S:SPS2:4:1.1 Recognize that sometimes scientists have different explanations for the same set of observations which usually lead them to make more observations to resolve the differences.
S:SPS2:4:1.2 Realize that results of similar scientific investigations seldom turn out exactly the same, but if the differences are large it's important to try to figure out why.
S:SPS2:4:1.3 Know when comparisons might not be fair because some conditions are not kept the same.
S:SPS2:4:1.4 Explain that scientific investigations may take many different forms, including observing what things are like or what is happening somewhere, collecting specimens for analysis, and doing experiments; and that investigations can focus on physical, biological, and social questions.
S:SPS2:4:1.5 Realize that scientists' explanations about what happens in the world come partly from what they observe, and partly from what they think.
2 Systems and Energy (SAE)
S:SPS2:4:2.1 Demonstrate that if something consists of many parts, the parts usually influence one another.
S:SPS2:4:2.2 Provide examples that demonstrate that something may not work well (or at all) if a part of it is missing, broken, worn out, mismatched, or misconnected.
3 Models and Scale (MAS)
S:SPS2:4:3.1 Know that seeing how a model works after changes are made to it may suggest how the real thing would work if the same changes were done to it.
S:SPS2:4:3.2 Use geometric figures, number sequences, graphs, diagrams, and pictures as scientific models.
S:SPS2:4:4.3 Demonstrate that some features of things may stay the same even when other features change (e.g., some patterns look the same when they are shifted over, turned, reflected, or seen from different directions).
S:SPS4:4:5.1 Use a variety of equipment and software packages to enter, process, display, and/or communicate information in different forms using text, tables, pictures, and sound (e.g., brainstorming software, collaboration software, telecommunications, presentation software, digital cameras, projectors).
6 Interpersonal and Collaborative Skills
S:SPS4:4:6.1 Plan and conduct a scientific investigation in group settings.
S:SPS4:4:6.2 Engage in group decision making activities.
S:SPS4:4:6.3 Role-play different point of view on an issue.
7 Self Direction
S:SPS4:4:7.1 Keep a journal record of observations, recognizing patterns, summarizing findings, and reflecting on the observations
8 Accountability and Adaptability
S:SPS4:4:8.1 Establish ongoing communication with students from other communities or countries to share and compare data.
9 Social Responsibility
S:SPS4:4:9.1 Collaborate with other learners by letter, phone, or online.