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Correlations to National Science Standards

Grades K–4
Earth and Space Science — Content Standard D
Objects in the Sky

  • The Moon has properties, movements, and a location that can be observed and described

Science and Technology — Content Standard E
Understanding About Science and Technology

  • People have always had questions about their world. Science is one way of answering questions and explaining the natural world.
  • Tools help scientists make better observations, measurements, and equipment for investigations. They help scientists see, measure, and do things that they could not otherwise see, measure, and do.
  • Scientists and engineers often work in teams with different individuals doing different things that contribute to the results. This understanding focuses primarily on teams working together, and secondarily on the combination of scientist and engineer teams.

Grades 5–8
Science and Technology — Content Standard E
Understanding About Science and Technology

  • Science and technology are reciprocal. Science helps drive technology as it addresses questions that demand more sophisticated instruments and provides principles for better instrumentation and techniques

Language Arts Focus

  • Understand scientific terms and descriptive scientific language
  • Students use a variety of information resource (e.g., libraries) to gather and synthesize information

Last updated
October 16, 2009

 

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