National Science Education Standards
Global Garden Comparisons
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Science as Inquiry
Employ simple equipment/tools to gather data and extend senses.

Use appropriate tools and techniques to gather, analyze, and interpret data. (5-8)
Use data to conduct a reasonable explanation.
Develop descriptions, explanations, predictions, and models using evidence. (5-8)

Physical Science
The sun is a major source of energy for changes on the earth's surface. (5-8)

Earth and Space Science
Weather changes from day to day and over the seasons. It can be described by measurable quantities, such as temperature, wind direction and speed, and precipitation.