North Dakota Science Standards

The STANDARDS CORRELATION chart suggests which North Dakota Science 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 North Dakota 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 THE SOLAR SYSTEM

LIVE FROM MARS 2001/2002

PASSPORT TO THE UNIVERSE

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

Goals

The goal of the North Dakota Science Standards is that all students will:

•experience the richness and excitement of knowing about and understanding the natural world;
•be able to inquire about and investigate the natural and technological world;
• develop an understanding of and ability to use processes of science;
•communicate intelligently on topics of scientific and technological concern;
•use creativity, problem-solving skills, and decision-making strategies to make personal and professional decisions;
•increase their economic productivity through the use of knowledge, understanding, and skills of the scientifically literate person in their careers;
•develop an appreciation and respect for the natural world.

Grades K-4

Standard 1:

Students understand unifying concepts and processes of science.

 

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

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4.1.2 Understand that scientists create physical models based on evidence to help explain the world.

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4.1.3 Understand that things change in some ways.

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4.1.4 Understand that change may occur in order to maintain balance in a system.

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4.1.5 Understand the relationship between form and function.

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Standard 2:

Students use the process of science inquiry.

 

4.2.1 Know that science is an integrated process of observing, questioning, investigating, and reflecting.

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4.2.2 Use simple scientific tools to gather information.

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4.2.3 Plan and conduct controlled investigation.

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4.2.4 Know that scientific investigations are reviewed by other scientists before they are made public.

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4.2.5 Know that scientists keep records of the process they use in their investigations and share their results with others.

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Standard 5:

Students understand the basic concepts and principles of Earth and space science.

 

4.5.2 Know the objects in the sky and some of their characteristics.

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4.5.3 Know the changes in the Earth and sky.

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Standard 6:

Students understand connections and relationships between science and technology.

 

4.6.1 Understand that technology takes many forms.

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4.6.2 Understand differences between natural objects and those made by humans.

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4.6.3 Use technology to solve problems.

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Standard 8:

Standard 8: Students understand the history and nature of science.

 

4.8.1 Understand that people have used science throughout time as a natural process of inquiry.

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4.8.2 Understand that scientists share common beliefs and attitudes about science.

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4.8.3 Understand that many individuals and cultures have contributed to scientific changes.

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Grades 5-8

Standard 1:

Standard 1: Students understand unifying concepts and processes of science.

 

8.1.1 Understand systems have components and that those components interact.

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8.1.2 Understand how models can be used to explain scientific principles.

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8.1.3 Understand patterns of change and constancy.

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8.1.4 Understand how change affects systems in equilibrium.

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8.1.5 Understand the relationship between form and function.

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Standard 2:

Students use the process of science inquiry.

 

8.2.1 Identify questions that can be answered by scientific inquiry and those that cannot.

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8.2.2 Design and carry out a scientific investigation.

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8.2.3 Use appropriate technology and techniques to gather and interpret data.

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8.2.4 Use acquired data to describe, explain, predict, and develop models.

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8.2.5 Use acquired data to demonstrate conclusions determined by using critical thinking skills.

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8.2.6 Know that problems can be solved in different ways and more than one answer may be acceptable.

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8.2.7 Communicate scientific procedures and explanations.

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8.2.8 Use mathematics in the process of scientific inquiry.

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Standard 3:

Students understand the basic concepts and principles of physical science.

 

8.3.3 Understand that there are several forms of energy that can be transformed and transferred.

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Standard 6:

Students understand connections and relationships between science and technology.

 

8.6.1 Use technology to design a solution to a problem related to human needs or wants.

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8.6.2 Understand science and technology have similarities and differences.

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8.6.3 Understand that technological solutions have limitations and may have unintended consequences.

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Standard 8:

Students understand the history and nature of science.

 

8.8.1 Understand that science is a human endeavor.

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8.8.2 Understand beliefs and attitudes scientists share.

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Grades 9-12

Standard 1:

Students understand unifying concepts and processes of science.

 

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

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12.1.2 Understand that scientists create hypothetical structures or simplified models, based on evidence, to help explain scientific phenomena.

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12.1.3 Understand relationships between constancy and change.

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12.1.4 Understand concepts of evolution and equilibrium within systems.

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12.1.5 Understand relationships between form and function.

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Standard 2:

Students use the process of science inquiry.

 

12.2.1 Identify problems, develop appropriate questions, and recognize relative concepts that guide scientific investigations.

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12.2.2 Design and conduct investigations to solve problems in a variety of forms.

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12.2.3 Understand and use appropriate measuring systems and tools.

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12.2.4 Collect, organize, analyze and use data to solve problems.

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12.2.5 Formulate conclusions based upon experimental data.

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12.2.6 Recognize, analyze, and defend alternative explanations to scientific problems.

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12.2.7 Integrate interdisciplinary skills in science.

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Standard 6:

Students understand connections and relationships between science and technology.

 

12.6.1 Understand that technology is the application of scientific knowledge and develops as the result of human needs or wants.

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12.6.2 Design a solution which uses technology to solve a problem or design an improvement to current technology.

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12.6.3 Understand how technology impacts the present and future.

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Standard 8:

Students understand the history and nature of science.

 

12.8.1 Understand the influences that caused change in scientific views over time.

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12.8.2 Know contributions of diverse populations to the advancement of science.

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12.8.3 Know the role of science in real-world applications.

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