Wisconsin Academic Standards
SCI.SEP. Science and Engineering Practices (SEP)
SCI.SEP3. Students plan and carry out investigations, in conjunction with using crosscutting concepts and disciplinary core ideas, to make sense of phenomena and solve problems.
SCI.SEP3.A. Planning and Conducting Investigations – Students plan and carry out investigations that control variables and provide evidence to support explanations or design solutions. This includes the following:
SCI.SEP3.A.3-5.2. Evaluate appropriate methods and tools for collecting data.
SCI.SEP3.A.3-5.4. Make predictions about what would happen if a variable changes.
SCI.SEP4. Students analyze and interpret data, in conjunction with using crosscutting concepts and disciplinary core ideas, to make sense of phenomena and solve problems.
SCI.SEP4.A. Analyze and Interpret Data – Students begin to use quantitative approaches to collect data and conduct multiple trials of qualitative observations. (When possible, digital tools should be used.) This includes the following:
SCI.SEP4.A.3-5.2. Analyze and interpret data to make sense of phenomena, using logical reasoning, mathematics, or computation.
SCI.SEP4.A.3-5.3. Compare and contrast data collected by different groups in order to discuss similarities and differences in their findings.
SCI.SEP4.A.3-5.4. Analyze data to refine a problem statement or the design of a proposed object, tool, or process.
SCI.SEP4.A.3-5.5. Use data to evaluate and refine design solutions.
SCI.ETS. Disciplinary Core Idea: Engineering, Technology, and the Application of Science (ETS)
SCI.ETS2. Students use science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and an understanding of the links among Engineering, Technology, Science, and Society to make sense of phenomena and solve problems.
SCI.ETS2.A. Interdependence of Science, Engineering, and Technology
SCI.ETS2.A.3-5.2. Tools and instruments are used to answer scientific questions, while scientific discoveries lead to the development of new technologies.