Elementary Science Activities (Grades 3-5)
Understands the need for protection of the natural systems on Earth.
Basic thinking tool: Force-Fitting
Understands the structure and function of cells and organisms; knows that living organisms have distinct structures and body systems that serve specific functions in growth, survival, and reproduction. Basic thinking tool: Paired Comparisons
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Understands the nature of scientific knowledge, the nature of scientific inquiry, the nature of the scientific enterprise. Basic thinking tool: Evaluation Matrix
Understands essential concepts about nutrition and diet. Basic thinking tool: Morphological Matrix
Knows that a successful method to explore the natural world is to observe and record, and then analyze and communicate the results. Basic thinking tool: Sequencing SML
Knows that common materials (e.g., water) can be changed from one state to another by heating and cooling.
Basic thinking tool: Brainstorming
Understands the competitive, interdependent, cyclic nature of living things in the environment. Basic thinking tool: Hits/Hot Spots
Physical Science. As a result of the activities all students should develop an understanding of: Properties of objects and materials Light, heat, electricity, and magnetism Basic thinking tool: SCAMPER
Knows that the limited supply of usable energy sources (e.g., fuels such as coal or oil) places great significance on the development of renewable energy sources. Basic Thinking Tool: ALoU
Knows that through the use of science processes and knowledge, people can solve problems, make decisions, and form new ideas.
Basic thinking tool: Attribute Listing