MT.S1. Students, through the inquiry process, demonstrate the ability to design, conduct, evaluate, and communicate results and reasonable conclusions of scientific investigations.
S1.1. Identify a question, determine relevant variable and a control, formulate a testable hypothesis, plan and predict the outcome of an investigation, safely conduct scientific investigation, and compare and analyze data
S1.1.gr5.F. Identify the independent and dependent variable
S1.1.gr5.G. Identify a control group and explain its purpose
S1.1.gr5.H. List and follow appropriate safety procedures.
S1.2. Select and use appropriate tools including technology to make measurements (in metric units), gather, process and analyze data from scientific investigations
S1.2.gr5.A. Collect data using observation and tools such as scale, balances, thermometer, beaker, digital probes, stop watch, graduated cylinder in metric units
S1.3. Review, communicate and defend results of investigations, including considering alternative explanations.
S1.3.gr5.A. Compare data to hypothesis with guidance
S1.3.gr5.B. Determine if hypothesis is supported or not supported with guidance
S1.4. Create models to illustrate scientific concepts and use the model to predict change. (e.g., computer simulation, stream table, graphic representation)
S1.4.gr5.A. Explain the purpose of a model
S1.4.gr5.B. List various types of models including 2-D, 3- D and computer simulations
MT.S3. Students, through the inquiry process, demonstrate knowledge of characteristics, structures and function of living things, the process and diversity of life, and how living organisms interact with each other and their environment.
S3.1. Compare the structure and function of prokaryotic cells (bacteria) and eukaryotic cells (plant, animal, etc.) including the levels of organization of the structure and function, particularly with humans
S3.1.gr5.B. Observe cells using a microscope.