SCIENCE STANDARDS OF LEARNING


Science K.1   The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations.

Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#22 Trees As Habitats #1 The Shape of Things  
#24 Nature’s Recyclers #2 Get In Touch With Trees  
#41 How Plants Grow #3 Peppermint Beetle  
#46 School Yard Safari #21 Adopt a Tree  
#47 Are Vacant Lots Vacant? #27 Every Tree for Itself  
#65 Bursting Buds #43 Have Seeds Will Travel  
  #64 Looking At Leaves  
#78 Signs of Fall  

Science K.2   The student will investigate and understand that humans have senses that allow them to seek, find, take in and react or respond to information in order to learn about their surroundings.

Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#21 Adopt a Tree #1 The Shape of Things #16 Pass the Plants, Please
#46 School Yard Safari #2 Get In Touch With Trees #51 Make Your Own Paper
#47 Are Vacant Lots Vacant? #3 Peppermint Beetle  
  #4 Sounds Around  
  #6 Picture This  
  #43 Have Seeds Will Travel  
Science K.4   The student will investigate and understand that the position, motion, and physical properties of an object can be described.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#1 The Shape of Things #51 Make Your Own Paper #4 Sounds Around
#2 Get In Touch With Trees #78 Signs of Fall  
#48 Field, Forest, and Stream    
#64 Looking At Leaves    
#65 Bursting Buds    

Science K.5   The student will investigate and understand that water flows and has properties that can be observed and tested.

Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
    #51 Make Your Own Paper
Science K.6  The student will investigate and understand the differences between living organisms and nonliving objects.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
  #4 Sounds Around  
  #21 Adopt a Tree  
  #22 Trees As Habitats  

 

Science K.7   The student will investigate and understand basic needs and life processes of plants and animals.          

Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#21 Adopt a Tree #24 Nature’s Recyclers #16 Pass the Plants, Please #22 Trees As Habitats #8 The Forest of S. T. Shrew #25 Birds and Worms
#27 Every Tree for Itself #62 To Be a Tree #46 School Yard Safari
#41 How Plants Grow #78 Signs of Fall #47 Are Vacant Lots Vacant?
#79 Tree Lifecycle   #61 The Closer You Look
    #95 Did You Notice?
Science K.9   The student will investigate and understand that there are simple repeating patterns in his/her daily life.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#1 The Shape of Things #78 Signs of Fall #41 How Plants Grow
#61 The Closer You Look #79 Tree Lifecycle #46 School Yard Safari
#64 Looking At Leaves   #47 Are Vacant Lots Vacant?
    #49 Tropical Treehouse
Science K.10   The student will investigate and understand that change occurs over time, and rates may be fast or slow.    
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#21 Adopt a Tree #18 Tale of the Sun #41 How Plants Grow
#65 Bursting Buds   #46 School Yard Safari
#78 Signs of Fall   #47 Are Vacant Lots Vacant?
Science K.11   The student will investigate and understand that materials can be reused, recycled, and conserved.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#13 We All Need Trees #36 Pollution Search #20 Environmental Exchange Box
#51 Make Your Own Paper #87 Earth Manners  
Science 1.1   The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#22 Trees As Habitats #1 The Shape of Things  
#24 Nature’s Recyclers #2 Get In Touch With Trees  
#47 Are Vacant Lots Vacant? #3 Peppermint Beetle  
#48 Field, Forest, and Stream #21 Adopt a Tree  
#76 Tree Cookies #27 Every Tree for Itself  
#77 Trees In Trouble #43 Have Seeds Will Travel  
  #46 School Yard Safari  
  #64 Looking At Leaves#65 Bursting Buds  
  #78 Signs of Fall  

Science 1.4   The student will investigate and understand that plants have basic life needs and functional parts and can be classified according to certain characteristics.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#21 Adopt a Tree #31 Plant a Tree #41 How Plants Grow #43 Have Seeds Will Travel #2 Get In Touch With Trees #6 Picture This #16 Pass the Plants, Please #27 Every Tree for Itself #22 Trees As Habitats #42Sunlight and Shades of Green #67 How Big Is Your Tree? #87 Earth Manners
#62 To Be a Tree #64 Looking At Leaves #61 The Closer You Look #63 Tree Factory  
#78 Signs of Fall #65 Bursting Buds  
  #76 Tree Cookies  
  #77 Trees In Trouble  
  #79 Tree Lifecycle  
Science 1.5   The student will investigate and understand that animals, including humans, have basic needs and certain distinguishing characteristics.                 
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#20 Environmental Exchange Box #6 Picture This #3 Peppermint Beetle
#24 Nature’s Recyclers #46 School Yard Safari #47 Are Vacant Lots Vacant? #87 Earth Manners #8 The Forest of S. T. Shrew #25 Birds and Worms #74 People, Places, Things #76 Tree Cookies
Science 1.6   The student will investigate and understand the basic relationships between the sun and Earth.           
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#18 Tale of the Sun    
Science 1.7   The student will investigate and understand weather and seasonal changes.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#21 Adopt a Tree #3 Peppermint Beetle #6 Picture This
#65 Bursting Buds #20 Environmental Exchange Box #18 Tale of the Sun
#76 Tree Cookies #77 Trees In Trouble #41 How Plants Grow
#78 Signs of Fall   #43 Have Seeds Will Travel
    #46 School Yard Safari
    #47 Are Vacant Lots Vacant?
    #48 Field, Forest, and Stream
    #61 The Closer You Look #79 Tree Lifecycle
Science 1.8   The student will investigate and understand that natural resources are limited.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#13 We All Need Trees #21 Adopt a Tree #20 Environmental Exchange Box
#89 Trees for Many Reasons #22 Trees As Habitats #77 Trees In Trouble
  #30 Three Cheers for Trees  
  #32 A Forest of Many Uses  
  #36 Pollution Search  
  #51 Make Your Own Paper  
  #54 I’d Like to Visit a Place Where…  
  #74 People, Places, Things  
  #87 Earth Manners  
Science 2.1   The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations.  
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#22 Trees As Habitats #27 Every Tree for Itself #3 Peppermint Beetle
#24 Nature’s Recyclers #43 Have Seeds Will Travel #42 Sunlight and Shades ofGreen
#41 How Plants Grow #47 Are Vacant Lots Vacant? #46 School Yard Safari#65 Bursting Buds  
#48 Field, Forest, and Stream #78 Signs of Fall  
#76 Tree Cookies    
#77 Trees In Trouble    
Science 2.3   The student will investigate and understand basic properties of solids, liquids, and gases.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
  #51 Make Your Own Paper  
Science 2.4   The student will investigate and understand that plants and animals undergo a series of orderly changes as they mature and grow.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#21 Adopt a Tree #65 Bursting Buds #46 School Yard Safari
#24 Nature’s Recyclers #68 Name That Tree #47 Are Vacant Lots Vacant?
#43 Have Seeds Will Travel #76 Tree Cookies  
#61 The Closer You Look #77 Trees In Trouble  
#79 Tree Lifecycle #78 Signs of Fall  
Science 2.5    The student will investigate and understand that living things are part of a system.  
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#18 Tale of the Sun #10 Charting Diversity #3 Peppermint Beetle
#22 Trees As Habitats #27 Every Tree for Itself #49 Tropical Treehouse
#24 Nature’s Recyclers #30 Three Cheers for Trees #79 Tree Lifecycle
#31 Plant a Tree #36 Pollution Search  
#41 How Plants Grow #43 Have Seeds Will Travel  
#46 School Yard Safari #74 People, Places, Things  
#47 Are Vacant Lots Vacant? #76 Tree Cookies  
#48 Field, Forest, and Stream #89 Trees for Many Reasons #77 Trees In Trouble  
Science 2.7   The student will investigate and understand that weather and seasonal changes affect plants, animals, and their surroundings.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#21 Adopt a Tree #3 Peppermint Beetle #24 Nature’s Recyclers
#76 Tree Cookies #23 The Fallen Log #27 Every Tree for Itself
#78 Signs of Fall #25 Birds and Worms #41 How Plants Grow
  #77 Trees In Trouble #43 Have Seeds Will Travel
    #46 School Yard Safari
    #47 Are Vacant Lots Vacant?
    #48 Field, Forest, and Stream
    #49 Tropical Treehouse
    #61 The Closer You Look #68 Name That Tree
Science 2.8   The student will investigate and understand that plants produce oxygen and food, are a source of useful products, and provide benefits in nature.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#13 We All Need Trees #16 Pass the Plants, Please #5 Poet-Tree
#31 Plant a Tree #20 Environmental Exchange Box #18 Tale of the Sun
#32 A Forest of Many Uses #30 Three Cheers for Trees #43 Have Seeds Will Travel
#42 Sunlight and Shades of Green #41 How Plants Grow #51 Make Your Own Paper #61 The Closer You Look #68 Name That Tree
  #87 Earth Manners #76 Tree Cookies
  #89 Trees for Many Reasons #77 Trees In Trouble
Science 3.1   The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations. 
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#22 Trees As Habitats #27 Every Tree for Itself #3 Peppermint Beetle
#23 The Fallen Log #46 School Yard Safari #16 Pass the Plants, Please
#24 Nature’s Recyclers #25 Birds and Worms #65 Bursting Buds #67 How Big Is Your Tree? #42 Sunlight and Shades of Green
#47 Are Vacant Lots Vacant? #78 Signs of Fall #44 Water Wonders
#48 Field, Forest, and Stream    
Science 3.3   The student will investigate and understand that objects are made of materials that can be described by their physical properties.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#51 Make Your Own Paper    
Science 3.4   The student will investigate and understand that adaptations allow animals to satisfy life needs and respond to the environment.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#10 Charting Diversity #21 Adopt a Tree #3 Peppermint Beetle
#25 Birds and Worms #88 Life on the Edge #4 Sounds Around
#46 School Yard Safari   #20 Environmental Exchange Box
#47 Are Vacant Lots Vacant?   #48 Field, Forest, and Stream
Science 3.5   The student will investigate and understand relationships among organisms in aquatic and terrestrial food chains.           
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#22 Trees As Habitats #63 Tree Factory #49 Tropical Treehouse
#23 The Fallen Log #79 Tree Lifecycle #62 To Be a Tree
#24 Nature’s Recyclers   #76 Tree Cookies
#25 Birds and Worms    
Science 3.6   The student will investigate and understand that ecosystems support a diversity of plants and animals that share limited resources.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#7 Habitat Pen Pals #8 The Forest of S. T. Shrew #22 Trees As Habitats
#9 Planet Diversity #31 Plant a Tree #36 Pollution Search
#46 School Yard Safari #32 A Forest of Many Uses #77 Trees In Trouble
#47 Are Vacant Lots Vacant? #48 Field, Forest, and Stream #88 Life on the Edge #49 Tropical Treehouse#65 Bursting Buds #67 How Big Is Your Tree? #80 Nothing Succeeds Like Succession #87 Earth Manners
Science 3.7   The student will investigate and understand the major components of soil, its origin, and importance to plants and animals including humans.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#24 Nature’s Recyclers #23 The Fallen Log #20 Environmental Exchange Box
#48 Field, Forest, and Stream #27 Every Tree for Itself #46 School Yard Safari
#70 Soil Stories #41 How Plants Grow #47 Are Vacant Lots Vacant?
  #63 Tree Factory #62 To Be a Tree
    #79 Tree Lifecycle
Science 3.8   The student will investigate and understand basic patterns and cycles occurring in nature.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#65 Bursting Buds #44 Water Wonders #41 How Plants Grow
#79 Tree Lifecycle #63 Tree Factory #43 Have Seeds Will Travel
  #78 Signs of Fall #48 Field, Forest, and Stream
  #80 Nothing Succeeds Like Succession #68 Name That Tree
Science 3.9   The student will investigate and understand the water cycle and its relationship to life on Earth.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#44 Water Wonders #20 Environmental Exchange Box #27 Every Tree for Itself #41 How Plants Grow #42 Sunlight and Shades of Green #62 To Be a Tree #63Tree Factory #77 Trees In Trouble
Science 3.10   The student will investigate and understand that natural events and human influences can affect the survival of species.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#81 Living With Fire #30 Three Cheers for Trees #34 Who Works in This Forest?
#88 Life on the Edge #31 Plant a Tree #41 How Plants Grow
#89 Trees for Many Reasons #32 A Forest of Many Uses #44 Water Wonders
  #36 Pollution Search #46 School Yard Safari
  #49 Tropical Treehouse #47 Are Vacant Lots Vacant?
  #76 Tree Cookies #51 Make Your Own Paper
  #87 Earth Manners #74 People, Places, Things
    #80 Nothing Succeeds Like Succession
    #82 Resource-Go-Round #95 Did You Notice?
Science 3.11   The student will investigate and understand different sources of energy.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#14 Renewable or Not?#15 A Few of My Favorite Things #39 Energy Sleuths #82 Resource-Go-Round #13 We All Need Trees#42 Sunlight and Shades of Green #16 Pass the Plants, Please
#18 Tale of the Sun #20 Environmental Exchange Box #44 Water Wonders #89 Trees for Many Reasons
Science 4.1   The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#9 Planet Diversity #27 Every Tree for Itself #16 Pass the Plants, Please
#22 Trees As Habitats #37 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle #28 Air Plants
#41 How Plants Grow #48 Field, Forest, and Stream #38 Every Drop Counts #43 Have Seeds Will Travel #42 Sunlight and Shades of Green
#77 Trees In Trouble #47 Are Vacant Lots Vacant? #44 Water Wonders
  #65 Bursting Buds #46 School Yard Safari
  #66 Germinating Giants  
  #67 How Big Is Your Tree?  
  #78 Signs of Fall  
  #80 Nothing Succeeds Like Succession #81 Living With Fire  
Science 4.4   The student will investigate and understand basic plant anatomy and life processes.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#21 Adopt a Tree #28 Air Plants #41 How Plants Grow #16 Pass the Plants, Please #27 Every Tree for Itself #64 Looking At Leaves #22 Trees As Habitats #49 Tropical Treehouse
#42 Sunlight and Shades of Green #65 Bursting Buds #66 Germinating Giants  
#43 Have Seeds Will Travel #77 Trees In Trouble  
#61 The Closer You Look #79 Tree Lifecycle  
#62 To Be a Tree    
#63 Tree Factory    
#68 Name That Tree    
#76 Tree Cookies    
#78 Signs of Fall    

Science 4.5   The student will investigate and understand how plants and animals, including humans, in an ecosystem interact with one another and with the nonliving components in the ecosystem.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#6 Picture This#7 Habitat Pen Pals #8 The Forest of S. T. Shrew #9 Planet Diversity#11 Can It Be Real? #21 Adopt a Tree #22 Trees As Habitats #23 The Fallen Log #45 Web of Life #46 School Yard Safari #47 Are Vacant Lots Vacant? #48 Field, Forest, and Stream #88 Life on the Edge #17 People of the Forest#18 Tale of the Sun #20 Environmental Exchange Box #24 Nature’s Recyclers#25 Birds and Worms #26 Dynamic Duos #28 Air Plants #36 Pollution Search #38 Every Drop Counts #40 Then and Now #41 How Plants Grow #43 Have Seeds Will Travel #49 Tropical Treehouse #56 We Can Work It Out #62 To Be a Tree#63 Tree Factory#65 Bursting Buds #69 Forest for the Trees #75 Tipi Talk #81 Living With Fire #90 Native Ways #37 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle#54 I’d Like to Visit a Place Where… #64 Looking At Leaves#67 How Big Is Your Tree? #76 Tree Cookies #77 Trees In Trouble #79 Tree Lifecycle #80 Nothing Succeeds Like Succession #95 Did You Notice?
Science 4.6   The student will investigate and understand how weather conditions and phenomena occur and can be predicted.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
    #81 Living With Fire
Science 4.9   The student will investigate and understand important Virginia natural resources.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#13 We All Need Trees #21 Adopt a Tree #5 Poet-Tree
#14 Renewable or Not? #22 Trees As Habitats #17 People of the Forest
#15 A Few of My Favorite Things #20 Environmental Exchange Box #30 Three Cheers for Trees #32 A Forest of Many Uses #31 Plant a Tree #34 Who Works in This Forest?
#51 Make Your Own Paper #38 Every Drop Counts #35 Loving It Too Much
#69 Forest for the Trees #88 Life on the Edge #56 We Can Work It Out #68 Name That Tree #73 Waste Watchers #89 Trees for Many Reasons #37 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle #44 Water Wonders #46 School Yard Safari #54 I’d Like to Visit a Place Where…
    #77 Trees In Trouble #80 Nothing Succeeds Like Succession
    #82 Resource-Go-Round #87 Earth Manners #90 Native Ways #91 In the Good Old Days #93 Paper Civilizations #94 By the Rivers of Babylon #95 Did You Notice?
Science 5.1   The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#24 Nature’s Recyclers #65 Bursting Buds #28 Air Plants
  #80 Nothing Succeeds Like Succession #37 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Science 5.2   The student will investigate and understand how sound is created and transmitted, and how it is used.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
    #4 Sounds Around
 Science 5.5   The student will investigate and understand that organisms are made of one or more cells and have distinguishing characteristics that play a vital role in the organism’s ability to survive and thrive in its environment.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
  #23 The Fallen Log #24 Nature’s Recyclers #28 Air Plants #63 Tree Factory #9 Planet Diversity #61 The Closer You Look #80 Nothing Succeeds Like Succession
  #65 Bursting Buds  
  #68 Name That Tree  
Science 5.6   The student will investigate and understand characteristics of the ocean environment.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
  #7 Habitat Pen Pals #20 Environmental Exchange Box
  #88 Life on the Edge #45 Web of Life #86 Our Changing World
Science 5.7   The student will investigate and understand how Earth’s surface is constantly changing.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
  #70 Soil Stories #37 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle #52 A Look at Aluminum
Science 6.1   The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations..
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#70 Soil Stories #37 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle #28 Air Plants
#71 Watch on Wetlands #72 Air We Breathe #38 Every Drop Counts #48 Field, Forest, and Stream #42 Sunlight and Shades of Green
#84 The Global Climate #73 Waste Watchers #44 Water Wonders
#85 In the Driver’s Seat    
Science 6.2   The student will investigate and understand basic sources of energy, their origins, transformations and uses.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#14 Renewable or Not? #73 Waste Watchers #82 Resource-Go-Round #28 Air Plants #39 Energy Sleuths #53 On the Move #51 Make Your Own Paper #52 A Look at Aluminum
#85 In the Driver’s Seat    
Science 6.3   The student will investigate and understand the role of solar energy in driving most natural processes within the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, and on the Earth’s surface.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
  #28 Air Plants #41 How Plants Grow #42 Sunlight and Shades of Green #73 Waste Watchers  
Science 6.5   The student will investigate and understand the unique properties and characteristics of water and its roles in the natural and human-made environment.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#44 Water Wonders #38 Every Drop Counts #70 Soil Stories #71 Watch on Wetlands  
Science 6.6  The student will investigate and understand the properties of air and the structure and dynamics of the Earth’s atmosphere.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#73 Waste Watchers #84 The Global Climate #31 Plant a Tree #72 Air We Breathe #86 Our Changing World #28 Air Plants  #85 In the Driver’s Seat
Science 6.7  The student will investigate and understand the natural processes and human interactions that affect watershed systems. 
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#38 Every Drop Counts #44 Water Wonders #48 Field, Forest, and Stream #71 Watch on Wetlands #12 Invasive Species #70 Soil Stories  
Science 6.8   The student will investigate and understand the organization of the solar system and the interactions among the various bodies that comprise it.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
  #86 Our Changing World #18 Tale of the Sun

Science 6.9   The student will investigate and understand public policy decisions relating to the environment.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#19 Viewpoints on the Line #12 Invasive Species #5 Poet-Tree
#32 A Forest of Many Uses #14 Renewable or Not? #13 We All Need Trees
#49 Tropical Treehouse #33 Forest Consequences #15 A Few of My Favorite Things
#50 400-Acre Wood #35 Loving It Too Much #17 People of the Forest
#56 We Can Work It Out #37 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle #20 Environmental Exchange Box
#69 Forest for the Trees #38 Every Drop Counts #34 Who Works in This Forest?
  #52 A Look at Aluminum #57 Democracy in Action #59 Power of Print #60 Publicize It! #71 Watch on Wetlands #73 Waste Watchers #84 The Global Climate #88 Life on the Edge #89 Trees for Many Reasons #91 In the Good Old Days #92 A Look at Lifestyles #94 By the Rivers of Babylon #96 Improve Your Place #36 Pollution Search #39 Energy Sleuths #40 Then and Now #51 Make Your Own Paper #53 On the Move #58 There Ought To Be a Law #70 Soil Stories #72 Air We Breathe #75 Tipi Talk #77 Trees In Trouble #82 Resource-Go-Round #86 Our Changing World #90 Native Ways #95 Did You Notice?
Life Science LS.1   The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations..
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#9 Planet Diversity #27 Every Tree for Itself #28 Air Plants
#22 Trees As Habitats #23 The Fallen Log #24 Nature’s Recyclers #48 Field, Forest, and Stream #67 How Big Is Your Tree? #78 Signs of Fall #38 Every Drop Counts #42 Sunlight and Shades of Green
#29 Rain Reasons #71 Watch on Wetlands #77 Trees In Trouble #80 Nothing Succeeds Like Succession #81 Living With Fire #44 Water Wonders #47 Are Vacant Lots Vacant?#65 Bursting Buds
    #73 Waste Watchers
Life Science LS.3   The student will investigate and understand that living things show patterns of cellular organization.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#76 Tree Cookies   #61 The Closer You Look

Life Science LS.4   The student will investigate and understand how organisms can be classified.

Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#64 Looking At Leaves #21 Adopt a Tree #12 Invasive Species
#68 Name That Tree #43 Have Seeds Will Travel  
  #61 The Closer You Look  
  #65 Bursting Buds  
  #67 How Big Is Your Tree?  
  #71 Watch on Wetlands  
  #78 Signs of Fall  

Life Science LS.5   The student will investigate and understand the basic physical and chemical processes of photosynthesis and its importance to plant and animal life.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#28 Air Plants #21 Adopt a Tree #49 Tropical Treehouse
#42 Sunlight and Shades of Green #27 Every Tree for Itself #41 How Plants Grow #84 The Global Climate #70 Soil Stories #78 Signs of Fall
Life Science LS.6   The student will investigate and understand that organisms within an ecosystem are dependent on one another and on nonliving components of the environment.  
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#22 Trees As Habitats #12 Invasive Species #70 Soil Stories
#23 The Fallen Log #31 Plant a Tree #80 Nothing Succeeds Like Succession
#24 Nature’s Recyclers #29 Rain Reasons #41 How Plants Grow #43 Have Seeds Will Travel       
#44 Water Wonders #45 Web of Life #49 Tropical Treehouse #71 Watch on Wetlands  
#48 Field, Forest, and Stream #84 The Global Climate #86 Our Changing World  
Life Science LS.7   The student will investigate and understand that interactions exist among members of a population.  
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#12 Invasive Species #49 Tropical Treehouse #67 How Big Is Your Tree?
#26 Dynamic Duos #71 Watch on Wetlands #69 Forest for the Trees
#27 Every Tree for Itself #76 Tree Cookies #77 Trees In Trouble #80 Nothing Succeeds Like Succession
    #90 Native Ways
Life Science LS.8   The student will investigate and understand interactions among populations in a biological community.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#12 Invasive Species #25 Birds and Worms #7 Habitat Pen Pals
#22 Trees As Habitats #23 The Fallen Log #27 Every Tree for Itself #33 Forest Consequences #9 Planet Diversity #48 Field, Forest, and Stream
#24 Nature’s Recyclers #47 Are Vacant Lots Vacant? #61 The Closer You Look
#26 Dynamic Duos #45 Web of Life #49 Tropical Treehouse #67 How Big Is Your Tree? #71 Watch on Wetlands #76 Tree Cookies
#50 400-Acre Wood #88 Life on the Edge #69 Forest for the Trees #86 Our Changing World  
Life Science LS.9   The student will investigate and understand how organisms adapt to biotic and abiotic factors in an ecosystem.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#7 Habitat Pen Pals #10 Charting Diversity #71 Watch on Wetlands #12 Invasive Species #22 Trees As Habitats #25 Birds and Worms #26 Dynamic Duos #48 Field, Forest, and Stream #9 Planet Diversity #69 Forest for the Trees #70 Soil Stories #86 Our Changing World
  #49 Tropical Treehouse  
Life Science LS.10   The student will investigate and understand that ecosystems, communities, populations, and organisms are dynamic, change over time, and respond to daily, seasonal, and long-term changes in their environment.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#50 400-Acre Wood #12 Invasive Species #67 How Big Is Your Tree?
#71 Watch on Wetlands #23 The Fallen Log #77 Trees In Trouble
#84 The Global Climate #24 Nature’s Recyclers #78 Signs of Fall
#86 Our Changing World #25 Birds and Worms  
  #49 Tropical Treehouse  
  #69 Forest for the Trees  
  #76 Tree Cookies  
  #80 Nothing Succeeds Like Succession  
  #81 Living With Fire #88 Life on the Edge  
Life Science LS.11   The student will investigate and understand the relationships between ecosystem dynamics and human activity.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
#14 Renewable or Not?#19 Viewpoints on the Line#49 Tropical Treehouse#50 400-Acre Wood#69 Forest for the Trees #71 Watch on Wetlands#73 Waste Watchers #84 The Global Climate #86 Our Changing World #88 Life on the Edge #12 Invasive Species#15 A Few of My Favorite Things#29 Rain Reasons#31 Plant a Tree#32 A Forest of Many Uses #33 Forest Consequences#38 Every Drop Counts #40 Then and Now #52 A Look at Aluminum #54 I’d Like to Visit a Place Where… #80 Nothing Succeeds Like Succession #81 Living With Fire #83 A Peek at Packaging #89 Trees for Many Reasons #90 Native Ways #91 In the Good Old Days #92 A Look at Lifestyles #94 By the Rivers of Babylon #5 Poet-Tree#21 Adopt a Tree#22 Trees As Habitats#30 Three Cheers for Trees#37 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle #55 Planning the Ideal Community   #57 Democracy in Action #58 There Ought To Be a Law #70 Soil Stories #75 Tipi Talk #77 Trees In Trouble #85 In the Driver’s Seat #95 Did You Notice? #96 Improve Your Place
Life Science LS.13   The student will investigate and understand that populations of organisms change over time.   
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
  #20 Environmental Exchange Box #50 400-Acre Wood
  #86 Our Changing World #88 Life on the Edge  
Physical Science PS.1   The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
    #85 In the Driver’s Seat
Physical Science PS.5   The student will investigate and understand changes in matter and the relationship of these changes to the Law of Conservation of Matter and Energy.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
    #84 The Global Climate #85 In the Driver’s Seat
Physical Science PS.7  The student will investigate and understand temperature scales, heat, and thermal energy transfer.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
    #84 The Global Climate
Physical Science PS.10   The student will investigate and understand the scientific principles of work, force, and motion.
Teaches Concept Reinforces Concept Connects Concept
    #53 On the Move #85 In the Driver’s Seat