1 Students, through the inquiry process, demonstrate the ability to design, conduct, evaluate, and communicate results and reasonable conclusions of scientific investigations.
1 Develop the abilities necessary to safely conduct scientific inquiry, including (a step-by-step sequence is not implied): (a) asking questions about objects, events, and organisms in the environment, (b) planning and conducting simple investigations
A Use observations to ask questions about objects, events and organisms in the environment
B Recognize testable questions
C Follow appropriate safety rules
D Design the steps of a simple investigation, with guidance
E Follow step-by-step directions to conduct a simple investigation
2 Select and use appropriate tools including technology to make measurements (including metric units) and represent results of basic scientific investigations
6 Identify, build, and describe mechanical systems and the forces acting within those systems
7 Observe, measure and manipulate forms of energy: sound, light, heat, electrical, magnetic
3 Students, through the inquiry process, demonstrate knowledge of characteristics, structures and function of living things, the process and diversity of life, and how living organisms interact with each other and their environment.
1 Identify that plants and animals have structures and systems that serve different functions for growth, survival, and reproduction
A List the five needs of every living thing. (energy, habitat, water, nutrients, air)
B Identify plant and animal structures, i.e., plants: root, stem, leaf. animal: bones, skin
4 Explain cause and effect relationships between nonliving and living components with ecosystems; and explain individual response to the changes in the environment including identifying differences between inherited, instinctual, and learned behaviors
5 Create and use a classification system to group a variety of plants and animals according to their similarities and differences
4 Students, through the inquiry process, demonstrate knowledge of the composition, structures, processes and interactions of Earth's systems and other objects in space.
1 Describe and give examples of Earth's changing features
A Identify examples of Earth's features, i.e., rocks and soil