UT.1. Intended Learning Outcome: Use Science Process and Thinking Skills.
1.a. Observe objects and events for patterns and record both qualitative and quantitative information.
1.e. When given a problem, plan and conduct experiments in which they: Form research questions; Discuss possible outcomes of investigations; Identify variables; Plan procedures to control independent variable(s); Collect data on the dependent variable(s); Select appropriate format (e.g., graph, chart, diagram) to summarize data obtained; Analyze data and construct reasonable conclusions; Prepare written and oral reports of their investigation.
UT.3. Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of Science Concepts and Principles.
3.c. Compare concepts and principles based upon specific criteria.
3.d. Solve problems appropriate to grade level by applying scientific principles and procedures.
UT.4. Intended Learning Outcome: Communicate Effectively Using Science Language and Reasoning.
4.a. Provide relevant data to support their inferences and conclusions.
4.b. Use precise scientific language in oral and written communication.
4.c. Use correct English in oral and written reports.
UT.6. Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of the Nature of Science.
6.c. Science findings are based upon evidence.
6.d. Understand that science conclusions are tentative and therefore never final. Understandings based upon these conclusions are subject to revision in light of new evidence.
6.e. Understand that scientific conclusions are based on the assumption that natural laws operate today as they did in the past and that they will continue to do so in the future.
UT.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.
UT.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.