Science Systems K-5

Category
State Standard
SystemsA system is an organized group of related objects or components that form a whole. Systems can consist, for example, of organisms, machines, fundamental particles, galaxies, ideas, numbers, transportation, and education. The goal is to help students think and analyze in terms of systems.
K - 12

State Indicator Fact, Concept, Generalization Winnebago Indicator Activity Evaluation Levels
Kindergarten  
Most things are made of parts.

Identify that senses are parts of the body (nervous system).

Identify that puzzle pieces are part of a puzzle.

Integrate with the following activities:  
First  

Most things are made of parts/ different objects.

Objects have properties.

  Integrate with the following activities:  
Second  

System is a group of related objects

A system may not work if parts are missing.

When parts are put together, they can do things that they couldn’t do by themselves.

Often a person can find out about a group of things by studying just a few of them

Identify a system, describe parts of the system, and explain how the parts work together for a particular purpose.

Describe the parts that make up a system.

Relate how the parts of a system affect the whole system.

Identify parts (nose, mouth, lungs, trachea...)of the respiration system.

   
Third
  • Describe the parts that make up a system.
  • Relate how the parts of a system affect the whole system.

A group of objects may be sub classified in one or more ways.

System is a group of related objects that work together for a particular purpose (machines, organism).

The parts in a system interact with the other parts to cause the system to work

A system may not work if a part is missing, broken, worn out, mismatched, or misconnected.

     
Fourth  

A small part of something may be special in some way, yet not give an accurate picture of the whole.

     
Fifth
  • Recognize and describe key parts and functions of any system.
  • Analyze and predict the interactions within a system and between systems.

System can be concrete objects, groups of objects, processes, or ideas. Some systems have boundaries with input and output of resources and feedback. Output for one part of a system can be input for another. Such feedback is used to control the system.

Most things are made of parts

When parts are put together, they can do things that they couldn’t do by themselves.

Often a person can find out about a group of things by studying one or a few of them.

A group of objects may be sub classified in one or more ways.

The parts in a system interact with the other parts to cause the system to work

A system may not work if a part is missing, broken, worn out, mismatched, or misconnected.

A small part of something may be special in some way, yet not give an accurate picture of the whole.

Systems are used as units of investigations.

Thinking about how a system works means observing and collecting date on each part and how each part interacts with the others.

Systems can be connected to other systems and thought of as a subsystem.

     

Dr. Robert Sweetland's Notes ©