Home Lesson Plans Activities Field Trips Standards 01 How Humans Think While Understanding the Natural World - Science as Inquiry02 What we Know Today About the World Around Us - Historical Perspectives01 Doing Scientific Inquiry02 Living the Values of Inquiry03 Using Unifying Concepts and Themes04 Doing Safety05 Relating the Nature of Technology to Science01 Understanding Inquiry & Character of Knowledge02 Interdependence of Science Technology & Society03 MALAMA I KA AINA: Sustainability04 Unity & Diversity05 Interdependence of Organisms06 Cycle of Matter and Energy Flow07 Biological Evolution08 Heredity09 Cells, Tissues, and Organs10 Human Development11 Wellness12 Learning and Human Behavior13 Nature of Matter14 Energy, Its Transformation and Matter15 Forces, Motion, Sound and Light16 Universe17 Forces of the universe18 Earth in the Solar System19 Forces that Shape the Earth
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In other words, inquiry is a process that scientist use to generate new knowledge. Students ask questions, plan and conduct investigations, use appropriate tools and techniques to gather and organize data, analyze and interpret data logically and critically, communicate findings clearly, and defend and revise conclusions based on evidence.

For example, Students inquire about and investigate their wonderings about things occuring in and outside the classroom.

Domain 1: How Humans Think While Understanding the Natural World

Science as Inquiry

Standard 01: DOING SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY: Students demonstrate the skills necesary to engage in scientific inquiry.

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K-3

Generate ideas, questions, and/or predictions about objects, organisms, events, places, and/or relationships in the environment.

Design and conduct simple investigations using systematic observations.

Collect and orgaize data using simple tools, equipment, and techniques.

Analyze data to construct a reasonable explanation.

Defend explanations based on evidence and revise explanations when they are faulty or inadaquate.

4-5

Explain how the question or problem arose. Develop a hypothesis or prediction based on the question.

Design and conduct simple investigations to answer their questions or to test their ideas about the environment.

Collect and orgaize data for analysis, using simple tools and equipment.

Use appropriate models to summarize data and construct conclusions based on observations and findings.

Communicate investigations and results appropriately to an audience.

Defend conclusions based on evidence; reflect and revise conclusions based on recommendations form other points of view.

K-4 National Standards

Ask a question about objects, organisms, and events in the environment.

Plan and conduct a simple investigation.

Employ simple equipment and tools to gather data and extend the senses.

Use data to construct a reasonable explanation.

Communicate investigations and explanations.

5-8 National Standards

Identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigations.

Design and conduct a scientific investigation.

Use appropriate tools and techniques to gather, analyze, and interpret data.

Develop descriptions, explanations, predictions, and models using evidence

Think critically and logically to make the relationships between evidence and explanations.

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Kindergarden

The Student:

1. Generates ideas about their environment.

2. Conducts simple investigations using observations.

3. Collects data using simple tools and techniques.

4. Tells others about investigations.

Grade 1

The Student:

1. Generates ideas and questions about their environment.

2. Conducts simple investigations using observations.

3. Collects data using simple tools, equipment and techniques.

4. Studies data and tells what the data means.

5. Appropriately communicates investigations to an audience.

6. Talks about and revises ideas based on evidence.

Grade 2

The Student:

1. Generates ideas, questions, and predictions about objects, organisms, events, and places in their environment.

2. Describes a plan to answer a question or test a prediction. Uses a procedure that is systematic and relies on careful observations.

3. Collects and organizes data using simple tools, equipment, and techniques.

4. Studies data tells what the data means.

5. Appropriately communicates their (group or personal) investigations to an audience.

6. Talks about ideas based on evidence and revises them when faulty and inadequate.

Grade 3

The Student:

1. Generates ideas, questions, and predictions about objects, organisms, events, and places in their environment.

2. Gives ideas to design and conduct simple investigations using systematic observations.

3. Collects and organizes data using simple tools, equipment, and techniques.

4. Analyzes (studies) data to construct a reasonable(thought out) explanation (meaning).

5. Appropriately communicates their (group or personal) investigations and explanations (reasons for results) to an audience.

6. Defends (supports) explanations (reasons) based on evidence and revises them when they are faulty or inadaquate.

Grade 4

The Student:

1. Tells how a question or problem arose.

2. Designs and conduct simple investigations to answer their questions and their ideas about the environment.

3. Collects and organizes data for analysis, using simple tools and equipment.

4. Uses appropriate models to summarize data based on observations and findings.

5. Communicates investigations and results to an audience.

6. Defends conclusions based on evidence and revises conclusions as needed.

Grade 5

The Student:

1. Explains how a question or problem arose. Develops a hypothesis or prediction based on the question.

2. Designs and conducts simple investigations to answer their questions and their ideas about the environment.

3. Collects and organizes data for analysis, using simple tools, equipment, and technology.

4. Uses appropriate models to summarize data and constucts conclusions based on observations and findings.

5. Communicates investigations and results appropriately to an audience.

6. Defends conclusions based on evidence; reflects and revises conclusions based on recommendations from other points of view (as appropriate)