2008-2009 Heroic Measures Fourth Nine Weeks

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  5th grade (2001)        5th grade (2010)                 4th grade (2001)               4th grade (2010)

No competencies      1. Develop and                   2. Explore the                1. Explain and use
match in the 2001    demonstrate an                   interactions of               skills necessary to
frameworks for 5th   understanding of                 components in living          conduct scientific
grade.               scientific inquiry using         systems. (L)                  inquiry.
                     process skills.
                                                      a. Identify parts and basic   a. Form hypotheses and
                     a. Form a hypothesis,            functions of various body     predict outcomes of
                     predict outcomes, and            systems (circulatory,         problems to be
                     conduct a fair investigation     respiratory, digestive,       investigated. (DOK 3)
                     that includes manipulating       skeletal and nervous
                     variables and using              systems).                     b. Use the senses and
                     experimental controls.                                         simple tools to gather
                     (DOK 3)                          b. Analyze the circulatory    qualitative information
                                                      system.                       about objects or events
                     b. Distinguish between                                         (size, shape, color,
                     observations and                 10. Develop the process       texture, sound, position,
                     inferences. (DOK 2)              of measurement and the        change). (DOK 1)
                                                      concepts related to
                     c. Use precise                   units of measurement.         c. Demonstrate the
                     measurement in                   (L, E, P) *                   accurate use of simple
                     conjunction with simple                                        tools to gather and
                     tools and technology to          a. Measure a given object compare information
                     perform tests and collect        using specified scientific    (DOK 1)
                     data. (DOK 1)                    measurement (English          * Tools (English rulers [to
                     * Tools (English rulers [to      and/or metric).               the nearest eighth of an
                     the nearest one-sixteenth                                      inch], metric rulers [to the
                     of an inch], metric rulers [to   b. Select, use, compare       nearest centimeter],
                     the nearest millimeter],         and convert within the        thermometers, spring
                     thermometers, scales,            appropriate standard          scales, hand lenses,
                     hand lenses, microscopes,        (English and metric)          balances, microscopes,
                     balances, clocks,                system of measurement. * calculators, clocks,
                     calculators, anemometers,                                      anemometers, rain
                     rain gauges, barometers,         c. Identify the attributes of gauges)
                     hygrometers)                     length, weight,               * Types of data (height,
                     * Types of data (height,         capacity/volume, mass,        mass/weight,
                     mass, volume,                    time and temperature          temperature, length,
                     temperature, length, time,       using English and metric      distance, volume, area,
                     distance, volume,                units of measurement. *       perimeter)
                     perimeter, area)
                                                      d. Calculate and solve        d. Use simple sketches,
                     d. Organize and interpret        problems with elapsed         diagrams, tables, charts,
                     data in tables and graphs        time. *                       and writing to draw
                     to construct explanations                                      conclusions and
                     and draw conclusions.                                          communicate data results.
                     (DOK 2)                                                        (DOK 2)
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e. Use drawings, tables,                  e. Interpret and describe
graphs, and written and                   patterns of data using
oral language to describe                 drawings, diagrams,
objects and explain ideas                 charts, tables, graphs,
and actions. (DOK 2)                      and maps. (DOK 2)

f. Make and compare                       f. Explain why scientists
different proposals when                  and engineers often work
designing a solution or                   in teams with different
product. (DOK 2)                          individuals doing different
                                          things that contribute to
g. Evaluate results of                    the results. (DOK 2)
different data (whether
trivial or significant). (DOK             g. Draw conclusions
2)                                        about important steps
                                          (e.g., making
h. Infer and describe                     observations, asking
alternate explanations and                questions, trying to solve
predictions. (DOK 3)                      a problem, etc.) that led to
                                          inventions and
3. Predict                                discoveries. (DOK 3)
structures, life cycles,                  3. Analyze the
environments, evolution,                  characteristics,
and diversity of                          structures, life cycles,
organisms.                                and environments of
b. Research and classify
the organization of living                b. Classify the organs
things. (DOK 2)                           and functions of the
* Function of the major                   nervous, circulatory, and
parts of body systems                     respiratory
(nervous, circulatory,                    systems of the body.
respiratory, digestive,                   (DOK 1)
skeletal, muscular) and the
ways they support one

c. Research and cite
evidence of the work of
scientists (e.g., Pasteur,
Salk) as it contributed to
the discovery and
prevention of disease.
(DOK 3)
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