Minnesota Academic Standards
MN.3.1. The Nature of Science and Engineering
3.1.1. The Practice of Science
220.127.116.11. 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.
18.104.22.168.4. Construct reasonable explanations based on evidence collected from observations or experiments.
3.1.3. Interactions Among Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Society
22.214.171.124. 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.
126.96.36.199.1. Use tools, including rulers, thermometers, magnifiers and simple balances, to improve observations and keep a record of the observations made.
MN.3.4. Life Science
3.4.1. Structure and Function in Living Systems
188.8.131.52. The student will understand that living things are diverse with many different characteristics that enable them to grow, reproduce and survive.
184.108.40.206.2. Identify common groups of plants and animals using observable physical characteristics, structures and behaviors.