VT.SI. Scientific Inquiry
Enduring Knowledge (Representing Data and Analysis): Students represent data using text, charts, tables, graphs.
S57-8:5. Students demonstrate their ability to REPRESENT DATA by:
S57-8:5.4. Using color, texture, symbols and other graphic strategies to clarify trends/patterns within a representation. (DOK 2)
S7-8:7. Students demonstrate their ability to EXPLAIN DATA by:
S7-8:7.1. Using scientific concepts, models, and terminology to report results, discuss relationships, and propose new explanations. (DOK 3)
S7-8:7.3. Documenting and explaining changes in experimental design. (DOK 3)
S7-8:7.5. Using mathematical analysis as an integral component of the conclusion. (DOK 2)
Enduring Knowledge: (Predicting and Hypothesizing): Scientists' explanations about what happens in the world come partly from what they observe and partly from what they think. Preliminary explanations are constructed with conceptual knowledge and propose a new level of understanding. At early stages, students think about what may happen during an investigation and justify their thinking. At later stages, students identify cause and effect relationships within an hypothesis and base predictions on factual evidence more than opinion.
S7-8:2. Students demonstrate their understanding of PREDICTING AND HYPOTHESIZING by:
S7-8:2.1. Predicting results (evidence) that support the hypothesis. (DOK 2)