ThinkCERCA provides an alignments to the enhanced scope and sequence for science developed by the New York State Department of Education. The ThinkCERCA sets (Direct Instruction, Applied Reading and Writing, and Additional Reading Practice) indicated below were selected based on alignments to NGSS Science and Engineering practices and the Common Core Learning Standards in ELA and Mathematics. Resources provided align to the expectations students are held to on the Regents exams, as well.
How do different forms of energy transfer and/or change matter?
In what ways can energy be effectively conserved?
How do machines use energy to do work?
What would energy-efficient machines look like?
What strategies/ideas can we pose to promote the effective use and conservation of energy?
What causes weather conditions?
How do matter and energy interact to produce weather patters?
Why do different locations have different weather conditions?
What short-term/long-term solutions can we propose that will reduce pollution?
How does the transfer of matter and energy through biological communities support the diversity of living things?
In what ways are living and nonliving things dependent on each other?
What factors affect the interdependence of living and nonliving things?