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Platte Canyon High School
Bailey, Colorado

Science Standards

SCIENCE STANDARDS
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Students understand the processes of scientific investigation and design, conduct, communicate about, and evaluate such investigations.

BENCHMARKS
  • asking questions and stating hypotheses, using prior scientific knowledge to help guide their development

  • creating and defending a written plan of action for a scientific investigation

  • selecting and using appropriate technologies to gather, process, and analyze data and to report information related to an investigation

  • identifying major sources of error or uncertainty within an investigation (for example, particular measuring devices and experimental procedures)

  • constructing and revising scientific explanations and models, using evidence, logic, and experiments that include identifying and controlling variables

  • communicating and evaluating scientific thinking that leads to particular conclusions

  • recognizing and analyzing alternative explanations and models

  • explaining the difference between a scientific theory and a scientific hypothesis

 

GRADE LEVEL EXPECTATIONS

Guiding questions:

How do scientists ask questions that help them learn about the world?

How do scientists design and conduct investigations that answer their questions?

How do scientists evaluate data derived from the investigation?

How do scientists communicate their findings to others?

 

Expectations:

Asking questions and stating hypotheses, using prior scientific knowledge to help guide their development;

Creating and defending a written plan of action for a scientific investigation;

Selecting and using appropriate technologies to gather, process, and analyze data and to report information related to an investigation;

Identifying major sources of error or uncertainty within an investigation (e.g., particular measuring devices and experimental procedures);

Constructing and revising scientific explanations and models, using evidence, logic, and experiments that include identifying and controlling variables;

Communicating and evaluating scientific thinking that leads to particular conclusions;

Recognizing and analyzing alternative explanations and models;

Explaining the difference between a scientific theory and a scientific hypothesis.

     
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