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					                              Learning Targets             Science Content Standard                    Systems                Inquiry              Application              Vocabulary                         Assessments/Activities
                   Investigation 1: Dropping In           2-3 PS3A Energy                   2-3 SYSA   Part/Whole      2-3 INQA Question      2-3 APPA Design             Code                Response Sheet—Dropping In, SS #3 Students respond
                                                          PS2B Properties of Materials      2-3 SYSB   Missing Parts   2-3 INQB Investigate   Solutions                   Property             to a disagreement between two students who are
                   Learning Targets                                                         2-3 SYSC    Whole          2-3 INQC Inference
                                                                                                                                                                          Sound                developing a new code.
                    I explain how to identify sounds                                       2-3 SYSD   Function        2-3 INQD Instruments
                                                                                                                                                                           discrimination      Science in the Schoolyard at FOSSweb.com, Outdoor
                       by their properties.                                                 2-3 SYSE   Similar Parts   2-3 INQE Model
                                                                                                                                                                          Sound receiver       Sound, Sounds of Schoolyard Wildlife, & Quietest and
                    I explain and describe how sounds                                                                 2-3 INQF Using
                                                                                                                       observations                                       Sound source         Noisiest Outdoor Locations
                       are made.
                                                                                                                       2-3 INQG Communicate                               Vibration           “Making Sound” from Uncovering Student Ideas in
                                                                                                                                                                          volume               Science Vol. 1
                                                                                                                                                                                               “Sounds of Science” p.217 Picture Perfect Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                Lessons



                   Investigation 2: Good Vibrations       2-3 PS1D Force                    2-3 SYSA   Part/Whole      2-3 INQA Question      2-3 APPA Design             Frequency           Science in the Schoolyard at FOSSweb.com, Listening for
                                                          2-3 PS3A Sound energy             2-3 SYSB   Missing Parts   2-3 INQB Investigate   Solutions                   Kalimba              Pitch Outdoors and Length and Pitch Outside
                   Learning Targets                       2-3 PS1A Change in position       2-3 SYSC    Whole          2-3 INQC Inference
                                                                                                                                                                          Pitch               Student Sheets 6-9 Students demonstrate their
                    I explain how high and low pitches   over time                         2-3 SYSD   Function        2-3 INQD Instruments
                                                                                                                                                                          Tension              understanding of the role length plays in the
Physics of Sound
Physical Science




                       are made in a system.              4-5 PS3A Sound energy             2-3 SYSE   Similar Parts   2-3 INQE Model
                                                                                                                                                                          Xylophone            modification of pitch.
                    I describe how fast or slow          4-5 PS3D Sound=vibration                                     2-3 INQF Using
                                                                                                                       observations                                                            Response Sheet—Good Vibrations, SS #10
                       vibrations affect pitch.
                                                                                                                       2-3 INQG Communicate                                                    “Is It a System?” from Uncovering Student Ideas in
                    I describe and explain how tension
                                                                                                                                                                                                Science Vol. 4
                       affects vibrations and pitch.


                   Investigation 3: How Sound Travels     2-3 PS1B Force & Motion           2-3 SYSA   Part/Whole      2-3 INQA Question      2-3 APPA Design             Amplify             Science in the Schoolyard at FOSSweb.com, Sounds
                                                          2-3 PS1C Force/faster & farther   2-3 SYSB   Missing Parts   2-3 INQB Investigate   Solutions                   Inner ear            through Solids Outside and Observe the Speed of Sound
                   Learning Targets                       2-3 PS2B Properties of            2-3 SYSC    Whole          2-3 INQC Inference     2-3 APPB Amplify Sound
                                                                                                                                                                          Megaphone            through Air
                    I describe and explain how sound     Materials                         2-3 SYSD   Function        2-3 INQD Instruments
                                                                                                                                                                          Outer ear           Response Sheet—How Sound Travels, SS #15 Students
                       travels through water, air and                                       2-3 SYSE   Similar Parts   2-3 INQE Model
                                                                                                                       2-3 INQF Using                                     stethoscope          debate whether sounds can be heard in space.
                       solids.
                    I describe how a sound travels                                                                    observations
                                                                                                                       2-3 INQG Communicate
                       from a sound source to my ear.


                   Investigation 4: Sound Challenges      2-3 PS3A Forms of Energy          2-3 SYSA   Part/Whole      2-3 INQA Question      2-3 APPA Design                                  Student Sheets 18-25 Review the sound-challenge
                                                                                            2-3 SYSB   Missing Parts   2-3 INQB Investigate   Solutions                                         sheets to see if students can use information about
                   Learning Targets                                                         2-3 SYSC    Whole          2-3 INQC Inference                                                       sound to find and express solutions to the challenges.
                    I design and explain a system that                                     2-3 SYSD   Function        2-3 INQD Instruments
                                                                                                                                                                                               End of Module Assessment; consider allowing students
                       transmits or produces sounds.                                        2-3 SYSE   Similar Parts   2-3 INQE Model
                                                                                                                       2-3 INQF Using
                                                                                                                                                                                                to use student notebooks during this assessment.
                                                                                                                       observations
                                                                                                                       2-3 INQG Communicate




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                            Learning Targets                 Science Content Standard                 Systems                   Inquiry              Application              Vocabulary                          Assessments/Activities
                Investigation 1: Water Observations        2-3 ES2A Water on Earth                                       2-3 INQA Questions     2-3 APPC Use Tools to      Absorb               Response Sheet—Water Observations SS #5 Students
                                                           2-3 PS2A Properties                                           2-3 INQB Investigate   solve problems             Bead                  give advice to a family that has gone camping.
                Learning Targets                                                                                         2-3 INQC Inference
                                                                                                                                                                           Dome                 Science in the Schoolyard at FOSSweb.com, Water on
                  I describe what happens to water                                                                      2-3 INQD Instruments
                                                                                                                         2-3 INQF Explain
                                                                                                                                                                           Flow                  Various Surfaces, Water on an Outdoor Slope and After a
                     ( properties) when it gets spilled,
                                                                                                                         Evidence                                          Property              Rainstorm
                     splashed, or dropped on different
                     materials.                                                                                          2-3 INQG Communicate                              Slope
                  I explain how surface tension                                                                                                                           Surface tension
                     affects water on a penny.                                                                                                                             Water

                Investigation 2: Hot Water, Cold           2-3 ES2B Forms of Water            2-3 SYSA Parts/Whole       2-3 INQA Questions     2-3 APPC Use Tools to      Contract             Response Sheet—Hot Water, Cold Water SS #9
                Water                                      2-3 PS2C Solid, liquid, gas        2-3 SYSD System Function   2-3 INQB Investigate   solve problems             Denser               Science in the Schoolyard at FOSSweb.com, Keeping
                                                                                                                         2-3 INQC Inference
                                                                                                                                                                           Expand                Water Cold
                Learning Targets                                                                                         2-3 INQD Instruments
                                                                                                                                                                           Float                “Ice Cubes in a Bag” from Uncovering Student Ideas in
                 I explain what happens to water                                                                        2-3 INQE Models
                                                                                                                         2-3 INQF Explain                                  Less dense            Science Vol. 1
                    when it gets cold.
                                                                                                                         Evidence                                          Sink
                 I explain what happens to water
                                                                                                                         2-3 INQG Communicate
                    when it gets hot.
                 I describe properties of water
                    when it freezes.
                
Earth Science




                Investigation 3: Water Vapor               2-3 ES2B Forms of Water            2-3 SYSB Parts removed     2-3 INQA Questions     2-3 APPA Design a          Condense             Response Sheet—Water Vapor SS #11 Students write a
   Water




                                                           2-3 PS2C Solid, liquid, gas                                   2-3 INQB Investigate   Solution                   Evaporate             note of explanation to a boy who is perplexed by
                Learning Targets                           2-3 PS2D Evaporation                                          2-3 INQC Inference     2-3 APPC Use Tools to
                                                                                                                                                                           Seriate               evaporation.
                 I explain how liquid water changes                                                                     2-3 INQD Instruments   solve problems
                                                                                                                                                                           Surface area         Science in the Schoolyard at FOSSweb.com, Evaporation
                    into water vapor.                                                                                    2-3 INQF Explain       2-3 APPD Tool Use
                                                                                                                                                                           Thermometer           Locations
                 I describe what happens when the                                                                       Evidence               2-3 APPE Evaluate
                                                                                                                         2-3 INQG Communicate   Solution                   Water cycle          “Rainfall” from Uncovering Student Ideas in Science Vol.
                    surface of an object is cooler than
                    the air surrounding it.                                                                                                                                Water vapor           3
                                                                                                                                                                                                 “Wet Jeans” from Uncovering Student Ideas in Science
                 Using a model I explain and
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Vol. 1
                    describe how water changes state
                                                                                                                                                                                                 “What are Clouds Made of?” from Uncovering Student
                    by demonstrating the water cycle.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ideas in Science 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                 “Where Did the Water Come From?” from Uncovering
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Student Ideas in Science 3
                Investigation 4: Waterworks                2-3 ES2A   Water on Earth          2-3 SYSA Parts/Whole       2-3 INQA Questions     2-3 APPA Design a          Blade                Response Sheet—Waterworks SS #16 Students explain
                                                           2-3 ES2B   Forms of Water                                     2-3 INQB Investigate   Solution                   Dissolve              how to test soils for a planting project.
                Learning Targets                           2-3 PS1B   Force                                              2-3 INQC Inference     2-3 APPB Scientific
                                                                                                                                                                           Drain                Science in the Schoolyard at FOSSweb.com,
                 I describe what happens when             2-3 PS1C   Greater, lesser force                              2-3 INQD Instruments   Ideas
                                                           2-3 PS1D   Compare two forces                                 2-3 INQE Models        2-3 APPC Use tools to
                                                                                                                                                                           Earth materials       Waterwheels
                    water is poured through different
                                                                                                                         2-3 INQF Explain       solve problems             Shaft                End of Module Assessment; consider allowing students
                    earth materials.
                                                                                                                         Evidence               2-3 APPD Tool Use          Soak                  to use student notebooks during this assessment.
                 I explain and demonstrate why a
                                                                                                                         2-3 INQG Communicate   2-3 APPE Evaluate          Water quality        “Down the Drain” p.61 Picture Perfect Science Lessons
                    waterwheel can lift a load.
                                                                                                                                                Solution
                 I design and plan an investigation
                    that answers a question.




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                           Learning Targets             Science Content Standard(s)           Systems                       Inquiry               Application             Vocabulary                           Assessments/Activities
               Investigation 1: Bones                   4-5 LS1B Structure/Function   2-3 SYSA System            4-5 INQA Questions         2-3 APPA Solutions          Bones                “Is It a System?” from Uncovering Student Ideas in
                                                                                      2-3 SYSB Missing parts     4-5 INQB Investigate       using a technological       Cartilage             Science Vol. 4
               Learning Targets                                                       2-3 SYSC Functions of      4-5 INQD Recording         design
                                                                                                                                                                        Joint                Response Sheet—Bones SS #6 Students critique a
                I explain how a human body is a                                      Whole                      4-5 INQE Reliability
                                                                                      2-3 SYSD Connected Parts   4-5 INQF Models
                                                                                                                                                                        Skeleton              skeleton assembled by another student.
                   system.
                                                                                                                                                                        Skull                Student Sheet #7—Owl Pellet Observation Students
                I explain the function of a                                          2-3 SYSE Similar           4-5 INQG Evidence
                                                                                      Parts/Functions            4-5 INQH Communicate                                   Torso                 extract rodent bones from owl pellets and assemble the
                   skeleton.
                                                                                      4-5 SYSA                   4-5 INQI Honesty                                                              skeleton. They compare rodent bones to human bones.
                                                                                      Systems/Subsystems
                                                                                      4-5 SYSB Subsystems
                                                                                      4-5 SYSD Defective Part

               Investigation 2: Joints                  4-5 LS1B Structure/Function   2-3 SYSA System            2-3 INQE   Models          4-5 APPF Solutions to       Articulated          Response Sheet—Joints SS #12 Students critique
                                                                                      2-3 SYSB Missing parts     4-5 INQA   Questions       problems                    Ball-and-socket       another student’s assertion that the elbow is a ball-and-
               Learning Targets                                                       2-3 SYSC Functions of      4-5 INQB   Investigate                                  joint                 socket joint.
                I describe and demonstrate the                                       Whole                      4-5 INQF   Models
                                                                                                                                                                        Compensate           Student Sheet #13—Bone Observation Students use
                   importance of joints.                                              2-3 SYSD Connected Parts
                                                                                                                                                                        Gliding joint         plastic replicas of rodent and chicken bones to assemble
                I describe and explain three main                                    2-3 SYSE Similar
                                                                                      Parts/Functions                                                                   Hinge joint           legs.
                   types of joints that allow
Human Body




                                                                                                                                                                     
Life Science




                                                                                      4-5 SYSA                                                                           Immobilize
                   movement.
                                                                                      Systems/Subsystems                                                                Opposable
                                                                                      4-5 SYSB Subsystems                                                                thumb
                                                                                      4-5 SYSD Defective Part

               Investigation 3: Muscles                 4-5 LS1B Structure/Function   2-3 SYSA System            4-5 INQA Questions         4-5 APPD Teamwork           Contract             Response Sheet—Muscles SS #17 Students respond to
                                                                                      2-3 SYSB Missing parts     4-5 INQB Investigate       4-5 APPE Build a model      Ligament              another student’s writing about muscles and how they
               Learning Targets                                                       2-3 SYSC Functions of      4-5 INQF Models
                                                                                                                                                                        Tendon                work.
                I describe and explain how muscles                                   Whole                      4-5 INQG Explain
                                                                                                                                                                        Tissue               Student Sheet #18—Muscle Action Students build an
                   attach to bones and make bones                                     2-3 SYSD Connected Parts   Evidence
                                                                                      2-3 SYSE Similar                                                                  Muscle                arm model to demonstrate their basic understanding of
                   move.
                                                                                      Parts/Functions                                                                                          how muscles move bones.
                I describe and explain how
                                                                                      4-5 SYSA
                   muscles, tendons and ligaments
                                                                                      Systems/Subsystems
                   attach to bones to make a thumb                                    4-5 SYSB Subsystems
                   move.                                                              4-5 SYSD Defective Part

               Investigation 4: Coordination            4-5 LS1B Structure/Function   4-5 SYSA                   4-5 INQA Questions                                     Coordination         Response Sheet—Coordination SS #20 Students read
                                                                                      Systems/Subsystems         4-5 INQB Investigate                                   Response              and identify the stimulus/response events suggested in
               Learning Targets                                                                                  4-5 INQD Collect Data
                                                                                                                                                                        stimulus              the story.
                I describe and demonstrate                                                                      4-5 INQE Repeated Trials
                                                                                                                                                                                              End of Module Assessment; consider allowing students
                   stimulus and response in a person.                                                            4-5 INQF Model
                                                                                                                                                                                               to use student notebooks during this assessment.
                I explain how practice affects                                                                  4-5 INQG Evidence
                   muscle strength.                                                                              4-5 INQH Communicate
                                                                                                                 4-5 INQI Honesty




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