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Colorado: Science [1995]

Current Standard

 •   Standard 1:
Students understand the processes of scientific investigation and design, conduct, communicate about, and evaluate such investigations.
     (Grades K - 12)

Standard's Subset

  SAT Aligned   In grades K-4, what students know and are able to do includes

  • asking questions and stating predictions (hypotheses) that can be addressed through scientific investigation;
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     (Grades K - 4)

  SAT Aligned   In grades K-4, what students know and are able to do includes

  • communicating about investigations and explanations.
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     (Grades K - 4)

  SAT Aligned   In grades K-4, what students know and are able to do includes

  • selecting and using simple devices to gather data related to an investigation (for example, length, volume, and mass measuring instruments, thermometers, watches, magnifiers, microscopes, calculators, and computers);
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     (Grades K - 4)

  SAT Aligned   In grades K-4, what students know and are able to do includes

  • using data based on observations to construct a reasonable explanation; and
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     (Grades K - 4)

  SAT Aligned   As students in grades 5-8 extend their knowledge, what they know and are able to do includes

  • asking questions and stating hypotheses that lead to different types of scientific investigations (for example, experimentation, collecting specimens, constructing models, researching scientific literature);
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     (Grades 5 - 8)

  SAT Aligned   As students in grades 5-8 extend their knowledge, what they know and are able to do includes

  • communicating results of their investigations in appropriate ways (for example, written reports, graphic displays, oral presentations);
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     (Grades 5 - 8)

  SAT Aligned   As students in grades 5-8 extend their knowledge, what they know and are able to do includes

  • creating a written plan for an investigation;
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     (Grades 5 - 8)

  SAT Aligned   As students in grades 5-8 extend their knowledge, what they know and are able to do includes

  • explaining that scientific investigations sometimes result in unexpected findings that lead to new questions and more investigations; and
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     (Grades 5 - 8)

  SAT Aligned   As students in grades 5-8 extend their knowledge, what they know and are able to do includes

  • giving examples of how collaboration can be useful in solving scientific problems and sharing findings.
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     (Grades 5 - 8)

  SAT Aligned   As students in grades 5-8 extend their knowledge, what they know and are able to do includes

  • identifying and evaluating alternative explanations and procedures;
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     (Grades 5 - 8)

  SAT Aligned   As students in grades 5-8 extend their knowledge, what they know and are able to do includes

  • interpreting and evaluating data in order to formulate conclusions;
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     (Grades 5 - 8)

  SAT Aligned   As students in grades 5-8 extend their knowledge, what they know and are able to do includes

  • using appropriate tools, technologies, and measurement units to gather and organize data;
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     (Grades 5 - 8)

  SAT Aligned   As students in grades 5-8 extend their knowledge, what they know and are able to do includes

  • using examples to demonstrate that scientific ideas are used to explain previous observations and to predict future events (for example, plate tectonics and future earthquake activity);
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     (Grades 5 - 8)

  SAT Aligned   As students in grades 5-8 extend their knowledge, what they know and are able to do includes

  • using metric units in measuring, calculating, and reporting results;
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     (Grades 5 - 8)

  SAT Aligned   As students in grades 9-12 extend their knowledge, what they know and are able to do includes

  • asking questions and stating hypotheses, using prior scientific knowledge to help guide their development;
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     (Grades 9 - 12)

  SAT Aligned   As students in grades 9-12 extend their knowledge, what they know and are able to do includes

  • communicating and evaluating scientific thinking that leads to particular conclusions;
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     (Grades 9 - 12)

  SAT Aligned   As students in grades 9-12 extend their knowledge, what they know and are able to do includes

  • constructing and revising scientific explanations and models, using evidence, logic, and experiments that include identifying and controlling variables;
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     (Grades 9 - 12)

  SAT Aligned   As students in grades 9-12 extend their knowledge, what they know and are able to do includes

  • creating and defending a written plan of action for a scientific investigation;
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     (Grades 9 - 12)

  SAT Aligned   As students in grades 9-12 extend their knowledge, what they know and are able to do includes

  • explaining the difference between a scientific theory and a scientific hypothesis.
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     (Grades 9 - 12)

  SAT Aligned   As students in grades 9-12 extend their knowledge, what they know and are able to do includes

  • identifying major sources of error or uncertainty within an investigation (for example, particular measuring devices and experimental procedures);
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     (Grades 9 - 12)

  SAT Aligned   As students in grades 9-12 extend their knowledge, what they know and are able to do includes

  • recognizing and analyzing alternative explanations and models; and
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     (Grades 9 - 12)

  SAT Aligned   As students in grades 9-12 extend their knowledge, what they know and are able to do includes

  • selecting and using appropriate technologies to gather, process, and analyze data and to report information related to an investigation;
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     (Grades 9 - 12)

Aligned Activities
 Taking the Boat to Manaus Explicitly Aligned
 Anchors Away Explicitly Aligned
 Is It Safe to Drink? Explicitly Aligned
 Eye Witness Reporting Explicitly Aligned
 Faucet Flow Rate Explicitly Aligned
 Paper Drop Design Competition Explicitly Aligned
 Light Scavengers Explicitly Aligned
 River Flow Rate Explicitly Aligned
 Finding Food in the Amazon Explicitly Aligned
 Built to Last? Explicitly Aligned
 Possible Locations Explicitly Aligned
 Scaling the Map Explicitly Aligned
 How Big? Explicitly Aligned
 Rocks, Rocks, Rocks Explicitly Aligned
 Ranking the Rocks Explicitly Aligned
 Home, Sweet Home! Explicitly Aligned
 What's the Problem? Explicitly Aligned
 Testing the Caverns Explicitly Aligned
 Drum Roll Please Explicitly Aligned
 Hello, Are You Listening? SAT Aligned
 
Aligned Lessons
 The Growling Stomach Explicitly Aligned
 The Need for Shelter Explicitly Aligned
 Where's the Water? Explicitly Aligned
 Attack of the Raging River Explicitly Aligned
 Flow Rates of Faucets and Rivers Explicitly Aligned
 The Evening News Explicitly Aligned
 Testing the Caverns Explicitly Aligned
 Drum Roll Please Explicitly Aligned
 Scaling the Map Explicitly Aligned
 How Big? Explicitly Aligned
 Possible Locations Explicitly Aligned
 Rocks, Rocks, Rocks Explicitly Aligned
 Ranking the Rocks Explicitly Aligned
 What's the Problem? Explicitly Aligned

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  • Explicitly Aligned Standard has one or more explicit curriculum alignments info
  • CAT Aligned Standard has one or more CAT-based curriculum alignments info
  • SAT Aligned Standard has one or more SAT-based curriculum alignments info
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