Minnesota Academic Standards
MN.3.1. The Nature of Science and Engineering
3.1.1. The Practice of Science
184.108.40.206. The student will understand that scientific inquiry is a set of interrelated processes incorporating multiple approaches that are used to pose questions about the natural world and investigate phenomena.
220.127.116.11.4. Construct reasonable explanations based on evidence collected from observations or experiments.
3.1.3. Interactions Among Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Society
18.104.22.168. The student will understand that tools and mathematics help scientists and engineers see more, measure more accurately, and do things that they could not otherwise accomplish.
22.214.171.124.1. Use tools, including rulers, thermometers, magnifiers and simple balances, to improve observations and keep a record of the observations made.