Standards with the same topic and subject but for other grades
Observe that when parts are put together, they can do things that they couldn’t do by themselves.
Analyze how the output of one part of a system, which can include materials, energy or information, can become the input to other parts.
Show how most things are made of parts.
Explain that something may not work if some of its parts are missing.
Provide examples that demonstrate that something may not work well (or at all) if a part of it is missing, broken, worn out, mismatched, or misconnected.
Explain how one way to describe something is to say how it is like something else.
Understand that people can keep track of some things by seeing where they come from and where they go.
Draw an object and the object in use.
Understand that any system is usually connected to other systems, both internally and externally; thus a system may be thought of as containing subsystems and as being a subsystem of a larger system.
Realize that as the complexity of any system increases, gaining an understanding of it depends increasingly on summaries (such as averages and ranges) and on descriptions of typical examples of that system.