Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework

The STANDARDS CORRELATION chart suggests which Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework 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 Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework 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 3-5,   Grades 6-8,   Grades 9-12

GRADES 3 - 5

Curriculum Framework Learning

Standard 4: Extend observations and make measurements observations using simple tools, e.g., hand lens, rulers, two-arm balance.

 

Build and use weather instruments such as a rain gauge or wind gauge. (Earth Science #2)

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GRADES 6 - 8

Curriculum Framework Learning

Standard 1: Design an investigation or problem, specifying variables to be changed, controlled, and measured.

 

Investigate the effect of an object's color on heat absorption. (Earth Science #5)

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Standard 3: Present and explain data and findings using multiple representations including tables, mathematical and physical models, demonstrations and graphs.

 

Make an engineering presentation, including:

  • Oral presentation
  • Written documentation
  • Prototype
  • Drawings
  • Various media (overheads, photos, presentation software, etc.)

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Standard 5: Explanations and procedures may be critiqued and revised, but data must never be changed to match the expected results.

 

Make an engineering presentation of the finished product (including an explanation of the scientific principles involved) using print, visual, and electronic media. (Tech/Eng #9)

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High School

Curriculum Framework Learning

Standard 2: Use mathematics to analyze and to support findings and to model conclusions.

 

Use science, math, and engineering principles to design and optimize the product. (Tech/Eng #6)

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Standard 4: Model physical data using multiple representations.

 

Construct a full size or model structure to solve a design challenge. (Tech/Eng #2)

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