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Correlations to National Science Standards

Grades K-4
Science and Technology – Content Standard E
Understandings About Science and Technology

  • Scientists and engineers often work in teams with individuals performing different functions that contribute to the results.
  • Women and men of all ages, backgrounds, and groups engage in a variety of scientific and technological work.

History and Nature of Science – Content Standard G
Science as a Human Endeavor

  • Science and technology have been practiced by people for a long time.
  • Many people choose science (and engineering!) as a career.

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 technique. Technology is essential to science, because it provides instruments and techniques that enable observations of objects and phenomena that are otherwise unobservable due to factors such as distance, location, size, and speed.
  • Perfectly designed solutions do not exist. All technological solutions have trade-offs, such as safety, cost, efficiency, and appearance. Engineers often build in back-up systems to provide safety. Risk is part of living in a highly technological world. New technology is often developed as a result of reducing risks.

National Standards for English Language Arts

Star bullet Standard 3: Students apply strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts, including prior experience, interactions with other readers, and knowledge of word meaning.

Star bullet Standard 4: Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.

Star bullet Standard 5: Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions, media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and non-print texts.

Star bullet Standard 12: Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes

Last updated
October 9, 2009

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