1 The student, for at least 40% of instructional time, conducts laboratory and field investigations following safety procedures and environmentally appropriate and ethical practices.
2 The student uses scientific practices during laboratory and field investigations.
3 The student uses critical thinking, scientific reasoning, and problem solving to make informed decisions and knows the contributions of relevant scientists.
4 The student knows how to use a variety of tools and safety equipment to conduct science inquiry.
5 The student knows that matter is composed of atoms and has chemical and physical properties.
6 The student knows that there is a relationship between force, motion, and energy.
7 The student knows the effects resulting from cyclical movements of the Sun, Earth, and Moon.
8 The student knows characteristics of the universe.
9 The student knows that natural events can impact Earth systems.
10 The student knows that climatic interactions exist among Earth, ocean, and weather systems.
11 The student knows that interdependence occurs among living systems and the environment and that human activities can affect these systems.