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Skills available for Wyoming fifth-grade science standards

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1 In the context of unifying concepts and processes, students develop an understanding of scientific content through inquiry. Science is a dynamic process; concepts and content are best learned through inquiry and investigation. Concepts in Life Systems, Earth and Space Systems, and Physical Systems are taught within the context of the following Unifying Concepts and Processes of Science:

2 Students demonstrate knowledge, skills, and habits of mind necessary to safely perform scientific inquiry. Inquiry is the foundation for the development of content, teaching students the use of processes of science that enable them to construct and develop their own knowledge. Inquiry requires appropriate field, classroom, and laboratory experiences with suitable facilities and equipment.

3 Students recognize the nature of science, its history, and its connections to personal, social, economic, and political decisions. Historically, scientific events have had significant impacts on our cultural heritage.

  • SC8.3.1 Students explore the nature and history of science.

    • Students explore how scientific knowledge changes and grows over time, and impacts personal and social decisions.

    • Students explore the historical use of scientific information to make personal and social decisions.

  • SC8.3.2 Students explore how scientific information is used to make decisions.

    • The role of science in solving personal, local, and national problems.

    • Interdisciplinary connections of the sciences and connections to other subject areas and careers in science or technical fields.

    • Origins and conservation of natural resources, including Wyoming examples.