OK.SPI. SCIENCE PROCESSES AND INQUIRY
SPI.1. Observe and Measure - Observing is the first action taken by the learner to acquire new information about an objects, organism, or event. Opportunities for observation are developed through the use of a variety of scientific tools. Measurement allows observations to be quantified. The student will accomplish these objectives to meet this process standard.
SPI.1.1. Observe and measure objects, organisms, and/or events (e.g., mass, length, time, volume, temperature) using the International System of Units (SI) (i.e., grams, milligrams, meters, millimeters, centimeters, kilometers, liters, milliliters, and degrees Celsius). Measure using tools (e.g., simple microscopes or magnifier, graduated cylinders, gram spring scales, metric rulers, metric balances and Celsius thermometers).
SPI.2. Classify - Classifying establishes order. Objects, organisms, and events are classified based on similarities, differences, and interrelationships. The student will accomplish these objectives to meet this process standard.
SPI.2.1. Classify a set of objects, organisms, and/or events using no more than three observable properties (e.g., dichotomous keys).
SPI.3. Experiment - Experimenting is a method of discovering information. It requires making observations and measurements to test ideas. The student will accomplish these objectives to meet this process standard.
SPI.3.4. Recognize potential hazards and practice safety procedures in all science investigations.
SPI.4. Interpret and Communicate - Interpreting is the process of recognizing patterns in collected data by making inferences, predictions, or conclusions. Communicating is the process of describing, recording, and reporting experimental procedures and results to others. Communication may be oral, written, or mathematical and includes organizing ideas, using appropriate vocabulary, graphs, other visual representations, and mathematical equations. The student will accomplish these objectives to meet this process standard.
SPI.4.3. Make predictions based on patterns in experimental data.
SPI.4.4. Communicate the results of investigations and/or give explanations based on data.
SPI.5. Inquiry - Inquiry can be defined as the skills necessary to carry out the process of scientific or systemic thinking. In order for inquiry to occur, students must have the opportunity to ask a question, formulate a procedure, and observe phenomena. The student will accomplish these objectives to meet this process standard.
SPI.5.2. Use a variety of measurement tools and technology.
SPI.5.3. Formulate a general statement to represent the data.