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: Biology) Standard I: Students will understand that living organisms interact with one another and their environment.

Objective 2: Explain relationships between matter cycles and organisms.
a.  Use diagrams to trace the movement of matter through a cycle in a variety of biological communities and ecosystems.

  • People of the Bog – Pg 89

b.  Explain how water is a limiting factor in various ecosystems.

  • Whose Problem is It? – Pg 429

c.  Distinguish between inference and evidence in a newspaper, magazine, journal, or Internet article that addresses an issue related to human impact on cycles of matter in a ecosystem and determine the bias in the article.

  • Nature Rules! - Pg 262

  • A Grave Mistake - Pg 311

d.   Evaluate the impact of personal choices in relation to the cycling of matter within an ecosystem.

  • The Pucker Effect - Pg 338

  • Sparkling Water - Pg 448

  • Sugar Bowl Spurge - Pg 353

  • Water: Read all About It! – Pg 400

Objective 3: Describe how interactions among organisms and their environment help shape ecosystems.
b.  Formulate and test a hypothesis specific to the effect of changing one variable upon another in a small ecosystem.

  • People of the Bog – Pg 89

c.  Use data to interpret interactions among biotic and abiotic factors within an ecosystem.

  • Life in the Fast Lane - Pg 79

d.  Investigate an ecosystem using methods of science to gather quantitative and qualitative data that describes the ecosystems in detail.

  • People of the Bog – Pg 89

e.  Research and evaluate local and global practices that affect ecosystems.

  • Whose Problem Is It? - Pg 429

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