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Utah Standards Alignment

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Parts of a Plant; Inspired by Nature (Biomimicry); External Animal Parts;UTCore StandardsSecond Grade4.2.aIdentify basic needs of living things (plants and animals) and their abilities to meet their needs.1
Gravity Pulls Things Down;UTCore StandardsSecond Grade3.1.aCommunicate observations about falling objects.1
Habitats;UTCore StandardsSecond Grade4.1.aTell how external features affect an animals’ ability to survive in its environment.1
Heating and Cooling;UTCore StandardsSecond Grade3.2.aCompare and contrast the differences in how different materials respond to change.1
Introduction to Traits;UTCore StandardsFirst Grade4.1.aCommunicate observations about the similarities and differences between offspring and between populations.1
Introduction to Weather; Four Seasons and Day Length;UTCore StandardsKindergarten2.3.aCompare changes in weather over time.1
Patterns in the Sky;UTCore StandardsKindergarten2.2.aObserve and describe changes in day and night.1
Patterns in the Sky;UTCore StandardsFirst Grade2.2.aObserve and describe the changes and appearance of the sun and moon during daylight.1
Patterns in the Sky;UTCore StandardsSecond Grade2.2.aObserve and record recognizable objects and patterns in the night sky.1
Plant Growth Conditions;UTCore StandardsFirst Grade2.1.aInvestigate the natural world including rock, soil and water.1
Plant Growth Conditions; Plants Need Water And Light; Habitats; Animals Help Their Babies Survive; Animals Need Food;UTCore StandardsKindergarten4.1.aInvestigate living things.1
Pushes and Pulls; Introduction to Sound; Introduction to Light; Material Properties and Purposes; Gravity Pulls Things Down; Four Seasons and Day Length; Simple Machines; Patterns in the Sky; What Is Science?; Plant Growth Conditions;UTCore StandardsGrades: K-21.3Knowing in Science: Understanding the nature of science1
Four Seasons and Day Length;UTCore StandardsFirst Grade2.3.aCompare and contrast seasonal weather changes.1
Four Seasons and Day Length;UTCore StandardsSecond Grade2.3.aObserve, describe, and measure seasonal weather patterns and local variations.1
The Five Senses;UTCore StandardsKindergarten4.2.aDescribe the parts of living things.1
The Five Senses;UTCore StandardsFirst Grade4.2.aLiving things change and depend upon their environment to satisfy their basic needs.1
Solids, Liquids and Gases; Classification of Materials;UTCore StandardsFirst Grade3.2.aAnalyze objects and record their properties.1
What is Engineering?;UTCore StandardsKindergarten3.2.aDescribe parts of non‐living things.1
What Is Science?;UTCore StandardsGrades: K-21.1Generating Evidence: Using the processes of scientific investigation.1
All LessonsUTCore StandardsGrades: K-21.2Communicating Science: Communicating effectively using science language and reasoning1
UTCore StandardsKindergarten2.1.aInvestigate non‐living things.1
UTCore StandardsKindergarten3.1.aIdentify how non‐living things move.1
Living vs. Non-Living;UTCore StandardsFirst Grade3.1.aAnalyze changes in the movement of nonliving things.1
UTCore StandardsSecond Grade2.1.aDescribe the characteristics of different rocks.1
Animal Group Behavior;UTCore StandardsFourth Grade5.4.aObserve and record the behavior of Utah animals.2
Balanced & Unbalanced Forces;UTCore StandardsThird Grade3.2.aDemonstrate that the greater the force applied to an object, the greater the change in speed or direction of the object.2
Balanced & Unbalanced Forces;UTCore StandardsThird Grade3.1.aDemonstrate how forces cause changes in speed or direction of objects.2
Chemical vs. Physical Changes;UTCore StandardsFifth Grade1.3.aInvestigate evidence for changes in matter that occur during a chemical reaction.2
Classification of Materials (K-2 Series)UTCore StandardsFourth Grade5.3.aUse a simple scheme to classify Utah plants and animals.2
Conservation of Matter;UTCore StandardsFifth Grade1.1.aDescribe that matter is neither created nor destroyed even though it may undergo change.2
Earth’s Orbit and Rotation;UTCore StandardsThird Grade1.2.aDescribe the movement of Earth and the moon and the apparent movement of other bodies through the sky.2
Ecosystems;UTCore StandardsThird Grade2.2.aDescribe the interactions between living and nonliving things in a small environment.2
Energy Transfer;UTCore StandardsThird Grade5.2.aDemonstrate that mechanical and electrical machines produce heat and sometimes light.2
Fossils & Extinction;UTCore StandardsFourth Grade4.1.aDescribe Utah fossils and explain how they were formed.2
Fossils & Extinction; Earth's Landscapes;UTCore StandardsFourth Grade4.2.aExplain how fossils can be used to make inferences about past life, climate, geology, and environments.2
Gravity Pulls Things Down;UTCore StandardsThird Grade4.1.aDemonstrate that gravity is a force.2
Gravity Pulls Things Down;UTCore StandardsThird Grade4.2.aDescribe the effects of gravity on the motion of an object.2
Habitats;UTCore StandardsFourth Grade5.1.aDescribe the physical characteristics of Utah's wetlands, forests, and deserts.2
Introduction to Weather (K-2 Series)UTCore StandardsFourth Grade2.2.aInterpret recorded weather data for simple patterns.2
Living vs. Non-Living (K-2 Series)UTCore StandardsThird Grade2.1.aClassify living and nonliving things in an environment.2
Magnets & Static Electricty;UTCore StandardsFifth Grade3.1.aInvestigate and compare the behavior of magnetism using magnets.2
Magnets & Static Electricty;UTCore StandardsFifth Grade4.1.aDescribe the behavior of static electricity as observed in nature and everyday occurrences.2
Natural Disasters;UTCore StandardsFifth Grade2.2.aExplain how volcanoes, earthquakes, and uplift affect Earth’s surface.2
Patterns of Motion & Friction;UTCore StandardsThird Grade5.3.aDemonstrate that heat may be produced when objects are rubbed against one another.2
Moon & Its Phases; Earth's Orbit and Rotation;UTCore StandardsThird Grade1.1.aDescribe the appearance of Earth and the moon.2
Plant Growth (K-2 Series)UTCore StandardsFourth Grade3.3.aObserve the basic components of soil and relate the components to plant growth.2
Properties of Matter; Chemical vs. Physical Changes;UTCore StandardsFifth Grade1.2.aEvaluate evidence that indicates a physical change has occurred.2
Structure of Living Things; Adaptations and the Environment; Variation of Traits;UTCore StandardsFifth Grade5.2.aDescribe how some characteristics could give a species a survival advantage in a particular environment.2
Sunlight Warms the Earth;UTCore StandardsThird Grade5.1.aProvide evidence showing that the sun is the source of heat and light for Earth.2
Variation of Traits;UTCore StandardsFifth Grade5.1.aUsing supporting evidence, show that traits are transferred from a parent organism to its offspring.2
Water Cycle;UTCore StandardsFourth Grade1.1.aDescribe the relationship between heat energy, evaporation and condensation of water on Earth.2
Water Cycle;UTCore StandardsFourth Grade1.2.aDescribe the water cycle.2
Water Cycle;UTCore StandardsFourth Grade2.1.aObserve, measure, and record the basic elements of weather.2
Weather vs. Climate;UTCore StandardsFourth Grade2.3.aEvaluate weather predictions based upon observational data.2
Weathering & Erosion;UTCore StandardsFourth Grade3.2.aExplain how the processes of weathering and erosion change and move materials that become soil.2
Weathering & Erosion; Earth's Landscapes;UTCore StandardsFifth Grade2.3.aRelate the building up and breaking down of Earth’s surface over time to the various physical land features.2
Weathering & Erosion; Interactions of Earth’s Spheres;UTCore StandardsFifth Grade2.1.aDescribe how weathering and erosion change Earth’s surface.2
UTCore StandardsFifth Grade3.2.aDescribe how the magnetic field of Earth and a magnet are similar.2
UTCore StandardsFifth Grade4.2.aAnalyze the behavior of current electricity.2
UTCore StandardsFourth Grade3.1.aIdentify basic properties of minerals and rocks.2
UTCore StandardsFourth Grade5.2.aDescribe the common plants and animals found in Utah environments and how these organisms have adapted to the environment in which they live.2

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