by applying scientific ideas about magnets.2
Natural Disasters; SDContent StandardsFourth Grade4-ESS2-2Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth’s features.2
Particle Nature of Matter; SDContent StandardsFifth Grade5-PS1-1Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.2
Patterns of Motion & Friction; SDContent StandardsThird Grade3-PS2-2Make observations and/or measurements of an object’s motion to provide evidence for how a pattern can be used to predict future motion.2
Properties of Matter; SDContent StandardsFifth Grade5-PS1-3Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties.2
Properties of Matter; Chemical vs. Physical Changes; SDContent StandardsFifth Grade5-PS1-4Conduct an investigation to determine whether the mixing of two or more substances results in new substances.2
Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources; SDContent StandardsFourth Grade4-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; SDContent StandardsFourth Grade4-PS3-4Design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.2
Sun and Other Stars; SDContent StandardsFifth Grade5-ESS1-1Support an argument that differences in the apparent brightness of the sun compared to other stars is due to distances from the Earth.2
Variation of Traits; SDContent StandardsThird Grade3-LS3-1Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variations of these traits exist in a group of similar organisms.2
Variation of Traits; SDContent StandardsThird Grade3-LS3-2Use evidence and reasoning to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.2
Variation of Traits; SDContent StandardsThird Grade3-LS4-2Use evidence and reasoning 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; SDContent StandardsFifth Grade5-ESS2-1Develop a model to describe the interaction of geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere.2
Water Quality & Distribution; SDContent StandardsFifth 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; SDContent StandardsFifth Grade5-ESS3-1Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.2
Wave Properties; SDContent StandardsFourth Grade4-PS4-1Develop a model of waves to describe patterns in terms of amplitude and wavelength and to provide evidence that waves can cause objects to move.2
Weather vs. Climate; SDContent StandardsThird Grade3-ESS2-1Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.2
Weather vs. Climate; SDContent StandardsThird Grade3-ESS2-2Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world.2
Weathering & Erosion; Interactions of Earth’s Spheres; SDContent StandardsFourth Grade4-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