Science Worksheets and Study Guides Fifth Grade. The nature of science

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Minnesota Academic Standards

MN.5.1. The Nature of Science and Engineering
5.1.1. The Practice of Science The student will understand that science is a way of knowing about the natural world, is done by individuals and groups, and is characterized by empirical criteria, logical argument and skeptical review. Explain why evidence, clear communication, accurate record keeping, replication by others, and openness to scrutiny are an essential part of doing science. Understand that different models can be used to represent natural phenomena and these models have limitations about what they can explain. The student will understand that scientific inquiry requires identification of assumptions, use of critical and logical thinking, and consideration of alternative explanations. Identify and collect relevant evidence, make systematic observations and accurate measurements, and identify variables in a scientific investigation.
5.1.3. Interactions Among Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Society 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. Use appropriate tools and techniques in gathering, analyzing and interpreting data.