Florida Standards (NGSSS)
FL.SC.7.N. Nature of Science
SC.7.N.1. The Practice of Science - A: Scientific inquiry is a multifaceted activity; The processes of science include the formulation of scientifically investigable questions, construction of investigations into those questions, the collection of appropriate data, the evaluation of the meaning of those data, and the communication of this evaluation. B: The processes of science frequently do not correspond to the traditional portrayal of ''the scientific method.''C: Scientific argumentation is a necessary part of scientific inquiry and plays an important role in the generation and validation of scientific knowledge. D: Scientific knowledge is based on observation and inference; it is important to recognize that these are very different things. Not only does science require creativity in its methods and processes, but also in its questions and explanations.
SC.7.N.1.4. Identify test variables (independent variables) and outcome variables (dependent variables) in an experiment.
SC.7.N.1.5. Describe the methods used in the pursuit of a scientific explanation as seen in different fields of science such as biology, geology, and physics.