Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow: Academic Standards

The following is a list of current Pennsylvania Academic Standards addressed within the Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow curriculum.
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Updated: October 18, 2017

Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow: Academic Standards

The following is a list of current Pennsylvania Academic Standards addressed within the Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow curriculum. This list is only comprehensive of 3-5 and 6-8 grades in the subjects of Science and Environment & Ecology.

3.2: Physical Sciences: Chemistry and Physics

  • 3.2.4.B1 - Explain how an object's change in motion can be observed and measured
  • 3.2.6.B1 - Explain how changes in motion require a force

3.3: Earth and Space Sciences

  • 3.3.4.A1 - Describe basic landforms, Recognize that the surface of the earth changes due to slow processes and rapid processes
  • 3.3.4.A4 - Recognize Earth's different water resources, including both fresh and saltwater
  • 3.3.5.A4 - Explain the basic components of the water cycle
  • 3.3.6.A1 - Recognize and interpret various mapping representations of Earth's common features
  • 3.3.6.A2 - Examine how soil fertility, composition, resistance to erosion, and texture are affected by many factors
  • 3.3.6.A4 - Describe how water on earth cycles in different forms and in different locations, including underground and in the atmosphere
  • 3.3.6.A6 - MODELS/SCALES - Create models of Earth's common physical features
  • 3.3.7.A4 - Differentiate among Earth's water systems.

3.4: Technology and Engineering Education

  • 3.4.6.B2 - Describe how technologies can be used to repair damage caused by natural disasters and to break down waste from the use of various products and systems
  • 3.4.7.B2 - Explain how decisions to develop and use technologies may be influenced by environmental and economic concerns
  • 3.4.8.B2 - Compare and contrast decisions to develop and use technologies as related to environmental and economic concerns
  • 3.4.6.D1 - Apply a design process to solve problems beyond the laboratory classroom
  • 3.4.8.D1 - Test and evaluate the solutions for a design problem
  • 3.4.7.E7 - Examine subsystems found in the construction of a building
  • 3.4.8.E7 - Analyze factors that determine structural design (e.g., building laws and codes, style, convenience, cost, climate, and function)

4.1: Ecology

  • 4.1.3.E - Identify changes in the environment over time
  • 4.1.4.E - Explain that ecosystems change over time due to natural and/ or human influences
  • 4.1.5.B - Explain the basic components of the water cycle
  • 4.1.7.E - Identify factors that contribute to change in natural and human-made systems

4.2: Watersheds and Wetlands

  • 4.2.4.A - Describe the physical characteristics of a watershed
  • 4.2.5.A - Explain the water cycle
  • 4.2.5.C - Identify physical, chemical, and biological factors that affect water quality
  • 4.2.6.C - Identify natural and human-made factors that affect water quality
  • 4.2.7.A - Explain how water enters, moves through, and leaves a watershed
  • 4.2.8.A - Describe factors that affect the quality of ground and surface waters

4.3: Natural Resources

  • 4.3.7.B - Explain the distribution and management of natural resources

4.5: Humans and the Environment

  • 4.5.4.C - Describe how human activities affect the environment
  • 4.5.6.A - Examine how historical events have shaped the sustainable use of natural resources
  • 4.5.7.A - Describe how the development of civilization affects the use of natural resources
  • 4.5.7.C - Explain how human actions affect the health of the environment
  • 4.5.8.A - Explain how Best Management Practices (BMP) can be used to mitigate environmental problems

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