West Virginia Instructional Goals & Objectives

The STANDARDS CORRELATION chart suggests which West Virginia Instructional Goals & Objectives you can cover using PASSPORT TO ANTARCTICA in your classroom. We hope you will discover additional standards you can use. These are the ones our Instructional Materials Development team felt most directly related to the activities contained in PASSPORT TO ANTARCTICA.

For additional West Virginia Instructional Goals & Objectives you can cover see the STANDARDS CORRELATION chart for the following PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE projects:

PASSPORT TO THE RAINFOREST

PASSPORT TO THE SOLAR SYSTEM

PASSPORT TO WEATHER AND CLIMATE

LIVE FROM MARS 2001/2002

PASSPORT TO THE UNIVERSE

Elementary Standards: Kindergarten,   Grade One,   Grade Two,   Grade Three,   Grade Four,   Grade Five
Middle School Standards: Grade Six,   Grade Seven,   Grade Eight
High School: Grade Nine,   Grade Ten,   Biology

Kindergarten

Nature of Science

 

K.1 perceive science as the human's search for an understanding of the world by asking questions about themselves and their world (e.g., make qualitative observations about one's own physical characteristics, recognize arms, legs, head, eyes, ears, etc., make observations about things found in nature, clouds, animals, plants, etc., compare size, shape, and structure of living things)

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K.2 define science as a search for answers about themselves and their world (e.g., recognize the roles of people involved in science careers)

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K.3 explore objects and events (e.g., make qualitative observations using the five senses, identify changes in nature)

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K.4 probe deeply into natural phenomena by asking and answering questions about the environment (e.g., animals, plants, stars, weather)

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K.5 use a variety of communication techniques (e.g., pictures, models, graphs)

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K.6 realize that science is never finished by observing changes in the environment (e.g., weather cycles, plant and animal cycles)

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K.7 recognize that a solution to one scientific problem often creates new problems (e.g., recycling)

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Scientific Attitudes/Habits of Mind

 

K.8 ask and answer questions to further an appreciation and joy of discovery of the natural world

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K.9 demonstrate innate curiosity, initiative, and creativity by asking questions about the environment (e.g., day/night, weather conditions, living things)

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K.10 be in awe and wonder of the patterns, variations, and interactions of natural objects in the environment (e.g., tree, leaves, animal structures, sun and shadow)

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K.11 trust observations and accept results of personal discoveries (e.g., use five senses)

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K.12 listen to and be tolerant of different viewpoints (e.g., working in groups, communicate what is perceived)

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K.13 continue probing phenomena until questions are resolved (e.g., properties of living and non-living things, effects of weather)

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K.14 regard science as an integrated whole and a part of daily life

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K.15 recognize that scientists work alone and in groups (e.g., visit scientists at work, work in groups to make simple models)

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Scientific Processes/Thinking Skills

 

K.16 develop observational skills (e.g., use of senses)

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K.17 collect and record information in a variety of ways (e.g., drawings, weather calendar, graphs)

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K.18 use a variety of classification systems (e.g., sorting by color, shape, size, texture)

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K.19 make predictions based on personal observations (e.g., clouds-rain, cold weather-snow, bud-flowers, metamorphosis of butterflies)

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K.20 use mathematical skills in investigations (e.g., ordering, sequencing, counting, measuring)

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K.21 participate in drawing conclusions and making decisions K.22 use decision making skills in daily life (e.g., selecting clothes for weather conditions)

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Laboratory Investigations/Hands-On Learning

 

K.23 engage in active inquiries, investigations, and hands-on activities for a minimum of 50% of the instructional time to develop conceptual understanding and laboratory skills

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K.24 use scientific instruments and everyday materials to investigate the natural world (e.g., hand lens, metric ruler, balance, thermometer, magnets, computers)

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K.25 use safe and proper techniques for handling, manipulating, and caring for science materials (e.g., follow safety rules, maintain a clean work area, treat living organisms humanely)

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Science Themes and Subject Matter

 

K.26 develop an understanding of the scientific themes of systems, changes, and models (e.g., systems are made of parts which interact with one another; change occurs gradually, repetitively, or randomly; models are representations of real things)

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K.27 understand that the study of living and non-living things in the natural world integrates living organisms, earth materials, and physical properties of matter

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K.28 establish connections across the curriculum (e.g., integrate science with mathematics, social studies, language arts, arts, and/or physical education)

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K.30 using the five senses, identify living and non-living things- systems

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K.32 observe the properties of plants and animals (e.g., movement, growth)- systems

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K.33 observe changes in plants and animals (e.g., animal baby to adult, seed to plant)- changes

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K.34 observe models of plants and animals in different environments (e.g., terrariums, aquariums, animals and plants in a forest, pond, field)- models

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K.38 recognize the effects of energy on the environment (e.g, light, heat)- systems

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K.41 explore changes in energy (e.g., hot/cold, light/dark, loud/soft)- changes

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K.58 use materials to make imprints (e.g., wet sand, clay)- models

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Science History

 

K.61 listen to the lives and discoveries of scientists (e.g., from short stories and news items, films and videos, and visit with men and women scientists)

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K.62 recognize that science changes over time (e.g., dinosaurs no longer live, rocks break off from mountains)

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K.63 realize that scientists will continue to discover new things (e.g., listen to reports from daily papers and news magazines and visit with scientists)

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Science, Technology, and Society

 

K.64 recognize that there are many science-related careers through the use of speakers, field trips, audio-visual, and/or printed material (e.g., veterinarian, forest ranger)

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K.65 recognize that science skills are used in careers not usually related to science (e.g., farmer, construction worker)

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K.66 observe how technology has positively or negatively affected the quality of life in West Virginia and the world (e.g., toys, laser price scanner, litter)

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K.67 observe that common daily events involve science (e.g., use of car, use of microwave, ice melting)

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K.68 develop respect and responsibility for the environment by recognizing the interrelationship of living and non-living things and engaging in conservation practices

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Computer/Technology

 

K.69 use appropriate software to practice and master Kindergarten instructional objectives in science

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K.70 on a keyboard, use the letters of his/her name and/or numbers to "Log On"

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K.71 on a keyboard, use special function keys such as "Return/Enter, space bar, and Esc"

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K.72 select a program from a menu

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K.73 use a mouse to "point and click"

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K.74 identify the uses of technology at home and play

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K.75 identify various components of a computer (e.g., monitor, keyboard, CPU, disk drive, mouse, printer)

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Grade One

Nature of Science

 

1.1 identify science as a search for answers about themselves and their world (e.g., understand that living things share characteristics, make observations about differences among objects found in nature, distinguish among living and non-living)

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1.2 recognize the roles of people involved in science careers

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1.3 explore objects and events using the five senses

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1.4 describe changes in nature

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1.5 probe deeply into natural phenomena by asking and answering questions about the environment (e.g., animals, plants, mountains, rivers)

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1.6 use a variety of communication techniques (e.g., sketches, pictographs, models)

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1.7 realize that science is never finished by observing changes in the environment (e.g., weather cycles, plant and animal cycles, energy cycles)

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1.8 recognize that a solution to one scientific problem often creates new problems (e.g., recycling, pollution)

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Scientific Attitudes/Habits of Mind

 

1.9 ask and answer questions to further an appreciation and joy of discovery of the natural world

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1.10 demonstrate innate curiosity, initiative, and creativity by questioning observations of changes in their environment (e.g., life cycles, motion of celestial objects, sun and shadow)

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1.11 be in awe and wonder of the patterns, variations, and interactions of natural objects in the environment (e.g., trees, rivers, rock formations, weather)

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1.12 trust observations of changes in the environment (e.g., use of senses)

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1.13 listen to and be tolerant of different viewpoints by engaging in collaborative activities

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1.14 continue probing phenomena until questions are resolved (e.g., properties of living and non-living, motions of sun and moon)

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1.15 recognize that developing solutions to problems takes time and patience

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1.16 recognize that science includes both individual and cooperative ventures (e.g., making models, visit scientists at work, read about lives of scientists)

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Scientific Processes/Thinking Skills

 

1.17 develop observation skills (e.g., use of senses)

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1.18 collect, record, and compare information (e.g., pictograph, bar graph of heights, months of birthdays)

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1.19 use a variety of classification systems (e.g., sorting, sequencing) and associate objects and characteristics (e.g., spirals in shells, growth rings of trees, movement of living things)

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1.20 measure the length and width of various objects using standard and non-standard units (e.g., metric ruler, paper clips, counting bears)

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1.21 use mathematical skills in scientific investigations (e.g., ordering, sequencing, measuring, graphing)

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1.22 describe trends of data and make predictions based on that data (e.g., metamorphosis of frogs, seasonal changes and plants, temperature and weather)

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1.23 participate in decision making

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Laboratory Investigations/Hands-On Learning

 

1.24 engage in active inquiries, investigations, and hands-on activities for a minimum of 50% of the instructional time to develop conceptual understanding and laboratory skills

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1.25 use scientific equipment and everyday materials to investigate the world (e.g., hand lens, balance, thermometer, seeds, rocks, magnets, calculators, computers)

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1.26 use safe and proper techniques for handling, manipulating, and caring for science materials

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Science Themes and Subject Matter

 

1.27 develop an understanding of the scientific themes of systems, changes, and models (e.g., systems is a collection of parts and processes that interact with each other; change occurs gradually, repetitively, or randomly; a model is a picture, description, or a representation of the real thing)

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1.28 understand that the study of living and non-living in the natural world integrates living organisms, earth materials, and physical properties of matter

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1.29 establish connections across the curriculum (e.g., integrate science with mathematics, social studies, language arts, arts, and/or physical education)

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1.31 classify objects as living or non-living- systems

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1.33 identify needs of living things (e.g., food, water, light)- systems

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1.34 recognize, compare, and/or sequence changes in living things (e.g., seed to plant, tadpole to frog, caterpillar to butterfly) -changes

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1.35 construct and/or manipulate models that depict movement of living and non-living things in air, water, space, and on land (e.g., birds and airplanes flying, fish and boats moving through water, animals and vehicles moving on land)- models

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1.59 compare imprints (e.g., animal tracks, leaf prints, shell prints)- models

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Science History

 

1.63 study the lives and discoveries of scientists (e.g., use short stories, films, and videos) about men and women of science and visit their places of work)

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1.64 recognize that science changes over time (e.g., stars appear and disappear, new animals replace dinosaurs)

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1.65 realize that scientists will continue to discover new things (e.g., listen to reports and news articles about new stars, plants, and animals and visit with scientists about their work in laboratories)

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Science, Technology, and Society

 

1.66 recognize that there are many science-related careers through the use of speakers, field trips, audio-visual, and/or printed material (e.g., astronomer, geologist)

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1.67 recognize that science skills are used in careers not usually related to science (e.g., carpenter, bee keeper)

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1.68 develop an awareness of how technology has positively or negatively affected the quality of life in West Virginia and the world (e.g., electromagnets, power lines)

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1.69 recognize that common daily events involve science (e.g., CD players, Velcro, weather)

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1.70 develop respect and responsibility for the environment by recognizing the interrelationship of living and non-living things and engaging in conservation practices

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Computer/Technology

 

1.71 use appropriate software to practice and master first grade instructional objectives in science

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1.72 turn on/off a student workstation

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1.73 on a keyboard, use letters, numbers, and other special function keys (e.g., shift, delete/backspace, and arrow keys) to input information

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1.74 save and/or retrieve a file

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1.75 print a document

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1.76 identify the uses of technology at school and work

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1.77 demonstrate respect for the computer work of others

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1.78 identify fundamental computer terms (e.g., disk, software, hardware, boot/start, cursor)

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1.79 using the graphing application of appropriate software, create tables and/or bar graphs

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1.80 use a calculator to perform mathematical functions in data analysis

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Grade Two

Nature of Science

 

2.1 determine that science is a search for answers and an understanding of the world (e.g., classify plants and animals based on observations, compare likenesses and differences among plants and animals, observe changes in the environment caused by humans and/or nature)

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2.2 identify the role of community people in science careers

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2.3 compare and contrast objects and events using the five senses

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2.4 identify examples of changes in nature

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2.5 probe deeply into natural phenomena by asking and answering questions about the environment (e.g., animals, plants, mountains, rivers, deserts, grasslands, weather) 2.6 use a variety of communication techniques (e.g., pictographs, models, simple bar graphs, logs)

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2.7 realize that science is never finished by observing changes in the environment (e.g., weather cycles, energy cycles, life cycles)

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2.8 recognize that a solution to one scientific problem often creates new problems (e.g., recycling, pollution, conservation)

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Scientific Attitudes/Habits of Mind

 

2.9 ask and answer questions while participating in investigations that lead to an appreciation and joy of discovery of the natural world

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2.10 demonstrate innate curiosity, initiative, and creativity by observing, classifying, and comparing (e.g., states of matter, structure and function of living and non-living things)

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2.11 be in awe and wonder of the patterns, variations, and interactions of natural objects in the environment (e.g., sun, earth and moon, plant and animal structures)

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2.12 trust observations of living and non-living things in the environment (e.g., wild and domesticated animals, weather phenomena) 2.13 listen to and be tolerant of different viewpoints by engaging in collaborative activities and coming to a group decision

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2.14 continue probing phenomena until questions are resolved (e.g., properties of living and non-living things, interaction of objects)

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2.15 engage in problem-solving activities that have multiple solutions or explanations

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2.16 recognize that science includes both individual and cooperative ventures (e.g., group solutions to problems, individual collections of living and non-living things)

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Scientific Processes/Thinking Skills

 

2.17 observe, collect and record information (e.g., graphing, ordering, sequencing, measuring)

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2.18 use a variety of classification systems (e.g., properties of living and non-living things)

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2.19 use mathematical skills in SI (metric) units in investigations (e.g.,addition and subtraction, measurement of length, weight, and temperature)

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2.20 use data to make predictions and construct reasonable explanations (e.g., sink and float, magnetic and non-magnetic objects, growth rate of plants)

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2.21 plan and conduct simple investigations

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Laboratory Investigations/Hands-On Learning

 

2.22 engage in active inquiries, investigations and hands-on activities for a minimum of 50% of the instructional time to develop conceptual understanding and laboratory skills

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2.23 manipulate scientific instruments and everyday materials to investigate the natural world (e.g., hand lens, balance, thermometer, metric ruler, magnets, bulbs and batteries, weather instruments, calculators, computers)

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2.24 use safe and proper techniques for handling, manipulating, and caring for science materials.

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Science Themes and Subject Matter

 

2.25 develop an understanding of the scientific themes of systems, changes, and models (e.g., a system consists of many parts that which interact with each other and give rise to new properties; change occurs gradually, repetitively, or randomly; a model is a picture, description, or representation of the real thing)

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2.26 understand that the study of living and non-living objects in the natural world integrates living organisms, earth materials, and physical properties of matter

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2.27 establish connections across the curriculum (e.g., integrate science with mathematics, social studies, language arts, arts, and/or physical education)

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2.29 identify the structures of living things and explain their functions (e.g., wings for flying, fins for swimming, flowers for attracting insects, physical characteristics inherited from parents) - systems

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2.30 observe, classify, compare, investigate, record and discuss needs of living things in different environments - systems

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2.31 observe, record, predict and discuss changes in living things (e.g., adaptations, growth and development) - changes

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2.32 construct and/or manipulate models that depict movement, structures, and functions of living things (e.g., animal movements, plant parts) models

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2.36 explain energy types, sources and their relationship to heat and temperatures - systems

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2.44 identify structural adaptations that benefit living organisms - systems

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2.50 describe how fossils are formed - changes

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2.56 match a fossil or a picture of a fossil, with a picture of its original organism (e.g., dinosaur shell, fern) - models

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Science History

 

2.57 study the lives and discoveries of scientists of different cultures and backgrounds (e.g., read stories about Thomas Edison, Jacques Cousteau, Alexander Graham Bell, and Rachel Carsen and visit scientists in their laboratory

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2.58 recognize that science changes over time (e.g., earth features change shape, variations of birds appeared, plants of long ago became coal)

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2.59 realize that scientists will always have new things to discover (e.g., galaxies, diseases, plants, and animals)

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Science, Technology, and Society

 

2.60 understand that there are many science-related careers through the use of speakers, field trips, audio-visual, and/or printed material (e.g., inventor, meteorologist)

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2.61 understand that science skills are used in careers not usually related to science (e.g., piano tuner, photographer)

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2.62 understand how technology has positively or negatively affected the quality of life in West Virginia and the world (e.g., solar energy use, sound "pollution")

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2.63 understand that common daily events involve science (e.g., food, electricity, toys, transportation)

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2.64 develop respect and responsibility for the environment by recognizing the interrelationship of living and non-living things and engaging in conservation practices

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Computer/Technology

 

2.65 use appropriate software to practice and master second grade instructional objectives in science

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2.66 practice correct keyboarding posture and finger placement for the home row keys

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2.67 use a mouse to "click and drag"

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2.68 execute a science program from disk and/or CD-ROM

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2.69 using the graphing application of appropriate software, create tables and/or bar graphs

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2.70 use appropriate software to practice reading and interpreting graphs and charts

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2.71 identify the ways technology changes the lives of people in the community

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2.72 describe the right of an individual to ownership of his/her (computer) work

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2.73 identify the function of the various components of a computer system (e.g., monitor, keyboard, mouse, disk drive, CD-ROM, printer)

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2.74 use a calculator to perform mathematical functions in data analysis

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Grade Three

Nature of Science

 

3.1 discuss the ways science is a search for answers and an understanding of the world (e.g., ask questions about your role in your world with litter and pollution)

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3.2 given the science-related careers of a nurse, doctor, dentist, x-ray technician, etc., state the roles each plays in a community

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3.3 explore objects and events by attributes (e.g., shape, color, texture)

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3.4 differentiate natural changes from man-made changes

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3.5 probe deeply into natural phenomena by asking and answering questions about the environment (e.g., oceans, landforms, volcanoes, weather)

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3.6 use a variety of communication techniques (e.g., charts, bar graphs, pie graphs, models, written descriptions)

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3.7 realize that science is never finished by observing changes in the environment (e.g., weather cycles, energy cycles, life cycles, rock cycles)

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3.8 recognize that a solution to one scientific problem often creates new problems (e.g., recycling, pollution, conservation, waste disposal)

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Scientific Attitudes/Habits of Mind

 

3.9 ask and answer questions while recognizing interactions that further an appreciation and joy of discovery of the natural world

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3.10 demonstrate innate curiosity, initiative, and creativity by constructing models to investigate their environment

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3.11 be in awe and wonder of the patterns, variations, and interactions of natural objects in the environment (e.g., food chain, rocks and minerals)

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3.12 trust observations as a basis for taking risks involved in new tasks and skills

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3.13 listen to and be tolerant of different viewpoints by engaging in collaborative activities and be willing to modify ideas when new and valid information is presented

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3.14 continue probing phenomena until questions are resolved (e.g., properties of matter, motions of sun and moon and planets, adaptations of plants and animals)

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3.15 recognize that developing solutions to problems takes time, patience, and persistence

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3.16 recognize that science includes both individual and cooperative ventures (e.g., read about scientific discoveries, on-going group investigations)

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Scientific Processes/Thinking Skills

 

3.17 sort, classify, and compare materials based on useful properties (e.g., magnetism, density, solubility, and conductivity)

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3.18 given a set of objects, group or order the objects according to an established scheme (e.g., celestial objects, patterns of motion, constellations)

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3.19 given a set of events, objects, shapes, designs, or numbers, find patterns of constancy or regularity

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3.20 apply mathematical skills and use metric units (e.g., graphing, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and measurement of length and volume of liquid samples)

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3.21 establish a data table, graph, map, or diagram and use it to answer questions (e.g., volume, temperature, and rates of freezing, melting, and boiling)

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3.22 support statements with facts (e.g., found in nature books, magazines, and the Internet)

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3.23 construct predictions and make inferences based on patterns of evidence

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3.24 when collecting and observing things around you, look for changes and question what may cause the change (e.g., the effect of push or pull on a moving object, motion related to points of reference, falling bodies, fossils, and weather maps)

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3.25 relate an organism's pattern of behavior to the nature of its environment (e.g., the kinds and numbers of other organisms present, the availability of food, and the physical characteristics of the environment)

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3.26 test variables (e.g., those that effect plant growth, speed, action of water on soil, and shadow formation)

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Laboratory Investigations/Hands-On Learning

 

3.27 engage in active inquiries, investigations, and hands-on activities for a minimum of 50% of the instructional time to develop conceptual understanding and laboratory skills

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3.28 use scientific instruments and everyday materials to investigate the natural world (e.g., graduated cylinder, hand lens, thermometer, bulbs and batteries, tuning fork, and calculators)

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3.29 use safe and proper techniques for handling, manipulating, and caring for science materials

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Science Themes and Subject Matter

 

3.30 develop an understanding of the scientific themes of systems, changes, and models (e.g., systems consists of many parts that interact with one another and give rise to new properties or functions; change occurs gradually, repetitively, or randoly; a model is a picture, description, or simulation of the real thing)

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3.32 establish connections across the curriculum (e.g., integrate science with mathematics, social studies, language arts, arts, and/or physical education)

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3.35 identify the structures of living things, including their systems, and explain their functions (e.g., roots absorb water, circulatory system to move materials) - systems

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3.36 relate the structures and behaviors of living organisms to the environment in which they live (e.g., beaks and feet in birds, seed dispersal, camouflage, different types of flowers -systems

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3.37 describe the relationships among the plants and animals in a closed system of interdependent organisms (e.g., aquariums, terrariums) - systems

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3.38 identify relationships among organisms in an ecosystem (e.g., sequencing food chains, behavior, adaptations, factors that effect populations, predator-prey relationships -systems

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3.39 observe, measure, and record changes in living things (e.g., growth and development, variations within species) - changes

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hands-on
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3.47 recognize energy transformations (e.g., mechanical to heat, electrical to heat) - changes

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hands-on
online

3.61 associate fossils as a record of time (e.g., what organisms once lived on Earth, where they lived) - changes

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hands-on
online

3.68 make a model of a fossil and review fossil formation - models

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hands-on
online

Science History

 

3.74 study the lives and discoveries of scientists of different cultures and backgrounds (e.g., find articles, videos, and books about specific scientists, their discoveries, and their equipment: George Washington Carver, Luther Burbank, John Audubon, Isaac Newton, and Madame Curie and take field trips to places where scientists work)

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hands-on
online

3.75 recognize that science changes over time (e.g., weathering, new plants and animals appear)

video
hands-on
online

3.76 realize that scientists will always have questions about the world (e.g., how big is the world, when did it start, how old is it)

video
hands-on
online

Science, Technology, and Society

 

3.77 examine that there are many science-related careers through the use of speakers, field trips, audio-visual, and/or printed material (e.g., allergist, environmentalist)

video
hands-on
online

3.78 examine that science skills are used in careers not usually related to science (e.g.,animator, transportation engineers)

video
hands-on
online

3.79 research how technology has positively or negatively affected the quality of life in West Virginia and the world (e.g., Biosphere II, "skyglow" light pollution)

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hands-on
online

3.80 examine how common daily events involve science (e.g., mail delivery, television)

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hands-on
online

3.81 develop respect and responsibility for the environment by recognizing the interrelationship of living and non-living things and engaging in conservation practices

video
hands-on
online

Computer/Technology

 

3.82 use appropriate software to practice and master third grade instructional objectives in science

video
hands-on
online

3.83 practice proper finger placement for all letters on the keyboard

video
hands-on
online

3.84 use a mouse to draw simple graphics

video
hands-on
online

3.85 use appropriate software to practice reading, interpreting, and analyzing the data on a chart, graph, and table

video
hands-on
online

3.86 use appropriate software to practice drawing conclusions, making predictions, and making inferences based on data from a chart, graph, and table

video
hands-on
online

3.87 use appropriate software to practice determining the length of an object

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hands-on
online

3.88 identify the uses of technology in the community (e.g. health care, communications, agriculture)

video
hands-on
online

3.89 demonstrate understanding of the concept that copyright law protects a person's (or company's) work

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hands-on
online

3.90 relate the input, output, and processing devices of a computer to their functions

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hands-on
online

3.91 using the graphing application of appropriate software, create tables and/or bar graphs

video
hands-on
online

3.92 use a calculator to perform mathematical functions in data analysis

video
hands-on
online

3.93 use a variety of instruments (e.g., probes, thermometers, measuring devices) to perform measurements and record data

video
hands-on
online


Grade Four

Nature of Science

 

4.1 explain that science is a search for truth and an understanding of the world

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hands-on
online

4.2 explore the role of science and science-related careers

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hands-on
online

4.3 design a model given a set of attributes (e.g., design a fish)

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hands-on
online

4.4 explain the changes in nature given a series of pictures illustrating changes

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hands-on
online

4.5 probe deeply into natural phenomena by asking and answering questions about the environment (e.g., biomes, weather patterns)

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hands-on
online

4.6 use a variety of communication techniques (e.g., charts, bar graphs, pie graphs, models, reports)

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hands-on
online

4.7 realize that science is never finished by observing changes in the environment (e.g., seasons, energy cycles, life cycles, rock cycles, weathering, erosion)

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hands-on
online

4.8 recognize that a solution to one scientific problem often creates new problems (e.g., recycling, pollution, conservation, waste disposal, need for technology)

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hands-on
online

Scientific Attitudes/Habits of Mind

 

4.9 experience the joy of discovery of the natural world by developing questions and an understanding of the natural world which lead to investigations

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hands-on
online

4.10 demonstrate innate curiosity, initiative, and creativity by designing simple experiments (e.g., electrical circuits, evaporation and condensation)

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hands-on
online

4.11 be in awe and wonder of the patterns, variations, and interactions of objects in the universe (e.g., constellations, rock cycle, weather patterns)

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hands-on
online

4.12 trust observations of discoveries when trying new tasks and skills

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online

4.13 listen to and be tolerant of different viewpoints by engaging in collaborative activities and modifying ideas when new and valid information is presented

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4.14 continue probing phenomena until questions are resolved (e.g., motion of celestial objects, relationship of living things and habitat, transfer of energy) 4.15 recognize that developing solutions to problems requires persistence, flexibility, open-mindedness, and alertness for the unexpected

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4.16 recognize that science includes both individual and cooperative ventures (e.g., interview scientists and meteorologists, group investigation, and model building)

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hands-on
online

Scientific Processes/Thinking Skills

 

4.17 sort, classify, and compare objects, and events based on properties (e.g., mass, volume, density, conductivity)

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hands-on
online

4.18 given a set of objects, group or order the objects according to an established scheme

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online

4.19 apply mathematical skills and use metric units (e.g., graphing, multiplication, division, and measurement of length and volume)

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hands-on
online

4.20 establish the variables and controls in an experiment

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hands-on
online

4.21 construct a hypothesis when provided a problem (e.g., cause and effects of an event, based on formation of shadows)

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hands-on
online

4.22 construct predictions and inferences based on patterns of evidence

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hands-on
online

4.23 test variables (e.g., that effect plant growth, action of water in shaping the earth, and causes and effects of events)

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hands-on
online

4.24 interpret data presented in a table, graph, or diagram and use it to answer questions and make decisions

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hands-on
online

4.25 draw and support a conclusion based on patterns of evidence (e.g., weather maps, change of speed in a given amount of time, change in wave motions with changes in energy, and variation of plants)

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hands-on
online

4.26 support statements with facts (e.g., found in books, multimedia, Internet)

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hands-on
online

Laboratory Investigations/Hands-On Learning

 

4.27 engage in active inquiries, investigations, and hands-on activities for a minimum of 50% of the instructional time to develop conceptual understanding and laboratory skills

video
hands-on
online

4.28 use scientific instruments and everyday materials to investigate the natural world (e.g., observe the natural world using instruments such as a hand lens, microscope, telescope, thermometer, magnets, bulbs and batteries, graduated cylinders, calculators, computers)

video
hands-on
online

4.29 demonstrate safe and proper techniques for handling, manipulating, and caring for science materials

video
hands-on
online

Science Themes and Subject Matter

 

4.30 develop an understanding of the scientific themes of systems, changes, and models (e.g., systems consists of many parts that interact with one another and give rise to new properties or functions; change occurs gradually, repetitively, or randomly; a model is a picture, description, simulation, or equation which represents the real thing)

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hands-on
online

4.31 understand that the study of living and non-living objects in the natural world integrates living organisms, earth materials, and physical properties of matter

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hands-on
online

4.32 establish connections across the curriculum (e.g., integrate science with mathematics, social studies, language arts, arts, and/or physical education)

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hands-on
online

4.34 identify the structures of living things including their systems, and explain their function (e.g., skeletons, teeth structures, and leaves) - systems

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hands-on
online

4.35 describe the different characteristics of plants and animals which help them to survive in different niches and environments - systems

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hands-on
online

4.36 describe the environments and conditions which are needed for the survival of living things (e.g., water, sunlight, soil, food, climate, correct habitat, environmental barriers) - systems

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hands-on
online

4.37 classify living things according to their structures and functions (e.g., taxonomy) - systems

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hands-on
online

4.38 review relationships among organisms in an ecosystem (e.g., fresh water, salt water, and terrestrial organisms and habitats, climate as related to biomes, food webs) - systems

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hands-on
online

4.39 identify human uses of plants and animals (e.g., food sources, medicines) - systems

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hands-on
online

4.40 associate the behaviors of living things to external and internal influences (e.g., hunger, climate, seasons) - systems

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hands-on
online

4.42 identify variations in structures and function within and among species of living things (e.g., different seeds, leaves, skeletons, different forms of reproduction, animal and plant structures) - changes

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hands-on
online

4.43 recognize, compare, and/or sequence changes in living things (e.g., plant and animal life cycles) - changes

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hands-on
online

4.44 describe environmental barriers to the migration of animals - changes

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hands-on
online

4.45 construct and explain models of habitats, food chains, and food webs - models

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hands-on
online

4.49 identify different forms of energy and describe energy transformation ( e.g., electrical to heat, light to mechanical) - systems

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hands-on
online

4.63 associate fossils with the periods in which they were formed - systems

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hands-on
online

Science History

 

4.69 study the lives and discoveries of men and women scientists of different cultures and backgrounds (e.g., Albert Einstein, Earl Core, Wright Brothers, Gerty Cori, Gertrude Elion, Albert Achweitzer, Lewis and Clark, John Muir)

video
hands-on
online

4.70 recognize that science changes over time (e.g., discoveries of new ideas creates a need for new equipment, new equipment makes it possible to discover new ideas, new ideas may have positive or negative consequences)

video
hands-on
online

4.71 realize that scientists will continue to have questions about the world (e.g., what is the smallest particle, what causes diseases, can humans live in space for a long time)

video
hands-on
online

Science, Technology, and Society

 

4.72 explain that there are many science-related careers through the use of speakers, field trips, audio-visual, and/or printed material (e.g.,computer technician, food chemist)

video
hands-on
online

4.73 explain that science skills are used in careers not usually associated with science (e.g., jewelry maker, pilot)

video
hands-on
online

4.74 explain how technology has positively or negatively affected the quality of life in West Virginia and the world (e.g., rechargeable batteries, Great Lakes Zebra Mussels, oil spills and clean up)

video
hands-on
online

4.75 research how common daily events involve science (e.g., flashlights, laser scanners, printed materials)

video
hands-on
online

4.76 develop respect and responsibility for the environment by recognizing the interrelationship of living and non-living things and engaging in conservation practices

video
hands-on
online

Computer/Technology

 

4.77 use appropriate software to practice and master fourth grade instructional objectives in science

video
hands-on
online

4.78 practice proper finger placement for all keys on a keyboard

video
hands-on
online

4.79 use appropriate software to practice reading, interpreting, and analyzing the data on a map, chart, graph, table, and diagram

video
hands-on
online

4.80 use appropriate software to practice drawing conclusions, making predictions, and making hypotheses based on data from a map, diagram, chart, graph, and table

video
hands-on
online

4.81 identify and demonstrate ways technology is used to access information

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hands-on
online

4.82 demonstrate understanding that the violation of copyright law is a crime

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hands-on
online

4.83 using the graphing application of appropriate software, create tables, charts, and/or graphs

video
hands-on
online

4.84 use a calculator to perform mathematical functions in data analysis

video
hands-on
online

4.85 use a variety of instruments (e.g., probes, thermometers, measuring devices) to perform measurements and record data

video
hands-on
online


Grade Five

Nature of Science

 

5.1 develop a conceptual framework of scientific principles

video
hands-on
online

5.2 recognize the interdependency of science themes and scientific concepts

video
hands-on
online

5.3 evaluate the interrelationships of scientific concepts to everyday life by making informed decisions and choices using scientific reasoning and knowledge

video
hands-on
online

5.4 investigate career choices in science and technology

video
hands-on
online

5.5 apply skepticism, careful methods, logical reasoning, and/or creativity in investigating the observable universe (e.g., changing of mechanical energy to electrical energy, electrical energy to mechanical energy, electrical energy to light)

video
hands-on
online

5.6 recognize and appreciate that scientific knowledge is subject to modification as new information challenges current theories

video
hands-on
online

5.7 acquire a holistic view of scientific knowledge by integrating reading, writing, mathematics and other disciplines with the science curriculum

video
hands-on
online

5.8 use a variety of activities and investigations to produce a sense of wonder about the natural world and the joy of discovery

video
hands-on
online

5.9 recognize that the exploration of science is challenging and fulfilling and establishes patterns of lifelong curiosity and learning

video
hands-on
online

Scientific Attitudes/Habits of Mind

 

5.10 cooperate and collaborate to ask questions, find answers, solve problems and conduct investigations to further an appreciation and joy of scientific discovery

video
hands-on
online

5.11 process and integrate experiences with prior knowledge to formulate new ideas

video
hands-on
online

5.12 understand that the study of science is a dynamic process and the results are not always definite or complete

video
hands-on
online

5.13 formulate conclusions through close observations, logic, objectivity, perseverance and integrity in data collection (e.g., adaptations in structures, photosynthesis, respiration)

video
hands-on
online

Scientific Processes/Thinking Skills

 

5.14 recognize and apply facts, concepts, laws, and theories to explain phenomena

video
hands-on
online

5.15 compare and contrast objects, actions or phenomena according to similarities and differences in order to classify them (e.g., atoms and molecules, AC and DC currents, earthquakes and volcanoes)

video
hands-on
online

5.16 construct and use charts, graphs, and tables to organize, display, interpret, analyze, and explain data (e.g., extrapolation, interpolation)

video
hands-on
online

5.17 use inferential reasoning to make logical conclusions from collected data (e.g., causes and effects)

video
hands-on
online

5.18 utilize experimentation to demonstrate scientific processes (e.g., formulating questions, predicting, forming hypotheses, quantifying, identifying dependent and independent variables)

video
hands-on
online

5.19 develop rational thinking processes that underlie scientific approaches to problem solving by employing critical-thinking skills in applying scientific knowledge, using imagination and creativity while working individually or cooperatively (e.g., patterns of motion, cycles of matter and energy)

video
hands-on
online

5.20 develop skills in the use of laboratory materials and equipment; and proper communication of scientific data collected (e.g., meter sticks, balances, thermometers, scales, graduated cylinders)

video
hands-on
online

Laboratory Investigations/Hands-On Learning

 

5.21 engage in active inquiries, investigations, and hands-on activities for a minimum of 50% of the instructional time to develop conceptual understanding and laboratory skills

video
hands-on
online

5.22 use a variety of materials and scientific instruments to conduct explorations and investigations of the natural world to explain science concepts (e.g., measure environmental conditions using appropriate instruments)

video
hands-on
online

5.23 demonstrate safe techniques for handling, manipulating and caring for science materials, equipment and living organisms

video
hands-on
online

Science Themes and Subject Matter

 

5.24 develop through the study of interdependent themes including systems, changes, and models an understanding of biological, earth/space, and physical science concepts

video
hands-on
online

5.25 associate hands-on activities to daily life experiences

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hands-on
online

5.26 express ideas that illustrate the relevance of science, technology, and societal issues

video
hands-on
online

5.27 classify living and non- living things according to properties (e.g., structures and functions, mass, volume, density, solubility, conductivity, magnetism, weight, shape, color, freezing point, boiling point, evaporation, rocks and minerals) - systems

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hands-on
online

5.28 identify and explain common energy transformations and cycles of matter (e.g., photosynthesis, water, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, energy conversions including fuels) - systems

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hands-on
online

5.32 explain how the different characteristics of plants and animals help them to survive in different niches and environments (e.g., adaptations, natural selection, extinction) - systems

video
hands-on
online

5.33 identify the structures of living things and explain their functions (e.g., cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, whole organisms, communities, ecosystems) - systems

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hands-on
online

5.34 compare variations of plant growth and reproduction (e.g., seed dispersal, asexual and sexual reproduction, needs of growing plants) - systems

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hands-on
online

5.36 trace the pathways of the sun's energy through producers, consumers, and decomposers (e.g., food webs, pyramids) - models

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hands-on
online

5.41 use SI (metric) units of measurement as they apply to electricity (e.g., amps, volts, watts) - systems

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hands-on
online

5.48 explore how fossils can be used to determine the age of rock layers - systems

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hands-on
online

Science History

 

5.56 articulate the historical significance of scientific discoveries (e.g., as influenced by technological demands, competition, controversy, world events, personalities, societal issues)

video
hands-on
online

5.57 compare the evolution of science concepts and theories (e.g., cells, plate tectonics, atoms, genetics)

video
hands-on
online

5.58 examine the contributions of men and women of diverse cultures to the development of science

video
hands-on
online

Science, Technology, and Society

 

5.59 give examples of how science and technology are used in daily living

video
hands-on
online

5.60 use the knowledge of science and technology to make personal decisions at local and global levels

video
hands-on
online

5.61 evaluate and critically analyze mass media reports of scientific developments and events

video
hands-on
online

5.62critically analyze the effects and impacts of science and technology on global and local problems (e.g., mining, manufacturing, recycling, farming, water quality)

video
hands-on
online

5.63 explore the connections between science, technology, society, and career opportunities

video
hands-on
online

5.64 analyze the positive and negative effects of technology on society and the influence of societal pressures on the direction of technological advances

video
hands-on
online

Computer/Technology

 

5.65 use appropriate software and a variety of audio-visual and/or multimedia materials to practice and master fifth grade instructional objectives in science

video
hands-on
online

5.66 input data using correct keying, editing, and formatting techniques

video
hands-on
online

5.67 using the graphing application of appropriate software, select the suitable graph, chart, or table to display a set of data

video
hands-on
online

5.68 using the graphing application of appropriate software, create tables, charts, and/or graphs

video
hands-on
online

5.69 use a calculator to perform mathematical functions in data analysis

video
hands-on
online

5.70 use a variety of instruments (i.e. probes, thermometers, measuring devices) to perform measurements and record data

video
hands-on
online

5.71 identify database management terms (e.g., database, file, record, field, record, field/category, sort/arrange, select/search, report)

video
hands-on
online

5.72 use a database template to enter and edit data

video
hands-on
online

5.73 use appropriate software to practice reading, interpreting, analyzing, and evaluating the data on a map, chart, graph, table, and diagram

video
hands-on
online

5.74 use appropriate software to practice drawing conclusions from maps, diagrams, charts, graphs, and tables

video
hands-on
online

5.75 use appropriate software to practice making predictions, inferences, and hypothesis from maps, diagrams, charts, graphs, and tables

video
hands-on
online

5.76 associate computer/technology activities with related careers

video
hands-on
online

5.77 identify work created by using technology as intellectual property and thus protected by copyright

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hands-on
online

5.78 describe the influence of technology on life in your community

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hands-on
online

5.79 retrieve current data from a variety of electronic sources which might include the Internet, and/or software reference programs

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hands-on
online


Grade Six

Nature of Science

 

6.1 develop a conceptual framework of scientific principles

video
hands-on
online

6.2 recognize the interdependency of science themes and scientific concepts

video
hands-on
online

6.3 evaluate the interrelationships of scientific concepts to everyday life by making informed decisions and choices using scientific reasoning and knowledge

video
hands-on
online

6.4investigate career choices in science and technology

video
hands-on
online

6.5 apply skepticism, careful methods, logical reasoning, and/or creativity in investigating the observable universe (e.g., sun, earth, and moon relationships, changes in ecosystems, weather forecasting)

video
hands-on
online

6.6 recognize and appreciate that scientific knowledge is subject to modification as new information challenges current theories

video
hands-on
online

6.7 acquire a holistic view of scientific knowledge by integrating reading, writing, mathematics and other disciplines with the science curriculum

video
hands-on
online

6.8 use a variety of activities and investigations to produce a sense of wonder about the natural world and the joy of discovery

video
hands-on
online

6.9 recognize that the exploration of science is challenging and fulfilling and establishes patterns of lifelong curiosity and learning

video
hands-on
online

Scientific Attitudes/Habits of Mind

 

6.10 cooperate and collaborate to ask questions, find answers, solve problems and conduct investigations to further an appreciation and joy of scientific discovery

video
hands-on
online

6.11 process and integrate experiences with prior knowledge to formulate new ideas

video
hands-on
online

6.12 understand that the study of science is a dynamic process and the rsults are not always definite or complete

video
hands-on
online

6.13 formulate conclusions through close observations, logic, objectivity, perseverance and integrity in data collection (e.g., water quality, forces and motion, populations and ecosystems)

video
hands-on
online

Scientific Processes/Thinking Skills

 

6.14 recognize and apply facts, concepts, laws, and theories to explain phenomena

video
hands-on
online

6.15 compare and contrast objects, actions or phenomena according to similarities and differences in order to classify them (e.g., systems in living organisms, changes in rock record, elements)

video
hands-on
online

6.16 construct and use charts, graphs, and tables to organize, display, interpret, analyze and explain data (e.g., extrapolation, interpolation)

video
hands-on
online

6.17 use inferential reasoning to make logical conclusions from collected data (e.g., causes and effects)

video
hands-on
online

6.18 utilize experimentation to demonstrate scientific processes (e.g., formulating questions, predicting, forming hypotheses, quantifying, identifying dependent and independent variables)

video
hands-on
online

6.19 develop rational thinking processes that underlie scientific approaches to problem solving by employing critical-thinking skills in applying scientific knowledge, using imagination and creativity while working individually or cooperatively (e.g., how systems work together, factors which impact the environment, ecological consequences of human interactions)

video
hands-on
online

6.20 develop skills in the use of laboratory materials and equipment; and proper communication of scientific data collected (e.g., meter sticks, balances, thermometers, scales, graduated cylinders)

video
hands-on
online

Laboratory Investigations/Hands-On Learning

 

6.21 engage in active inquiries, investigations, and hands-on activities for a minimum of 50% of the instructional time to develop conceptual understanding and laboratory skills

video
hands-on
online

6.22 use a variety of materials and scientific instruments to conduct explorations and investigations of the natural world to explain science concepts (e.g., measure environmental conditions using appropriate instruments)

video
hands-on
online

6.23 demonstrate safe techniques for handling, manipulating and caring for science materials, equipment and living organisms

video
hands-on
online

Science Themes and Subject Matter

 

6.24 develop through the study of interdependent themes including systems, changes, and models an understanding of biological, earth/space, and physical science concepts

video
hands-on
online

6.25 associate hands-on activities to daily life experiences

video
hands-on
online

6.26 express ideas that illustrate the relevance of science, technology, and societal issues within the lessons

video
hands-on
online

6.27 describe the interactions of various cycles that provide energy and/or materials for growth, repair and shelter (e.g., carbon cycle, water cycle, nitrogen cycle, decomposition photosynthesis, respiration, transpiration)

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hands-on
online

6.28 identify the structures of living things and explain their functions (e.g., similarities and differences in organisms, complexity in organisms, similarities and differences among closely related groups) - systems

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hands-on
online

6.29 classify living things according to their structures and functions (e.g., dichotomous keys, field guides) -systems

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hands-on
online

6.30 explain changes in common patterns of interdependence among organisms (e.g., biotic and abiotic factors) - changes

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hands-on
online

6.31 demonstrate changes in populations of organisms due to limiting environmental factors (e.g., food supply, predators, disease, habitat) - changes

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hands-on
online

6.32 analyze the ecological consequences of human interactions with the environment (e.g., renewable and non-renewable resources) - models

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hands-on
online

6.33 interpret growth patterns in different plants (e.g., mosses, ferns, perennials, biennials, woody plants, herbaceous plants) - models

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hands-on
online

6.34 demonstrate how the various systems provide for the needs of a living organism (e.g., plants, animals, fungi) - models

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hands-on
online

6.35 construct models of plant and animal cells which show the basic parts (e.g., cytoplasm, cell wall, cell membrane, nucleus, chloroplasts) - models

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hands-on
online

6.38 identify food as sources of energy in animals - systems

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hands-on
online

6.67 summarize the forces and results of plate tectonics - changes

video
hands-on
online

Science History

 

6.73 articulate the historical significance of scientific discoveries (e.g., as influenced by technological demands, competition, controversy, world events, personalities, societal issues)

video
hands-on
online

6.74 compare the evolution of science concepts and theories (e.g., cells, plate tectonics, atoms, genetics)

video
hands-on
online

6.75 examine the contributions of men and women of diverse cultures to the development of science

video
hands-on
online

Science, Technology, and Society

 

6.76 give examples of how science and technology are used in daily living

video
hands-on
online

6.77 use the knowledge of science and technology to make personal decisions at the local and global levels

video
hands-on
online

6.78 evaluate and critically analyze mass media reports of scientific developments and events

video
hands-on
online

6.79 critically analyze the effects and impacts of science and technology on global and local problems (e.g., mining, manufacturing, recycling, farming, water quality)

video
hands-on
online

6.80 explore the connections between science, technology, society, and career opportunities

video
hands-on
online

Computer/Technology

 

6.82 use appropriate software, audio-visual and/or multimedia materials to practice and master sixth grade instructional objectives in science

video
hands-on
online

6.83 using the graphing application of appropriate software, select the suitable chart, table, or graph to display a set of data

video
hands-on
online

6.84 using the graphing application of appropriate software, create tables, charts, and/or graphs

video
hands-on
online

6.85 use a calculator to perform mathematical functions in data analysis

video
hands-on
online

6.86 use a variety of instruments (i.e. probes, thermometers, measuring devices) to perform measurements and record data

video
hands-on
online

6.87 use appropriate software to practice reading, interpreting, analyzing, and evaluating the data on a map, chart, graph, table, and diagram

video
hands-on
online

6.88 use appropriate software, practice extrapolating and interpolating information from a graph

video
hands-on
online

6.89 use appropriate software to practice drawing conclusions from maps, diagrams, charts, graphs, and tables

video
hands-on
online

6.90 use appropriate software to practice making predictions, inferences, and hypothesis from maps, diagrams, charts, graphs, and tables

video
hands-on
online

6.91 use appropriate software to practice reading an instrument

video
hands-on
online

6.92 input data using correct keying, editing, and formatting techniques

video
hands-on
online

6.93 use a database to sort and search data given one and/or two criteria

video
hands-on
online

6.94 identify examples of copyright law violations and possible penalties

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hands-on
online

6.95 identify ethical and unethical uses of technology

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hands-on
online

6.96 recognize concerns for the future as they relate to technological changes

video
hands-on
online

6.97 identify the role of technology in various careers

video
hands-on
online

6.98 retrieve current data from a variety of electronic sources which might include the Internet, and/or software reference programs

video
hands-on
online


Grade Seven

Nature of Science

 

7.1 develop a conceptual framework of scientific principles

video
hands-on
online

7.2 recognize the interdependency of science themes and scientific concepts

video
hands-on
online

7.3 evaluate the interrelationships of scientific concepts to everyday life by making informed decisions and choices using scientific reasoning and knowledge

video
hands-on
online

7.4 investigate career choices in science and technology

video
hands-on
online

7.5 apply skepticism, careful methods, logical reasoning, and/or creativity in investigating the observable universe (e.g., uses of natural resources, chemical and physical changes of matter; factors affecting living conditions in space vehicles)

video
hands-on
online

7.6 recognize and appreciate that scientific knowledge is subject to modification as new information challenges current theories

video
hands-on
online

7.7 acquire a holistic view of scientific knowledge by integrating reading, writing, mathematics and other disciplines with the science curriculum

video
hands-on
online

7.8 use a variety of activities and investigations to produce a sense of wonder about the natural world and the joy of discovery

video
hands-on
online

7.9 recognize that the exploration of science is challenging and fulfilling and establishes patterns of lifelong curiosity and learning

video
hands-on
online

Scientific Attitudes/Habits of Mind

 

7.10 cooperate and collaborate to ask questions, find answers, solve problems and conduct investigations to further an appreciation and joy of scientific discovery

video
hands-on
online

7.11 process and integrate experiences with prior knowledge to formulate new ideas

video
hands-on
online

7.12 understand that the study of science is a dynamic process and the results are not always definite or complete

video
hands-on
online

7.13 formulate conclusions through close observations, logic, objectivity, perseverance and integrity in data collection (e.g., impact of natural phenomena on the environment, conservation of energy, concepts of chemical composition of living things)

video
hands-on
online

Scientific Processes/Thinking Skills

 

7.14 recognize and apply facts, concepts, laws, and theories to explain phenomena

video
hands-on
online

7.15 compare and contrast objects, actions or phenomena according to similarities and differences in order to classify them (e.g., variations in systems and organisms, characteristics of geological time, models of earth structures)

video
hands-on
online

7.16 construct and use charts, graphs, and tables to organize, display, interpret, analyze, and explain data (e.g., extrapolation, interpolation)

video
hands-on
online

7.17 use inferential reasoning to make logical conclusions from collected data (e.g., causes and effects)

video
hands-on
online

7.18 utilize experimentation to demonstrate scientific processes (e.g., formulating questions, predicting, forming hypotheses, quantifying, identifying dependent and independent variables)

video
hands-on
online

7.19 develop rational thinking processes that underlie scientific approaches to problem solving by employing critical-thinking skills in applying scientific knowledge, using imagination and creativity while working individually or cooperatively (e.g., sequencing of components and processes according to order of occurrence, cause and effect of interruptions in a sequence of a system, representations involving sequencing of processes and components of a system)

video
hands-on
online

7.20 develop skills in the use of laboratory materials and equipment; and proper communication of scientific data collected (e.g., meter sticks, balances, thermometers, scales, graduated cylinders)

video
hands-on
online

Laboratory Investigations/Hands-On Learning

 

7.21 engage in active inquiries, investigations, and hands-on activities for a minimum of 50% of the instructional time to develop conceptual understanding and laboratory skills

video
hands-on
online

7.22 use a variety of materials and scientific instruments to conduct explorations and investigations of the natural world to explain science concepts (e.g., measure environmental conditions using appropriate instruments)

video
hands-on
online

7.23 demonstrate safe techniques for handling, manipulating and caring for science materials, equipment and living organisms

video
hands-on
online

Science Themes and Subject Matter

 

7.24 develop through the study of interdependent themes including systems, changes, and models an understanding of biological, earth/space, and physical science concepts

video
hands-on
online

7.25 associate hands-on activities to daily life experiences

video
hands-on
online

7.26 express ideas that illustrate the relevance of science, technology, and societal issues

video
hands-on
online

7.28 evaluate how the different adaptations and life cycles of plants and animals help them to survive in different niches and environments (e.g., inherited and acquired adaptations) - systems

video
hands-on
online

7.30 predict the trends of interdependent populations if one of the limiting factors is changed - changes

video
hands-on
online

7.32 evaluate the consequences of the introduction of chemicals into the ecosystem (e.g., environmental consequences, human health risks, mutations) - changes

video
hands-on
online

7.33 analyze the differences in the growth, development and reproduction of plants (e.g., flowering and non-flowering plants) - changes

video
hands-on
online

7.36 construct and manipulate models which show variations in living things (e.g.,skeletal, muscular, integrementary systems) - models

video
hands-on
online

7.44 using pictures showing cyclical processes in nature, trace the water cycle, the nitrogen cycle, and the carbon dioxide cycle - models

video
hands-on
online

Science History

 

7.69 articulate the historical significance of scientific discoveries (e.g., as influenced by technological demands, competition, controversy, world events, personalities, societal issues)

video
hands-on
online

7.70 compare the evolution of science concepts and theories (e.g., cells, plate tectonics, atoms, genetics)

video
hands-on
online

7.71 examine the contributions of men and women of diverse cultures to the development of science

video
hands-on
online

Science, Technology, and Society

 

7.72 give examples of how science and technology are used in daily living

video
hands-on
online

7.73 use the knowledge of science and technology to make personal decisions at the local and global levels

video
hands-on
online

7.74 evaluate and critically analyze mass media reports of scientific developments and events

video
hands-on
online

7.75 critically analyze the effects and impacts of science and technology on global and local problems (e.g., mining, manufacturing, recycling, farming, water quality)

video
hands-on
online

7.76 explore the connections between science, technology, society, and career opportunities

video
hands-on
online

7.77 analyze the positive and negative effects of technology on society and the influence of societal pressures on the direction of technological advances

video
hands-on
online

Computer/Technology

 

7.78 use appropriate software, audio-visual, and/or multimedia materials to practice and master seventh grade instructional objectives in science

video
hands-on
online

7.79 using the graphing application of appropriate software, select the suitable chart, table, or graph to display data

video
hands-on
online

7.80 using the graphing application of appropriate software, create tables, charts, and/or graphs

video
hands-on
online

7.81 use a calculator to perform mathematical functions in data analysis

video
hands-on
online

7.82 use a variety of instruments (i.e. probes, thermometers, measuring devices) to perform measurements and record data

video
hands-on
online

7.83 use appropriate software to practice reading, interpreting, analyzing, and evaluating the data on a map, chart, graph, table, and diagram

video
hands-on
online

7.84 use appropriate software, practice extrapolating and interpolating information from a graph

video
hands-on
online

7.85 use appropriate software to practice drawing conclusions from maps, diagrams, charts, graphs, and tables

video
hands-on
online

7.86 use appropriate software to practice making predictions, inferences, and hypothesis from maps, diagrams, charts, graphs, and tables

video
hands-on
online

7.87 input data using correct keying, editing, and formatting techniques

video
hands-on
online

7.88 use a database to sort and search data to solve a specific problem

video
hands-on
online

7.89 demonstrate a knowledge of how technology affects the ways in which people use resources

video
hands-on
online

7.90 discriminate between ethical and unethical access to information

video
hands-on
online

7.91 associate computer/technology activities with related careers

video
hands-on
online

7.92 retrieve current data from a variety of electronic sources which might include the Internet, and/or software reference programs

video
hands-on
online


Grade Eight

Nature of Science

 

8.1 develop a conceptual framework of scientific principles

video
hands-on
online

8.2 recognize the interdependency of science themes and scientific concepts

video
hands-on
online

8.3 evaluate the interrelationships of scientific concepts to everyday life by making informed decisions and choices using scientific reasoning and knowledge

video
hands-on
online

8.4 investigate career choices in science and technology

video
hands-on
online

8.5 apply skepticism, careful methods, logical reasoning, and/or creativity in investigating the observable universe (e.g., effect of human existence on the biosphere, fundamentals of genetics, sampling techniques involved in data collection)

video
hands-on
online

8.6 recognize and appreciate that scientific knowledge is subject to modification as new information challenges current theories

video
hands-on
online

8.7 acquire a holistic view of scientific knowledge by integrating reading, writing, mathematics and other disciplines with the science curriculum

video
hands-on
online

8.8 use a variety of activities and investigations to produce a sense of wonder about the natural world and the joy of discovery

video
hands-on
online

8.9 recognize that the exploration of science is challenging and fulfilling and establishes patterns of lifelong curiosity and learning

video
hands-on
online

Scientific Attitudes/Habits of Mind

 

8.10 cooperate and collaborate to ask questions, find answers, solve problems and conduct investigations to further an appreciation and joy of scientific discovery

video
hands-on
online

8.11 process and integrate experiences with prior knowledge to formulate new ideas

video
hands-on
online

8.12 understand the study of science is a dynamic process and the results are not always definite or complete

video
hands-on
online

8.13 formulate conclusions through close observations, logic, objectivity, perseverance and integrity in data collection (e.g., Newton's Laws of Motion, forces causing the construction and destruction of topographical features, how to illustrate the path of waves traveling through different media )

video
hands-on
online

Scientific Processes/Thinking Skills

 

8.14 recognize and apply facts, concepts, laws, and theories to explain phenomena

video
hands-on
online

8.15 compare and contrast objects, actions or phenomena according to similarities and differences in order to classify them (e.g., refraction and reflection of light, how waves travel through different materials, how to represent forces as vectors)

video
hands-on
online

8.16 construct and use charts, graphs, and tables to organize, display, interpret, analyze, and explain data (e.g., extrapolation, interpolation)

video
hands-on
online

8.17 use inferential reasoning to make logical conclusions from collected data (e.g., causes and effects)

video
hands-on
online

8.18 utilize experimentation to demonstrate scientific processes (e.g., formulating questions, predicting, forming hypotheses, quantifying, identifying dependent and independent variables)

video
hands-on
online

8.19 develop rational thinking processes that underlie scientific approaches to problem solving by employing critical-thinking skills in applying scientific knowledge, using imagination and creativity while working individually or cooperatively (e.g., properties of substances and environmental impact, adaptations of organisms to their habitat, methods of classifying common organisms by observable characteristics)

video
hands-on
online

8.20 develop skills in the use of laboratory materials and equipment; and proper communication of scientific data collected (e.g., meter sticks, balances, thermometers, scales, graduated cylinders)

video
hands-on
online

Laboratory Investigations/Hands-On Learning

 

8.21 engage in active inquiries, investigations, and hands-on activities for a minimum of 50% of the instructional time to develop conceptual understanding and laboratory skills

video
hands-on
online

8.22 use a variety of materials and scientific instruments to conduct explorations and investigations of the natural world to explain science concepts (e.g., measure environmental conditions using appropriate instruments)

video
hands-on
online

8.23 demonstrate safe techniques for handling, manipulating and caring for science materials, equipment and living organisms

video
hands-on
online

Science Themes and Subject Matter

 

8.24 develop through the study of interdependent themes including systems, changes, and models an understanding of biological, earth/space, and physical science concepts

video
hands-on
online

8.25 associate hands-on activities to daily life experiences

video
hands-on
online

8.26 express ideas that illustrate the relevance of science, technology, and societal issues

video
hands-on
online

8.27 summarize problems related to water on earth as a life sustaining substance (e.g., quality and quantity of surface and ground water)

video
hands-on
online

8.54 apply the conservation of energy theory to energy transformations (e.g., electrical/heat, heat/mechanical) - changes

video
hands-on
online

8.63 identify resources as being renewable or non-renewable - systems

video
hands-on
online

Science History

 

8.75 articulate the historical significance of scientific discoveries (e.g., as influenced by technological demands, competition, controversy, world events, personalities, societal issues)

video
hands-on
online

8.76 compare the evolution of science concepts and theories (e.g., cells, plate tectonics, atoms, genetics)

video
hands-on
online

8.77 examine the contributions of men and women of diverse cultures to the development of science

video
hands-on
online

Science, Technology, and Society

 

8.78 give examples of how science and technology are used in daily living

video
hands-on
online

8.79 use the knowledge of science and technology to make personal decisions at the local and global levels

video
hands-on
online

8.80 evaluate and critically analyze mass media reports of scientific developments and events

video
hands-on
online

8.81 critically analyze the effects and impacts of science and technology on global and local problems (e.g., mining, manufacturing, recycling, farming, water quality)

video
hands-on
online

8.82 explore the connections between science, technology, society, and career opportunities

video
hands-on
online

8.83 analyze the positive and negative effects of technology on society and the influence of societal pressures on the direction of technological advances

video
hands-on
online

Computer/Technology

 

8.84 use appropriate software, audio-visual and/or multimedia materials to practice and master eighth grade instructional objectives in science

video
hands-on
online

8.85 input data using correct keying, editing, and formatting techniques

video
hands-on
online

8.86 using the graphing application of appropriate software, select the suitable chart, table or graph to display data

video
hands-on
online

8.87 using the graphing application of appropriate software, create tables, charts, and/or graphs

video
hands-on
online

8.88 use a calculator to perform mathematical functions in data analysis

video
hands-on
online

8.89 use a variety of instruments (i.e. probes, thermometers, measuring devices) to perform measurements and record data

video
hands-on
online

8.90 use appropriate software to practice reading, interpreting, analyzing, and evaluating the data on a map, chart, graph, table, and diagram

video
hands-on
online

8.91 use appropriate software, practice extrapolating and interpolating information from a table, chart, and graph

video
hands-on
online

8.92 use appropriate software to practice drawing conclusions from maps, diagrams, charts, graphs, and tables

video
hands-on
online

8.93 use appropriate software to practice making predictions, inferences, and hypothesis from maps, diagrams, charts, graphs, and tables

video
hands-on
online

8.94 use appropriate software to practice reading an instrument or gauge

video
hands-on
online

8.95 use a database to sort and search data to solve a specific problem

video
hands-on
online

8.96 identify various careers in the field of technology

video
hands-on
online

8.97 discriminate between legal and illegal use of electronic information (including material that is protected by copyright)

video
hands-on
online

8.98 retrieve current data from a variety of electronic sources which might include the Internet, and/or software reference programs

video
hands-on
online


Grade Nine

Nature of Science

 

9.1 participate in activities that consider alternate, changing points of view to stimulate the development of a sense of inquiry

video
hands-on
online

9.2 recognize general limitations of science

video
hands-on
online

9.3 explain that science is composed of observations set in a testable framework of ideas

video
hands-on
online

9.4 conclude that science is a blend of creativity, logic and mathematics

video
hands-on
online

Scientific Attitudes/Habits of Mind

 

9.5 model and exhibit the skills, attitudes and/or values of scientific inquiry (e.g., curiosity, logic, objectivity, openness, skepticism, appreciation, diligence, integrity, fairness, creativity)

video
hands-on
online

9.6 demonstrate ethical practices for science (e.g., established research protocol, accurate record keeping, replication of results and peer review)

video
hands-on
online

9.7 apply scientific approaches to seek solutions for everyday problems (e.g., personal, community health, population growth, natural resources, environmental quality, natural and human induced hazards and scientific and technological challenges)

video
hands-on
online

Scientific Processes/Thinking Skills

 

9.8 demonstrate science processes within a problem solving setting (e.g., observing, measuring, communicating, comparing, ordering, categorizing, classifying, relating, hypothesizing, predicting, inferring and applying)

video
hands-on
online

9.9 organize qualitative and quantitative data into tables, diagrams, and/or graphs for analysis

video
hands-on
online

9.10 identify, analyze, and infer using patterns and relationships in data (e.g., cause and effect graphical analysis including interpretation and extrapolation)

video
hands-on
online

9.11 use SI (metric) measurements

video
hands-on
online

9.12 apply rational thinking processes that underlie scientific approaches to problem solving by employing critical thinking skills, imagination and creativity while working individually and/or cooperatively

video
hands-on
online

9.13 use the tools of science safely, accurately and appropriately

video
hands-on
online

9.14 identify independent and dependent variables in experimental investigations

video
hands-on
online

9.15 manipulate variables to extend experimental activities

video
hands-on
online

9.16 design, conduct, evaluate and revise experiments (e.g., identify questions and concepts that guide scientific investigations, design and conduct scientific investigations, use technology and mathematics to improve investigations and communications, formulate and revise scientific explanations and models using logic and evidence, recognize alternative explanations, communicate and defend a scientific argument, understand about scientific inquiry)

video
hands-on
online

Laboratory Investigations/Hands-on Learning

 

9.17 engage in active inquiries, investigations and hands-on activities for a minimum of 50 percent of the instructional time to develop conceptual understanding and laboratory skills

video
hands-on
online

9.18 properly and safely manipulate equipment, materials, chemicals, organisms and models

video
hands-on
online

9.19 conduct explorations in a variety of environments (e.g., laboratories, museums, libraries, parks and other outdoors locations)

video
hands-on
online

9.20 use computers and other electronic technologies (e.g., computer, CBL, probe interfaces, laser discs) to collect, analyze and/or report data, interact with simulations, and research

video
hands-on
online

Science Content and Themes

 

9.21 articulate connections among the major disciplines of science

video
hands-on
online

9.22 utilize the thematic approach incorporating the following themes: systems, changes, and models

video
hands-on
online

9.26 identify and describe microscopic organisms and foreign substances in the environment and their harmful effects (e.g., microorganisms, mutagens, carcinogens) - systems

video
hands-on
online

9.27 mathematically illustrate changes in populations of organisms - changes

video
hands-on
online

9.28 identify the organisms and the chemical processes involved in the decay of materials - changes

video
hands-on
online

9.29 trace the transfer of matter and energy in the chemical/molecular processes of photosynthesis, respiration, and fermentation - changes

video
hands-on
online

9.31 design an environment which demonstrates the interdependence of plants and animals (e.g., energy and chemical cycles, adaptations of structures and behaviors) - models

video
hands-on
online

9.33 construct and manipulate models which show variations in living things (e.g., excretory, digestive systems) - systems, models

video
hands-on
online

9.56 differentiate energy transformations (e.g., heat, light, sound, mechanical, chemical, nuclear) - changes

video
hands-on
online

Science History

 

9.93 identify contributors to the scientific body of knowledge including their diverse cultures

video
hands-on
online

9.94 trace the historical development of key historical concepts and principles describing their impact on modern thought and life

video
hands-on
online

9.95 describe the impact of cultural, technological, and economic influences on the evolving nature of scientific thought and knowledge

video
hands-on
online

Science, Technology, and Society

 

9.96 apply scientific skills and technological tools to address personal and societal needs

video
hands-on
online

9.97 engage in decision making activities and actions to resolve science-technology-society issues

video
hands-on
online

9.98 investigate and analyze the interdependence of science and technology

video
hands-on
online

9.99 describe the scientific concepts underlying technological innovations

video
hands-on
online

9.100 explore occupational opportunities in science and technology including the academic preparation necessary

video
hands-on
online

Computer/Technology

 

9.101 access, gather, store, retrieve, and organize data using hardware and software designed for these purposes

video
hands-on
online

9.102 collect, analyze, and display data using computers and other electronic technology

video
hands-on
online

9.103 access internet resources for a variety of purposes (e.g., research, exchange data, e-mail, real-time investigations)

video
hands-on
online

9.104 demonstrate skills in the use of word processing, data bases, spreadsheets, graphics and telecommunication

video
hands-on
online

9.105 identify and solve problems with the appropriate technology

video
hands-on
online

9.106 incorporate correct grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and graphical representation for both written and oral multimedia presentations

video
hands-on
online


Grade Ten

Nature of Science

 

10.1 participate in activities that consider alternate, changing points of view to stimulate the development of a sense of inquiry

video
hands-on
online

10.2 recognize general limitations of science knowledge

video
hands-on
online

10.3 explain that science is composed of observations set in a testable framework of ideas

video
hands-on
online

10.4 conclude that science is a blend of creativity, logic and mathematics

video
hands-on
online

Scientific Attitudes/Habits of Mind

 

10.5 model and exhibit the skills, attitudes and values of scientific inquiry (e.g., curiosity, logic, objectivity, openness, skepticism, appreciation, diligence, integrity, fairness, creativity)

video
hands-on
online

10.6 demonstrate ethical practices for science (e.g., established research protocol, accurate record keeping, replication of results and peer review)

video
hands-on
online

10.7 apply scientific approaches to seek solutions for everyday problems (e.g., personal, community health, population growth, natural resources, environmental quality, natural and human induced hazards and scientific and technological challenges)

video
hands-on
online

Scientific Processes/Thinking Skills

 

10.8 demonstrate science processes within a problem solving setting (e.g., observing, measuring, communicating, comparing, ordering, categorizing, classifying, relating, hypothesizing, predicting, inferring and applying)

video
hands-on
online

10.9 organize qualitative and quantitative data into tables, diagrams, and/or graphs for analysis

video
hands-on
online

10.10 identify, analyze, and infer using patterns and relationships in data (e.g., cause and affect graphical analysis including interpretation and extrapolation)

video
hands-on
online

10.11 use SI (metric) measurements

video
hands-on
online

10.12 apply rational thinking processes that underlie scientific approaches to problem solving by employing critical thinking skills, imagination and creativity while working individually and/or cooperatively

video
hands-on
online

10.13 use the tools of science safely, accurately and appropriately

video
hands-on
online

10.14 identify independent and dependent variables in experimental investigations

video
hands-on
online

10.15 manipulate variables to extend experimental activities

video
hands-on
online

10.16 design, conduct, evaluate and revise experiments (e.g., identify questions and concepts that guide scientific investigations, design and conduct scientific investigations, use technology and mathematics to improve investigations and communications, formulate and revise scientific explanations and models using logic and evidence, recognize alternative explanations, communicate and defend a scientific argument, understand about scientific inquiry)

video
hands-on
online

Laboratory Investigations/Hands-on Learning

 

10.17 engage in active inquiries, investigations and hands-on activities for a minimum of 50 percent of the instructional time

video
hands-on
online

10.18 properly and safely manipulate equipment, materials, chemicals, organisms and models

video
hands-on
online

10.19 conduct explorations in a variety of environments (e.g., laboratories, museums, libraries, parks and other outdoors locations)

video
hands-on
online

10.20 use computers and other electronic technologies (e.g., computer, CBL, probe interfaces, laser discs) to collect, analyze and/or report data, interact with simulations, and research

video
hands-on
online

Science Themes and Content

 

10.21 articulate connections among major disciplines of science

video
hands-on
online

10.22 utilize the thematic approach incorporating the following themes: systems, change, and models

video
hands-on
online

10.23 review the needs of growing plants and the environments supplying those needs - systems

video
hands-on
online

10.26 review factors that affect succession and populations and communities (e.g., use maps, graphs, charts, and tables) - systems

video
hands-on
online

10.33 relate the role of natural selection to the development and/or extinction of a species -changes

video
hands-on
online

10.35 construct and manipulate models which show variations in living things (e.g., nervous, endocrine, immune systems) - models

video
hands-on
online

10.69 investigate fossils (e.g., origins, use in establishing geological time, types of plants and animals included in fossil-fuel formation, compare fossils to present today organisms - systems

video
hands-on
online

Science History

 

10.84 identify contributors to the scientific body of knowledge including their diverse cultures

video
hands-on
online

10.85 trace the historical development of key scientific concepts and principles describing their impact on modern thought and life

video
hands-on
online

10.86 describe the impact of cultural, technological and economic influences on the evolving nature of scientific thought and knowledge

video
hands-on
online

Science, Technology and Society

 

10.87 apply scientific skills and technological tools to address personal and societal needs

video
hands-on
online

10.88 engage in decision making activities and actions to resolve science-technology-society issues

video
hands-on
online

10.89 investigate and analyze the interdependence of science and technology

video
hands-on
online

10.90 describe the scientific concepts underlying technological innovations

video
hands-on
online

10.91 explore occupational opportunities in science and technology including the academic preparation necessary

video
hands-on
online

Computer and Technology

 

10.92 access, gather, store, retrieve, and organize data using hardware and software designed for these purposes

video
hands-on
online

10.93 collect, analyze and display data using computers and other electronic technology

video
hands-on
online

10.94 access Internet resources for a variety of purposes (e.g., research, exchange data, E-mail, and real-time investigations)

video
hands-on
online

10.95 demonstrate skills in use of word processing, data bases, spreadsheets, graphics and telecommunications

video
hands-on
online

10.96 identify and solve problems with the appropriate technology

video
hands-on
online

10.97 incorporate correct grammar, spelling, vocabulary and graphical representation for both written and oral multimedia presentations

video
hands-on
online


Biology

Nature of Science

 

B.1 participate in activities that consider alternate, changing points of view to stimulate the development of a sense of inquiry

video
hands-on
online

B.2 recognize general limitations of science

video
hands-on
online

B.3 explain that science is composed of observations set in a testable framework of ideas

video
hands-on
online

B.4 conclude that science is a blend of creativity, logic, and mathematics

video
hands-on
online

Scientific Attitudes/Habits of Mind

 

B.5 model and exhibit the skills, attitudes and values of scientific inquiry (e.g., curiosity, logic, objectivity, openness, skepticism, appreciation, diligence, integrity, fairness, creativity

video
hands-on
online

B.6 demonstrate ethical practices for science (e.g., established research protocol, accurate record keeping, replication of results and peer review)

video
hands-on
online

B.7 apply scientific approaches to seek solutions for everyday problems (e.g., personal, community health, population growth, natural resources, environmental quality, natural and human induced hazards and scientific and technological challenges)

video
hands-on
online

Scientific Processes/Thinking Skills

 

B.8 demonstrate science processes within a problem solving setting (e.g., observing, measuring, communicating, comparing, ordering, categorizing, classifying, relating, hypothesizing, predicting, inferring, and applying)

video
hands-on
online

B.9 organize qualitative and quantitative data into tables, diagrams, and/or graphs for analysis

video
hands-on
online

B.10 identify, analyze, and infer using patterns and relationships in data (e.g., cause and effect graphical analysis including interpretation and extrapolation)

video
hands-on
online

B.11 use SI measurement (metric)

video
hands-on
online

B.12 apply rational thinking processes that underlie scientific approaches to problem solving by employing critical thinking skills, imagination, and creativity while working individually and/or cooperatively

video
hands-on
online

B.13 use the tools of science safely, accurately, and appropriately

video
hands-on
online

B.14 identify independent and dependent variables in experimental investigations

video
hands-on
online

B.15 manipulate variables to extend experimental activities

video
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B.16 design, conduct, evaluate and revise experiments (e.g., identify questions and concepts that guide scientific investigations, design and conduct scientific investigations, use technology and mathematics to improve investigations and communications, formulate and revise scientific explanations and models using logic and evidence, recognize alternative explanations, communicate and defend a scientific argument, understand about scientific inquiry)

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Laboratory Investigations/Hand-On Learning

 

B.17 engage in active inquiries, investigations, and hands-on activities for a minimum of 50 percent of instructional time

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B.18 properly and safely manipulate equipment, materials, chemicals, organisms, and models

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B.19 conduct explorations in a variety of environments (e.g., laboratories, museums, libraries, parks and other outdoors locations)

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B.20 use computers and other electronic technologies (e.g., computer, CBL, probe interfaces, laser discs) to collect, analyze, and/or report data, interact with simulations, and research

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Science Themes and Subject Matter

 

B.30 investigate and analyze responses of the ecosystem to events that cause changes

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B.31 design and map a biome or ecosystem showing geographical features, climate, and organisms that will adapt to life conditions there

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B.32 construct maps of the relationships between past and present life forms

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B.33 explore and identify the different areas of biology (e.g., entomology, ichthyology, ornithology, phycology, zoology)

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Science History

 

B.34 identify contributors to the scientific body of knowledge including their diverse cultures

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B.35 trace the historical development of key scientific concepts and principles describing their impact on modern thought and life

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B.36 describe the impact of cultural, technological and economic influences on the evolving nature of scientific thought and knowledge

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Science, Technology and Society

 

B.37 apply scientific skills and technological tools to address personal and societal needs

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B.38 engage in decision making activities and actions to resolve science-technology-society issues

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B.39 investigate and analyze the interdependence of science and technology

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B.40 describe the scientific concepts underlying technological innovations

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B.41 explore occupational opportunities in science and technology including the academic preparation necessary

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Computer and Technology

 

B.42 access, gather, store, retrieve, and organize data using hardware and software designed for these purposes

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B.43 collect, analyze and display data using computers and other electronic technology

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B.44 access Internet resources for a variety of purposes (e.g., research, exchange data, E-mail, and real-time investigations)

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B.45 demonstrate skills in use of word processing, data bases, spreadsheets, graphics and telecommunications

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B.46 identify and solve problems with the appropriate technology

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B.47 incorporate correct grammar, spelling, vocabulary and graphical representation for both written and oral multimedia presentations

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