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will know and apply the accepted practices of science. 13A
will collect and record information in a variety of ways (e.g., drawings, weather calendar, graphs). 13a1
will recognize that materials are composed of smaller parts that may be seen with a magnifier. 13a1
will use models in order to demonstrate properties of real things. 13a1
will demonstrate safe and proper techniques for handling, manipulating and caring for science materials (e.g., follow safety rules, maintain a clean work area, treat living organisms humanely). 13a1
will demonstrate curiosity, initiative and creativity by planning and conducting simple investigations. 13a2
will test variables (e.g., those that affect plant growth; speed; action of water on soil; shadow formation). 13a2
will interpret data presented in a table, graph, map or diagram and use it to answer questions and make predictions and inferences based on patterns of evidence. 13a2
will demonstrate safe and proper techniques for handling, manipulating and caring for science materials (e.g., follow safety rules, maintain a clean work area, treat living organisms humanely). 13a2
will observe and identify cells of organisms using a microscope 13a2
will demonstrate safe techniques for handling, manifpulating and caring for science materials, equipment, natural specimens and living organisms. 13a2
will use appropriate technology solutions to gather data; graph data; interpret data; and analyze information. 13a3
will use inferential reasoning to make logical conclusions from collected data. 13a3
will construct and use charts, graphs and tables to organize, display, interpret, analyze and explain data. 13a3
will utilize experimentation to demonstrate scientific processes and thinking skills (e.g., formulating questions, predicting, forming hypotheses, quantifying, identifying dependent and independent variables). 13a3
will demonstrate safe techniques for handling, manipulating and caring for science materials, equipment, natural specimens and living organisms. 13a3
will use a variety of materials and scientific instruments to conduct explorations, investigations and experiments of the natural world (e.g., barometer, anemometer, microscope, computer). 13a3
will apply skepticism, careful methods, logical reasoning and creaativity in invetigating the observable universe. 13a3
will investigate the properties electromagnetic spectrum (e.g., wavelengths, frequencies, visible light); relate wavelengths and/or frequency to position on electromagnetic spectrum (e.g., colors, x-ray). 13a3
will formulate conclusions through close observations, logical reasoning, objectivity, perseverence and integrity in data collection. 13a3
will cooperate and collaborate to ask questions, find answers, solve problems, conduct investigations to further an appreciation of scientific discovery. 13a3
will use appropriate technology solutions to gather, graph and interpret data and analyze information. 13a3
will evaluate types of solutions (e.g., solutes and solvents, relative concentrations, conductivity, and pH levels). 13a3
will study chemical reactions involving acids and bases by monitoring color changes of indicator(s) and identifying the salt formed in the neutralizaiton reaction. 13a3
will write word equations to describe chemical reactions. 13a3
will investigate application of lenses to science (e.g., microscopes, telescopes, magnifying glass, periscopes). 13a3
will use scientific reasoning and the knowledge of science and technology to make informed personal decisions at the local and global levels. 13a3
will realize that scientists formulate and test their explanations of nature using observation, experiments and theorectical models. 13a3
will recognize and appreciate that scientific knowledge is subject to modification as new scientific information challenges current theories. 13a3
will examine the role of skepticism, careful methods, logical reasoning and creativity in investigating the observable universe. 13a3
will use periodic table to locate and classify elements as metallic, non-metallic or metalloid. 13a3
will properly and safely manipulate equipment, materials, chemicals, organisms and models. 13a4
will demonstrate ethical practices for science (e.g., established reasearch protocol, accurate record keeping, replication of results and peer review). 13a4
will use the element's position on the Periodic Table, predict physical and chemical properties. 13a4
will demonstrate science processes within a problem solving setting. 13a4
will conduct explorations in a variety of environments (e.g., laboratories, museums, libraries, parks and other outdoors locations). 13a4
will use appropriate technology solutions to measure and collect data; interpret data; analyze and/or report data; interace with simulations; conduct research; and present and communicate conclusions. 13a4
will demonstrate ethical practices for science (e.g., established research protocal, accurate record keeping, replication of results and peer review). 13a5
will use dimensional analysis to perform unit conversions and to verify experimental calculations. 13a5
will perform stoichiometric calculations including mass-mass, mass-volume, volume-volume including problems to determine theoretical yield and to identify the limiting reactant. 13a5
will use dimensional analysis to perform unit conversions and to verify experimental calculations. 13a5
will predict the type of bonding that occurs between atoms and differentiate among properties of ionic, covalent and metallic bonds, using the periodic table. 13a5
will analyze the periodic table to predict trends in atomic size, ionic size, electronegativity, ionization, and electron affinity. 13a5
will apply both graphical, algebraic, and trigonometric solutions to vector, problems involving two or more vectors; calculate both vector components and resultants including projectile motion in both one and two dimensions. 13a5
will calculate velocity and acceleration along linear and circular paths, using both given information and laboratory-collected data. 13a5
will investigate the electromagnetic spectrum as related observable phenomena in the universe. 13a5

will know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology and society. 13B
will recognize that materials can be recycled and used again, sometimes in different forms. 13b1
will manipulate scientific instruments and everyday materials to investigate the natural world (e.g., hand lens, balance, thermometer, metric ruler, magnets, weather instruments, calculators). 13b1
will develop respect and responsibility for the environment by engaging in conversation practices (e.g., recycling, trash clean-up, power consumption reduction). 13b1
will use scientific instruments and everyday materials to investigate the natural world. 13b2
will describe how modern tools and appliances have positively and/or negatively impacted their daily lives. 13b2
will recognize that a solution to one scientific problem often creates new problems (e.g., recycling, pollution, conservation, waste disposal). 13b2
will cite examples of the uses of science and technology in common daily events and in the community. 13b2
will develop respect and responsibility for the environment by engaging in conversation practices. 13b2
will describe the positive and negative consequences of the application of technology on personal health and the environment. 13b2
will understand the relationship between a compass and a magnetic field. 13b2
will demonstrate an understanding of the interconnections of biological, earth and space, and physical science concepts. 13b2
will use a variety of materials and scientific instruments to conduct explorations, investigations and experiments of the natural world (e.g., barometer, anemometer, microscope, computer). 13b2
will articulate the historical significance of scientific discoveries. 13b2
will explore the connections between science, technology, society and career opportunities. 13b2
will critically analyze the effects and impacts of science and technology on global and local problems (e.g., mining, manufacturing, recycling, farming, water quality). 13b2
will research everyday applications and interactions of science and technology. 13b2
will use a variety of instruments and sources to collect and display weather data to describe weather patterns (e.g., temperatures, wind directions, wind speed, precipitation). 13b2
will demonstrate an understanding of the interconnections of biological, earth and space and physical science concepts. 13b3
will demonstrate safe techniques for handling, manipulating and caring for science materials, equipment, natural specimens and living organisms. 13b3
will demonstrate an understanding of the interconnections of biological, earth and space and physical science concepts. 13b3
will evaluate the consequences of the introduction of chemical into the ecosystem (e.g., environmental consequences, human health risks, mutations). 13b3
will critically analyze the effects and impacts of science and technology on global and local problems (e.g., mining, manufacturing, recycling, farming, water quality). 13b3
will explore the connections between science, technology, society and career opportunities. 13b3
will analyze the positive and negative effects of technology on society and the influence of societal pressures on the direction of technological advances. 13b3
will articulate the historical significance of scientific discoveries as influenced by technological demands, competition, controversy, world events, personalities and societal issues. 13b3
will use a variety of materials and scientific instruments to conduct explorations, investigations and experiements of the natural world (e.g., barometer, anemometer, microscope, computer). 13b3
will analyze the ecological consequences of human interactions with the environment (e.g., renewable and non-renewable resources). 13b3
will articulate the historical significance of scientific discoveries as influenced by technological demands, competition, controvery, world events, personalities and societal issues. 13b3
will use scientific reasoning and the knowledge of science and technology to make informed personal decisions at the local and global levels. 13b3
will evaluate and critically analyze mass media reports of scientific developments and events. 13b3
will recognize societal concerns with exploration and colonization of space. 13b3
will summarize problems related to water on earth as a life sustaining substance (e.g., quality and quantity of surface and ground water). 13b3
will demonstrate an understanding of the interconnections of biological, earth/space and physical science concepts. 13b4
will analyze systems to understand the natural and designed world; use systems analysis to make predictions about behaviors in systems; recognize order in units of matter, objects or events. 13b4
will engage in decision-making activities and actions to resolve science-technology-society issues. 13b4
will explore occupational opportunities in science and technology including the academic preparation necessary. 13b4
will describe the impact of cultural, technological, and economic influences on the evolving nature of scientific thought and knowledge. 13b4
will research current environmental issues (e.g., effects of pollution, solid waste management, local, national, and global issues). 13b4
will research uses of values of natural resources. 13b4
will examine global change over time (e.g., climatic trends, fossil fuel depletion, global warming, ozone depletion). 13b5
will describe the impact of cultural, technological, and economic influences on the evolving natural of scientific thought and knowledge. 13b5
will research current environmental issues (e.g., depletion of fossil fuels, global warming, destruction of rainforest pollution). 13b5
will investigate and discuss the impact that humans may have on the quality of the biosphere such as depletion of the rainforest, pollution of estuaries, strip mining, depletion of fossil fuels and deterioration of ozone layer. 13b5