Standards with the same topic and subject but for other grades
Give examples of how science can sometimes be used to inform ethical decisions by identifying the likely consequences of particular actions but cannot be used to establish that some action is either moral or immoral.
Recognize that sometimes scientists have different explanations for the same set of observations which usually lead them to make more observations to resolve the differences.
Recognize that some matters cannot be examined usefully in a scientific way, such as those matters that by their nature cannot be tested objectively and those that are essentially matters of morality.
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.
Explain that sometimes people aren’t sure what will happen because they don’t know all the factors that may have an effect on the outcome.
Show how most things are made of parts.
Discover that things change in some ways and stay the same in some ways.
Identify shape and use of objects.
Realize that results of similar scientific investigations seldom turn out exactly the same, but if the differences are large it’s important to try to figure out why.
Know when comparisons might not be fair because some conditions are not kept the same.