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Correlations to National Science Education Standards

Grades K–4
Earth and Space Science Content Standard D
Objects in the Sky

  • The Sun, Moon, stars, clouds, birds, and airplanes all have properties, locations, and movements that can be observed and described.

Science and Technology Content Standard E
Understanding About Science and Technology

  • People have always had questions about their world. Science is one way of answering questions and explaining the natural world.
  • Tools help scientists make better observations, measurements, and equipment for investigations. They help scientists see, measure, and do things that they could not otherwise see, measure, and do.

Grades 5–8
Earth and Space Science Content Standard D
Earth in the Solar System

  • Earth is the third planet from the Sun in a system that includes the Moon, the Sun, eight other planets and their moons, and smaller objects.

Science and Technology Content Standard E
Understanding About Science and Technology

  • Science and technology are reciprocal. Science helps drive technology as it addresses questions that demand more sophisticated instruments and provides principles for better instrumentation and techniques

Grades 5–8
Language Arts Focus

  • Practice listening to and understanding nonfiction text.
  • Understand scientific terms and descriptive scientific language
  • Children use a variety of information resources to gather and synthesize information

National Council of Teachers of English

1. Students read a wide range of print and nonprint texts to acquire new information and for personal fulfillment. Among these texts are fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary works. 

3. Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts. They draw on their prior experience, their interactions with other readers and writers, their knowledge of word meaning and of other texts, their word identification strategies, and their understanding of textual features (e.g., sound-letter correspondence, sentence structure, context, graphics). 

7. Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions, and by posing problems. They gather, evaluate, and synthesize data from a variety of sources (e.g., print and nonprint texts, artifacts, people) to communicate their discoveries in ways that suit their purpose and audience. 

8. Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge. 


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