Conduct simple investigations in which a variety of materials (sand, water, light colored materials, dark colored materials) are exposed to light and heat energy. Measure the change in temperature of the material and describe any changes that occur in terms of the physical properties of the material.
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.