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National Standards

National Science Education Standards
Science Content Standards K-4 and 5-8
As a result of activities in grades K-8, all students should develop:
Standard A:

  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry.
  • Understanding about scientific inquiry.

Science Content Standards K-4
As a result of their activities in grades K-4, all students should develop an understanding of:
Standard D:

  • Objects in the sky.
  • Changes in Earth and sky.

Science Content Standards 5-8
As a result of their activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop an understanding of:
Standard D:

  • Structure of the Earth system.

Standard F:

  • Natural hazards.
  • Science and technology in society.

NCTM Principles and Standards for School Mathematics
Curriculum Standards for K-4
Standard 6: Number Sense and Numeration

  • Interpret the multiple uses of numbers encountered in the real world.

Standard 10: Measurement

  • Understand the attributes of length, capacity, weight, mass, area, volume, time, temperature, and angle.
  • Make and use measurements in problems and everyday situations.

Standard 11: Statistics and Probability

  • Construct, read, and interpret displays of data.

Standard 13: Patterns and Relationships

  • Recognize, describe, extend, and create a wide variety of patterns.

Curriculum Standards for 5-8
Standard 4: Mathematical Connections

  • Explore problems and describe results using graphical, numerical, physical, algebraic, and verbal mathematical models or representations.
  • Apply mathematical thinking and modeling to solve problems that arise in other disciplines, such as art, music, psychology, science, and business.
  • Value the role of mathematics in our culture and society.

Standard 8: Patterns and Functions

  • Describe and represent relations with tables, graphs, and rules.

Standard 10: Statistics

  • Construct, read, and interpret tables, charts, and graphs.
  • Make inferences and convincing arguments that are based on data analysis.
  • Evaluate arguments that are based on data analysis.

Standard 13: Measurement

  • Estimate, make, and use measurements to describe and compare phenomena.
  • Understand the structure and use of systems of measurements.

National Educational Technology Standards
Standard 4: Technology Communication Tools

  • Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences.

Standard 6: Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools

  • Students use technology resources for solving problems and making informed decisions.

Geography Standards
Standard 1: The World in Spatial Terms
How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective.

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