SCT.6-8.A1.a: Science and Technology
Explain how individual parts working together in a system (including organisms, Earth systems, solar systems, or man-made structures) can do more than each part individually.
SCT.6-8.A1.b: Science and Technology
Explain how the output of one part of a system, including waste products from manufacturing or organisms, can become the input of another part of a system.
SCT.6-8.A1.c: Science and Technology
Describe how systems are nested and that systems may be thought of as containing subsystems (as well as being a subsystem of a larger system) and apply the understanding to analyze systems.
SCT.6-8.A2.a: Science and Technology
Compare different types of models that can be used to represent the same thing (including models of chemical reactions, motion, or cells) in order to match the purpose and complexity of a model to its use.
SCT.6-8.A2.b: Science and Technology
Propose changes to models and explain how those changes may better reflect the real thing.
SCT.6-8.A3.a: Science and Technology
Describe systems that are changing including ecosystems, Earth systems, and technologies.
SCT.6-8.A3.b: Science and Technology
Give examples of systems including ecosystems, Earth systems, and technologies that appear to be unchanging (even though things may be changing within the system) and identify any feedback mechanisms that may be modifying the changes.
SCT.6-8.A3.c: Science and Technology
Describe rates of change and cyclic patterns using appropriate grade-level mathematics.
SCT.6-8.A4.a: Science and Technology
Describe how some things change or work differently at different scales.
SCT.6-8.A4.b: Science and Technology
Use proportions, averages, and ranges to describe small and large extremes of scale.
SCT.6-8.B1.a: Science and Technology
Identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigations.
SCT.6-8.B1.b: Science and Technology
Design and safely conduct scientific investigations including experiments with controlled variables.
SCT.6-8.B1.c: Science and Technology
Use appropriate tools, metric units, and techniques to gather, analyze, and interpret data.
SCT.6-8.B1.d: Science and Technology
Use mathematics to gather, organize, and present data and structure convincing explanations.
SCT.6-8.B1.e: Science and Technology
Use logic, critical reasoning and evidence to develop descriptions, explanations, predictions, and models.
SCT.6-8.B1.f: Science and Technology
Communicate, critique, and analyze their own scientific work and the work of other students.
SCT.6-8.B2.a: Science and Technology
Identify appropriate problems for technological design.
SCT.6-8.B2.b: Science and Technology
Design a solution or product.
SCT.6-8.B2.c: Science and Technology
Communicate a proposed design using drawings and simple models.
SCT.6-8.B2.d: Science and Technology
Implement a proposed design.
SCT.6-8.B2.e: Science and Technology
Evaluate a completed design or product.
SCT.6-8.B2.f: Science and Technology
Suggest improvements for their own and others' designs and try out proposed modifications.
SCT.6-8.B2.g: Science and Technology
Explain the design process including the stages of problem identification, solution design, implementation, and evaluation.
SCT.6-8.C1.a: Science and Technology
Explain how the type of question informs the type of investigation.
SCT.6-8.C1.b: Science and Technology
Explain why it is important to identify and control variables and replicate trials in experiments.
SCT.6-8.C1.c: Science and Technology
Describe how scientists' analyses of findings can lead to new investigations.
SCT.6-8.C2.a: Science and Technology
Compare the process of scientific inquiry to the process of technological design.
SCT.6-8.C2.b: Science and Technology
Explain how constraints and consequences impact scientific inquiry and technological design.
SCT.6-8.C3.a: Science and Technology
Describe how science and technology can help address societal challenges including population, natural hazards, sustainability, personal health and safety, and environmental quality.
SCT.6-8.C3.b: Science and Technology
Identify personal choices that can either positively or negatively impact society including population, ecosystem sustainability, personal health, and environmental quality.
SCT.6-8.C3.c: Science and Technology
Identify factors that influence the development and use of science and technology.
SCT.6-8.C4.a: Science and Technology
Describe how women and men of various backgrounds, working in teams or alone and communicating about their ideas extensively with others, engage in science, engineering, and related fields.
SCT.6-8.C4.b: Science and Technology
Describe a breakthrough from the history of science that contributes to our current understanding of science.
SCT.6-8.C4.c: Science and Technology
Describe and provide examples that illustrate that science is a human endeavor that generates explanations based on verifiable evidence that are subject to change when new evidence does not match existing explanations.
SCT.6-8.D1.a: Science and Technology
Describe the different kinds of objects in the solar system including planets, sun, moons, asteroids, and comets.
SCT.6-8.D1.b: Science and Technology
Explain the motions that cause days, years, phases of the moon, and eclipses.
SCT.6-8.D1.c: Science and Technology
Describe the location of our solar system in its galaxy and explain that other galaxies exist and that they include stars and planets.
SCT.6-8.D2.a: Science and Technology
Explain how the tilt of Earth's rotational axis relative to the plane of its yearly orbit around the sun affects the day length and sunlight intensity to cause seasons.
SCT.6-8.D2.b: Science and Technology
Describe Earth Systems - biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere - and cycles and interactions within them (including water moving among and between them, rocks forming and transforming, and weather formation).
SCT.6-8.D2.c: Science and Technology
Give several reasons why the climate is different in different regions of the Earth.
SCT.6-8.D2.d: Science and Technology
Describe significant Earth resources and how their limited supply affects how they are used.
SCT.6-8.D2.e: Science and Technology
Describe the effect of gravity on objects on Earth.
SCT.6-8.D2.f: Science and Technology
Give examples of abrupt changes and slow changes in Earth Systems.
SCT.6-8.D3.a: Science and Technology
Describe that all matter is made up of atoms and distinguish between/among elements, atoms, and molecules.
SCT.6-8.D3.b: Science and Technology
Describe how physical characteristics of elements and types of reactions they undergo have been used to create the Periodic Table.
SCT.6-8.D3.c: Science and Technology
Describe the difference between physical and chemical change.
SCT.6-8.D3.d: Science and Technology
Explain the relationship of the motion of atoms and molecules to the states of matter for gases, liquids, and solids.
SCT.6-8.D3.e: Science and Technology
Explain how atoms are packed together in arrangements that compose all substances including elements, compounds, mixtures, and solutions.
SCT.6-8.D3.f: Science and Technology
Explain and apply the understanding that substances have characteristic properties, including density, boiling point, and solubility and these properties are not dependent on the amount of matter present.
SCT.6-8.D3.g: Science and Technology
Use the idea of atoms to explain the conservation of matter.
SCT.6-8.D3.h: Science and Technology
Describe several different types of energy forms including heat energy, chemical energy, and mechanical energy.
SCT.6-8.D3.i: Science and Technology
Use examples of energy transformations from one form to another to explain that energy cannot be created or destroyed.
SCT.6-8.D3.j: Science and Technology
Describe how heat is transferred from one object to another by conduction, convection, and/or radiation.
SCT.6-8.D3.k: Science and Technology
Describe the properties of solar radiation and its interaction with objects on Earth.
SCT.6-8.D4.a: Science and Technology
Describe the similarities and differences in the motion of sound vibrations, earthquakes, and light waves.
SCT.6-8.D4.b: Science and Technology
Explain the relationship among visible light, the electromagnetic spectrum, and sight.
SCT.6-8.D4.c: Science and Technology
Describe and apply an understanding of how the gravitational force between any two objects would change if their mass or the distance between them changed.
SCT.6-8.D4.d: Science and Technology
Describe and apply an understanding of how electric currents and magnets can exert force on each other.
SCT.6-8.D4.e: Science and Technology
Describe and apply an understanding of the effects of multiple forces on an object, and how unbalanced forces will cause changes in the speed or direction.
SCT.6-8.E1.a: Science and Technology
Compare physical characteristics that differentiate organisms into groups (including plants that use sunlight to make their own food, animals that consume energy-rich food, and organisms that cannot easily be classified as either).
SCT.6-8.E1.b: Science and Technology
Explain how biologists use internal and external anatomical features to determine relatedness among organisms and to form the basis for classification systems.
SCT.6-8.E1.c: Science and Technology
Explain ways to determine whether organisms are the same species.
SCT.6-8.E1.d: Science and Technology
Describe how external and internal structures of animals and plants contribute to the variety of ways organisms are able to find food and reproduce.
SCT.6-8.E2.a: Science and Technology
List various kinds of resources within different biomes for which organisms compete.
SCT.6-8.E2.b: Science and Technology
Describe ways in which two types of organisms may interact (including competition, predator/prey, producer/consumer/decomposer, parasitism, and mutualism) and describe the positive and negative consequences of such interactions.
SCT.6-8.E2.c: Science and Technology
Describe the source and flow of energy in the two major food webs, terrestrial and marine.
SCT.6-8.E2.d: Science and Technology
Describe how matter and energy change from one form to another in living things and in the physical environment.
SCT.6-8.E2.e: Science and Technology
Explain that the total amount of matter in the environment stays the same even as its form and location change.
SCT.6-8.E3.a: Science and Technology
Describe the basic functions of organisms carried out within cells including the extracting of energy from food and the elimination of wastes.
SCT.6-8.E3.b: Science and Technology
Explain the relationship among cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems, including how tissues and organs serve the needs of cells and organisms.
SCT.6-8.E3.c: Science and Technology
Compare the structures, system, and interactions that allow single-celled organisms and multi-celled plants and animals, including humans, to defend themselves, acquire and use energy, self-regulate, reproduce, and coordinate movement.
SCT.6-8.E3.d: Science and Technology
Explain that all living things are composed of cells numbering from just one to millions.
SCT.6-8.E4.a: Science and Technology
Explain that sexual reproduction includes fertilization that results in the inclusion of genetic information from each parent and determines the inherited traits that are a part of every cell.
SCT.6-8.E4.b: Science and Technology
Identify some of the risks to the healthy development of an embryo including mother's diet, lifestyle, and hygiene.
SCT.6-8.E4.c: Science and Technology
Describe asexual reproduction as a process by which all genetic information comes from one parent and determines the inherited traits that are a part of every cell.
SCT.6-8.E5.a: Science and Technology
Explain how the layers of sedimentary rock and their contained fossils provide evidence for the long history of Earth and for the long history of changing life.
SCT.6-8.E5.b: Science and Technology
Describe how small differences between parents and offspring can lead to descendants who are very different from their ancestors.
SCT.6-8.E5.c: Science and Technology
Describe how variations in the behavior and traits of an offspring may permit some of them to survive a changing environment.
SCT.6-8.E5.d: Science and Technology
Explain that new varieties of cultivated plants and domestic animals can be developed through genetic modification and describe the impacts of the new varieties of plants and animals.
LA.5-6.R.1: English Language Arts
Identify purpose of reading
LA.5-6.R.3: English Language Arts
Use word recognition and context clues to read fluently
LA.5-6.R.5: English Language Arts
Identify signal words, such as finally or in addition, that provide clues to organizational formats such as time order
LA.5-6.R.6: English Language Arts
Use knowledge of punctuation to assist in comprehension
LA.5-6.R.7: English Language Arts
Apply corrective strategies (e.g., rereading and discussion with teachers, peers, or parents/caregivers) to assist in comprehension
LA.5-6.W.1: English Language Arts
Understand the purpose for writing; the purpose may be to explain, describe, narrate, persuade, or express feelings
LA.5-6.W.2: English Language Arts
Determine the intended audience before writing
LA.5-6.W.3: English Language Arts
Use tone and language appropriate for audience and purpose
LA.5-6.W.4: English Language Arts
Use prewriting activities (e.g., brainstorming, note taking, freewriting, outlining, and paragraphing)
LA.5-6.W.5: English Language Arts
Use the writing process (e.g., prewriting, drafting, revising, proofreading, and editing)
LA.5-6.W.6: English Language Arts
Use teacher conferences and peer review to revise written work
LA.5-6.W.7.a: English Language Arts
punctuation of compound sentences, friendly/business letters, simple dialogue, and exact words from sources (quotations); use italics/ underlining for titles
LA.5-6.W.7.b: English Language Arts
capitalization of proper nouns such as key words in literary and/or book titles, languages, and historical events
LA.5-6.W.7.c: English Language Arts
spelling of commonly misspelled words, homonyms, and content-area vocabulary
LA.5-6.W.8.a: English Language Arts
parts of speech such as nouns; adjectives and adverbs (comparative/superlative); pronouns (indefinite/nominative/objective); conjunctions (coordinating/subordinating); prepositions and prepositional phrases; and interjections
LA.5-6.W.8.b: English Language Arts
simple/compound/complex sentences, using, correct subject-verb agreement, verb tense, punctuation, and pronouns with clear antecedents
LA.5-6.W.9: English Language Arts
Use signal/transitional words (e.g., in addition, for example, finally, as a result, similarly, and on the other hand) to provide clues to organizational format
LA.5-6.W.10: English Language Arts
Use dictionaries, thesauruses, and style manuals
LA.5-6.W.11: English Language Arts
Use word processing skills
LA.PK-126.96.36.199: English Language Arts
gather and interpret information from children's reference books, magazines, textbooks, electronic bulletin boards, audio and media presentations, oral interviews, and from such sources as charts, graphs, maps, and diagrams
LA.PK-188.8.131.52: English Language Arts
select information appropriate to the purpose of their investigation and relate ideas from one text to another
LA.PK-184.108.40.206: English Language Arts
select and use strategies that have been taught for notetaking, organizing, and categorizing information
LA.PK-220.127.116.11: English Language Arts
ask specific questions to clarify and extend meaning
LA.PK-18.104.22.168: English Language Arts
make appropriate and effective use of strategies to construct meaning from print, such as prior knowledge about a subject, structural and context clues, and an understanding of letter-sound relationships to decode difficult words
LA.PK-22.214.171.124: English Language Arts
support inferences about information and ideas with reference to text features, such as vocabulary and organizational patterns
LA.PK-126.96.36.199: English Language Arts
present information clearly in a variety of oral and written forms such as summaries, paraphrases, brief reports, stories, posters, and charts
LA.PK-188.8.131.52: English Language Arts
select a focus, organization, and point of view for oral and written presentations
LA.PK-184.108.40.206: English Language Arts
use a few traditional structures for conveying information such as chronological order, cause and effect, and similarity and difference
LA.PK-220.127.116.11: English Language Arts
use details, examples, anecdotes, or personal experiences to explain or clarify information
LA.PK-18.104.22.168: English Language Arts
include relevant information and exclude extraneous material
LA.PK-22.214.171.124: English Language Arts
use the process of pre-writing, drafting, revising, and proofreading (the "writing process") to produce well-constructed informational texts
LA.PK-126.96.36.199: English Language Arts
observe basic writing conventions, such as correct spelling, punctuation, and capitalization, as well as sentence and paragraph structures appropriate to written forms
LA.PK-188.8.131.52: English Language Arts
read a variety of literature of different genres: picture books; poems; articles and stories from children's magazines; fables, myths and legends; songs, plays and media productions; and works of fiction and nonfiction intended for young readers
LA.PK-184.108.40.206: English Language Arts
recognize some features that distinguish the genres and use those features to aid comprehension
LA.PK-220.127.116.11: English Language Arts
understand the literary elements of setting, character, plot, theme, and point of view and compare those features to other works and to their own lives
LA.PK-18.104.22.168: English Language Arts
use inference and deduction to understand the text
LA.PK-22.214.171.124: English Language Arts
read aloud accurately and fluently, using phonics and context cues to determine pronunciation and meaning
LA.PK-126.96.36.199: English Language Arts
evaluate literary merit
LA.PK-188.8.131.52: English Language Arts
present personal responses to literature that make reference to the plot, characters, ideas, vocabulary, and text structure
LA.PK-184.108.40.206: English Language Arts
explain the meaning of literary works with some attention to meanings beyond the literal level
LA.PK-220.127.116.11: English Language Arts
create their own stories, poems, and songs using the elements of the literature they have read and appropriate vocabulary
LA.PK-18.104.22.168: English Language Arts
observe the conventions of grammar and usage, spelling, and punctuation
LA.PK-22.214.171.124: English Language Arts
express opinions (in such forms as oral and written reviews, letters to the editor, essays, or persuasive speeches) about events, books, issues, and experiences, supporting their opinions with some evidence
LA.PK-126.96.36.199: English Language Arts
present arguments for certain views or actions with reference to specific criteria that support the argument (e.g., an argument to purchase a particular piece of playground equipment might be based on the criteria of safety, appeal to children, durability, and low cost)
LA.PK-188.8.131.52: English Language Arts
monitor and adjust their own oral and written presentations to meet criteria for competent performance (e.g., in writing, the criteria might include development of position, organization, appropriate vocabulary, mechanics, and neatness. In speaking, the criteria might include good content, effective delivery, diction, posture, poise, and eye contact)
LA.PK-184.108.40.206: English Language Arts
use effective vocabulary and follow the rules of grammar, usage, spelling, and punctuation in persuasive writing
SMT.7-220.127.116.11: Math, Science and Technology
use a range of equipment and software to integrate several forms of information in order to create good quality audio, video, graphic, and text-based presentations.
SMT.7-18.104.22.168: Math, Science and Technology
use spreadsheets and data-base software to collect, process, display, and analyze information. Students access needed information from electronic data bases and on-line telecommunication services.
SMT.7-22.214.171.124: Math, Science and Technology
systematically obtain accurate and relevant information pertaining to a particular topic from a range of sources, including local and national media, libraries, museums, governmental agencies, industries, and individuals.
SMT.7-126.96.36.199: Math, Science and Technology
collect data from probes to measure events and phenomena.
SMT.7-188.8.131.52: Math, Science and Technology
use simple modeling programs to make predictions.
SMT.7-184.108.40.206: Math, Science and Technology
understand the need to question the accuracy of information displayed on a computer because the results produced by a computer may be affected by incorrect data entry.
SMT.7-220.127.116.11: Math, Science and Technology
identify advantages and limitations of data-handling programs and graphics programs.
SMT.7-18.104.22.168: Math, Science and Technology
understand why electronically stored personal information has greater potential for misuse than records kept in conventional form.
SMT.7-22.214.171.124: Math, Science and Technology
use graphical, statistical, and presentation software to presents project to fellow classmates.
SMT.7-126.96.36.199: Math, Science and Technology
describe applications of information technology in mathematics, science, and other technologies that address needs and solve problems in the community.
SMT.7-188.8.131.52: Math, Science and Technology
explain the impact of the use and abuse of electronically generated information on individuals and families.
SMT.7-184.108.40.206: Math, Science and Technology
identify needs and opportunities for technical solutions from an investigation of situations of general or social interest.
SMT.7-220.127.116.11: Math, Science and Technology
locate and utilize a range of printed, electronic, and human information resources to obtain ideas.
SMT.7-18.104.22.168: Math, Science and Technology
develop plans, including drawings with measurements and details of construction, and construct a model of the solution, exhibiting a degree of craftsmanship.
SMT.7-22.214.171.124: Math, Science and Technology
choose and use resources for a particular purpose based upon an analysis and understanding of their properties, costs, availability, and environmental impact.
SMT.7-126.96.36.199: Math, Science and Technology
use a computer system to connect to and access needed information from various Internet sites.
SMT.7-188.8.131.52: Math, Science and Technology
use a computer as a modeling tool.
SMT.7-184.108.40.206: Math, Science and Technology
select appropriate technological systems on the basis of safety, function, cost, ease of operation, and quality of post-purchase support.
SMT.7-220.127.116.11: Math, Science and Technology
assemble, operate, and explain the operation of simple open- and closed-loop electrical, electronic, mechanical, and pneumatic systems.
SMT.7-18.104.22.168: Math, Science and Technology
describe how subsystems and system elements (inputs, processes, outputs) interact within systems.
SMT.7-22.214.171.124: Math, Science and Technology
analyze science/technology/society problems and issues at the local level and plan and carry out a remedial course of action.
SMT.7-126.96.36.199: Math, Science and Technology
make informed consumer decisions by seeking answers to appropriate questions about products, services, and systems; determining the cost/benefit and risk/benefit tradeoffs; and applying this knowledge to a potential purchase.
SMT.7-188.8.131.52: Math, Science and Technology
design solutions to real-world problems of general social interest related to home, school, or community using scientific experimentation to inform the solution and applying mathematical concepts and reasoning to assist in developing a solution.
SMT.7-184.108.40.206: Math, Science and Technology
describe and explain phenomena by designing and conducting investigations involving systematic observations, accurate measurements, and the identification and control of variables; by inquiring into relevant mathematical ideas; and by using mathematical and technological tools and procedures to assist in the investigation.
SMT.7-220.127.116.11: Math, Science and Technology
SMT.7-18.104.22.168: Math, Science and Technology
gather and process information
SMT.7-22.214.171.124: Math, Science and Technology
SMT.7-126.96.36.199: Math, Science and Technology
SMT.7-8.7.A: Math, Science and Technology
Working Effectively: Contributing to the work of a brainstorming group, laboratory partnership, cooperative learning group, or project team; planning procedures; identify and managing responsibilities of team members; and staying on task, whether working alone or as part of a group.
SMT.7-8.7.B: Math, Science and Technology
Gathering and Processing Information: Accessing information from printed media, electronic data bases, and community resources and using the information to develop a definition of the problem and to research possible solutions.
SMT.7-8.7.C: Math, Science and Technology
Generating and Analyzing Ideas: Developing ideas for proposed solutions, investigating ideas, collecting data, and showing relationships and patterns in the data.
SMT.7-8.7.D: Math, Science and Technology
Common Themes: Observing examples of common unifying themes, applying them to the problem, and using them to better understand the dimensions of the problem.
SMT.7-8.7.E: Math, Science and Technology
Realizing Ideas: Constructing components or models, arriving at a solution, and evaluating the result.
SMT.7-8.7.F: Math, Science and Technology
Presenting Results: Using a variety of media to present the solution and to communicate the results.