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Grades 1-7

Unifying Themes

  1. Apply concepts of systems, subsystems, feedback, and control to solve technological problems.
  2. Use models as tools for predicting and understanding science and technology.
  3. Examine patterns in science and technology.
  4. Relate concepts and ideas using appropriate scales.
  5. Evaluate changes in natural, physical, and man-made systems.

Inquiry and Design

  1. Use scientific inquiry to improve and better understand how things work and to solve problems.
  2. Develop appropriate scientific experiments:
    • clarify a purpose
    • conduct research
    • formulate a hypothesis
    • plan and conduct an experiment
    • collect, organize, and analyze data
    • make conclusions
  3. Identify and safely utilize a variety of tools, materials, instruments, and techniques to solve problems, critically answer questions, and collect and analyze data.
  4. Apply and discuss the impact of scientific principles and technologies on societal issues.

Technology and Human Endeavors:

  1. Discuss the impact of science and technology on society.
  2. Discuss how scientific discoveries lead to technological inventions, which can lead to further discoveries.
  3. Compare and contrast different scientific theories and laws and how they have changed through history.

Scientific Method:

  1. Use the scientific method to solve problems by observing, controlling variables, and using critical thinking skills.
  2. Communicate results.
  3. Recognize cause and effect.
  4. Select and use the appropriate tool, technique, and unit to measure length, time, temperature, mass, volume, and density.
  5. Interpret data to make inferences and predictions.
  6. Create graphs and recognize patterns within them.
  7. Understand and apply lab safety rules.

Quantitative/Qualitative Data

  1. Convert measurements within the metric/SI system.
  2. Use a mathematical formula to calculate the unknown variable.
  3. Compare, select and apply appropriate measurement system and unit