Arizona State Science Education Standards:
Strand 1: Inquiry Process
Concept 1: Observations, Questions, and Hypotheses
PO 1. Formulate questions based on observations that lead to the development of a hypothesis.
Concept 2: Scientific Testing (Investigating and Modeling)
PO 1. Demonstrate safe behavior and appropriate procedures (e.g., use and care of technology, materials, organisms) in all science inquiry.
PO 2. Design an investigation to test individual variables using scientific processes.
PO 3. Conduct a controlled investigation, utilizing multiple trials, to test a hypothesis using scientific processes.
Concept 3: Analysis and Conclusions
PO 2. Form a logical argument about a correlation between variables or sequence of events (e.g., construct a cause-and-effect chain that explains a sequence of events).
PO 3. Analyze results of data collection in order to accept or reject the hypothesis.
Concept 4: Communication
PO 5. Communicate the results and conclusion of the investigation.
Strand 4: Life Science
Concept 1: Structure and Function in Living Systems (Understand the relationships between structures and functions of organisms.)
Concept 4: Diversity, Adaptation, and Behavior (Identify structural and behavioral adaptations.)