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National Science Education Standards

Science as Inquiry

  • Ask a question about objects, organisms, events. (K-4)
  • Scientists develop explanations using observations (evidence) and what they already know about the world. Good explanations are based on evidence from investigations. (K-8)

Physical Science/Earth and Space Science

  • Objects in the sky have patterns of movement. The sun, for example, appears to move across the sky in the same way every day. (K-4)
  • An object's motion can be described by tracing and measuring its position over time. (K-4)
  • The sun, moon, stars, clouds, birds, and airplanes all have properties, locations, and movements that can be observed and described. (K-4)
  • Most objects in the solar system are in regular and predictable motion. Those motions explain phenomena such as the day, the year, phases of the moon, and eclipses. (5-8)

 

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