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Skills available for Arizona fourth-grade science standards

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1 Inquiry Process

2 History and Nature of Science

  • 1 Identify individual and cultural contributions to scientific knowledge.

    • PO 1 Identify how diverse people and/or cultures, past and present, have made important contributions to scientific innovations (e.g., Margaret Mead [anthropologist], supports Strand 4; Nikola Tesla [engineer, inventor] supports Strand 5; Michael Faraday [scientist], supports Strand 5; Benjamin Franklin [scientist], supports Strand 5).

    • PO 2 Describe science-related career opportunities.

  • 2 Understand how science is a process for generating knowledge.

    • PO 1 Explain the role of experimentation in scientific inquiry.

    • PO 2 Describe the interaction of components in a system (e.g., flashlight, radio).

    • PO 3 Explain various ways scientists generate ideas (e.g., observation, experiment, collaboration, theoretical and mathematical models).

3 Science in Personal and Social Perspectives

  • 1 Describe the interactions between human populations, natural hazards, and the environment.

    • PO 1 Describe how natural events and human activities have positive and negative impacts on environments (e.g., fire, floods, pollution, dams).

    • PO 2 Evaluate the consequences of environmental occurrences that happen either rapidly (e.g., fire, flood, tornado) or over a long period of time (e.g., drought, melting ice caps, the greenhouse effect, erosion).

  • 2 Understand the impact of technology.

    • PO 1 Describe how science and technology (e.g., computers, air conditioning, medicine) have improved the lives of many people.

    • PO 2 Describe benefits (e.g., easy communications, rapid transportation) and risks (e.g., pollution, destruction of natural resources) related to the use of technology.

    • PO 3 Design and construct a technological solution to a common problem or need using common materials.

4 Life Science

5 Physical Science

6 Earth and Space Science