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Subject Area - 3:
Science and Technology and Engineering Education
  • Standard Area - 3.1: Biological Sciences
  • Organizing Category - 3.1.A: Organisms and Cells
  • Grade Level - 3.1.6.A: GRADE 6
Standard - 3.1.6.A9
  • Understand how theories are developed.
  • Identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigations and evaluate the appropriateness of questions.
  • Design and conduct a scientific investigation and understand that current scientific knowledge guides scientific investigations.
  • Describe relationships using inference and prediction.
  • Use appropriate tools and technologies to gather, analyze, and interpret data and understand that it enhances accuracy and allows scientists to analyze and quantify results of investigations.
  • Develop descriptions, explanations, and models using evidence and understand that these emphasize evidence, have logically consistent arguments, and are based on scientific principles, models, and theories.
  • Analyze alternative explanations and understanding that science advances through legitimate skepticism.
  • Use mathematics in all aspects of scientific inquiry.
  • Understand that scientific investigations may result in new ideas for study, new methods, or procedures for an investigation or new technologies to improve data collection.
  • Assessment Anchor - S6.B.1 Structure and Function of Organisms
    • Anchor Descriptor - S6.B.1.1 Explain how the cell is the basic unit of structure and function for all living things.
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