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Nierman Challenger Learning Center Standards

School Programs – Alignment to CA State Standards

Voyage To Mars

Grade 5:

Earth Science: Solar System, Orbital Paths, Gravitational pull, Sun, Water Vapor, Atmosphere and Pressure, Weather Patterns, Wind

Investigation and Experimentation: Classify Objects, Make Quantitative Observations, Record Data, Make Inferences Based on Data, Identify Independent Variables, Draw Conclusions

Grade 6:

Earth Science: Topography, Convection Currents, Weather (Heat and Air Movement), Geological Events (Volcanic Eruptions), Weathering – Shaping Landscape, Radiation

Investigation and Experimentation: Use of Tools and Technology to Perform Tests, Collect Data, Draw Conclusions, Analyze Relationships, Read Topographical and Geologic Maps

Grade 7:

Earth Science: Earth Processes, Rock Cycles

Investigation and Experimentation: Use of Tools to Perform Tests, Collect and Display Data, Use of Electronic Research Resources, Communicate Conclusions Drawn from Scientific Evidence, Utilize Scale Models

Grade 8:

Physical Science: Forces: Position Defined by Reference Point, Motion: Velocity, Gravity, Reactions: Acid/Base, Calculating Density (D=M/V)

Earth Science: Relative Size, Position and Motion of the Solar System

Investigation and Experimentation: Evaluate Data, Mathematical Relationships

Grade 9-12:

Physics: Motion: Gravity, Trajectories

Chemistry: Acids and Bases, pH Scale

Earth Science: Earth’s Place in the Universe, Composition of Atmosphere: Convection Currents, Dynamic Earth Processes: Volcanoes, Energy: Greenhouse Conditions

Investigation and Experimentation: Use of Tools to Perform Tests, Analyze Relationships, Collect and Display Data, Evaluate Models and Theories, Analyze Natural Phenomena, Combine and Apply Science Concepts TEST


Return to the Moon

Grade 5:

Earth Science: Solar System, Sun, Moon, Gravitational Pull, Atmospheric Pressure

Investigation and Experimentation: Classify Objects, Make Quantitative Observations, Record Data, Make Inferences Based on Data, Identify Independent Variables, Draw Conclusions

Grade 6:

Earth Science: Topography, Geologic Events (Seismic Activity), Fuel Consumption, Radiation, Natural Energy and Material Resources

Investigation and Experimentation: Use of Tools and Technology to Perform Tests, Collect Data, Draw Conclusions, Analyze Relationships, Read Topographical and Geologic Maps

Grade 7:

Earth Science: Craters, Layers and Ages of Rocks

Investigation and Experimentation: Use of Tools to Perform Tests, Collect and Display Data, Use of Electronic Research Resources, Communicate Conclusions Drawn from Scientific Evidence, Utilize Scale Models

Grade 8:

Physical Science: Forces: Position Defined by Reference Point, Motion: Velocity, Gravity, Reactions: Acid/Base, Calculating Density (D=M/V)

Earth Science: Relative Size, Position and Motion of the Solar System

Investigation and Experimentation: Evaluate Data, Mathematical Relationships

Grade 9-12:

Physics: Motion: Gravity

Chemistry: Acids and Bases, pH Scale

Earth Science: Earth’s Place in the Universe, Evidence from Moon Rocks and Solar System Formation.

Investigation and Experimentation: Use of Tools to Perform Tests, Analyze Relationships, Collect and Display Data, Evaluate Models and Theories, Analyze Natural Phenomena, Combine and Apply Science Concepts


Alignment to Common Core Reading Standards

Voyage to Mars & Return to the Moon

Grade 5:

Reading Standards for Informational Text - Quote accurately from a text, determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words, draw on information from multiple print or digital sources.

Grade 6:

Reading Standards for Informational Text - Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details, Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, Integrate information presented in different media or formats.

Grade 7:

Reading Standards for Informational Text - Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text.

Grade 8:

Reading Standards for Informational Text - Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text.


 

Alignment to Common Core Mathematics Standards

Voyage to Mars & Return to the Moon

Grade 5:

Operations and Algebraic Thinking - Use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols.