National Science Education Standards:
Science as Inquiry
• Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
• Understandings about scientific inquiry
• The cell
Science and Technology
• Abilities of technological design
• Understandings about science and technology
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
• Personal and community health
Arizona State Science Education Standards:
Strand 1: Inquiry Process
Concept 1: Observations, Questions, and Hypotheses (Formulate predictions, questions, or hypotheses based on observations. Evaluate appropriate resources.)
PO 1. Evaluate scientific information for relevance to a given problem.
PO 2. Develop questions from observations that transition into testable hypotheses.
PO 3. Formulate a testable hypothesis.
PO 4. Predict the outcome of an investigation based on prior evidence, probability, and/or modeling (not guessing or inferring).
Concept 2: Scientific Testing (Investigating and Modeling) (Design and conduct controlled investigations.)
PO 5. Record observations, notes, sketches, questions, and ideas using tools such as journals, charts, graphs, and computers
Concept 3: Analysis, Conclusions, and Refinements (Evaluate experimental design, analyze data to explain results and propose further investigations, design models)
PO 1. Interpret data that show a variety of possible relationships between variables, including:
• positive relationship
• negative relationship
• no relationship
PO 2. Evaluate whether investigational data support or do not support the proposed hypothesis.
Concept 4: Communication (Communicate results of investigations)
PO 2. Produce graphs that communicate data.
PO 3. Communicate results clearly and logically.
PO 4. Support conclusions with logical scientific arguments.