Clean Air Projects

Grades K-5


Elementary Science Expectations

(CAC) The Colors of Air Pollution Relay (Grade K)

(CAC) Wanted: Clean Air (Grade K)

(CAC) Idlers: Please Stop Your Engines (Grade 3-5)

Plants on Pollution Patrol (Grade 4)

(CAC) Stayin Alive (Grade 4)

(CAC) Six Infamous Air Pollutants (Grade 5)

K Life Sciences: Organisms can be described and sorted by their physical characteristics.   X        
4 Life Sciences: All living things share similar characteristics, but they also have differences that can be described and classified.       X X  
4 Life Sciences: There is interaction and interdependence between and among living and nonliving components of the systems.      X X X  
5 Life Sciences: All organisms have structures and systems with separate functions.           X
  Elementary Reading, Writing, and Communicating Expectations            
K Oral Expression: Oral communication skills are built within a language-rich environment.   X        
K Oral Expression: Communication relies on effective verbal and nonverbal skills.   X        
K Reading for All Purposes: A concept of print to read and a solid comprehension of literacy information text are the building blocks of readying. X          
K Writing & Composition: Pictures, labels, and familiar words are used to find information that answers questions of interest. X X        
K Research & Reasoning: Purpose, relevant information, and question at hand. X          
K Research & Reasoning:  Quality thinking depends on the quality of questions. X          
3 Oral Expression: Successful group activities need the cooperation of everyone.     X      
3 Writing & Composition: Correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling are used when writing.     X      
4 Oral Expression: A clear communication plan is necessary to effectively deliver and receive information.     X   X  
4 Writing & Composition: Informational and persuasive texts use the recursive writing process.     X      
4 Writing & Composition: Correct sentence formation, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling are applied to make the meaning clear to the reader.     X      
4 Reading for All Purposes: Comprehending new information for research is a process undertaken with discipline both alone and within groups.       X X  
4 Reading for All Purposes: Identifying implications, concepts, and ideas enriches reasoning skills.     X X X  
5 Oral Expression: Effective communication requires writers to express an opinion, provide information, describe a process, and persuade an audience.            X
5 Oral Expression: Listening are techniques that contribute to understanding different situations and serving different purposes.     X     X
5 Reading for All Purposes: Ideas found in a variety of informational texts need to be compared and understood.           X
5 Writing & Composition: The recursive writing process creates stronger informational and persuasive texts for a variety of audiences and purposes.           X
5 Research & Reasoning: High-quality research requires information that is organized and presented with documentation.           X
5 Research & Reasoning: Quality reasoning requires asking questions and analyzing and evaluating viewpoints.     X     X
  Elementary Mathematics Expectations:            
5 Number, Sense, Properties, and Operations: Formulate, represent and use algorithms to mulityple and divide multi-digit whole numbers with flexibility, accuracy, and efficiency.     X      
5 Patterns, Functions, and Algebraic Structures: Number patterns and relationships can be described using a variety of tools.     X      
5 Patterns, Functions, and Algebraic Structures: When a relationship exists between two quantities, a change in one results in a change in the other.     X      
5 Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability: Visual displays and summary statistics are used to describe and interpret data.     X      
4 Number, Sense, Properties, and Operations:  Formulate, represent, and use algorithms to muliply and divide with flexibility, accuracy, and efficiency.     X      
4 Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability: Visual displays of classroom data can be used to summarize information across the content areas.     X      
4 Shape, Dimension, and Geometric Relationships: Appropriate measurement tolls, units, and systems are used to measure different attributes of objects and time.     X      
3 Number, Sense, Properties, and Operations: Parts of a whole can be modeled and represented in different ways.     X      
3 Patterns, Functions, and Algebraic Structures: Number patterns are based on operations and relationships.     X      
3 Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability: Visual displays of data can be used to answer questions of interest.     X