Curriculum Standards - Grade Levels Home Kindergarten 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Standards

Physical Science - Motion

1.0  The velocity of an object is the rate of change of its position. As a basis for understanding this concept:

• 1d.  Students know the velocity of an object must be described by specifying both the direction and the speed of the object.
• Standards Correlation:  Powerhouse Model (hydropower)

Physical Science - Forces

2.0  Unbalanced forces cause change in velocity. As a basis for understanding this concept:

• 2a.  Students know a force has both direction and magnitude.
• Standards Correlation:  Powerhouse Model (hydropower)
• 2e.  Students know that when the forces on an object are unbalanced, the object will change its velocity (that is, it will speed up, slow down, or change direction)
• Standards Correlation:  Powerhouse Model
• 2f.  Students know the greater the mass of an object, the more force is needed to achieve the same rate of change in motion.
• Standards Correlation:  Powerhouse Model

Physical Science - Structure of Matter

3.0  Each of the more than 100 elements of matter has distinct properties and a distinct atomic structure. All forms are composed of one or more of the elements. As a basis for understanding this concept:

• 3d.  Students know the states of matter (solid, liquid, gas) depend on molecular motion.
• Standards Correlation:  Water Cycle, Properties of Water
• 3e.  Students now that in solids the atoms are closely locked in position and can only vibrate; in liquids the atoms and molecules are more loosely connected and can collide with and move past one another; in gases the atoms and molecules are free to move independently, colliding frequently.
• Standards Correlation:  Water Cycle, Properties of Water

Earth Sciences - Reactions

5.0  Chemical reactions are processes in which atoms are rearranged into different combinations of molecules. As a basis for understanding this concept:

• 5d.  Students know physical processes include freezing and boiling, in which a material changes form with no chemical reaction.
• Standards Correlation:  Relief map (states of water)

Life Science - Chemistry of Living Systems

6.0  Principles of chemistry underlie the functioning of biological systems. As a basis for understanding this concept:

• 6b.  Students know that living organisms are made of molecules consisting largely of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, and sulfur.
• Standards Correlation:  Glass case: Plants and Animals, Kitchen
• 6c.  Students know that living organisms have many different kinds of molecules, including small ones, such as water and salt, and very large ones, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and DNA.
• Standards Correlation:  Glass case: Plants and Animals, Kitchen

History - Social Science - “United States History and Geography: Growth and Conflict”

• 8.8  Students analyze the divergent paths of the American people in the West from 1800 to themed-1800's and the challenges they faced.
• 8.8.3  Describe the role of pioneer women and the new status the western women achieved (e.g., Laura Ingalls Wilder, Annie Bidwell; slave women gaining freedom in the West; Wyoming granting suffrage to women in 1869)
• Standards Correlation:  American River Canyon, Sand table
• 8.8.4  Examine the importance of the great rivers and the struggle over water rights.
• Standards Correlation:  American River Canyon, Sand table, Water Usage Display

Language Arts

1.0  Listening and Speaking Strategies - Students deliver focused, coherent presentations that convey ideas clearly and relate to the background and interests of the audience. They evaluate the content of oral communication.

• Comprehension
• 1.2  Paraphrase a speaker's purpose and point of view and ask relevant questions concerning the speaker's content and purpose.