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Correlation to the National Science Standards
Grades 5-8

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
  • Transfer of energy
Earth and Space Science
  • Structure of the Earth system
  • Earth in the solar system
Science and Technology
  • Abilities of technological design
  • Identify appropriate problems for technological design
  • Design a solution or product
  • Implement a proposed design
  • Evaluate completed technolgocal products or designs
  • Communicate the process of technological design
  • Understandings about science and technology
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
  • Science and technology in society
History and Nature of Science
  • Science as a human endeavor
  • Nature of science

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