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Science

The Processes of Science, Communication of Science, and the Nature of Science: Students will be able to apply scientific processes, communicate scientific ideas effectively, and understand the nature of science.

Earth and Space Science: Students will gain an understanding of Earth and Space Science through the study of earth materials, celestial movement, and weather.

Physical Science: Students will gain an understanding of Physical Science through the study of the forces of motion and the properties of materials.

Life Science: Students will gain an understanding of Life Science through the study of changes in organisms over time and the nature of living things.

1st

Science

The Processes of Science, Communication of Science, and the Nature of Science: Students will be able to apply scientific processes, communicate scientific ideas effectively, and understand the nature of science.

Earth and Space Science: Students will gain an understanding of Earth and Space Science through the study of earth materials, celestial movement, and weather.

Physical Science: Students will gain an understanding of Physical Science through the study of the forces of motion and the properties of materials.

Life Science: Students will gain an understanding of Life Science through the study of changes in organisms over time and the nature of living things.

2nd

Science

The Processes of Science, Communication of Science, and the Nature of Science: Students will be able to apply scientific processes, communicate scientific ideas effectively, and understand the nature of science.

Earth and Space Science: Students will gain an understanding of Earth and Space Science through the study of earth materials, celestial movement, and weather.

Physical Science: Students will gain an understanding of Physical Science through the study of the forces of motion and the properties of materials.

Life Science: Students will gain an understanding of Life Science through the study of changes in organisms over time and the nature of living things.

3rd

Science

Intended Learning Outcome: Use Science Process and Thinking Skills.

Intended Learning Outcome: Manifest Scientific Attitudes and Interests.

Intended Learning Outcome: Understand Science Concepts and Principles.

Intended Learning Outcome: Communicate Effectively Using Science Language and Reasoning.

Students will understand that the shape of Earth and the moon are spherical and that Earth rotates on its axis to produce the appearance of the sun and moon moving through the sky.

Students will understand that organisms depend on living and nonliving things within their environment.

Students will understand the relationship between the force applied to an object and resulting motion of the object.

Students will understand that objects near Earth are pulled toward Earth by gravity.

Students will understand that the sun is the main source of heat and light for things living on Earth. They will also understand that the motion of rubbing objects together may produce heat.

4th

Science

Intended Learning Outcome: Use Science Process and Thinking Skills.

Intended Learning Outcome: Manifest Scientific Attitudes and Interests.

Intended Learning Outcome: Understand Science Concepts and Principles.

Intended Learning Outcome: Communicate Effectively Using Science Language and Reasoning.

Students will understand that water changes state as it moves through the water cycle.

Students will understand that the elements of weather can be observed, measured, and recorded to make predictions and determine simple weather patterns.

Students will understand the basic properties of rocks, the processes involved in the formation of soils, and the needs of plants provided by soil.

Students will understand how fossils are formed, where they may be found in Utah, and how they can be used to make inferences.

Students will understand the physical characteristics of Utah's wetlands, forests, and deserts and identify common organisms for each environment.

5th

Science

Intended Learning Outcome: Use Science Process and Thinking Skills.

Intended Learning Outcome: Manifest Scientific Attitudes and Interests.

Intended Learning Outcome: Understand Science Concepts and Principles.

Intended Learning Outcome: Communicate Effectively Using Science Language and Reasoning.

Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Awareness of Social and Historical Aspects of Science.

Intended Learning Outcome: Understand the Nature of Science.

Students will understand that chemical and physical changes occur in matter.

Students will understand that volcanoes, earthquakes, uplift, weathering, and erosion reshape Earth's surface.

Students will understand that magnetism can be observed when there is an interaction between the magnetic fields of magnets or between a magnet and materials made of iron.

Students will understand features of static and current electricity.

Students will understand that traits are passed from the parent organisms to their offspring, and that sometimes the offspring may possess variations of these traits that may help or hinder survival in a given environment.

6th

Science

Sixth Grade Science Core Curriculum

Science with Engineering Education (SEEd)

Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

Writing Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

7th

Science

Seventh Grade Science Core Curriculum

Science with Engineering Education (SEEd)

Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

Writing Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

8th

Science

Eighth Grade Science Core Curriculum

Science with Engineering Education (SEEd)

Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

Writing Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

9th

Science

Biology: Intended Learning Outcome: Use Science Process and Thinking Skills.

Biology: Intended Learning Outcome: Manifest Scientific Attitudes and Interests.

Biology: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of Science Concepts, Principles and Systems.

Biology: Intended Learning Outcome: Communicate Effectively Using Science Language and Reasoning.

Biology: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Awareness of Social and Historical Aspects of Science.

Biology: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of the Nature of Science.

Biology: Students will understand that living organisms interact with one another and their environment.

Biology: Students will understand that all organisms are composed of one or more cells that are made of molecules, come from preexisting cells, and perform life functions.

Biology: Students will understand the relationship between structure and function of organs and organ systems.

Biology: Students will understand that genetic information coded in DNA is passed from parents to offspring by sexual and asexual reproduction. The basic structure of DNA is the same in all living things. Changes in DNA may alter genetic expression.

Biology: Students will understand that biological diversity is a result of evolutionary processes.

Chemistry: Intended Learning Outcome: Use Science Process and Thinking Skills.

Chemistry: Intended Learning Outcome: Manifest Scientific Attitudes and Interests.

Chemistry: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of Science Concepts, Principles and Systems.

Chemistry: Intended Learning Outcome: Communicate Effectively Using Science Language and Reasoning.

Chemistry: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Awareness of Social and Historical Aspects of Science.

Chemistry: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of the Nature of Science.

Chemistry: Students will understand that all matter in the universe has a common origin and is made of atoms, which have structure and can be systematically arranged on the periodic table.

Chemistry: Students will understand the relationship between energy changes in the atom specific to the movement of electrons between energy levels in an atom resulting in the emission or absorption of quantum energy. They will also understand that the emission of high-energy particles results from nuclear changes and that matter can be converted to energy during nuclear reactions.

Chemistry: Students will understand chemical bonding and the relationship of the type of bonding to the chemical and physical properties of substances.

Chemistry: Students will understand that in chemical reactions matter and energy change forms, but the amounts of matter and energy do not change.

Chemistry: Students will understand that many factors influence chemical reactions and some reactions can achieve a state of dynamic equilibrium.

Chemistry: Students will understand the properties that describe solutions in terms of concentration, solutes, solvents, and the behavior of acids and bases.

Earth Systems Science: Intended Learning Outcome: Use Science Process and Thinking Skills.

Earth Systems Science: Intended Learning Outcome: Manifest Scientific Attitudes and Interests.

Earth Systems Science: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of Science Concepts, Principles and Systems.

Earth Systems Science: Intended Learning Outcome: Communicate Effectively Using Science Language and Reasoning.

Earth Systems Science: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Awareness of Social and Historical Aspects of Science.

Earth Systems Science: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of the Nature of Science.

Earth Systems Science: Students will understand the scientific evidence that supports theories that explain how the universe and solar system developed.

Earth Systems Science: Students will understand that the features of Earth's evolving environment affect living systems, and that life on Earth is unique in the solar system.

Earth Systems Science: Students will understand that gravity, density, and convection move Earth's plates and this movement causes the plates to impact other Earth systems.

Earth Systems Science: Students will understand that water cycles through and between reservoirs in the hydrosphere and affects the other spheres of the Earth system.

Earth Systems Science: Students will understand that Earth's atmosphere interacts with and is altered by the lithosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere.

Earth Systems Science: Students will understand the source and distribution of energy on Earth and its effects on Earth systems.

Physics: Intended Learning Outcome: Use Science Process and Thinking Skills.

Physics: Intended Learning Outcome: Manifest Scientific Attitudes and Interests.

Physics: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of Science Concepts, Principles and Systems.

Physics: Intended Learning Outcome: Communicate Effectively Using Science Language and Reasoning.

Physics: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Awareness of Social and Historical Aspects of Science.

Physics: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of the Nature of Science.

Physics: Students will understand how to measure, calculate, and describe the motion of an object in terms of position, time, velocity, and acceleration.

Physics: Students will understand the relation between force, mass, and acceleration.

Physics: Students will understand the factors determining the strength of gravitational and electric forces.

Physics: Students will understand transfer and conservation of energy.

Physics: Students will understand the properties and applications of waves.

Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

Writing Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

10th

Science

Biology: Intended Learning Outcome: Use Science Process and Thinking Skills.

Biology: Intended Learning Outcome: Manifest Scientific Attitudes and Interests.

Biology: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of Science Concepts, Principles and Systems.

Biology: Intended Learning Outcome: Communicate Effectively Using Science Language and Reasoning.

Biology: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Awareness of Social and Historical Aspects of Science.

Biology: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of the Nature of Science.

Biology: Students will understand that living organisms interact with one another and their environment.

Biology: Students will understand that all organisms are composed of one or more cells that are made of molecules, come from preexisting cells, and perform life functions.

Biology: Students will understand the relationship between structure and function of organs and organ systems.

Biology: Students will understand that genetic information coded in DNA is passed from parents to offspring by sexual and asexual reproduction. The basic structure of DNA is the same in all living things. Changes in DNA may alter genetic expression.

Biology: Students will understand that biological diversity is a result of evolutionary processes.

Chemistry: Intended Learning Outcome: Use Science Process and Thinking Skills.

Chemistry: Intended Learning Outcome: Manifest Scientific Attitudes and Interests.

Chemistry: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of Science Concepts, Principles and Systems.

Chemistry: Intended Learning Outcome: Communicate Effectively Using Science Language and Reasoning.

Chemistry: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Awareness of Social and Historical Aspects of Science.

Chemistry: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of the Nature of Science.

Chemistry: Students will understand that all matter in the universe has a common origin and is made of atoms, which have structure and can be systematically arranged on the periodic table.

Chemistry: Students will understand the relationship between energy changes in the atom specific to the movement of electrons between energy levels in an atom resulting in the emission or absorption of quantum energy. They will also understand that the emission of high-energy particles results from nuclear changes and that matter can be converted to energy during nuclear reactions.

Chemistry: Students will understand chemical bonding and the relationship of the type of bonding to the chemical and physical properties of substances.

Chemistry: Students will understand that in chemical reactions matter and energy change forms, but the amounts of matter and energy do not change.

Chemistry: Students will understand that many factors influence chemical reactions and some reactions can achieve a state of dynamic equilibrium.

Chemistry: Students will understand the properties that describe solutions in terms of concentration, solutes, solvents, and the behavior of acids and bases.

Earth Systems Science: Intended Learning Outcome: Use Science Process and Thinking Skills.

Earth Systems Science: Intended Learning Outcome: Manifest Scientific Attitudes and Interests.

Earth Systems Science: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of Science Concepts, Principles and Systems.

Earth Systems Science: Intended Learning Outcome: Communicate Effectively Using Science Language and Reasoning.

Earth Systems Science: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Awareness of Social and Historical Aspects of Science.

Earth Systems Science: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of the Nature of Science.

Earth Systems Science: Students will understand the scientific evidence that supports theories that explain how the universe and solar system developed.

Earth Systems Science: Students will understand that the features of Earth's evolving environment affect living systems, and that life on Earth is unique in the solar system.

Earth Systems Science: Students will understand that gravity, density, and convection move Earth's plates and this movement causes the plates to impact other Earth systems.

Earth Systems Science: Students will understand that water cycles through and between reservoirs in the hydrosphere and affects the other spheres of the Earth system.

Earth Systems Science: Students will understand that Earth's atmosphere interacts with and is altered by the lithosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere.

Earth Systems Science: Students will understand the source and distribution of energy on Earth and its effects on Earth systems.

Physics: Intended Learning Outcome: Use Science Process and Thinking Skills.

Physics: Intended Learning Outcome: Manifest Scientific Attitudes and Interests.

Physics: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of Science Concepts, Principles and Systems.

Physics: Intended Learning Outcome: Communicate Effectively Using Science Language and Reasoning.

Physics: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Awareness of Social and Historical Aspects of Science.

Physics: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of the Nature of Science.

Physics: Students will understand how to measure, calculate, and describe the motion of an object in terms of position, time, velocity, and acceleration.

Physics: Students will understand the relation between force, mass, and acceleration.

Physics: Students will understand the factors determining the strength of gravitational and electric forces.

Physics: Students will understand transfer and conservation of energy.

Physics: Students will understand the properties and applications of waves.

Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

Writing Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

11th

Science

Biology: Intended Learning Outcome: Use Science Process and Thinking Skills.

Biology: Intended Learning Outcome: Manifest Scientific Attitudes and Interests.

Biology: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of Science Concepts, Principles and Systems.

Biology: Intended Learning Outcome: Communicate Effectively Using Science Language and Reasoning.

Biology: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Awareness of Social and Historical Aspects of Science.

Biology: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of the Nature of Science.

Biology: Students will understand that living organisms interact with one another and their environment.

Biology: Students will understand that all organisms are composed of one or more cells that are made of molecules, come from preexisting cells, and perform life functions.

Biology: Students will understand the relationship between structure and function of organs and organ systems.

Biology: Students will understand that genetic information coded in DNA is passed from parents to offspring by sexual and asexual reproduction. The basic structure of DNA is the same in all living things. Changes in DNA may alter genetic expression.

Biology: Students will understand that biological diversity is a result of evolutionary processes.

Chemistry: Intended Learning Outcome: Use Science Process and Thinking Skills.

Chemistry: Intended Learning Outcome: Manifest Scientific Attitudes and Interests.

Chemistry: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of Science Concepts, Principles and Systems.

Chemistry: Intended Learning Outcome: Communicate Effectively Using Science Language and Reasoning.

Chemistry: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Awareness of Social and Historical Aspects of Science.

Chemistry: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of the Nature of Science.

Chemistry: Students will understand that all matter in the universe has a common origin and is made of atoms, which have structure and can be systematically arranged on the periodic table.

Chemistry: Students will understand the relationship between energy changes in the atom specific to the movement of electrons between energy levels in an atom resulting in the emission or absorption of quantum energy. They will also understand that the emission of high-energy particles results from nuclear changes and that matter can be converted to energy during nuclear reactions.

Chemistry: Students will understand chemical bonding and the relationship of the type of bonding to the chemical and physical properties of substances.

Chemistry: Students will understand that in chemical reactions matter and energy change forms, but the amounts of matter and energy do not change.

Chemistry: Students will understand that many factors influence chemical reactions and some reactions can achieve a state of dynamic equilibrium.

Chemistry: Students will understand the properties that describe solutions in terms of concentration, solutes, solvents, and the behavior of acids and bases.

Earth Systems Science: Intended Learning Outcome: Use Science Process and Thinking Skills.

Earth Systems Science: Intended Learning Outcome: Manifest Scientific Attitudes and Interests.

Earth Systems Science: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of Science Concepts, Principles and Systems.

Earth Systems Science: Intended Learning Outcome: Communicate Effectively Using Science Language and Reasoning.

Earth Systems Science: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Awareness of Social and Historical Aspects of Science.

Earth Systems Science: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of the Nature of Science.

Earth Systems Science: Students will understand the scientific evidence that supports theories that explain how the universe and solar system developed.

Earth Systems Science: Students will understand that the features of Earth's evolving environment affect living systems, and that life on Earth is unique in the solar system.

Earth Systems Science: Students will understand that gravity, density, and convection move Earth's plates and this movement causes the plates to impact other Earth systems.

Earth Systems Science: Students will understand that water cycles through and between reservoirs in the hydrosphere and affects the other spheres of the Earth system.

Earth Systems Science: Students will understand that Earth's atmosphere interacts with and is altered by the lithosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere.

Earth Systems Science: Students will understand the source and distribution of energy on Earth and its effects on Earth systems.

Physics: Intended Learning Outcome: Use Science Process and Thinking Skills.

Physics: Intended Learning Outcome: Manifest Scientific Attitudes and Interests.

Physics: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of Science Concepts, Principles and Systems.

Physics: Intended Learning Outcome: Communicate Effectively Using Science Language and Reasoning.

Physics: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Awareness of Social and Historical Aspects of Science.

Physics: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of the Nature of Science.

Physics: Students will understand how to measure, calculate, and describe the motion of an object in terms of position, time, velocity, and acceleration.

Physics: Students will understand the relation between force, mass, and acceleration.

Physics: Students will understand the factors determining the strength of gravitational and electric forces.

Physics: Students will understand transfer and conservation of energy.

Physics: Students will understand the properties and applications of waves.

Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

Writing Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

12th

Science

Biology: Intended Learning Outcome: Use Science Process and Thinking Skills.

Biology: Intended Learning Outcome: Manifest Scientific Attitudes and Interests.

Biology: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of Science Concepts, Principles and Systems.

Biology: Intended Learning Outcome: Communicate Effectively Using Science Language and Reasoning.

Biology: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Awareness of Social and Historical Aspects of Science.

Biology: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of the Nature of Science.

Biology: Students will understand that living organisms interact with one another and their environment.

Biology: Students will understand that all organisms are composed of one or more cells that are made of molecules, come from preexisting cells, and perform life functions.

Biology: Students will understand the relationship between structure and function of organs and organ systems.

Biology: Students will understand that genetic information coded in DNA is passed from parents to offspring by sexual and asexual reproduction. The basic structure of DNA is the same in all living things. Changes in DNA may alter genetic expression.

Biology: Students will understand that biological diversity is a result of evolutionary processes.

Chemistry: Intended Learning Outcome: Use Science Process and Thinking Skills.

Chemistry: Intended Learning Outcome: Manifest Scientific Attitudes and Interests.

Chemistry: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of Science Concepts, Principles and Systems.

Chemistry: Intended Learning Outcome: Communicate Effectively Using Science Language and Reasoning.

Chemistry: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Awareness of Social and Historical Aspects of Science.

Chemistry: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of the Nature of Science.

Chemistry: Students will understand that all matter in the universe has a common origin and is made of atoms, which have structure and can be systematically arranged on the periodic table.

Chemistry: Students will understand the relationship between energy changes in the atom specific to the movement of electrons between energy levels in an atom resulting in the emission or absorption of quantum energy. They will also understand that the emission of high-energy particles results from nuclear changes and that matter can be converted to energy during nuclear reactions.

Chemistry: Students will understand chemical bonding and the relationship of the type of bonding to the chemical and physical properties of substances.

Chemistry: Students will understand that in chemical reactions matter and energy change forms, but the amounts of matter and energy do not change.

Chemistry: Students will understand that many factors influence chemical reactions and some reactions can achieve a state of dynamic equilibrium.

Chemistry: Students will understand the properties that describe solutions in terms of concentration, solutes, solvents, and the behavior of acids and bases.

Earth Systems Science: Intended Learning Outcome: Use Science Process and Thinking Skills.

Earth Systems Science: Intended Learning Outcome: Manifest Scientific Attitudes and Interests.

Earth Systems Science: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of Science Concepts, Principles and Systems.

Earth Systems Science: Intended Learning Outcome: Communicate Effectively Using Science Language and Reasoning.

Earth Systems Science: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Awareness of Social and Historical Aspects of Science.

Earth Systems Science: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of the Nature of Science.

Earth Systems Science: Students will understand the scientific evidence that supports theories that explain how the universe and solar system developed.

Earth Systems Science: Students will understand that the features of Earth's evolving environment affect living systems, and that life on Earth is unique in the solar system.

Earth Systems Science: Students will understand that gravity, density, and convection move Earth's plates and this movement causes the plates to impact other Earth systems.

Earth Systems Science: Students will understand that water cycles through and between reservoirs in the hydrosphere and affects the other spheres of the Earth system.

Earth Systems Science: Students will understand that Earth's atmosphere interacts with and is altered by the lithosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere.

Earth Systems Science: Students will understand the source and distribution of energy on Earth and its effects on Earth systems.

Physics: Intended Learning Outcome: Use Science Process and Thinking Skills.

Physics: Intended Learning Outcome: Manifest Scientific Attitudes and Interests.

Physics: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of Science Concepts, Principles and Systems.

Physics: Intended Learning Outcome: Communicate Effectively Using Science Language and Reasoning.

Physics: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Awareness of Social and Historical Aspects of Science.

Physics: Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of the Nature of Science.

Physics: Students will understand how to measure, calculate, and describe the motion of an object in terms of position, time, velocity, and acceleration.

Physics: Students will understand the relation between force, mass, and acceleration.

Physics: Students will understand the factors determining the strength of gravitational and electric forces.

Physics: Students will understand transfer and conservation of energy.

Physics: Students will understand the properties and applications of waves.

Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

Writing Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

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