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Skills available for Alaska fourth-grade science standards

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A1 Science as Inquiry and Process

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.

    • 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 investigating the effectiveness of different insulating and conducting materials with respect to heat flow and record the results.

    • 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.

    • SB4 Students develop an understanding of motions, forces, their characteristics and relationships, and natural forces and their effects.

C1 Concepts of Life Science

  • SC Students develop an understanding of the concepts, models, theories, facts, evidence, systems, and processes of life science.

    • SC1 Students develop an understanding of how science explains changes in life forms over time, including genetics, heredity, the process of natural selection, and biological evolution.

    • SC2 Students develop an understanding of the structure, function, behavior, development, life cycles, and diversity of living organisms.

      • SC2.1 choosing appropriate tools (i.e., hand lens, microscopes, ruler, balance) to examine the basic structural components (e.g., stems, leaves, fish scales, wings) of living things.

      • SC2.2 describing the basic characteristics and requirements of living things.

    • SC3 Students develop an understanding that all organisms are linked to each other and their physical environments through the transfer and transformation of matter and energy.

D1 Concepts of Earth Science

  • SD Students develop an understanding of the concepts, processes, theories, models, evidence, and systems of earth and space sciences.

E1 Science and Technology

  • SE Students develop an understanding of the relationships among science, technology, and society.

    • SE1 Students develop an understanding of how scientific knowledge and technology are used in making decisions about issues, innovations, and responses to problems and everyday events.

      • SE1.1 recognizing that tools (e.g., spear, hammer, hand lens, kayak, computer) and processes (e.g., drying fish, sewing, photography) are an important part of human cultures.

    • 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 the function of a variety of tools (e.g., spear, hammer, hand lens, kayak, computer).

      • SE2.2 identifying multiple explanations (e.g., oral traditions, folklore, scientific theory) of everyday events (e.g., weather, seasonal changes).

    • 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 scientific discovery.

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 connecting observations of nature to a local or traditional story that explains a natural event (e.g., animal adaptation, weather, rapid changes to Earth's surface).

    • 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 connecting observations of nature to a local or traditional story that explains a natural event (e.g., animal adaptation, weather, rapid changes to Earth's surface).

    • SF3 Students develop an understanding of the importance of recording and validating cultural knowledge.

      • SF3.1 connecting observations of nature to a local or traditional story that explains a natural event (e.g., animal adaptation, weather, rapid changes to Earth's surface).

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 recognizing the need for repeated measurements.

    • 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.

      • SG4.1 using an account of a discovery to recognize that an individual's (e.g., George Washington Carver, Marie Curie) curiosity led to advancements in science.