Core Correlations

The following Programs/Activity Guides have been correlated to the Utah State Office of Education Core Curriculum. You can access correlations below by clicking on the Program/Activity Guide you are using, and then either the grade level or subject matter within. The activities that meet that grade or subject matter will be listed.

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(WET K-12: 8th Grade: Science) Standard II: Students will understand that energy from sunlight is changed to chemical energy in plants, transfers between living organisms, and that changing the environment may alter the amount of energy provided to...

Objective 1: Compare ways that plants and animals obtain and use energy.
a. Recognize the importance of photosynthesis in using light energy as part of the chemical process that builds plant materials.

  • People of the Bog  - Pg 89

  • Thirsty Plants - Pg 117

c. Trace the path of energy from the sun to mechanical energy in an organism.

  • Thirsty Plants - Pg 117

Objective 2: Generalize the dependant relationship between organisms.

c. Formulate and test a hypothesis on the effects of air, temperature, water or light on plants.

  • Irrigation Interpretation - Pg 254

Objective 3: Analyze human influence on the capacity of an environment to sustain living things.

a. Describe specific examples of how humans have changed the capacity of an environment.

  • Water Actions - Pg 13

  • A-maze-ing Water  - 219

  • A Drop in the Bucket - Pg 238

  • Sum of the Parts  - Pg 267

  • Where are the Frogs? - Pg 279

  • A Grave Mistade - Pg 311

  • Macroinvertebrate Mayhem - Pg 322

  • Reaching Your Limits - Pg 344

  • Sparkling Water - Pg 348

  • Easy Street - Pg 382

  • Pass the Jug - Pg 392 (indirect)

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