Standards with the same topic and subject but for other grades
utilize experimentation to demonstrate scientific processes and thinking skills (e.g., formulating questions, predicting, forming hypotheses, quantifying, or identifying dependent and independent variables).
design and conduct simple investigations; observe, collect and record information using a variety of classification systems; describe trends of data; and make predictions based on that data (e.g., seasonal changes and plants or temperature and weather).
demonstrate curiosity, initiative and creativity by planning and conducting simple investigations.
identify and control variables.
cooperate and collaborate to ask questions, design and conduct investigations to find answers and solve problems.
use scientific instruments and everyday materials to investigate the natural world (e.g., hand lens, balance, magnets, thermometer, seeds, or rocks).
support statements with facts found through research from various sources, including technology.
formulate conclusions through close observations, logical reasoning, objectivity, perseverance and integrity in data collection.
apply skepticism, careful methods, logical reasoning and creativity in investigating the observable universe.
use inferential reasoning to make logical conclusions from collected data.