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    4th Grade GLE Standards Addressed

  • 7.1.1: Recognize that cells are the building blocks of all living things.
  • 7.2.1: Analyze the effects of changes in the environment on the stability of an ecosystem.
  • 7.3.1: Demonstrate that plants require light energy to grow and survive.
  • 7.5.1: Analyze physical and behavioral adaptations that enable organisms to survive in their environment.
  • 7.8.1: Recognize the major components of the water cycle.
  • 7.9.2: Explore different types of physical changes in matter.

    5th Grade GLE Standards Addressed

  • 7.1.1: Distinguish between the basic structures and functions of plant and animal cells.
  • 7.2.1: Investigate different nutritional relationships among organisms in an ecosystem.
  • 7.2.2: Explain how organisms interact through symbiotic, commensal, and parasitic relationships.
  • 7.2.3: Establish the connections between human activities and natural disasters and their impact on the environment.
  • 7.3.1: Discuss photosynthesis and how all living things rely on this process to obtain energy.
  • 7.5.2: Analyze fossils to demonstrate the connection between organisms and environments that existed in the past and those that currently exist.
  • 7.5.1: Investigate physical characteristics associated with different groups of organisms.
  • 7.7.1: Compare geologic events responsible for the earth's major geological features.
  • 7.8.1: Analyze and predict how major landforms and bodies of water affect atmospheric conditions.
  • 7.9.1: Observe and measure the simple chemical properties of common substances.
  • 7.9.2: Design and conduct an experiment to demonstrate how various types of matter freeze, melt, or evaporate.
  • 7.9.3: Investigate factors that affect the rate at which various materials freeze, melt, or evaporate.
  • 7.10.2: Conduct experiments on the transfer of heat energy through conduction, convection, and radiation.
  • 7.12.1: Recognize that the earth attracts objects without directly touching them.
  • 7.12.3: Provide examples of how forces can act at a distance.

    6th Grade GLE Standards Addressed

  • 7.2.1: Examine the roles of consumers, producers, and decomposers in a biological community.
  • 7.2.2: Describe how matter and energy move through an ecosystem.
  • 7.2.3: Draw conclusions from data about interactions between the biotic and abiotic elements of a particular environment.
  • 7.8.2: Investigate the relationship between currents and oceanic temperature differences.

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