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Topic: Natural and designed objects 

Technology

 Standard 4.  Understands the nature of technological design
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 1.Knows that both objects and systems occur in nature (e.g., stars and the solar system), but people can also design and make objects and systems (e.g., telephones and communication systems) to solve a problem and to improve the quality of life
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that both objects and systems occur in nature
     2.Knows that stars and the solar system are examples of objects and systems in nature
     3.Knows that people can design and make objects and systems to solve a problem and to improve the quality of life
     4.Knows that telephones and communication systems are examples of designed objects and systems
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 1.Categorizes items into groups of natural objects and designed objects
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows characteristics of natural objects
     2.Knows characteristics of designed objects
     3.Distinguishes natural and designed objects
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 7.Understands that nonphysical objects (e.g., software) and physical objects (e.g., a telephone) are both subject to the design process
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that nonphysical objects are subject to the design process
     2.Understands that physical objects are subject to the design process
     3.Knows that computer software is a nonphysical object that is subject to the design process

Arts and Communication

 Standard 2.  Knows and applies appropriate criteria to arts and communication products
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 6.Understands the possible artistic merit of visual forms that are not classified as works of art (e.g., applying criteria used in judging artworks to evaluate common man-made and natural objects)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Applies criteria used in judging artworks to evaluate common man-made objects
     2.Applies criteria used in judging artworks to evaluate natural objects