Georgia Curriculum Standards | Big Canyon Balloon Program

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Kindergarten

SKCS3: Measuring in Science
SKCS4: Systems, models, change and scale in science
SKE2: Physical attributes of rocks and soils
SKP3: Effects of gravity on objects
SKL2: Compare/contrast organisms

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1st Grade

S1CS2: Computation/estimation: measuring
S1CS3: Use tools for measuring
S1CS4: Systems, models, change and scale in science
a. Use a model to describe a feature
b. Describe changes of things during a specific change
c. Compare sizes and speeds of both human made and natural things.
S1CS7: Measure with tools such as rulers

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2nd Grade

S2CS2: Computation and estimation: a. measuring and counting, b. sums and differences
S2CS5: Communicate ideas clearly (c. pictographs and bar graphs)
S2E3: Causes of changes: a. Effects of weather
S2CS3: Using tools and instruments for observing in science
a. Use ordinary hand tools and instruments to construct, measure, and look at objects.
S2CS4: Systems, models, change and scale in science
a. Use a model to describe a feature of the primary thing.
b. Describe changes in the size, weight, color, or movement of things during a specific change
c. Compare sizes and speeds of both human made and natural things.
2.MCC2.MD.1 Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.
2.MCC2.MD.2 Measure the length of an object twice, using length units of different lengths for the two measurements; describe how the two measurements relate to the size of the unit chosen.
2.MCC2.MD.3 Estimate lengths using units of inches, feet, centimeters, and meters.
2.MCC2.MD.4 Measure to determine how much longer one object is than another, expressing the length difference in terms of a standard length unit.
2 Relate addition and subtraction to length.

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3rd Grade

S3CS2: Computation/estimation – a) subtraction
S3CS4: Systems, models, change and scale in science
a. Parts of systems
b. Use diagrams, sketches, number lines to represent features of objects and processes in world.
c. Examine representations
S3E1. Physical attributes of rocks and soils.
a. difference between a rock and a mineral.
b. physical attributes of rocks and minerals(shape, color, texture), measurement, and simple tests (hardness).
c. compare texture, particle size, and color in top soils
d. Determine how water and wind can change rocks and soil over time
S3E2. fossils as evidence of organisms that lived long ago
a. observing authentic fossils or models of fossils as evidence of organisms that lived long ago.
b. Describe how a fossil is formed.
S3L2. effects of pollution and humans on the environment.
b. Identify ways to protect the environment: conservation and recycling
3.MCC3.OA.8 Solve two-step word problems using the four operations. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.

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4th Grade

S4E3. States of water and how they relate to the water cycle and weather.
S4CS5. Students will communicate scientific ideas and activities clearly: sketches
S4CS4: Systems, models, change and scale
S4L2. Students will identify factors that affect the survival or extinction of organisms such as
adaptation, variation of behaviors (hibernation), and external features (camouflage and
protection).
S4P3: Force and Gravity
S4L1. Students will describe the roles of organisms and the flow of energy within an ecosystem.
MCC4.OA.3 Estimation d. Use mental math and estimation strategies to compute.
M4M1 c. Compare one unit to another within a single system of measurement

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5th Grade

S5CS4: System, model, change, and scale
a. Observe and describe how parts influence one another in things with many parts.
b. Use diagrams and sketches to represent corresponding features of objects,in the real world.
c. Identify patterns of change in things—such as steady, repetitive, or irregular change
S5CS5. Students will communicate scientific ideas and activities clearly: sketches
S5E1. Students will identify surface features of the Earth caused by constructive and destructive processes.
a. Identify surface features caused by constructive processes: Deposition, (deltas, sand dunes, etc), Earthquakes, Faults
b. Identify and find examples of surface features caused by destructive processes: Erosion (water – rivers and oceans, wind), Weathering
MCC5.NF.5 Interpret multiplication as scaling
CCGPS.5.NF.7 c. Solve real world problems involving division of unit fractions by non-zero whole numbers
CCGPS.5.MD.1 Convert among different sized standard measurement units within a given measurement system (e.g., convert 5 cm to 0.05 m), and use these conversions involving multi-step, real world problems. 

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6th Grade

S6CS5. System, model, change, and scale
a. parts are related to other parts in systems such as weather systems, solar systems, and ocean systems
b. Identify several different models
S6E5. How the earth’s surface is formed.
b. Investigate the contribution of minerals to rock composition.
c. Classify rocks by their process of formation.
d. Describe processes that change rocks and the surface of the earth.
g. Describe how fossils show evidence of the changing surface of the Earth.
h. Describe soil as consisting of weathered rocks and decomposed organic material.
i. Explain the effects of human activity on the erosion of the earth’s surface.
S6E6. Sources of energy and with their uses and conservation.
b. Identify renewable and nonrenewable resources.

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