KY.AE. Academic Expectation
AE.1. Students are able to use basic communication and mathematics skills for purposes and situations they will encounter throughout their lives.
1.10. Students organize information through development and use of classification rules and systems.
1.3. Students make sense of the various things they observe.
AE.2. Students shall develop their abilities to apply core concepts and principles from mathematics, the sciences, the arts, the humanities, social studies, practical living studies, and vocational studies to what they will encounter throughout their lives.
2.1. Science: Students understand scientific ways of thinking and working and use those methods to solve real-life problems.
2.3. Science: Students identify and analyze systems and the ways their components work together or affect each other.
KY.CC.6-8.RST. Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
Craft and Structure
6-8.RST.4. Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6-8 texts and topics.
KY.CC.6-8.WHST. Writing Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
Text Types and Purposes
6-8.WHST.2. Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes.
6-8.WHST.2.d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
KY.PS. Program of Studies 2006
SC-6-BC. Big Idea: Biological Change (Biological Science) - The only thing certain is that everything changes. At the middle school level, students study relationships among populations and ecosystems that contribute to the success or demise of a specific population or species. Students construct basic explanations that can account for the great diversity among organisms. (Academic Expectations 2.1, 2.2, 2.5, 2.6)
SC-6-BC-U-3. Program of Studies: Understandings - Students will understand that scientists vary widely in what they study and how they do their work. While there is no fixed set of steps they follow, the basic process of science involves collecting relevant evidence, logical reasoning and the use of imaginative thinking in constructing explanations for what they observe.