New York Standards
NY.1. Analysis, Inquiry, and Design: Students will use mathematical analysis, scientific inquiry, and engineering design, as appropriate, to pose questions, seek answers, and develop solutions.
M3: MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS: Critical thinking skills are used in the solution of mathematical problems.
M3.1. Apply mathematical knowledge to solve real-world problems and problems that arise from the investigation of mathematical ideas, using representations such as pictures, charts, and tables.
M3.1a. Use appropriate scientific tools to solve problems about the natural world
S2: SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY: Beyond the use of reasoning and consensus, scientific inquiry involves the testing of proposed explanations involving the use of conventional techniques and procedures and usually requiring considerable ingenuity.
S2.2. Develop, present, and defend formal research proposals for testing their own explanations of common phenomena, including ways of obtaining needed observations and ways of conducting simple controlled experiments.
S2.2d. Identify independent variables (manipulated), dependent variables (responding), and constants in a simple controlled experiment