IN.CS. Content Standards
5.4. Science, Engineering and Technology
5.4.2. Investigate the purpose of prototypes and models when designing a solution to a problem and how limitations in cost and design features might affect their construction.
IN.PS. Process Standards
PS.1. The Nature of Science: Students gain scientific knowledge by observing the natural and constructed world, performing and evaluating investigations, and communicating their findings. The following principles should guide student work and be integrated into the curriculum along with the content standards on a daily basis.
PS.1.1. Make predictions and formulate testable questions.
PS.1.4. Perform investigations using appropriate tools and technologies that will extend the senses.
PS.1.5. Use measurement skills and apply appropriate units when collecting data.
PS.1.7. Keep accurate records in a notebook during investigations and communicate findings to others using graphs, charts, maps and models through oral and written reports.
PS.1.8. Identify simple patterns in data and propose explanations to account for the patterns.
PS.1.9. Compare the results of an investigation with the prediction.