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Topic: Rocks, minerals, and soil 

Science

 Standard 2.  Understands Earth's composition and structure
  Level Pre-K (Grade Pre-K)
   Benchmark 2.Knows properties of a number of Earth materials (e.g., rocks, soil, water)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that Earth materials have properties
     2.Knows properties of soil
     3.Knows properties of rocks
     4.Knows properties of water
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 2.Knows that rocks come in many different shapes and sizes (e.g., boulders, pebbles, sand)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that rocks come in different shapes
     2.Knows that rocks come in different sizes
     3.Knows that rocks come in the form of boulders
     4.Knows that rocks come in the form of pebbles
     5.Knows that rocks come in the form of sand
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 2.Knows that smaller rocks come from the breakage and weathering of larger rocks and bedrock
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that smaller rocks come from the breakage of bedrock
     2.Knows that smaller rocks come from the breakage of larger rocks
     3.Knows that smaller rocks come from the weathering of bedrock
     4.Knows that smaller rocks come from the weathering of larger rocks
   Benchmark 3.Knows that rock is composed of different combinations of minerals
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that minerals are naturally occurring, inorganic solids
     2.Knows that some rocks are composed of one mineral
     3.Knows that some rocks are composed of multiple minerals
   Benchmark 4.Knows the composition and properties of soils (e.g., components of soil such as weathered rock, living organisms, products of plants and animals; properties of soil such as color, texture, capacity to retain water, ability to support plant growth)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the composition of soils
     2.Knows the properties of soils
     3.Knows that weathered rock is a component of soil
     4.Knows that living organisms are a component of soil
     5.Knows that plant products are a component of soil
     6.Knows that animal products are a component of soil
     7.Knows that color is a property of soil
     8.Knows that texture is a property of soil
     9.Knows that the capacity to retain water is a property of soil
     10.Knows that the ability to support plant growth is a property of soil
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 3.Knows components of soil and other factors that influence soil texture, fertility, and resistance to erosion (e.g., plant roots and debris, bacteria, fungi, worms, rodents)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows components of soil that influence soil texture
     2.Knows components of soil that influence soil fertility
     3.Knows components of soil that influence soil resistance to erosion
     4.Knows that plant roots can influence soil texture, fertility, and resistance to erosion
     5.Knows that plant debris can influence soil texture, fertility, and resistance to erosion
     6.Knows that bacteria can influence soil texture, fertility, and resistance to erosion
     7.Knows that fungi can influence soil texture, fertility, and resistance to erosion
     8.Knows that worms can influence soil texture, fertility, and resistance to erosion
     9.Knows that rodents can influence soil texture, fertility, and resistance to erosion
   Benchmark 6.Knows that sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks contain evidence of the minerals, temperatures, and forces that created them
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that sedimentary rocks contain evidence of the minerals that created them
     2.Knows that sedimentary rocks contain evidence of the temperatures that created them
     3.Knows that sedimentary rocks contain evidence of the forces that created them
     4.Knows that igneous rocks contain evidence of the minerals that created them
     5.Knows that igneous rocks contain evidence of the temperatures that created them
     6.Knows that igneous rocks contain evidence of the forces that created them
     7.Knows that metamorphic rocks contain evidence of the minerals that created them
     8.Knows that metamorphic rocks contain evidence of the temperatures that created them

Health

 Standard 10.  Understands the fundamental concepts of growth and development
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 1.Understands how the human body changes as people age (e.g., muscles and joints become less flexible, bones and muscles lose mass, energy levels diminish, senses become less acute)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that muscles become less flexible as people age
     2.Understands that joints become less flexible as people age
     3.Understands that bones lose mass as people age
     4.Understands that muscles lose mass as people age
     5.Understands the energy levels diminish as people age
     6.Understands that the senses become less acute as people age