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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 - 3.1.1.A: GRADE 1
Standard - 3.1.1.A9

• Distinguish between scientific fact and opinion. • Ask questions about objects, organisms, and events. • Understand that all scientific investigations involve asking and answering questions and comparing the answer with what is already known. • Plan and conduct a simple investigation and understand that different questions require different kinds of investigations. • Use simple equipment (tools and other technologies) to gather data and understand that this allows scientists to collect more information than relying only on their senses to gather information. • Use data/evidence to construct explanations and understand that scientists develop explanations based on their evidence and compare them with their current scientific knowledge. • Communicate procedures and explanations giving priority to evidence and understanding that scientists make their results public, describe their investigations so they can be reproduced, and review and ask questions about the work of other scientists.

  • Assessment Anchor - S.K-2.A.1 Reasoning and Analysis
  • Assessment Anchor - S.K-2.A.2 Processes, Procedures, and Tools of Scientific Investigations
    • Anchor Descriptor - S.K-2.A.2.2 Identify appropriate instruments for a specific task.
      • Eligible Content - S.K-2.A.2.2.1 Identify simple tools that can be used in an investigation (e.g., measuring cup, hand lens, ruler, balance scale, thermometer).
  • Assessment Anchor - S.K-2.A.3 Systems, Models, and Patterns
    • Anchor Descriptor - S.K-2.A.3.1 Identify systems as either natural or human‐made.
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