Hawaii Science Content Standards

The STANDARDS CORRELATION chart suggests which Hawaii Science Content Standards you can cover using PASSPORT TO WEATHER AND CLIMATE 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 WEATHER AND CLIMATE.

For additional Hawaii Science Content 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 THE SOLAR SYSTEM

LIVE FROM MARS 2001/2002

PASSPORT TO THE UNIVERSE

Grades K-3,   Grades 4-5,   Grades 6-8,   Grades 9-12

Grades K-3

Domain I: How Humans Think While Understanding the Natural World

Science as Inquiry

 

1. Students demonstrate the skills necessary to engage in scientific inquiry.

 

Generate ideas, questions, and/or predictions about objects, organisms, events, places, and/or relationships in the environment.

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Design and conduct simple investigations using systematic observations.

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Collect and organize data using simple tools, equipment, and techniques.

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Analyze data to construct a reasonable explanation.

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Appropriately communicate their investigations and explanations to an audience.

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Defend explanations based on evidence and revise explanations when they are faulty or inadequate.

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Habits of Mind

 

2. Students apply the values, attitudes, and commitments characteristic of an inquiring mind.

 

Honesty

 

Report observations accurately.

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Critical-Mindedness

 

Ask many questions starting with What, Where, Why, Whom, and How, to gather information about their "wonderings".

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Objectivitiy

 

Examine many perspectives of a question, situation or problem.

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Open-Mindedness

 

Examine ideas presented by others.

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Questioning

 

Ask "wondering" questions.

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Self-Directed

 

Share new experiences and knowledge learned from individual investigations.

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Value Science

 

Ask questions and describe the wonderings about the world around us.

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3. Students use concepts and themes such as system, change, scale, and model to help them understand and explain the natural world.

 

System

 

Identify the components of a system that interact to perform a function (examples of systems are human body, clock, solar system, or automobile).

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Change

 

Observe and describe changes that occur in nature.

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Scale

 

Describe changes in the size, weight, color, or movement of things, and note which of their other qualities remains the same.

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Model

 

Use a model, such as a toy or a picture, to describe the feature or function of the original object, device, thing, etc.

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Safety

 

4. Students demonstrate the importance of safety by applying safety skills in all activities.

 

Apply school, classroom, laboratory, and field trip rules, as appropriate, to maintain a safe learning environment.

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Identify potentially unsafe conditions prior to the activity and explain how accidents can be prevented.

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Follow prescribed procedures of science activity under teacher supervision.

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Handle live organisms only under proper supervision.

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Apply appropriate safety protocols when conducting scientific activities in and out of the classroom.

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Science and Technology in Society

 

5. Students use the problem-solving process to address current issues involving human adaptation in the environment.

 

Identify a simple problem.

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Gather information needed to solve the problem.

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Determine relevant information, draw conclusions and arrive at alternative solutions.

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Make inferences for each alternative solution and select a solution based on information collected.

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State solution as a recommendation and give reasons for the decision made.

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Domain II: What We Know Today About the World Around Us

Historical Perspectives

 

Scientific Inquiry

 

Identify and describe the skills of inquiry including asking questions, doing a scientific investigation, and comparing the answers with what is already known.

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Give examples where scientists use technology to increase their ability to observe, measure, and compare things more accurately.

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Scientific Knowledge

 

Describe how scientists prove that their conclusions are valid.

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2. Students analyze and evaluate the interdependence of science, technology, and society.

 

Interdependence of Science

 

Technology and Society

 

Identify new and old technologies and the impact they have/had on society and the environment.

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Technological Impacts

 

Give examples of how various technologies such as agriculture, information, manufacturing, and communication have affected the studentsí lives.

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Health Technologies

 

Explain how sanitary practices, vaccinations, medicines, and other scientific treatments keep people healthy.

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The Physical Environment Grade Cluster Benchmarks

 

14. Students identify the different forms of energy and explain transformation of energy and its significance in under-standing the structure of matter and the Universe.

 

Illustrate that the sun warms the land, air, and water.

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Earth Systems and The Universe

 

18. Students discuss how the Earth-moon-sun system causes seasons, moon phases, climate, weather and global changes.

 

Describe the movements of the sun, moon and stars throughout the day.

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Describe how weather changes from day to day and over the seasons.

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Grades 4-5

Domain I: How Humans Think While Understanding the Natural World

Science as Inquiry

 

1. Students demonstrate the skills necessary to engage in scientific inquiry.

 

Explain how the question or problem arose. Develop a hypothesis or prediction based on the question.

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Design and conduct simple investigations to answer their questions or to test their ideas about the environment.

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Collect and organize data for analysis, using simple tools and equipment.

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Use appropriate models to summarize data and construct conclusions based on observations and findings.

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Communicate investigations and results appropriately to an audience.

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Defend conclusions based on evidence; reflect and revise conclusions based on recommendations from other points of view.

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Habits of Mind

 

2. Students apply the values, attitudes, and commitments characteristic of an inquiring mind.

 

Honesty

 

Report all observations accurately and precisely.

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Acknowledge work done by others.

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Critical-Mindedness

 

Validate and evaluate multiple sources of information (texts, periodicals, web sites, and people) to support research.

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Objectivitiy

 

Examine many perspectives of a question, situation, or problem and consider many possible solutions.

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Open-Mindedness

 

Acknowledge that ideas, conclusions, and expectations may change.

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Questioning

 

Ask questions to clarify and expand an idea or statement.

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Self-Directed

 

Plan and carry out tasks as an individual and as a member of a group.

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Value Science

 

Ask questions and give examples of how science explains what is happening in the world around us.

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3. Students use concepts and themes such as system, change, scale, and model to help them understand and explain the natural world.

 

System

 

Observe and describe how parts influence one another in a system.

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Change

 

Identify patterns of change in things (such as steady, repetitive, or irregular change) using data as evidence.

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Scale

 

Measure things that are difficult to measure because they are very large or very small (e.g., buildings, trees, seeds, pinhead).

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Model

 

Use geometric figures, number sequences, graphs, diagrams, sketches, number lines, maps, or stories to represent corresponding features of objects, events, and processes in the real world. Identify ways in which the representations do not match their original counterparts.

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Safety

 

4. Students demonstrate the importance of safety by applying safety skills in all activities.

 

Apply school, classroom, laboratory, and field trip rules, as appropriate, to maintain a safe learning environment.

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Identify potentially unsafe conditions prior to the activity and explain how accidents can be prevented.

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Conduct authorized science activities with teacher present.

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Use supplies, chemicals, and equipment, as instructed.

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Document and apply appropriate safety protocols when conducting scientific activities in and out of the classroom.

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Science and Technology in Society

 

5. Students use the problem-solving process to address current issues involving human adaptation in the environment.

 

Identify and state a problem.

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Collect, organize, and analyze information from various sources and identify possible alternatives based on the information.

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Make inferences for each alternative solution and select a tentative solution.

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Test the solution and document the results.

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Analyze the results and propose recommendations/modifications to the solution.

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Domain II: What We Know Today About the World Around Us

Historical Perspectives

 

Scientific Inquiry

 

Describe scientific inquiry including the asking of questions, conducting investigations, answering the questions, and presenting the results to others.

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Explain how scientific methods for understanding are not perfect and results are not "magic."

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Scientific Knowledge

 

Explain how knowledge is acquired through scientific investigation.

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Describe the events/people that made major contributions to science and technology throughout history.

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2. Students analyze and evaluate the interdependence of science, technology, and society.

 

Interdependence of Science

 

Technology and Society

 

Examine how technology influenced the economy, demography, and environment of the state and nation.

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Technological Impacts

 

Analyze how the various technologies have changed the nature of work and affected the economy, demography, and environment.

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Health Technologies

 

Explain how technology provides clues about what is happening inside the body and improves the medical treatment of people.

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The Physical Environment Grade Cluster Benchmarks

 

13. Students examine the nature of matter.

 

Describe how materials can change from one state to another by heating or cooling (e.g., water cycle, burning candle).

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Give examples of how the properties of a material can be used to predict how that material will behave under different conditions.

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Earth Systems and The Universe

 

18. Students discuss how the Earth-moon-sun system causes seasons, moon phases, climate, weather and global changes.

 

Illustrate the water cycle and its relationship to weather and climactic patterns.

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Explain the phases of the moon and eclipses.

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Describe the Earthís daily rotation and annual revolution.

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Grades 6-8

Domain I: How Humans Think While Understanding the Natural World

Science as Inquiry

 

1. Students demonstrate the skills necessary to engage in scientific inquiry.

 

Develop questions and hypotheses that can be answered through scientific investigations.

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Design and conduct scientific investigations to answer questions or to test hypotheses.

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Collect, organize, analyze and display data/ information, using tools, equipment, and techniques that will help in data collection, analysis, and interpretation.

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Develop conclusions and explanations showing the relationship between evidence and results drawn.

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Communicate and defend scientific procedure used and conclusion and explanation drawn from evidence.

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Reflect and revise conclusion and explanation based on new evidence given from other valid points of view.

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Habits of Mind

 

2. Students apply the values, attitudes, and commitments characteristic of an inquiring mind.

 

Honesty

 

Report observations even when they contradict a hypothesis.

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Acknowledge references, contributions, and work done by others.

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Critical-Mindedness

 

Evaluate empirical evidence to develop reasonable conclusions and explanations and compare them to current scientific knowledge.

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Objectivitiy

 

Examine several possible options when investigating a problem. Distinguish between facts and speculations/inferences.

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Open-Mindedness

 

Evaluate all evidence that support or contradict the hypothesis.

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Questioning

 

Ask questions to understand the multiple perspectives and interpretations of a problem, situation, or solution.

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Self-Directed

 

Locate, identify, and use a wide variety of appropriate information to draw conclusions in a research project.

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Value Science

 

Ask questions and explain findings and answers scientifically.

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3. Students use concepts and themes such as system, change, scale, and model to help them understand and explain the natural world.

 

System

 

Explain how a given system works.

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Change

 

Identify patterns of change and the implications on a system.

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Scale

 

Calculate very large or very small numbers using exponential numbers. (e.g., distances to other planets.)

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Model

 

Identify several different models that could be used to represent the same thing, and evaluate their usefulness, taking into account such things as the modelís purpose and complexity.

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Safety

 

4. Students demonstrate the importance of safety by applying safety skills in all activities.

 

Apply school, classroom, laboratory, and field trip rules, as appropriate, to maintain a safe learning environment.

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Identify potentially unsafe conditions prior to the activity and explain how accidents can be prevented.

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Use supplies, chemicals, and equipment as instructed and for the purposes they were intended under teacher supervision.

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Operate emergency equipment, such as eyewash, shower, and fire blanket when needed.

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Assist teacher as requested in case of emergency.

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Document and apply appropriate safety protocols when conducting scientific activities in and out of the classroom.

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Science and Technology in Society

 

5. Students use the problem-solving process to address current issues involving human adaptation in the environment.

 

Identify and elaborate on a problem or issue.

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Collect and analyze information to identify alternative solutions.

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Apply appropriate criteria for evaluating alternative solutions in solving a problem or issue.

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Select and carry out action steps for the most suitable alternative solution.

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Evaluate the effectiveness of the processes and actions used in solving the problem or issue.

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Domain II: What We Know Today About the World Around Us

Historical Perspectives

 

Scientific Inquiry

 

Describe how scientific inquiry is a way of knowing.

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Identify good scientific explanations and justify their soundness based on evidence, logical and consistent arguments, and use of scientific principles, models, or theories.

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Give examples where scientists used mathematics and technology to gather, quantify, and analyze results of an investigation.

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Scientific Knowledge

 

Give examples of how science advances through legitimate questioning.

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Describe and exemplify the nature of scientific explanations.

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2. Students analyze and evaluate the interdependence of science, technology, and society.

 

Interdependence of Science

 

Technology and Society

 

Give an example of the interdependence of science, technology, and society and how it changed the course of history.

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Give examples of societal influence on the development and use of technology and peoplesí responses to these developments (e.g., development of dynamite).

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Technological Impacts

 

Describe and exemplify how information and communication technologies affect research and work done in the field of science.

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Health Technologies

 

Describe and elaborate how scientific knowledge impact the monitoring of peopleís health and the diagnosis and treatment of illness and diseases.

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Earth Systems and The Universe

 

18. Students discuss how the Earth-moon-sun system causes seasons, moon phases, climate, weather and global changes.

 

Describe how the Earthís motions and tilt on its axis lead to changes in seasons.

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Explain the role of the sun as the major source of energy for plant growth, weather systems, ocean currents, and the water cycle.

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19. Students analyze the scientific view of how the Earthís surface is formed.

 

Describe how different kinds of rocks are formed.

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Compare different kinds of soil and their formation.

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Grades 9-12

Domain I: How Humans Think While Understanding the Natural World

Science as Inquiry

 

1. Students demonstrate the skills necessary to engage in scientific inquiry.

 

Develop and clarify questions and hypotheses that guide scientific investigations.

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Design and conduct scientific investigations to test hypotheses.

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Organize, analyze, validate and display data/ information in ways appropriate to scientific investigations, using technology and mathematics.

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Formulate scientific explanations and conclusions and models using logic and evidence.

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Communicate and defend scientific explanations and conclusions.

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Identify and analyze alternative explanations and conclusions and models.

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Revise scientific explanations and conclusions based on additional information/data gathered.

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Habits of Mind

 

2. Students apply the values, attitudes, and commitments characteristic of an inquiring mind.

 

Honesty

 

Report findings accurately without alterations and draw conclusions from unaltered findings.

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Acknowledge references, contributions, and work done by others.

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Critical-Mindedness

 

Evaluate the logic and validity of evidence, conclusions, and explanations against current scientific knowledge.

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Objectivitiy

 

Evaluate various perspectives and their implications before drawing conclusions.

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Open-Mindedness

 

When appropriate, modify ideas, explanations, and hypotheses, based on empirical data or evidence.

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Questioning

 

Ask questions to clarify or validate purpose, perspective, assumptions, interpretations, and implications of a problem, situation, or solution.

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Self-Directed

 

Use research techniques and a variety of resources to complete a report on a project of oneís choice.

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Value Science

 

Ask questions, explain, and elaborate how science is a way of thinking and knowing the world around us.

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3. Students use concepts and themes such as system, change, scale, and model to help them understand and explain the natural world.

 

System

 

Explain the function of a given system and its relationship to other systems in the natural world.

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Change

 

Explain the effect of large and small disturbances on systems in the natural world.

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Scale

 

Report how large changes in scale typically change the way things work in physical, biological, or social systems.

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Model

 

Design or create a model to represent a device, a plan, an equation, or a mental image.

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Safety

 

4. Students demonstrate the importance of safety by applying safety skills in all activities.

 

Apply school, classroom, laboratory, and field trip rules, as appropriate, to maintain a safe learning environment.

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Identify potentially unsafe conditions prior to the activity and explain how accidents can be prevented.

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Follow most recent protocols established by the International Science and Engineering Fair when conducting any investigations on living and non-living organisms and under teacher/mentor supervision.

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Operate emergency equipment, such as eyewash, shower, and fire blanket when needed.

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Assist teacher as requested in case of emergency.

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Document and apply appropriate safety protocols when conducting scientific activities in and out of the classroom.

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Science and Technology in Society

 

5. Students use the problem-solving process to address current issues involving human adaptation in the environment.

 

Identify and explain current issues or problems based on evidence found in available information.

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Collect, organize, and analyze information from reliable sources to identify alternative solutions.

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Evaluate alternative solutions for effectiveness based on appropriate criteria.

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Predict consequences or implications of proposed decisions and related actions.

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Select and carry out actions for the alternative solution selected.

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Evaluate the effectiveness of the actions taken to resolve the problem or issue and its overall effect on self, others, and the environment.

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Domain II: What We Know Today About the World Around Us

Historical Perspectives

 

Scientific Inquiry

 

Critique a scientific investigation for logic and validity based on evidence.

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Examine and elaborate how ethics and integrity play important roles in scientific research.

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Explain how scientists prevent biases in research.

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Scientific Knowledge

 

Compare and contrast the different science disciplines in terms of areas of study, techniques used, outcomes sought, purpose and philosophy.

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Generalize that the human need to satisfy curiosity results in scientific knowledge and expanded ideas about the world.

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2. Students analyze and evaluate the interdependence of science, technology, and society.

 

Interdependence of Science

 

Technology and Society

 

Analyze, conclude, and defend how technology and science impacted the social, cultural, legal, political, economic, and/or ecological systems locally or globally and vice versa.

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Technological Impacts

 

Analyze and evaluate the uses and impact of technologies locally and/or globally and propose possible solutions to address negative issues.

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Health Technologies

 

Analyze and evaluate the benefits, drawbacks, and trade-offs of issues raised by the application of biotechnology in the health field (i.e., moral, ethical, legal, economic, cultural, and/or social).

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