2014 KML Science Core Ideas Checklist K-8
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Kettle Moraine Lutheran Federation Science Standards Checklist
x = This core idea is recommended to be part of science instruction for this grade level.
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The suggested grade level for each core idea is not critical. You could make a copy of this checklist for your school and revise the grade levels for the critical ideas that are the best fit for your school's curriculum and instruction schedule.GRADE LEVELMiddle School
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CORE IDEAK12345678
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ETSEngineering Design
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ETS1-ADefining and Delimiting and Engineering Problem
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ETS1-BDeveloping Possible Solutions
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ETS1-COptimizing the Design Solution
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SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING PRACTICES
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1Asking Questions and Defining Problems
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2Developing and Using Models
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3Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
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5Analyzing and Interpreting Data
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5Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking
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6Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
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7Engaging in Arguments from Evidence
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8Obtaining, Evaluating and Communicating Information
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CROSSCUTTING CONCEPTS
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1Patterns
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2Cause and Effect: Mechanism and Explanation
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3Scale, Proportion, and Quantity
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4Systems and System Models
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5Energy and Matter
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6Structure and Function
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7Stability and Change
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Physical Science
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PS1Matter and Its Interactions
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PS1-AStructure and Properties of Matterxx
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PS1-BChemical and Physical Changes and Reactionsxx
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PS1-CNuclear Processesxx
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PS1-DReversible and Irreversible Changes xx
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PS2Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
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PS2-AForces and Motionxx
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PS2-BTypes of Interactionsxx
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PS2-CStability and Instability in Physical Systemsx
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PS3Energy
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PS3-ADefinitions of Energyxxx
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PS3-BConservation of Energy and Energy Transferxx
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PS3-CRelationship Between Energy and Forcesx
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PS3-CEnergy in Chemical Properties and Everyday Lifex
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PS4Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Energy Transfer
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PS4-AWave Propertiesxx
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PS4-BElectromagnetic Radiationxx
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PS4-CInformation Technologies and Instrumentationx
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Life Science
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LS1From Molecules to Organisms: Structures, Functions and Processes
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LS1-AStructure and Function of Organismsxxxxx
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LS1-BGrowth and Development of Organismsx
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LS1-COrganization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms
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LS1-DInformation Processing by Organisms
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LS2Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy and Dynamics
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LS2-AInterdependent Relationships in Ecosystemsxxx
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LS2-BCycles of Matter and Energy Transfer in Organismsx
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LS2-CEcosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience
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LS2-DSocial Interactions and Group Behavior
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LS3Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
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LS3-AInheritance of Traitsxx
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LS3-BVariation of Traitsx
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LS4Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
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LS4-AObservations of Diversity of Life in Different Habitatsx
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LS4-BVariations and Survivalx
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LS4-CHabitat and Survival
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LS4-DBiodiversity and Humansx
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Earth and Space Science
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ESS1Earth's Place in the Universe
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ESS1-AThe Universe and Its Starsxx
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ESS1-BEarth and the Solar Systemx
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ESS1-CThe History of Planet Earth
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ESS2Earth's Systems
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ESS2-AEarth's Materials and Systemsx
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ESS2-BPlate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactionsxxx
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ESS2-CThe Roles of Water in Earth's Surface Propertiesx
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ESS2-DWeather and Climate
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ESS2-EBio geology - The Relationship Between Organisms and Their Environment
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ESS3Earth and Human Activity
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ESS3-ANatural Resourcesxxx
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ESS3-BNatural Hazardsxx
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ESS3-CHuman Impacts on Earth Systems
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ESS3-DGlobal Climate Change
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