BioEYES Standards Alignment — 3rd–5th Grades

Pennsylvania State Science Curriculum Alignment

The State Board approved the final Chapter 4 regulations on September 12, 2013. The Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) approved the final regulation on November 21, 2013. With publication of Chapter 4 in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, the new regulations took effect on March 1, 2014. [Source]

Pennsylvania’s Academic Standards for Science and Technology and Engineering Education, 3rd–5th grades

3.1.A: Organisms and Cells

  • 3.1.4.A2: Describe the different resources that plants and animals need to live. (4th grade)
  • 3.1.5.A3: Compare and contrast the similarities and differences in life cycles of different organisms. (5th grade)
  • 3.1.4.A8: MODELS Construct and interpret models and diagrams of various animal and plant life cycles. (4th grade)
  • 3.1.3.B1: Understand that plants and animals closely resemble their parents. (3rd grade)
  • 3.1.4.B1: Describe features that are observable in both parents and their offspring. (4th grade)
  • 3.1.4.B2: Recognize that reproduction is necessary for the continuation of life. (4th grade)

3.1.B: Genetics

  • 3.1.3.B5: PATTERNS Identify characteristics that appear in both parents and offspring. (3rd grade)

3.4.A: The Scope of Technology

  • 3.4.5.A1: Explain how people use tools and techniques to help them do things. (5th grade)

3.4.E: The Designed World

  • 3.4.5.E1: Identify how technological advances have made it possible to create new devices and to repair or replace certain parts of the human body. (5th grade)

Science as Inquiry:

  • Design and conduct a scientific investigation and understand that current scientific knowledge guides scientific investigations.
  • Use appropriate tools and technologies to gather, analyze, and interpret data and understand that it enhances accuracy and allows scientists to analyze and quantify results of investigations.
  • Develop descriptions, explanations, and models using evidence and understand that these emphasize evidence, have logically consistent arguments, and are based on scientific principles, models, and theories.
  • Analyze alternative explanations and understanding that science advances through legitimate skepticism.
  • Use mathematics in all aspects of scientific inquiry.
  • Understand that scientific investigations may result in new ideas for study, new methods, or procedures for an investigation or new technologies to improve data collection.
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