Standards Matrix 5-8
Solar System Lessons

Lesson Number 1 2 Optional 3 4
UNIFYING CONCEPTS AND PROCESSES  
Systems, order, and organization x x x    
Evidence, models, and explanation x   x x x
Change, constancy, and measurement x x x x  
Evolution and equilibrium     x x  
Form and function       x  
SCIENCE AS INQUIRY  
Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry     x x  
Understandings about scientific inquiry     x x  
PHYSICAL SCIENCE  
Properties and changes of properties in matter   x x x  
Motion and forces x x x   x
Transfer of energy          
LIFE SCIENCE  
Structure and function in living systems       x  
Reproduction and heredity          
Regulation and behavior          
Populations and ecosystems       x  
Diversity and adaptations of organisms       x  
EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE  
Structure of the Earth system     x    
Earth's history          
Earth in the Solar System x x x x x
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY  
Abilities of technological design         x
Understandings about science and technology         x
SCIENCE IN PERSONAL AND SOCIAL PERSPECTIVES  
Personal health          
Populations, resources, and environments       x  
Natural hazards          
Risks and benefits         x
Science and technology in society         x
HISTORY AND NATURE OF SCIENCE  
Science as a human endeavor x x x x x
Nature of science     x x  
History of science x       x

 
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