STANDARD 1 - STUDENTS WILL UNDERSTAND THAT WATER CHANGES STATE AS IT MOVES THROUGH THE WATER CYCLE.
Standard 1, Objective 1 - Describe the relationship between heat energy, evaporation and condensation of water on Earth.
Standard 1, Objective 2 - Describe the water cycle.
STANDARD 2 - STUDENTS WILL UNDERSTAND THAT THE ELEMENTS OF WEATHER CAN BE OBSERVED, MEASURED, AND RECORDED TO MAKE PREDICTIONS AND DETERMINE SIMPLE WEATHER PATTERNS.
Standard 2, Objective 1 - Observe, measure, and record the basic elements of weather.
Standard 2, Objective 2 - Interpret recorded weather data for simple patterns.
Standard 2, Objective 3 - Evaluate weather predictions based upon observational data.
STANDARD 3 - STUDENTS WILL UNDERSTAND THE BASIC PROPERTIES OF ROCKS, THE PROCESSES INVOLVED IN THE FORMATION OF SOILS, AND THE NEEDS OF PLANTS PROVIDED BY SOIL.
Standard 3, Objective 1 - Identify basic properties of minerals and rocks.
Standard 3, Objective 2 - Explain how the processes of weathering and erosion change and move materials that become soil.
Standard 3, Objective 3 - Observe the basic components of soil and relate the components to plant growth.
STANDARD 4 - STUDENTS WILL UNDERSTAND HOW FOSSILS ARE FORMED, WHERE THEY MAY BE FOUND IN UTAH, AND HOW THEY CAN BE USED TO MAKE INFERENCES.
Standard 4, Objective 1 - Describe Utah fossils and explain how they were formed.
Standard 4, Objective 2 - Explain how fossils can be used to make inferences about past life, climate, geology, and environments.
STANDARD 5 - STUDENTS WILL UNDERSTAND THE PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF UTAH'S WETLANDS, FORESTS, AND DESERTS AND IDENTIFY COMMON ORGANISMS FOR EACH ENVIRONMENT.
Standard 5, Objective 1 - Describe the physical characteristics of Utah's wetlands, forests, and deserts.
Standard 5, Objective 2 - Describe the common plants and animals found in Utah environments and how these organisms have adapted to the environment in which they live.
Standard 5, Objective 3 - Use a simple scheme to classify Utah plants and animals.
Standard 5, Objective 4 - Observe and record the behavior of Utah animals.