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.

 


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