Standards with the same topic and subject but for other grades
the natural world is understandable;
science is based on evidence, both observational and experimental;
science is a blend of logic and innovation;
make connections between the components of the nature of science and their investigations and the greater body of scientific knowledge and research.
compare and contrast predictions and inferences. Analyze and judge the evidence, observations, scientific principles, and data used in making predictions and inferences.
offer simple solutions to design problems
use tools and materials to design and/or build a device to solve a specific problem
use data to evaluate and refine design solutions
generate and compare multiple solutions to problems based on how well they meet the criteria and constraints
To communicate an observation accurately, one must provide critical details of exactly what is being observed. Using that information, students will be able to differentiate definitively between or among similar objects and/or organisms.