Learning Outcomes

  1. Next Generation Science Standards
  2. Organisms and Their Environments
    • Use observations to describe how plants and animals depend on the air, land, and water where they live to meet their needs, and they in turn, can change their environment. (Day 1)
    • Provide evidence that humans’ uses of natural resources can affect the world around them, and share solutions that reduce human impact. (Days 1 & 2)
  3. Environmental Impacts on Organisms
    • Use models to evaluate how environmental changes in a habitat affect the number and types of organisms that live there; some remain, move in, move out, and/or die. (Day 1)
    • Use evidence to argue that some changes in an organism’s habitat can be beneficial or harmful to the organism. (Days 1 & 3)
  4. Structure and Properties of Matter
    • Make observations that matter exists as different materials, which can be described and classified by their observable properties and their uses. (Day 2)
    • Compare and share observations of solids and liquids at room temperature. (Day 2)
    • Ask questions and share information about the natural materials from which human-made products are built. (Days 1 & 2)
  5. Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts
  6. College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing
    • Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organisation, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Day 2, Adaptations/Extensions on other days)
    • Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach. (Day 2, Adaptations/Extensions on other days)