Washington DC Standards
DC.5.1. Scientific Thinking and Inquiry: Broad Concept: Scientific progress is made by asking relevant questions and conducting careful investigations. As a basis for understanding this concept, and to address the content in this grade, students should develop their own questions and perform investigations. Students:
5.1.6. Identify the controlled variable and at least one independent variable in a scientific investigation, when appropriate.
5.1.7. Explain that predictions can be based on what is known about the past, assuming that conditions are similar.
5.1.8. Realize and explain why predictions may be more accurate if they are based on large collections of similar events for statistical accuracy.
DC.5.2. Science and Technology: Broad Concept: Although each of the human enterprises of science and technology has a character and history of its own, each is dependent on and reinforces the other. As a basis for understanding this concept, students:
5.2.1. Give examples of technology, such as telescopes, microscopes, and cameras, that enable scientists and others to observe things that are too small or too far away to be seen without them and to study the motion of objects that are moving very rapidly or are hardly moving.