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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
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
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
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
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
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 Cycle (3-5 Version); Interactions of Earth’s Spheres; SDContent StandardsFifth Grade5-ESS2-1Develop a model to describe the interaction of geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere.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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Properties of Matter; SDContent StandardsFifth Grade5-PS1-3Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties.2
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
Plant Growth Conditions; SDContent StandardsSecond Grade2-LS2-1Plan and carry out an investigation to determine if plants need sunlight and water to grow.1
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
Patterns in the Sky; SDContent StandardsFirst Grade1-ESS1-1Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.1
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
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
Natural Disasters; SDContent StandardsFourth Grade4-ESS2-2Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth’s features.2
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
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
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
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
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
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
Introduction to Weather; SDContent StandardsKindergartenK-ESS2-1Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time.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
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
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
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
Information Transfer; SDContent StandardsFourth Grade4-PS4-3Create and compare multiple solutions that use patterns to transfer information.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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Atoms & Molecules; SDContent StandardsMS Physical ScienceMS-PS1-1Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.
Chemical Reactions; SDContent StandardsMS Physical ScienceMS-PS1-2Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.
Synthetic Materials;SDContent StandardsMS Physical ScienceMS-PS1-3Obtain and evaluate information to describe that synthetic materials come from natural resources and impact society.
Intro to Thermal Energy; SDContent StandardsMS Physical ScienceMS-PS1-4Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.
Chemical Reactions; SDContent StandardsMS Physical ScienceMS-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.
Intro to Thermal Energy; SDContent StandardsMS Physical ScienceMS-PS1-6Design, construct, test, and modify a device that either releases or absorbs thermal energy by chemical processes.
Newton’s Laws of Motion; SDContent StandardsMS Physical ScienceMS-PS2-1Design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects that illustrates Newton’s Third Law.
Newton’s Laws of Motion; SDContent StandardsMS Physical ScienceMS-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; SDContent StandardsMS Physical ScienceMS-PS2-3Ask questions about data to determine the factors that affect the strength of electric and magnetic forces.
Gravitational Forces Between Objects; SDContent StandardsMS Physical ScienceMS-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; SDContent StandardsMS Physical ScienceMS-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; SDContent StandardsMS Physical ScienceMS-PS3-1Construct and analyze 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; SDContent StandardsMS Physical ScienceMS-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.
Heat: Transfer of Thermal Energy; SDContent StandardsMS Physical ScienceMS-PS3-3Design, construct, and test a device that either minimizes or maximizes thermal energy transfer.
Heat: Transfer of Thermal Energy; SDContent StandardsMS Physical ScienceMS-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.
Potential vs. Kinetic Energy; SDContent StandardsMS Physical ScienceMS-PS3-5Engage in argument from evidence to support the claim that when the kinetic energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object.
Wave Reflection, Absorption & Transmittance; SDContent StandardsMS Physical ScienceMS-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.
Wave Reflection, Absorption & Transmittance; SDContent StandardsMS Physical ScienceMS-PS4-2Develop and use a model to describe how waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials.
Digital vs. Analog Signals;SDContent StandardsMS Physical ScienceMS-PS4-3Obtain, evaluate and communicate information to support the claim that digitized signals are a more reliable way to encode and transmit information than analog signals.
Plant & Animal Cells; SDContent StandardsMS Life ScienceMS-LS1-1Plan and carry out an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different types and numbers of cells.
Plant & Animal Cells; SDContent StandardsMS Life ScienceMS-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.
Multicellular Organisms; SDContent StandardsMS Life ScienceMS-LS1-3Construct an argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.
Reproduction of Living Things; SDContent StandardsMS Life ScienceMS-LS1-4Construct an argument based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively.
Competition in Ecosystems; SDContent StandardsMS Life ScienceMS-LS1-5Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.
Photosynthesis & Respiration; SDContent StandardsMS Life ScienceMS-LS1-6Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms.
Food Webs: Cycling of Matter & Flow of Energy; SDContent StandardsMS Life ScienceMS-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.
Competition in Ecosystems; SDContent StandardsMS Life ScienceMS-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); SDContent StandardsMS Life ScienceMS-LS2-2Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.
Food Webs: Cycling of Matter & Flow of Energy; SDContent StandardsMS Life ScienceMS-LS2-3Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.
Competition in Ecosystems; SDContent StandardsMS Life ScienceMS-LS2-4Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.
Maintaining Biodiversity; SDContent StandardsMS Life ScienceMS-LS2-5Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.
Genes & Mutations; SDContent StandardsMS Life ScienceMS-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.
Reproduction of Living Things; SDContent StandardsMS Life ScienceMS-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.
The Fossil Record; SDContent StandardsMS Life ScienceMS-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.
Comparative Anatomy; SDContent StandardsMS Life ScienceMS-LS4-2Apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for similarities and differences among modern organisms and between modern and fossil organisms to infer evolutionary relationships.
Natural Selection; SDContent StandardsMS Life ScienceMS-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;SDContent StandardsMS Life ScienceMS-LS4-5Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about how technological advances have changed the way humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms.
Natural Selection; SDContent StandardsMS Life ScienceMS-LS4-6Use mathematical representations to support explanations of how natural selection may lead to increases and decreases of specific traits in populations over time.
Solar & Lunar Eclipses; SDContent StandardsMS Earth/Space ScienceMS-ESS1-1Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons.
The Solar System; SDContent StandardsMS Earth/Space ScienceMS-ESS1-2Develop and use a model to describe the role of gravity in the motions within galaxies and the solar system.
The Solar System; SDContent StandardsMS Earth/Space ScienceMS-ESS1-3Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system.
Rocks & Minerals (Including Rock Cycle); SDContent StandardsMS Earth/Space ScienceMS-ESS2-1Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth’s materials and the flow of energy that drives this process.
Tectonic Plates; SDContent StandardsMS Earth/Space ScienceMS-ESS2-2Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth’s surface at varying time and spatial scales.
Tectonic Plates; SDContent StandardsMS Earth/Space ScienceMS-ESS2-3Analyze and interpret data on the age of the Earth, distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and seafloor structures to provide evidence of the past plate motions.
Water Cycle (6-8 Version); SDContent StandardsMS Earth/Space ScienceMS-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; SDContent StandardsMS Earth/Space ScienceMS-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; SDContent StandardsMS Earth/Space ScienceMS-ESS2-6Develop and use a model to describe how unequal heating and rotation of the Earth cause patterns of atmospheric and oceanic circulation that determine regional climates.
Natural Resource Distribution; SDContent StandardsMS Earth/Space ScienceMS-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; SDContent StandardsMS Earth/Space ScienceMS-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; SDContent StandardsMS Earth/Space ScienceMS-ESS3-3Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
Human Impacts on the Environment; SDContent StandardsMS Earth/Space ScienceMS-ESS3-4Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.
Intro to Climate Change;SDContent StandardsMS Earth/Space ScienceMS-ESS3-5Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that may have caused a change in global temperatures over the past century.

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