Construct the life cycle of a bean plant through the use of diagrams. Describe the plant in different stages of its life cycle from seed, to seedling, to mature plant, to death, and explain how the structures of the plant change over time. Recognize that these stages of the life cycle are predictable and describable.
Science is a human endeavor involving knowledge learned through inquiring about the natural world. Scientific claims are evaluated and knowledge changes as a result of using the abilities and understandings of inquiry. The pursuit of scientific knowledge is a continuous process involving diverse people throughout history. The practice of science and the development of technology are critical pursuits of our society.
Scientific inquiry involves asking scientifically-oriented questions, collecting evidence, forming explanations, connecting explanations to scientific knowledge and theory, and communicating and justifying the explanation.