Trees Correlation to Core Curriculum

Standards listed are not covered exhaustively, but in varying degrees.

Kindergarten

Science

Standard 1 - Processes of generating and communicating scientific evidence framed by Big Ideas.

Standard 2 - Students will gain an understanding of Earth and Space through the study of each materials, celestial movements, and weather

Objective 2 - Observe and describe changes in day and night

Indicators: Investigate, interpret, and explain to others that the sun provides heat and light to Earth

Standard 4 - Students will gain an understanding of Life Science through the study of changes in organisms over time and the nature of living things

Objective 1 - Investigate living things

Indicators: 

- Construct questions, give reasons, and share finding about all living things

- Describe some changes in plants and animals that are so slow or so fast that they are hard to see. 

Objective 2 - Describe the parts of living things

Indicators: Identify major parts of plants, e.g., roots, stem, leaf, flower, trunk, branches

Social Studies

Standard 2 - Students will recognize their role and responsibilities of being a good citizen

Objective 1 - Demonstrate appropriate ways to behave in different settings

Indicators:

- Explain why families and classrooms have rules

- Demonstrate respect for others, leaders, and the environment

1st Grade

Science

Standard 1 - Processes of generating and communicating scientific evidence framed by Big Ideas.

Standard 3 - Students will gain an understanding of Physical Science through the study of the forces of motion and the properties of materials

Objective 2 - Analyze objects and record their properties

Indicators: Sort, classify, and chart objects by observable properties, e.g., size, shape, color, and texture

Standard 4 - Students will gain an understanding of Life Science through the study of changes in organisms over time and the nature of living things

Objective 1 - Communicate observations about the similarities and differences between offspring and between populations

Indicators: 

- Communicate observations about plants and animals, including humans, and how they resemble their parents

- Analyze the individual similarities and differences within and across larger groups

Objective 2 - Living things change and depend upon their environment to satisfy their basic needs

Indicators: 

- Make observations about living things and their environment using the five senses

- Describe and model life cycles of living things

Social Studies

Standard 2 - Students will recognize their roles and responsibilities as citizens in the school and in the neighborhood

Objective 2 - Identify and list responsibilities in the school and in the neighborhood

Indicators: Describe and practice responsible behavior inherent in being a good citizen in the school and neighborhood

 

2nd Grade

Science

Standard 1 - Processes of generating and communicating scientific evidence framed by Big Ideas.

Standard 4 - students will gain an understanding of Life Science through the study of changes in organisms over time and the nature of living things

Objective 2 - Identify basic needs of living things and their abilities to meet their needs

Indicators: 

- Communicate and justify how the physical characteristics of living things help them meet their basic needs

- Identify behabiors and reactions of living things in response to changes in the environment including seasonal changes in temperature and precipitation

3rd Grade

Science 

Standard 5 - Students will understand that the sun is the main source of heat and light for living things on Earth. They will also understand that the motion of rubbing objects together may produce heat

Objective 1 - Provide evidence showing that the sun is the source of heat and light for Earth

Indicators: Observe and report how sunlight affects plant growth

Social Studies

Standard 1 - Students will understad how geography influences community location and development

Objective 3 - Analyze ways cultures use, maintain, and preserve the physical environment

Indicators: Describe ways to conserve and protect the natural resources

4th Grade

Science

Standard 3 - Students will understand the basic properties of rocks, the processes involved in the formation of soils, and the needs of plants provided by soil

Objective 3 - Observe the basic components of soil and relate the components to plant growth

Indicators: 

- Relate the components of soils to the growth of plants in soil

- Explain how plants may help control the erosion of soil

5th Grade

Science

Standard 5 - Students will understand that traits are passed from the parent organism to their offspring, and that sometimes the offspring may possess variations of these traits that may help or hinder survival in a given environment

Objective 1 - Using supporting evidence, show that traits are transferred from a parent organism to its offspring

Indicators: Compare various examples of offspring that do not initially resemble the parent organism but mature to become similar to the parent organism

Objective 2 - Describe how some characteristics could give a species a survival advantage in a particular environment

Indicators: 

- Identify that some environments give one species a survival advantage over another

- Describe how a particular physical attribute may provide an advantage for survival in one environment but not in another

7th Grade

Science

Standard 5 - Students will understand that structure is used to develop classification systems

Objective 1 - Classify based on observable properties

Indicators: 

- Defend the importance of observation in scientific classification

- Demonstrate that there are many ways to classiy things

Objective 2 - Use and develop a simple classification system

Indicators:  Recognize that classification is a tool made by science to describe perceived patterns in nature

Objective 3 - Classify organisms using an orderly pattern based upon structure

Indicators: Use a classification key or field guide to identify organisms