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Science Level 04 Capacity Matrices

Physical Science

Measurement Topic: SC.04.411 Energy comes in many forms such as light, heat, sound magnetic, chemical, and electrical Capacity Matrix SC.04.411

SC.04.411.01.03 Identify and describe the variety of energy sources (CAS: 4.1.1.a)

SC.04.411.02.03 Show that electricity in circuits requires a complete loop through which current can pass (CAS: 4.1.1.b)

SC.04.411.03.03 Describe the energy transformation that takes place in electrical circuits where light, heat, sound, and magnetic effects are produced (CAS: 4.1.1.c)

SC.04.411.04.03 Use multiple resources - including print, electronic, and human - to locate information about different sources of renewable and nonrenewable energy (CAS: 4.1.1.d)

Life Science

Measurement Topic: SC.04.421 All living things share similar characteristics, but they also have differences that can be described and classified Capacity Matrix SC.04.421‎

SC.04.421.01.03 Use evidence to develop a scientific explanation of what plants and animals need to survive (CAS: 4.2.1.a)

SC.04.421.02.03 Use evidence to develop a scientific explanation for similarities and/or differences among different organisms (species) (CAS: 4.2.1.b)

SC.04.421.03.03 Analyze and interpret data representing variation in a trait (CAS: 4.2.1.c)

SC.04.421.04.03 Examine, evaluate, question, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media to investigate questions about characteristics of living things (CAS: 4.2.1.d)

Measurement Topic: SC.04.422 Comparing fossils to each other or to living organisms reveals features of prehistoric environments and provides information about organisms today Capacity Matrix SC.04.422

SC.04.422.01.03 Use evidence to develop a scientific explanation for: 1. What fossils tell us about a prehistoric environment 2. What conclusions can be drawn from similarities between fossil evidence and living organisms (CAS: 4.2.2.a)

SC.04.422.02.03 Analyze and interpret data to generate evidence about the prehistoric environment (CAS: 4.2.2.b)

SC.04.422.03.03 Evaluate whether reasoning and conclusions about given fossils are supported by evidence (CAS: 4.2.2.c)

SC.04.422.04.03 Use computer simulations that model and recreate past environments for study and entertainment (CAS: 4.2.2.d)

Measurement Topic: SC.04.423 There is interaction and interdependence between and among living and nonliving components of ecosystems Capacity Matrix SC.04.423

SC.04.423.01.03 Use evidence to develop a scientific explanation on how organisms adapt to their habitat (CAS: 4.2.3.a)

SC.04.423.02.03 Identify the components that make a habitat type unique (CAS: 4.2.3.b)

SC.04.423.03.03 Compare and contrast different habitat types (CAS: 4.2.3.c)

SC.04.423.04.03 Create and evaluate models of the flow of nonliving components or resources through an ecosystem (CAS: 4.2.3.d)

SC.04.423.05.03 Make a plan to positively impact a local ecosystem (CAS: 4.2.3.e)

SC.04.423.06.03 Examine, evaluate, question, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media to investigate endangered habitats (CAS: 4.2.3.f)

Earth Systems Science

Measurement Topic: SC.04.431 Earth is part of the solar system, which includes the Sun, Moon, and other bodies that orbit the Sun in predictable patterns that lead to observable paths of objects in the sky as seen from Earth Capacity Matrix SC.04.431

SC.04.431.01.03 Gather, analyze, and interpret data about components of the solar system (CAS: 4.3.1.a)

SC.04.431.02.03 Utilize direct and indirect evidence to investigate the components of the solar system (CAS: 4.3.1.b)

SC.04.431.03.03 Gather, analyze, and interpret data about the Sunrise and Sunset, and Moon movements and phases (CAS: 4.3.1.c)

SC.04.431.04.03 Develop a scientific explanation regarding relationships of the components of the solar system (CAS: 4.3.1.c)


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