B Students plan, conduct, analyze data from and communicate results of in-depth scientific investigations; and they use a systematic process, tools, equipment, and a variety of materials to create a technological design and produce a solution or product to meet a specified need.
B1 Students conduct and communicate results of simple investigations.
a Ask questions and make observations about objects, organisms, and events in the environment.
e Use writing, speaking, and drawing to communicate investigations and explanations.
B2 Students use a simple design process and basic tools and materials to solve a problem or create a product.
a Describe a design problem in their own words.
b Propose a way to build something or cause something to work better.
c Use suitable tools, materials, safe techniques, and measurements to implement a proposed solution to a design problem.
d Judge how well a product or design solved a problem.
e Present a design or solution to a problem using oral, written, or pictorial means of communication.
C Students understand the history and nature of scientific knowledge and technology, the processes of inquiry and technological design, and the impacts science and technology have on society and the environment.
C1 Students describe the use of questions and accurate communication in scientists' work.
a Describe how scientific investigations involve asking and answering a question.
b Point out the importance of describing things and investigations accurately so others can learn about them or repeat them.
C2 Students recognize that people have always engaged in science and technology and that there is a difference between the natural and designed worlds.
a Recognize that people have always had problems and invented tools and ways of doing things to solve problems.
b Give examples of things that make sound by vibrating.
E Students understand that cells are the basic unit of life, that all life as we know it has evolved through genetic transfer and natural selection to create a great diversity of organisms, and that these organisms create interdependent webs through which matter and energy flow. Students understand similarities and differences between humans and other organisms and the interconnections of these interdependent webs.
E1 Students describe similarities and differences in the observable behaviors, features, and needs of plants and animals.
a Describe similarities and differences in the way plants and animals look and the things that they do.