MD.1.0. Skills and Processes: Students will demonstrate the thinking and acting inherent in the practice of science.
1.A.1. Constructing Knowledge: Gather and question data from many different forms of scientific investigations which include reviewing appropriate print resources, observing what things are like or what is happening somewhere, collecting specimens for analysis, and doing experiments.
1.A.1.b. Select and use appropriate tools hand lens or microscope (magnifiers), centimeter ruler (length), spring scale (weight), balance (mass), Celsius thermometer (temperature), graduated cylinder (liquid volume), and stopwatch (elapsed time) to augment observations of objects, events, and processes.
MD.4.0. Chemistry: Students will use scientific skills and processes to explain the composition, structure, and interactions of matter in order to support the predictability of structure and energy transformations.
4.A.2. Structure of Matter: Identify and describe structures of objects too small to be seen clearly with the unaided eye.
4.A.2.a. Identify and describe minute objects, such as grains of sand and crystals of salt after examining them with a magnifying instrument.
4.A.2.b. Identify and describe the minute features of objects, such as the lines (grain) in a piece of wood and the fibers in a paper napkin after examining with a magnifying instrument.