NEARlink® Standards Matrix 5-8

Lesson Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
UNIFYING CONCEPTS AND PROCESSES  
Systems, order, and organization                   x          
Evidence, models, and explanation x   x   x x x x x x x x      
Change, constancy, and measurement     x   x x x x x x x x   x  
Evolution and equilibrium                              
Form and function   x                          
SCIENCE AS INQUIRY  
Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry                 x x     x    
Understandings about scientific inquiry                 x x     x    
PHYSICAL SCIENCE  
Properties and changes of properties in matter     x         x x x   x x x  
Motion of forces x x x x x x x   x x x x x    
Transfer of energy     x           x     x      
LIFE SCIENCE  
Structure and function in living systems                              
Reproduction and heredity                              
Regulation and behavior                              
Populations and ecosystems                              
Diversity and adaptations of organisms                              
EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE  
Structure of the Earth system               x x            
Earth's history               x x x     x    
Earth in the Solar System x   x   x x x x x x x   x    
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY  
Abilities of technological design x x   x     x         x x x x
Understandings about science and technology x x   x     x         x x x  
SCIENCE IN PERSONAL AND SOCIAL PERSPECTIVES  
Personal health                              
Populations, resources, and environments                              
Natural hazards                 x x          
Risks and benefits                              
Science and technology in society x x   x x x x         x x x  
HISTORY AND NATURE OF SCIENCE  
Science as a human endeavor x x   x     x     x     x x x
Nature of science     x x x x x   x x x x x x  
History of Science     x   x           x        

 
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