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Washington State K-12 Learning Standards

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Field Trip Workshops and Hands On 2U programs support the following Washington State Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards. 
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(Next Generation Science Standards for Washington State)

Life Science

K-LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures & Processes  
K-LS1-1 Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.

2-LS2: Ecosystems
2-LS2-2 Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds of pollinating plants.

Earth & Space Science

K-ESS3: Earth & Human Activity
Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants and animals (including humans) and the places they live.

2-ESS2: Earth's Systems
2-ESS2-3 Obtain information to identify where water is found on earth and that is can be a solid or liquid.

Physical Science

K-PS2: Motion & Stability: Forces & Interactions
K-PS2-1 Plan and conduct investigations to compare the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object.

1-PS4: Waves and their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer
1-PS4-1 Plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make a sound that can make a material vibrate.

2-PS4: Matter & Its Interactions
2-PS1-1 Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.

3-PS2: Motion & Stability: Forces & Interactions
3-PS2-1 Plan and construct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.

3-PS2-2 Make observations and/or measurements of an object's motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.

4-PS3: Energy
4-PS3-1 Use evidence to construct an explanation relating the speed of an object to the energy of that object.

4-PS3-2 Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.

4-PS3-4 Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.

5-PS3: Energy
5-PS3-1 Use a model to describe how the energy in an animal's food (used for body repair, growth, motion, and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the sun.

5-PS2: Motion & Stability: Forces & Interactions
5-PS2 Support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on an object is directed downward.

5-PS1-4: Matter & Its Interactions
5-PS1-4 Conduct an investigation to determine whether the mixing of two or more substances results in new substances.

Engineering Design

3-5ETS1: Engineering Design
3-5-ETS1-1 Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specific criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.

3-5ETS1-2 Generate and compare possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem. 

3-5-ETS1-3 Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.

Common Core: Mathematics 

Mathematical Practice

1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them

2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively

Measurement & Data

K.MD.A Describe and compare measurable attributes

K.MD.A.1 Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.

K.MD.A.2 Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has "more of"/"less of" the attribute, and describe the difference. For example, directly compare the heights of two children and describe one child as taller/shorter.

2.MD.A Measure and estimate lengths in standard units

2.MD.A.1 Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.

2.MD.A.3 Estimate lengths using units of inches, feet, centimeters, and meters.

2.MD.A.4 Measure to determine how much longer one object is than another, expressing the length difference in terms of a standard length unit.


K.G.A Identify and describe shapes (squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, hexagons, cubes, cones, cylinders, and spheres)

K.G.A.3 Identify shapes as two-dimensional (lying in a plane, "flat") or three-dimensional ("solid").

K.G.B Analyze, compare, create, and compose shapes

K.G.B.4 Analyze and compare two- and three-dimensional shapes, in different sizes and orientations, using informal language to describe their similarities, differences, parts (e.g., number of sides and vertices/"corners") and other attributes (e.g., having sides of equal length).

K.G.B.5 Model shapes in the world by building shapes from components (e.g., sticks and clay balls) and drawing shapes.

1.G Reason with shapes and their attributes

1.G.A.1 Distinguish between defining attributes (e.g., triangles are closed and three-sided) versus non-defining attributes (e.g., color, orientation, overall size); build and draw shapes to possess defining attributes.

1.G.A.2 Compose two-dimensional shapes (rectangles, squares, trapezoids, triangles, half-circles, and quarter-circles) or three-dimensional shapes (cubes, right rectangular prisms, right circular cones, and right circular cylinders) to create a composite shape, and compose new shapes from the composite shape.1

4.G Draw and identify lines and angles, and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles

4.G.A.2 Classify two-dimensional figures based on the presence or absence of parallel or perpendicular lines, or the presence or absence of angles of a specified size. Recognize right triangles as a category, and identify right triangles.

Common Core: English Language Arts

Speaking & Listening

Comprehension and Collaboration

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K-2.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten-grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K.2 Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K.3 Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1.2 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1.3 Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.2 Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.3 Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3-4.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3-4 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.2 Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.3 Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.2 Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.3 Identify the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support particular points.

Common Core: Visual Art

1.1 Understands and applies arts concepts and vocabulary

1.1.1 Remembers, applies, analyzes, and creates the element line when producing a work of art.

1.1.2 Remembers, applies, analyzes, and creates the elements shape and form when producing a work of art

1.1.4 Remembers, applies, analyzes, and creates the element texture when producing a work of art

1.1.5 Remembers, applies, analyzes, and creates the element space when producing a work of art

1.1.6 Remembers, applies, analyzes, and creates the element color when producing a work of art

1.1.7 Remembers, applies, analyzes, and creates repetition/pattern in a work of art

1.2 Develops arts skills and techniques

1.2.1 Remembers, applies, and analyzes the skills and techniques of visual arts to create original works of art in two and/or three dimensions

4.2 Demonstrates and analyzes the connections among the arts and between the arts and other content areas

4.2.1 Remembers, understands and applies skills, concepts, and vocabulary that the discipline of visual arts has in common with other content areas