SA3 Students develop an understanding that culture, local knowledge, history, and interaction with the environment contribute to the development of scientific knowledge, and local applications provide opportunity for understanding scientific concepts and global issues.
SA3.1 observing local conditions that determine which plants and/or animals survive.
B1 Concepts of Physical Science
SB Students develop an understanding of the concepts, models, theories, universal principles, and facts that explain the physical world.
SB1 Students develop an understanding of the characteristic properties of matter and the relationship of these properties to their structure and behavior.
SB1.1 classifying matter according to physical properties (i.e., color, size, shape, weight, texture, flexibility).
SB2 Students develop an understanding that energy appears in different forms, can be transformed from one form to another, can be transferred or moved from one place or system to another, may be unavailable for use, and is ultimately conserved.
SB2.1 classifying materials as insulators or conductors (i.e., fur, metal, wood, plastic) and identifying their applications.
SB3 Students develop an understanding of the interactions between matter and energy, including physical, chemical, and nuclear changes, and the effects of these interactions on physical systems.
SB3.1 recognizing that temperature changes cause changes in phases of substances (e.g., ice changing to liquid, water changing to water vapor, and vice versa).
SE2 Students develop an understanding that solving problems involves different ways of thinking, perspectives, and curiosity that lead to the exploration of multiple paths that are analyzed using scientific, technological, and social merits.
SE2.1 identifying local tools and materials used in everyday life.
SE3 Students develop an understanding of how scientific discoveries and technological innovations affect and are affected by our lives and cultures.
SE3.1 listing the positive and negative effects of a single technological development in the local community (e.g., fish trap, fish wheel, four-wheeler, computer).
F1-F3 Cultural, Social, Personal Perspectives, and Science
SF Students develop an understanding of the dynamic relationships among scientific, cultural, social, and personal perspectives.
SF1 Students develop an understanding of the interrelationships among individuals, cultures, societies, science, and technology.
SF1.1 exploring local or traditional stories that explain a natural event.
SF2 Students develop an understanding that some individuals, cultures, and societies use other beliefs and methods in addition to scientific methods to describe and understand the world.
SF2.1 exploring local or traditional stories that explain a natural event.
SF3 Students develop an understanding of the importance of recording and validating cultural knowledge.
SF3.1 exploring local or traditional stories that explain a natural event.
G1 History and Nature of Science
SG Students develop an understanding of the history and nature of science.
SG1 Students develop an understanding that historical perspectives of scientific explanations demonstrate that scientific knowledge changes over time, building on prior knowledge.
SG2 Students develop an understanding that the advancement of scientific knowledge embraces innovation and requires empirical evidence, repeatable investigations, logical arguments, and critical review in striving for the best possible explanations of the natural world.
SG2.1 comparing the results of multiple observations of a single local event.
SG3 Students develop an understanding that scientific knowledge is ongoing and subject to change as new evidence becomes available through experimental and/or observational confirmation(s).
SG4 Students develop an understanding that advancements in science depend on curiosity, creativity, imagination, and a broad knowledge base.