WY1. Concepts and Processes: 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: Systems, classification, order and organization; Evidence, models, and explanations; Cycles and change over time; Measurement and Form and function.
SC4.1.10. Physical Systems: Position and Motion of Objects: Students demonstrate that pushing and pulling can change the position and motion of objects.
SC4.1.9. Physical Systems: Physical Phenomena: Students investigate physical phenomena commonly encountered in daily life, including light, heat, electricity, sound, and magnetism.
WY3. History and Nature of Science in Personal and Social Decisions: 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.
SC4.3.2. Students recognize how scientific information is used to make decisions.
SC4.3.2.a. Identify and describe local science issues, such as environmental hazards or resource management.