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Skills available for Minnesota eighth-grade science standards

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1 Exploring phenomena or engineering problems

2 Looking at data and empirical evidence to understand phenomena or solve problems

3 Developing possible explanations of phenomena or designing solutions to engineering problems

4 Communicating reasons, arguments and ideas to others

  • 4.1 Arguing from evidence

  • 4.2 Obtaining, evaluating and communicating information

    • 4.2.1 Students will be able to read and interpret multiple sources to obtain information, evaluate the merit and validity of claims and design solutions, and communicate information, ideas, and evidence in a variety of formats.

      • 8P. Gather and evaluate information from multiple sources to describe that synthetic materials come from natural resources and impact society.

      • 8P. Integrate qualitative scientific and technical information to support the claim that digitized signals are a more reliable way to encode and transmit information than analog signals.