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Correlation to the National Science Standards
Grades 2-4

Unifying Concepts and Processes

  • Evidence, models, and explanation
  • Changes, constancy, and measurement
  • Form and function
Science as Inquiry
  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
    • Identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigation
    • Design and conduct a scientific investigation
    • Use appropriate tools and techniques to gather, analyze, and interpret data.
    • Developing descriptions, explanations, and predictions and models using evidence
    • Think critically and logically to make the relationships between evidence and explanations
  • Understandings about scientific inquiry
Physical Science
  • Properties of objects and materials
  • Light and heat
  • Position of objects
Earth and Space Science
  • Objects in the sky
Science and Technology
  • Abilities of technological design
    • Identify a simple problem
    • Propose a solution
    • Implement a proposed solution
    • Evaluate a product or design
    • Communicate a problem, design, and solution
  • Understandings about science and technology
History and Nature of Science
  • Science as a human endeavor

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