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Skills available for Alaska eighth-grade science standards

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A1 Science as Inquiry and Process

B1 Concepts of Physical Science

C1 Concepts of Life Science

D1 Concepts of Earth Science

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 describing how public policy affects their lives and participating diplomatically in evidence-based discussions relating to their community.

    • 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.

    • SE3 Students develop an understanding of how scientific discoveries and technological innovations affect and are affected by our lives and cultures.

      • SE3.1 predicting the possible effects of a recent scientific discovery, invention, or scientific breakthrough.

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 describing how local knowledge, culture, and the technologies of various activities (e.g., hunting, fishing, subsistence) influence the development of scientific knowledge.

    • 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 describing how local knowledge, culture, and the technologies of various activities (e.g., hunting, fishing, subsistence) influence the development of scientific knowledge.

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

      • SF3.1 describing how local knowledge, culture, and the technologies of various activities (e.g., hunting, fishing, subsistence) influence the development of scientific knowledge.

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 describing how repeating experiments improves the likelihood of accurate results.

    • 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).

      • SG3.1 revising a personal idea when presented with experimental/observational data inconsistent with that personal idea (e.g., the rates of falling bodies of different masses).

    • SG4 Students develop an understanding that advancements in science depend on curiosity, creativity, imagination, and a broad knowledge base.