DE.1. Nature and Application of Science and Technology
1.1. Understandings and Abilities of Scientific Inquiry
Enduring Understanding: Scientific inquiry involves asking scientifically-oriented questions, collecting evidence, forming explanations, connecting explanations to scientific knowledge and theory, and communicating and justifying the explanation.
1.1.E. Understand that: Evaluating the explanations proposed by others involves examining and comparing evidence, identifying faulty reasoning, pointing out statements that go beyond the evidence, and suggesting alternative explanations for the same observations. Conflicting data or conflicting interpretations of the same data suggest the need for further investigation. Continued investigation can lead to greater understanding and resolution of the conflict.
1.1.E.1. Be able to: Communicate scientific procedures, data, and explanations to enable the replication of results. Use computer technology to assist in communicating these results. Critical review is important in the analysis of these results. (Level: Important)
DE.5. Earth's Dynamic Systems
5.1. Components of Earth
Enduring Understanding: Earth's systems can be broken down into individual components which have observable measurable properties.
5.1.C. The formation of sediment and soil requires a long period of time as rocks are weathered, eroded and deposited. (Level: Important)