Connections to Other Disciplines
 
Science: EALR 2 Inquiry, Content Standard 4-5 INQA

Scientific investigations involve asking and answering questions and comparing the answers with evidence from the real world.


Science: EALR 2 Inquiry, Content Standard 4-5 INQB

Scientists plan and conduct different kinds of investigations, depending on the questions they are trying to answer. Types of investigations include systematic observations and descriptions, field studies, models, and open-ended explorations as well as controlled experiments.


Science: EALR 2 Inquiry, Content Standard 4-5 INQC

An experiment involves a comparison. For an experiment to be valid and fair, all of the things that can possibly change the outcome of the experiment should be kept the same, if possible.


Science: EALR 2 Inquiry, Content Standard 4-5 INQD

Investigations involve systematic collection and recording of relevant observations and data.


Science: EALR 2 Inquiry, Content Standard 4-5 INQE

Repeated trials are necessary for reliability.


Science: EALR 2 Inquiry, Content Standard 4-5 INQF

A scientific model is a simplified representation of an object, event, system, or process created to understand some aspect of the natural world. When learning from a model, it is important to realize that the model is not exactly the same as the thing being modeled.


Science: EALR 2 Inquiry, Content Standard 4-5 INQG

Scientific explanations emphasize evidence, have logically consistent arguments, and use known scientific principles, models, and theories.


Science: EALR 4 Physical Science, Content Standard 4-5 PS3A

Energy has many forms, such as heat, light, sound, motion, and electricity.


Science: EALR 4 Physical Science, Content Standard 4-5 PS3B

Energy can be transferred from one place to another.


Science: EALR 4 Physical Science, Content Standard 4-5 PS3C

Heat energy can be generated a number of ways and can move (transfer) from one place to another. Heat energy is transferred from warmer things to colder things.


Science: EALR 4 Earth and Space Science, Content Standard 4-5 ES2A

Earth materials include solid rocks and soil, water, and gases of the atmosphere. Materials have different physical and chemical properties which make them useful in different ways. Earth materials provide many of the resources that humans use.


Science: EALR 4 Earth and Space Science, Content Standard 4-5 ES2B

Weathering is the breaking down of rock into pebbles and sand caused by physical processes such as heating, cooling, and pressure, and chemical processes such as acid rain.


Science: EALR 4 Earth and Space Science, Content Standard 4-5 ES2C

Erosion is the movement of Earth materials by forces such as wind, moving water, ice forming, and gravity.


Science: EALR 4 Earth and Space Science, Content Standard 4-5 ES2D

Soils are formed by weathering and erosion, decay of plant matter, transport by rain through streams and rivers, and deposition of sediments in valleys, riverbeds, and lakes.


Science: EALR 4 Earth and Space Science, Content Standard 4-5 ES2E

Soils are often found in layers, with each layer having a different chemical composition and different physical properties.


Science: EALR 4 Earth and Space Science, Content Standard 4-5 ES2F

Erosion plays an important role in the formation of soil, but too much erosion can wash away fertile soil from ecosystems and farms.


Science: EALR 4 Life Science, Content Standard 4-5 LS2A

An ecosystem includes all of the populations of living organisms and nonliving physical factors in a given area. Living organisms depend on one another and the nonliving physical factors in their ecosystem to help them survive.


Science: EALR 4 Life Science, Content Standard 4-5 LS2B

Plants make their own food using energy from the sun. Animals get food by eating plants and/or other animals that eat plants. Plants make it possible for animals to use the energy of sunlight.


Science: EALR 4 Life Science, Content Standard 4-5 LS2C

Plants and animals are related in food webs with producers (plants that make their own food), consumers (animals that eat producers and/or other animals), and decomposers (primarily bacteria and fungi) that break down wastes and dead organisms, and return nutrients to the soil.


Science: EALR 4 Life Science, Content Standard 4-5 LS2D

Ecosystems can change slowly or rapidly. Big changes over a short period of time can have a major impact on the ecosystem and the populations of plants and animals living there.


Science: EALR 4 Life Science, Content Standard 4-5 LS2E

All plants and animals change the ecosystem where they live. If this change reduces another organism's access to resources, that organism may move to another location or die.


Social Studies GLE 3.2.3 (Grade 4)

3.2.3 Understands that the geographic features of the Pacific Northwest have influenced the movement of people.


Social Studies GLE 3.2.3 (Grade 5)

3.2.3 Understands and analyzes the impact of the European colonists' movement to the Americas on the land and the indigenous peoples.


Social Studies GLE 5.2.1 (Grade 4)

5.2.1 Creates and uses a research question to conduct research on an issue or event.


Social Studies GLE 5.2.1 (Grade 5)

5.2.1 Understands how essential questions define the significance of researching an issue or event.


 
 
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