ID.1. Nature of Science: Students carry out investigations over time using appropriate tools and equipment. Students make inferences based upon data they collect. Students accurately communicate the results of their investigations and observations. Students support or revise their conclusions by critically analyzing alternate explanations. Students carry out investigations following written lab procedures. Students follow safety protocols in carrying out investigations.
1.2. Understand Concepts and Processes of Evidence, Models, and Explanation
7.S.1.2.1. The student will be able to describe how observations and data are evidence on which to base scientific explanations and predictions. (633.02.a)
1.6. Understand Scientific Inquiry and Develop Critical Thinking Skills
7.S.1.6.3. The student will be able to evaluate data in order to form conclusions. (634.01.d)
7.S.1.6.4. The student will be able to use evidence and critical thinking to accept or reject a hypothesis. (634.01.e)
ID.CC.RST.6-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
Craft and Structure
RST.6-8.4. 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.
ID.CC.WHST.6-8. Writing Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
Text Types and Purposes
WHST.6-8.2. Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes.
WHST.6-8.2(f) Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.