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Subject Area - 3:
Science and Technology and Engineering Education
  • Standard Area - 3.1: Biological Sciences
  • Organizing Category - 3.1.B: Genetics
  • Grade Level - 3.1.K.B: GRADE K
Standard - 3.1.K.B6

• 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
    • Anchor Descriptor - S.K-2.A.1.1 Identify the applications of scientific, environmental, or technological knowledge.
      • Eligible Content - S.K-2.A.1.1.1 Identify a scientific fact as something that can be observed using the five senses.
      • Eligible Content - S.K-2.A.1.1.2 Identify examples of technology.
      • Eligible Content - S.K-2.A.1.1.3 Describe how technology can help people (e.g., home appliances, phones, computers, transportation).
  • Assessment Anchor - S.K-2.A.2 Processes, Procedures, and Tools of Scientific Investigations
    • Anchor Descriptor - S.K-2.A.2.1 Apply skills necessary to plan and conduct an investigation.
      • Eligible Content - S.K-2.A.2.1.1 Understand that making a change to an investigation may change the outcome(s) of the investigation.
      • Eligible Content - S.K-2.A.2.1.2 Describe outcomes of an investigation.
    • 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.
      • Eligible Content - S.K-2.A.3.1.1 Describe a system as being made of multiple parts that work together.
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