PO 5 Develop new questions and predictions based upon the data collected in the investigation.
4 Communicate results of investigations.
PO 1 Communicate verbally or in writing the results of an inquiry.
PO 2 Choose an appropriate graphic representation for collected data:
PO 3 Communicate with other groups or individuals to compare the results of a common investigation.
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
1 Understand that basic structures in plants and animals serve a function.
PO 1 Compare structures in plants (e.g., roots, stems, leaves, flowers) and animals (e.g., muscles, bones, nerves) that serve different functions in growth and survival.
PO 2 Classify animals by identifiable group characteristics: