Arizona State Standards
1SC-E1. Identify a question, formulate a hypothesis, control and manipulate variables, devise experiments, predict outcomes, compare and analyze results, and defend conclusions.
PO1. (Grades 6-8) Design an experiment using a scientific method.
PO2. (Grades 6-8) Conduct an experiment using a scientific method.
PO3. (Grades 6-8) Analyze the results of an experiment.
PO4. (Grades 6-8) Defend conclusions drawn from the analysis.
1SC-E2. Create a model to predict change.
PO1. (Grades 6-8) Construct a model that demonstrates change within a system.
PO2. (Grades 6-8) Describe variables that cause change
PO3. (Grades 6-8) Explain cause and effect of variables within a system.
1SC-E3. Organize and present data gathered from their own experiences, using appropriate mathematical analyses and graphical representations
PO1. (Grades 6-8) Construct a representation of data
PO2. (Grades 6-8) Interpret patterns in collected data
3SC-E1. Recognize how scientific knowledge, thinking processes and skills are used in a great variety of careers.
PO1. (Grades 6-8) Explain how scientific knowledge, thinking processes and skills are used to solve problems in a variety of careers.
3SC-E3. Identify a specific need and propose a solution or product that addresses this need, taking into consideration various factors
PO1. (Grades 6-8) Design a solution or product that addresses a need and considers the factors of an environment or human problem.
6SC-E5. Explain how earth processes seen today, including erosion, movement of lithospheric plates, and changes in atmospheric composition, are similar to those that occurred in the past.
PO1. (Grades 6-8) Interpret evidence that erosion, plate movement and changes in atmospheric composition as seen today also occurred in the past
W-E6. Write formal communications, such as personal or business letters, messages, directions and applications, in an appropriate format and for a specific audience and purpose.
PO 1. (Grades 6-8) Write a formal communication in an appropriate for a specific audience and purpose.
PO 2. (Grades 6-8) Organize ideas in a meaningful sequence using smooth transitions.
PO 3. (Grades 6-8) Express ideas that are clear and directly related to the topic.