Idaho Science Standards

The STANDARDS CORRELATION chart suggests which Idaho Science Standards you can cover using PASSPORT TO THE SOLAR SYSTEM 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 THE SOLAR SYSTEM.

For additional Idaho Science Standards you can cover see the STANDARDS CORRELATION chart for the following PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE projects:

PASSPORT TO ANTARCTICA

PASSPORT TO THE RAINFOREST

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,   Grade Six
Middle School Standards

Kindergarten

UNIFYING CONCEPTS OF SCIENCE

 

Students will:

 

Understand concepts and processes of evidence models, and explanation.

 

a. Explore the concepts of observation and data collection.

video
hands-on
online

b. Explore and use various models.

video
hands-on
online

Understand constancy, change, and measurement.

 

a. Explore changes.

video
hands-on
online

b. Measure in non-standard units.

video
hands-on
online

Understand the theory that evolution is a process that relates to the gradual changes in the universe and of equilibrium as a physical state.

 

a. Understand the concepts of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

video
hands-on
online

CONCEPTS OF SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY

 

Students will:

 

Understand scientific inquiry and develop critical thinking skills.

 

a. Make observations.

video
hands-on
online

b. Use various tools to gather information.

video
hands-on
online

c. Communicate observations.

video
hands-on
online

CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR CONCEPTS

 

No standards of Cellular and Molecular Concepts apply at this grade level.

 

INTERDEPENDENCE OF ORGANISMS AND BIOLOGICAL CHANGE.

 

No standards of Interdependence of Organisms and Biological Change apply at this grade level.

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Students will:

 

Understand the relationship between science and technology and develop the abilities of technological design and application.

 

a. Distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans.

video
hands-on
online

b. Recognize that people have invented tools for everyday life and for scientific investigations.

video
hands-on
online

c. Use available technology.

video
hands-on
online

HISTORY OF SCIENCE.

 

No standards of History of Science apply at this grade level.

 

INTERDISCIPLINARY CONCEPTS.

 

Students will:

 

Understand that interpersonal relationships are important in scientific endeavors.

 

a. Learn appropriate cooperation and interaction skills.

video
hands-on
online

Understand technical communication.

 

a. Understand and follow instructions.

video
hands-on
online


Grade One

UNIFYING CONCEPTS OF SCIENCE.

 

Students will:

 

Understand concepts and processes of evidence, models, and explanation.

 

a. Explore the concepts of observation and data collection.

video
hands-on
online

b. Explore and use various models.

video
hands-on
online

Understand constancy, change, and measurement.

 

a. Understand that changes occur and can be measured.

video
hands-on
online

b. Measure in both the standard and non-standard units.

video
hands-on
online

Understand the theory that evolution is a process that relates to the gradual changes in the universe and of equilibrium as a physical state.

 

a. Understand the concepts of past, present, and future.

video
hands-on
online

Understand concepts of form and function.

 

a. Identify shape and use of objects.

video
hands-on
online

CONCEPTS OF SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY.

 

Students will:

 

Understand scientific inquiry and develop critical thinking skills.

 

a. Brainstorm questions that can be investigated.

video
hands-on
online

b. Make observations. i. Discover what would happen to a seed that is planted under different conditions (without water, without light).

video
hands-on
online

c. Use various tools to gather data.

video
hands-on
online

d. Explore information and evidence.

video
hands-on
online

e. Use observations to make guesses.

video
hands-on
online

f. Explore alternative solutions.

video
hands-on
online

g. Communicate observations.

video
hands-on
online

CONCEPTS OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE.

 

Students will:

 

Understand concepts of motion and forces.

 

a. Explore the position and motion of objects.

video
hands-on
online

b. Explore different forms of energy such as sound and light.

video
hands-on
online

CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR CONCEPTS.

 

No standards of Cellular and Molecular Concepts apply at this grade level.

 

EARTH AND SPACE SYSTEMS.

 

Students will:

 

Understand scientific theories of origin and subsequent changes in the universe and earth systems.

 

a. Identify the four seasons and their characteristics.

video
hands-on
online

TECHNOLOGY.

 

Students will:

 

Understand the relationship between science and technology and develop the abilities of technological design and application.

 

a. Distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans.

video
hands-on
online

b. Recognize that people have invented tools for everyday life and for scientific investigations.

video
hands-on
online

c. Use available technology.

video
hands-on
online

HISTORY OF SCIENCE.

 

No standards History of Science apply at this grade level.

 

INTERDISCIPLINARY CONCEPTS.

 

Students will:

 

Understand that interpersonal relationships are important in scientific endeavors.

 

a. Learn appropriate cooperation and interaction skills.

video
hands-on
online

Understand technical communication.

 

a. Understand and follow instructions.

video
hands-on
online


Grade Two

UNIFYING CONCEPTS OF SCIENCE.

 

Students will:

 

Understand concepts and processes of evidence, models, and explanation.

 

a. Explore the concepts of observation and data collection.

video
hands-on
online

b. Explore and use various models.

video
hands-on
online

Understand constancy, change, and measurement.

 

a. Understand that changes occur and can be measured.

video
hands-on
online

b. Measure in both the standard and non-standard systems.

video
hands-on
online

Understand the theory that evolution is a process that relates to the gradual changes in the universe and of equilibrium as a physical state.

 

a. Understand the concepts of past, present, and future.

video
hands-on
online

Understand concepts of form and function.

 

a. Identify, share, and use objects.

video
hands-on
online

CONCEPTS OF SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY.

 

Students will:

 

Understand scientific inquiry and develop critical thinking skills.

 

a. Brainstorm questions that can be investigated.

video
hands-on
online

b. Make observations.

video
hands-on
online

c. Use various tools to gather information.

video
hands-on
online

d. Explore information and evidence.

video
hands-on
online

e. Use observations to make guesses.

video
hands-on
online

f. Explore alternative solutions.

video
hands-on
online

g. Communicate observations.

video
hands-on
online

CONCEPTS OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE.

 

Understand concepts of motion and forces.

 

a. Explore the position and motion of objects.

video
hands-on
online

b. Explore different forms of energy such as sound and light.

video
hands-on
online

CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR CONCEPTS.

 

No standards Cellular and Molecular Concepts apply at this grade level.

 

TECHNOLOGY.

 

Students will:

 

Understand the relationship between science and technology and develop the abilities of technological design and application.

 

a. Distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans.

video
hands-on
online

b. Recognize that people have invented tools for everyday life and for scientific investigations.

video
hands-on
online

c. Use available technology.

video
hands-on
online

HISTORY OF SCIENCE.

 

No standards of History of Science apply at this grade level.

 

INTERDISCIPLINARY CONCEPTS.

 

Students will:

 

Understand that interpersonal relationships are important in scientific endeavors.

 

a. Learn appropriate cooperation and interaction skills.

video
hands-on
online

Understand technical communication.

 

a. Understand and follow instructions.

video
hands-on
online


Grade Three

UNIFYING CONCEPTS OF SCIENCE.

 

Students will:

 

Understand systems, order, and organization.

 

a. Understand that a system is an organized group of related objects that form a whole.

video
hands-on
online

Understand concepts and processes of evidence, models, and explanation.

 

a. Develop skills in observation and data collection.

video
hands-on
online

b. Develops and/or use models to explain how things work.

video
hands-on
online

Understand constancy, change, and measurement.

 

a. Understand that changes occur and can be measured.

video
hands-on
online

b. Measure in both the standard and metric systems.

video
hands-on
online

Understand the theory that evolution is a process that relates to the gradual changes in the universe and of equilibrium as a physical state.

 

a. Understand the relationships among the past, present, and future.

video
hands-on
online

Understand concepts of form and function.

 

a. Discover the relationship of shape and use.

video
hands-on
online

CONCEPTS OF SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY.

 

Students will:

 

Understand scientific inquiry and develop critical thinking skills.

 

a. Identify questions that can be answered by conducting scientific tests.

video
hands-on
online

b. Conduct scientific tests.

video
hands-on
online

c. Use appropriate tools and techniques to gather and display data.

video
hands-on
online

d. Use data to construct a reasonable explanation.

video
hands-on
online

e. Make simple predictions based on data.

video
hands-on
online

f. Recognize alternative explanations.

video
hands-on
online

g. Communicate the results of tests to others.

video
hands-on
online

CONCEPTS OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE.

 

Students will:

 

Understand concepts of motion and forces.

 

a. Investigate the effect of pull/push on the motion and direction of objects.

video
hands-on
online

b. Explore different forms of energy such as heat.

video
hands-on
online

CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR CONCEPTS.

 

No standards of Cellular and Molecular Concepts apply at this grade level.

 

EARTH AND SPACE SYSTEMS.

 

Students will:

 

Understand scientific theories of origin and subsequent changes in the universe and Earth systems.

 

a. Recognize the components of the solar system.

video
hands-on
online

TECHNOLOGY.

 

Students will:

 

Understand the relationship between science and technology and develop the abilities of technological design and application.

 

a. Distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans.

video
hands-on
online

b. Recognize that people have invented tools for everyday life and for scientific investigations.

video
hands-on
online

c. Use available technology.

video
hands-on
online

HISTORY OF SCIENCE.

 

No standards of History of Science apply at this grade level.

 

INTERDISCIPLINARY CONCEPTS.

 

Students will:

 

Understand that interpersonal relationships are important in scientific endeavors.

 

a. Know the importance of working in teams to solve problems.

video
hands-on
online

Understand technical communication

 

a. Read and understand instructions.

video
hands-on
online


Grade Four

UNIFYING CONCEPTS OF SCIENCE.

 

Students will:

 

Understand systems, order, and organization.

 

a. Know that a system is an organized group of related objects that form a whole.

video
hands-on
online

Understand concepts and processes of evidence, models, and explanation.

 

a. Develop skills in observation and data collection.

video
hands-on
online

b. Develop and/or use models to explain how things work.

video
hands-on
online

c. Develop skills to create scientific explanations based on scientific knowledge, logic, and analysis.

video
hands-on
online

Understand constancy, change, and measurement.

 

a. Explore that there is constancy in some concepts in science that do not change with time.

video
hands-on
online

b. Recognize that changes occur in and among systems and change can be measured.

video
hands-on
online

c. Measure in both the metric and customary systems with an emphasis on metric.

video
hands-on
online

Understand the theory that evolution is a process that relates to the gradual changes in the universe and of equilibrium as a physical state.

 

a. Understand the relationships among the past, present, and future.

video
hands-on
online

b. Understand that biological, geological, or astronomical processes change over time.

video
hands-on
online

Understand concepts of form and function.

 

a. Discover the relationship of shape and use.

video
hands-on
online

CONCEPTS OF SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY.

 

Students will:

 

Understand scientific inquiry and develop critical thinking skills.

 

a. Identify questions that can be answered by conducting scientific tests.

video
hands-on
online

b. Conduct scientific tests.

video
hands-on
online

c. Use appropriate tools and techniques to gather and display data.

video
hands-on
online

d. Use data to construct a reasonable explanation.

video
hands-on
online

e. Make simple predictions based on data.

video
hands-on
online

f. Exp lore alternative explanations.

video
hands-on
online

g. Communicate the results of tests to others.

video
hands-on
online

CONCEPTS OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE.

 

Students will:

 

Understand concepts of motion and forces.

 

a. Investigate the effect of pull/push on the motion and direction of objects.

video
hands-on
online

b. Explore different forms of energy such as heat.

video
hands-on
online

c. Explore and investigate the six simple machines.

video
hands-on
online

CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR CONCEPTS.

 

No standards of Cellular and Molecular Concepts apply at this grade level.

 

EARTH AND SPACE SYSTEMS.

 

Students will:

 

Understand scientific theories of origin and subsequent changes in the universe and earth systems.

 

b. Define the contents of the solar system.

video
hands-on
online

c. Explore the length of a day, the seasons, the year, phases of the moon, and eclipses.

video
hands-on
online

TECHNOLOGY.

 

Students will:

 

Understand the relationship between science and technology and develop the abilities of technological design and application.

 

a. Define technology as the means by which people use knowledge, tools, and systems to make their lives easier and better.

video
hands-on
online

b. Recognize that people have invented tools for everyday life and for scientific investigations.

video
hands-on
online

c. Know that critical thinking, creativity, and a good knowledge base, and use of available technology are all required in the work of science.

video
hands-on
online

HISTORY OF SCIENCE.

 

Students will:

 

Understand the significance of major scientific milestones.

 

a. Understand major contributions of various scientists and researchers.

video
hands-on
online

INTERDISCIPLINARY CONCEPTS.

 

Students will:

 

Understand that interpersonal relationships are important in scientific endeavors.

 

a. Know the importance of working in teams to solve problems.

video
hands-on
online

Understand technical communication.

 

a. Read and understand instructions.

video
hands-on
online


Grade Five

UNIFYING CONCEPTS OF SCIENCE.

 

Students will:

 

Understand systems, order, and organization.

 

a. Know that a system is an organized group of related objects that form a whole.

video
hands-on
online

Understand concepts and processes of evidence, models, and explanation.

 

a. Know that observations and data are evidence on which to base scientific explanations and predictions.

video
hands-on
online

b. Know the difference between observations and inferences.

video
hands-on
online

c. Develop and use models to explain of demonstrate a concept.

video
hands-on
online

d. Develop skills to create scientific explanations based on scientific knowledge, logic, and analysis.

video
hands-on
online

Understand constancy, change, and measurement.

 

a. Recognize that there is constancy in some concepts in science that do not change with time.

video
hands-on
online

b. Recognize that changes occur in and among systems and change can be measured.

video
hands-on
online

c. Measure in both the metric and customary systems with an emphasis on metric.

video
hands-on
online

Understand the theory that evolution is a process that relates to the gradual changes in the universe and of equilibrium as a physical state.

 

a. Understand the relationships among the past, present, and future.

video
hands-on
online

b. Understand that biological, geological, or astronomical processes change over time.

video
hands-on
online

Understand concepts of form and function.

 

a. Discover the relationship of shape and use.

video
hands-on
online

CONCEPTS OF SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY.

 

Students will:

 

Understand scientific inquiry and develop critical thinking skills.

 

a. Develop questions that can be answered by conducting scientific experiments.

video
hands-on
online

b. Design and conduct scientific investigations using controls and variables when appropriate.

video
hands-on
online

c. Select and use appropriate tools and techniques to gather and display data.

video
hands-on
online

d. Analyze data in order to develop descriptions, explanations, predictions, and models using evidence.

video
hands-on
online

e. Develop a hypothesis based on observations.

video
hands-on
online

f. Compare alternative explanations and predictions.

video
hands-on
online

g. Communicate scientific procedures and explanations.

video
hands-on
online

CONCEPTS OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE.

 

Students will:

 

Understand concepts of motion and forces.

 

a. Observe the effects of different forces (gravity and friction) on the movement, speed, and direction of an object.

video
hands-on
online

b. Explore different forms of energy such as electricity and magnetism.

video
hands-on
online

EARTH AND SPACE SYSTEMS.

 

Students will:

 

Understand scientific theories of origin and subsequent changes in the universe and earth systems.

 

b. Define the contents of the solar system.

video
hands-on
online

c. Explore the gravity's effect on the solar system, including the earth, moon and tides.

video
hands-on
online

TECHNOLOGY.

 

Students will:

 

Understand the relationship between science and technology and develop the abilities of technological design and application.

 

a. Know that science and technology are human endeavors interrelated to each other, to society, and to the work place.

video
hands-on
online

b. Compare scientific inquiry and technological design in terms of activities, results and influence on individual's and society. Know that science enables technology and vice versa.

video
hands-on
online

c. Know that critical thinking, creativity, a good knowledge base, and use of technology are all required in the work of science.

video
hands-on
online

d. Explore the elements of technological design, which include the following: identify a problem, propose a solution. Evaluate the solution and its consequences. Communicate the problem, process, and solution.

video
hands-on
online

HISTORY OF SCIENCE.

 

Students will:

 

Understand the significance of major scientific milestones.

 

a. Understand major contributions of various scientists and researchers.

video
hands-on
online

INTERDISCIPLINARY CONCEPTS.

 

Students will:

 

Understand that interpersonal relationships are important in scientific endeavors.

 

a. Know the importance of working on teams to solve problems.

video
hands-on
online

Understand technical communication.

 

a. Read, understand, and follow technical instructions.

video
hands-on
online


Grade Six

UNIFYING CONCEPTS OF SCIENCE.

 

Students will:

 

Understand systems, order, and organization.

 

a. Know that a system is an organized group of related objects that form a whole. Define and order small portions of this whole for the purpose of investigation.

video
hands-on
online

Understand concepts and processes of evidence, models, and explanation.

 

a. Know that observations and data are evidence on which to base scientific explanations and predictions.

video
hands-on
online

b. Know the difference between observations and inferences.

video
hands-on
online

c. Develop and use models to explain how things work.

video
hands-on
online

d. Develop scientific explanations based on scientific knowledge, logic, and analysis.

video
hands-on
online

Understand constancy, change, and measurement.

 

a. Identify constancy in some concepts in science that do not change with time.

video
hands-on
online

b. Recognize that changes occur in and among systems and change can be measured.

video
hands-on
online

c. Measure in metric units using appropriate tools.

video
hands-on
online

Understand the theory that evolution is a process that relates to the gradual changes in the universe and of equilibrium as a physical state.

 

a. Understand the relationships among past, present, and future.

video
hands-on
online

b. Understand evolution refers to the biological, geological, or astronomical change over time.

video
hands-on
online

c. Know that equilibrium is a physical state of balance in which changes and forces occur in opposite and offsetting directions.

video
hands-on
online

Understand concepts of form and function.

 

a. Understand that the shape or form of an object or system is frequently related to its use or function.

video
hands-on
online

CONCEPTS OF SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY.

 

Students will:

 

Understand scientific inquiry and develop critical thinking skills.

 

a. Develop questions that can be answered by conducting scientific experiments.

video
hands-on
online

b. Design and conduct scientific investigations using controls and variables when appropriate.

video
hands-on
online

c. Select and use appropriate tools and techniques to gather and display data.

video
hands-on
online

d. Analyze data in order to develop descriptions, explanations, predictions, and models using evidence.

video
hands-on
online

e. Develop a hypothesis based on observations.

video
hands-on
online

f. Compare alternative explanations and predictions.

video
hands-on
online

g. Communicate scientific procedures and explanations.

video
hands-on
online

CONCEPTS OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE.

 

Students will:

 

Understand concepts of motion and forces.

 

a. Know how to mathematically determine the average speed of a moving object.

video
hands-on
online

b.
Explore different forms of energy such as electricity and magnetism.
Know that: (an accumulation of explorations done in grades K-6).
a) energy exists in many forms and causes things to move;
b) sounds are produced by vibrating objects;
c) light travels in a straight line and reflects; light can be separated into different colors;
d) heat moves from a warmer object to a colder one until they both reach the same temperature;
e) electricity and magnetism are closely related.

video
hands-on
online

Understand that the total energy in the universe is constant.

 

a. Understand that energy can be transformed from one form to another but is neither destroyed nor created.

video
hands-on
online

EARTH AND SPACE SYSTEMS.

 

Students will:

 

Understand scientific theories of origin and subsequent changes in the universe and earth systems.

 

b. Compare and contrast the contents of the solar system.

video
hands-on
online

c. Explain the effect of gravity on motions within the solar system, holding objects to the surface of earth.

video
hands-on
online

d. Investigate the motions that explain such occurrences as the day, the seasons, the year, phases of the moon, eclipses.

video
hands-on
online

TECHNOLOGY.

 

Students will:

 

Understand the relationship between science and technology and develop the abilities of technological design and application.

 

a. Know that science and technology are human endeavors interrelated to each other, to society, and to the work place.

video
hands-on
online

b. Compare scientific inquiry and technological design in terms of activities, results, and influence on individuals and society. Know that science enables technology and vice versa.

video
hands-on
online

c. Know that critical thinking, creativity, imagination, and a good knowledge base are all required in the work of science.

video
hands-on
online

d. Know the elements of technological design, which include the following: identify a problem, propose a solution, implement a proposed solution. Evaluate the solution and its consequences. Communicate the problem, process, and solution.

video
hands-on
online

HISTORY OF SCIENCE.

 

Students will:

 

Understand the significance of major scientific milestones.

 

a. Understand major contributions of various scientists and researchers.

video
hands-on
online

INTERDISCIPLINARY CONCEPTS.

 

Students will:

 

Understand that interpersonal relationships are important in scientific endeavors.

 

a. Know the importance of working on teams to solve problems.

video
hands-on
online

Understand technical communication.

 

a. Read, understand, and follow technical instructions.

video
hands-on
online

b. Write a lab report.

video
hands-on
online


Middle Grades

UNIFYING CONCEPTS OF SCIENCE.

 

Students will:

 

Understand systems, order, and organization.

 

a. Know that a system is an organized group of related objects that form a whole. Define and order small portions of this whole for the purpose of investigation.

video
hands-on
online

c. Know that there is order and predictability in the universe.

video
hands-on
online

d. Know that patterns and similarities allow us to organize information about our universe.

video
hands-on
online

Understand concepts and processes of evidence, models, and explanation.

 

a. Know that observations and data are evidence on which to base scientific explanations and predictions.

video
hands-on
online

b. Think critically to discern differences between observations and inferences.

video
hands-on
online

c. Develop and use models to explain or demonstrate a concept.

video
hands-on
online

d. Develop scientific explanations based on scientific knowledge, logic, and analysis.

video
hands-on
online

Understand constancy, change, and measurement.

 

a. Identify constancy in some concepts in science that do not change with time.

video
hands-on
online

b. Recognize that changes occur in and among systems and change can be measured.

video
hands-on
online

c. Measure in metric units using appropriate tools.

video
hands-on
online

Understand the theory that evolution is a process that relates to the gradual changes in the universe and of equilibrium as a physical state.

 

a. Understand the relationships among the past, present, and future.

video
hands-on
online

b. Understand evolution refers to the biological, geological, or astronomical change over time.

video
hands-on
online

c. Know that equilibrium is a physical state of balance in which changes and forces occur in opposite and offsetting directions.

video
hands-on
online

Understand concepts of form and function.

 

a. Understand that the shape or form of an object or system is frequently related to its use or function.

video
hands-on
online

CONCEPTS OF SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY.

 

Students will:

 

Understand scientific inquiry and develop critical thinking skills.

 

a. Develop questions that can be answered by conducting scientific experiments.

video
hands-on
online

b. Design and conduct scientific investigations using controls and variables when appropriate.

video
hands-on
online

c. Select and use appropriate tools and techniques to gather and display data.

video
hands-on
online

d. Analyze data in order to form conclusions.

video
hands-on
online

e. Think critically and logically to accept or reject the hypothesis.

video
hands-on
online

f. Analyze alternative explanations and predictions.

video
hands-on
online

g. Communicate and defend scientific procedures and explanations.

video
hands-on
online

h. Recognize the differences among observations, hypotheses, mathematical laws, and theories.

video
hands-on
online

CONCEPTS OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE.

 

Students will:

 

Understand concepts of motion and forces.

 

a. Know how an object's position, direction of motion, and speed can be measured.

video
hands-on
online

Understand that the total energy in the universe is constant.

 

a. Understand that energy can be transformed from one form to another but is neither destroyed nor created.

video
hands-on
online

b. Understand that energy is transferred from one place to another.

video
hands-on
online

EARTH AND SPACE SYSTEMS.

 

Students will:

 

Understand scientific theories of origin and subsequent changes in the universe and earth systems.

 

a. Know that there are interactions between the solid earth, oceans, atmosphere, and organisms, which result in a change of the earth's system. Some activities are observable (earthquakes and volcanic eruptions) but many take place over hundreds of millions of years.

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b. Compare earth with other planets with emphasis on conditions necessary for life.

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c. Understand the motions that explain such occurrences as the day, the seasons, the year, phases of the moon, eclipses, and tides.

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d. Know that the development of life caused dramatic changes in the composition of the earth's atmosphere.

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e. Know that the universe is constantly expanding.

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f. Know that stars and galaxies have a life cycle.

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Understand geo-chemical cycles and energy in the earth system.

 

b. Know that earth systems have internal and external sources of energy.

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c. Know that the earth's internal heat causes the plates of the earth's surface to move.

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TECHNOLOGY.

 

Students will:

 

Understand the relationship between science and technology and develop the abilities of technological design and application.

 

a. Know that science and technology are human endeavors interrelated to each other, to society, and to the work place.

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b. Compare and contrast scientific inquiry and technological design in terms of activities, results, and influence on individuals and society. Know that science enables technology and vice versa.

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c. Know that critical thinking, creativity, a good knowledge base, and available technology are all required in the work of science.

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d. Know the elements of technological design, which include the following:
identify a problem
propose a solution
implement a proposed solution
evaluate the solution and its consequences
communicate the problem process and solution

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HISTORY OF SCIENCE.

 

Students will:

 

Understand the significance of major scientific milestones.

 

a. Understand major contributions of various scientists and researchers.

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b. Understand the impact of historical scientific events.

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INTERDISCIPLINARY CONCEPTS.

 

Students will:

 

Understand that interpersonal relationships are important in scientific endeavors.

 

a. Know the importance of working in teams to solve problems.

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Understand technical communication.

 

a. Read, understand, and follow technical instructions.

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b. Write and articulate technical information.

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Updated September 2001