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TN.10. Physical Science: Energy
CS.10. Various forms of energy are constantly being transformed into other types without any net loss of energy from the system.
GQ.10. What basic energy related ideas are essential for understanding the dependency of the natural and man-made worlds on energy?
0607.10. Checks for Understanding0607.10.1. Compare potential and kinetic energy.0607.10.2. Create a poster that illustrates different forms of potential energy.0607.10.3. Design a model that demonstrates a specific energy transformation.0607.10.4. Explain why a variety of energy transformations illustrate the Law of Conservation of Energy.
GLE.0607.10. Grade Level ExpectationsGLE.0607.10.1. Compare and contrast the three forms of potential energy.GLE.0607.10.2. Analyze various types of energy transformations.GLE.0607.10.3. Explain the principles underlying the Law of Conservation of Energy.
SPI.0607.10. State Performance IndicatorsSPI.0607.10.1. Distinguish among gravitational potential energy, elastic potential energy, and chemical potential energy.SPI.0607.10.2. Interpret the relationship between potential and kinetic energy.SPI.0607.10.3. Recognize that energy can be transformed from one type to another.SPI.0607.10.4. Explain the Law of Conservation of Energy using data from a variety of energy transformations.
TN.12. Physical Science: Forces in Nature
CS.12. Everything in the universe exerts a gravitational force on everything else; there is an interplay between magnetic fields and electrical currents.
GQ.12. What are the scientific principles that explain gravity and electromagnetism?
0607.12. Checks for Understanding0607.12.1. Prepare a poster that illustrates how electricity passes though a simple circuit to produce heat, light, or sound.
GLE.0607.12. Grade Level ExpectationsGLE.0607.12.1. Describe how simple circuits are associated with the transfer of electrical energy.
SPI.0607.12. State Performance IndicatorsSPI.0607.12.1. Identify how simple circuits are associated with the transfer of electrical energy when heat, light, sound, and chemical changes are produced.
TN.2. Life Science: Interdependence
CS.2. All life is interdependent and interacts with the environment.
GQ.2. How do living things interact with one another and with the non-living elements of their environment?
0607.2. Checks for Understanding0607.2.1. Compare and contrast the different methods used by organisms to obtain nutrition in a biological community.0607.2.2. Create a graphic organizer that illustrates how biotic and abiotic elements of an environment interact.0607.2.3. Use a food web or energy pyramid to demonstrate the interdependence of organisms within a specific biome.0607.2.4. Create poster presentations to illustrate differences among the world's major biomes.
GLE.0607.2. Grade Level ExpectationsGLE.0607.2.1. Examine the roles of consumers, producers, and decomposers in a biological community.GLE.0607.2.2. Describe how matter and energy are transferred through an ecosystem.GLE.0607.2.3. Draw conclusions from data about interactions between the biotic and abiotic elements of a particular environment.GLE.0607.2.4. Analyze the environments and the interdependence among organisms found in the world's major biomes.
SPI.0607.2. State Performance IndicatorsSPI.0607.2.1. Classify organisms as producers, consumers, scavengers, or decomposers according to their role in a food chain or food web.SPI.0607.2.2. Interpret how materials and energy are transferred through an ecosystem.SPI.0607.2.3. Identify the biotic and abiotic elements of the major biomes.SPI.0607.2.4. Identify the environmental conditions and interdependencies among organisms found in the major biomes.
TN.6. Earth and Space Science: The Universe
CS.6. The cosmos is vast and explored well enough to know its basic structure and operational principles.
GQ.6. What big ideas guide human understanding about the origin and structure of the universe, Earth's place in the cosmos, and observable motions and patterns in the sky?
0607.6. Checks for Understanding0607.6.1. Use data to draw conclusions about the major components of the universe.0607.6.2. Construct a model of the solar system showing accurate positional relationships and relative distances.0607.6.3. Investigate how the earth, sun, and moon are responsible for a day, lunar cycle, and year.0607.6.5. Illustrate the positions of the earth, moon, and sun during specific tidal conditions.0607.6.6. Diagram the relationship of the earth and sun that accounts for the seasons.0607.6.7. Model the positions of the earth, moon, and sun during solar and lunar eclipses.
GLE.0607.6. Grade Level ExpectationsGLE.0607.6.1. Analyze information about the major components of the universe.GLE.0607.6.2. Describe the relative distance of objects in the solar system from earth.GLE.0607.6.3. Explain how the positional relationships among the earth, moon, and sun control the length of the day, lunar cycle, and year.GLE.0607.6.4. Describe the different stages in the lunar cycle.GLE.0607.6.5. Produce a model to demonstrate how the moon produces tides.GLE.0607.6.6. Illustrate the relationship between the seasons and the earth-sun system.GLE.0607.6.7. Describe the causes of lunar and solar eclipses.
SPI.0607.6. State Performance IndicatorsSPI.0607.6.1. Use data to draw conclusions about the major components of the universe.SPI.0607.6.3. Distinguish among a day, lunar cycle, and year based on the movements of the earth, sun, and moon.SPI.0607.6.4. Explain the different phases of the moon using a model of the earth, moon, and sun.SPI.0607.6.5. Predict the types of tides that occur when the earth and moon occupy various positions.SPI.0607.6.6. Use a diagram that shows the positions of the earth and sun to explain the four seasons.SPI.0607.6.7. Explain the difference between a solar and a lunar eclipse.
TN.8. Earth and Space Science: The Atmosphere
CS.8. The earth is surrounded by an active atmosphere and an energy system that controls the distribution life, local weather, climate, and global temperature.
GQ.8. How do the physical characteristics and the chemical makeup of the atmosphere influence surface processes and life on Earth?
0607.8. Checks for Understanding0607.8.1. Recognize how convection currents in the atmosphere produce wind.0607.8.3. Design an experiment to demonstrate how ocean currents are associated with the sun's energy.0607.8.4. Analyze ocean temperature data to demonstrate how these conditions affect the weather in nearby land masses.0607.8.5. Interpret data found on ocean current maps.0607.8.6. Use data collected from instruments such as a barometer, thermometer, psychrometer, and anemometer to describe local weather conditions.
GLE.0607.8. Grade Level ExpectationsGLE.0607.8.2. Describe how the sun's energy produces the wind.GLE.0607.8.3. Investigate the relationship between currents and oceanic temperature differences.GLE.0607.8.4. Analyze meteorological data to predict weather conditions.
SPI.0607.8. State Performance IndicatorsSPI.0607.8.1. Analyze data to identify events associated with heat convection in the atmosphere.SPI.0607.8.2. Recognize the connection between the sun's energy and the wind.SPI.0607.8.3. Describe how temperature differences in the ocean account for currents.SPI.0607.8.4. Interpret meteorological data to make predictions about the weather.
CS.Inq. Understandings about scientific inquiry and the ability to conduct inquiry are essential for living in the 21st century.
GQ.Inq. What tools, skills, knowledge, and dispositions are needed to conduct scientific inquiry?
0607.Inq. Checks for Understanding0607.Inq.2. Identify tools and techniques needed to gather, organize, analyze, and interpret data collected from a moderately complex scientific investigation.0607.Inq.3. Use evidence from a dataset to determine cause and effect relationships that explain a phenomenon.0607.Inq.5. Design a method to explain the results of an investigation using descriptions, explanations, or models.
GLE.0607.Inq. Grade Level ExpectationsGLE.0607.Inq.1. Design and conduct open ended scientific investigations.GLE.0607.Inq.2. Use appropriate tools and techniques to gather, organize, analyze, and interpret data.GLE.0607.Inq.3. Synthesize information to determine cause and effect relationships between evidence and explanations.GLE.0607.Inq.5. Communicate scientific understanding using descriptions, explanations, and models.
SPI.0607.Inq. State Performance IndicatorsSPI.0607.Inq.3. Interpret and translate data into a table, graph, or diagram.SPI.0607.Inq.4. Draw a conclusion that establishes a cause and effect relationship supported by evidence.
TN.T/E. Technology and Engineering
CS.T/E. Society benefits when engineers apply scientific discoveries to design materials and processes that develop into enabling technologies.
GQ.T/E. How do science concepts, engineering skills, and applications of technology improve the quality of life?
0607.T/E. Checks for Understanding0607.T/E.1. Use appropriate tools to test for strength, hardness, and flexibility of materials.0607.T/E.3. Explore how the unintended consequences of new technologies can impact society.
SPI.0607.T/E. State Performance IndicatorsSPI.0607.T/E.4. Differentiate between adaptive and assistive bioengineered products (e.g., food, biofuels, medicines, integrated pest management).
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