Skills And Processes: The student will demonstrate ways of thinking and acting inherent in the practice of science. The student will use the language and instruments of science to collect, organize, interpret, calculate, and communicate information.
The student will demonstrate that data analysis is a vital aspect of the process of scientific inquiry and communication.
The student will organize data appropriately using techniques such as tables, graphs, and webs (for graphs: axes labeled with appropriate quantities, appropriate units on axes, axes labeled with appropriate intervals, independent and dependent variables on correct axes, appropriate title).
The student will analyze data to make predictions, decisions, or draw conclusions.
The student will describe trends revealed by data.
The student will use appropriate methods for communicating in writing and orally the processes and results of scientific investigation.
The student will demonstrate the ability to summarize data (measurements/observations).
The student will explain scientific concepts and processes through drawing, writing, and/or oral communication.
The student will use computers and/or graphing calculators to produce the visual materials (tables, graphs, and spreadsheets) that will be used for communicating results. (NTB)
The student will create and/or interpret graphics. (scale drawings, photographs, digital images, field of view, etc.)