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Geology Training California Standards and Objectives

The following are descriptions of the California Science Content Standards and California Math Content Standards that are met or addressed through the Astro-Venture Geology lessons. They are delineated as follows:

CSCS (K) 1a
CSCS California Science Content Standard
(K) Grade
1a Standard

The complete California Science Content Standards

 

CMCS A (K) 1.1
CMCS California Math Content Standard
A Standard Area (Number Sense)
(K) Grade
1.1 Standard

The complete California Math Content Standards

 

  Third Grade
CSCS (3) 5d Predict the outcome of a simple investigation and compare the result with the prediction.
   
CMCS C (3) 1.1 Choose appropriate tools & units and estimate and measure length, liquid volume, and weight/mass of given objects.
 

 

 

Fourth Grade

CSCS (4) 1c Students know electric currents produce magnetic fields and know how to build a simple electromagnet.
   
CSCS (4) 1e Students know electrically charged objects attract or repel each other.
   
CSCS (4) 1f Students know that magnets have two poles (north and south) and that like poles repel each other while unlike poles attract each other.
   
CSCS (4) 6a Students will select and use appropriate tools and technology (including calculators, computers, balances, spring scales, microscopes, and binoculars) to perform tests, collect data, and display data.
   
CSCS (4) 6b Measure and estimate the weight, length, or volume of objects.
   
CSCS (4) 6c Formulate and justify predictions based on cause-and-effect relationships.
   
CSCS (4) 6d Conduct multiple trials to test a prediction and draw conclusions about the relationships between predictions and results.
   
CSCS (4) 6e Construct and interpret graphs from measurements.
   
CMCS D (4) 1.0 Organize, represent, and interpret numerical & categorical data & communicate findings.
   
  Fifth Grade
CSCS (5) 1a Students know that during chemical reactions the atoms in the reactants rearrange to form products with different properties.
   
CSCS (5) 6c Plan and conduct a simple investigation based on a student-developed question and write instructions others can follow to carry out the procedure.
   
CSCS (5) 6e Identify a single independent variable in a scientific investigation and explain how this variable can be used to collect information to answer a question about the results of the experiment.
   
CSCS (5) 6g Record data using appropriate graphic representations (including charts, graphs, and labeled diagrams) and make inferences based on those data.
   
CSCS (5) 6h Students will draw conclusions from scientific evidence and indicate whether further information is needed to support a specific conclusion.
   
CMCS D (5) 1.2 Organize & display single-variable data in appropriate graphs and representations.
   
  Sixth Grade
CSCS (6) 1a Students know evidence of plate tectonics is derived from the fit of the continents; the location of earthquakes, volcanoes, and midocean ridges; and the distribution of fossils, rock types, and ancient climatic zones.
   
CSCS (6) 1b Students know Earth is composed of several layers: a cold, brittle lithosphere; a hot, convecting mantle; and a dense, metallic core.
   
CSCS (6) 1c Students know lithospheric plates the size of continents and oceans move at rates of centimeters per year in response to movements in the mantle.
   
CSCS (6) 1e Students know major geologic events, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and mountain building, result from plate motions.
   
CSCS (6) 3 Heat moves in a predictable flow from warmer objects to cooler objects until all objects are at the same temperature.
   
CSCS (6) 3c Students know heat flows in solids by conduction (which involves no flow of matter) and in fluids by conduction and by convection (which involves flow of matter).
   
CSCS (6) 4c Students know heat from Earth's interior reaches the surface primarily through convection.
   
CSCS (6) 6e Recognize whether evidence is consistent with a proposed explanation.
   
CSCS (6) 7a Develop a hypothesis.
   
CSCS (6) 7b Students will select and use appropriate tools and technology (including calculators, computers, balances, spring scales, microscopes, and binoculars) to perform tests, collect data, and display data.
   
CSCS (6) 7f Read a topographic map and a geologic map for evidence provided on the maps and construct and interpret a simple scale map.
   
  Seventh Grade
CSCS (7) 7a Students will select and use appropriate tools and technology (including calculators, computers, balances, spring scales, microscopes, and binoculars) to perform tests, collect data, and display data.
   
CSCS (7) 7b Use a variety of print and electronic resources (WWW) to collect information and evidence as part of a research project.
   
CSCS (7) 7c Students will communicate the logical connection among hypotheses, science concepts, tests conducted, data collected, and conclusions drawn from the scientific evidence.
   
CSCS (7) 7d Construct scale models, maps, and appropriately labeled diagrams to communicate scientific knowledge (e. g., motion of Earth's plates and cell structure).
   
CSCS (7) 7e Students will communicate the steps and results from an investigation in written reports and oral presentations.
   
  Eighth Grade
CSCS (8) 5b In chemical reactions, the number of atoms stays the same no matter how they are arranged, so total mass is same.
   
CSCS (8) 8a Students know density is mass per unit volume.
   
CSCS (8) 8b Students know how to calculate the density of substances (regular and irregular solids and liquids) from measurements of mass and volume.
   
CSCS (8) 8c Students know the buoyant force on an object in a fluid is an upward force equal to the weight of the fluid the object has displaced.
   
CSCS (8) 8d Students know how to predict whether an object will float or sink.
   
CSCS (8) 9a Plan and conduct a scientific investigation to test a hypothesis.
   
  Ninth - Twelfth Grades
CSCS (9-12)
Investigation and
Experimentation 1g
Recognize the usefulness and limitations of models and theories as scientific representations of reality.
   
CSCS (9-12)
Earth Sciences 4c
Students know the different atmospheric gases that absorb the Earth's thermal radiation and the mechanism and significance of the greenhouse effect.
   
CSCS (9-12)
Earth Sciences 4d
Students know the differing greenhouse conditions on Earth, Mars, and Venus; the origins of those conditions; and the climatic consequences of each.
   
CSCS (9-12)
Earth Sciences 7b
Students know the global carbon cycle: the different physical and chemical forms of carbon in the atmosphere, oceans, biomass, fossil fuels, and the movement of carbon among these reservoirs.
   
CSCS (9-12)
Earth Science 8b
Students know how the composition of Earth's atmosphere has evolved over geologic time and know the effect of outgassing, the variations of carbon dioxide concentration, and the origin of atmospheric oxygen.
   
CSCS(9-12)
Physics 3f
Students know the explanation for the location and properties of volcanoes that are due to hot spots and the explanation for those that are due to subduction.
   
CSCS(9-12)
Physics 5f

Students know magnetic materials and electric currents (moving electric charges) are sources of magnetic fields and are subject to forces arising from the magnetic fields of other sources.

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Astro-Venture Geology meets and addresses the following California standards.

Lesson Number/Title California Science Standards California Math Standards
1: Geology Training Module

Meets:
CSCS(4) 6 c
CSCS (6) 1c
CSCS (7) 7b,c

Partially Meets:
CSCS(6) 1b
CSCS (6) 7b
CSCS (7) 7a
CSCS(4) 6a
CSCS (5) 6h
CSCS (7) 7e

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2: Temperature, Pressure, and the Earth

Meets:
CSCS (4) 6d, e
CSCS (6) 7a

Partially Meets:
CSCS (7) 7c

Addresses:
CSCS (5) 6c, e
CSCS (6) 1b

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CMCS D (4) 1.0
CMCS D (5) 1.2
3: Density

Meets:
CSCS (8) 8a, d
CSCS (6) 7a
CSCS (3) 5d

Partially Meets:
CSCS (4) 6c,d

Addresses:
CSCS (8) 8 b, c

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CMCS C (3) 1.1
4: Convection in the Earth

Meets:
CSCS (6) 4c
CSCS (5) 6g
CSCS (6) 3
CSCS (6) 7a
CSCS (8) 9a

Partially Meets:
CSCS(6) 3c
CSCS (4) 6b

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CMCS D (4) 1.0
CMCS D (5) 1.2
5: Plate Tectonics and Volcanism

Meets:
CSCS (3) 5d
CSCS (6) 1c, b
CSCS (7) 7d
CSCS (9-12) Investigation and Experimentation 1g

Partially Meets:
CSCS (6) 1e
CSCS (9-12) Earth Sciences 3f

Addresses:
CSCS (6) 1a
CSCS (6) 7f

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6: Carbon Cycle

Meets:
CSCS(7) 7d
CSCS (8) 5b
CSCS (5) 1a

Partially Meets:
CSCS (9-12) Earth Sciences 7b
CSCS (9-12) Earth Sciences 4c

Addresses:
CSCS (9-12) Earth Science 8b
CSCS (9-12) Earth Sciences 4d

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7: Magnetic Field and Life

Meets:
CSCS (4) 1f, c
CSCS(9-12) Physics 5f

Partially Meets:
CSCS (4) 1e
CSCS (4) 6d
CSCS (6) 6e
CSCS (7) 7b

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8: Geology Conclusions: Summarizing Learning

Meets:
CSCS(6) 1b, c

Partially Meets:
CSCS(6) 3c
CSCS (6) 1e
CSCS(9-12) Earth Sciences 7b

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