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Sub Categories or Standards:
  • Analyze data obtained in a scientific investigation to identify trends.
  • Formulate conclusions based upon identified trends in data.
  • Identify how diverse people and/or cultures, past and present, have made important contributions to scientific innovations (e.g., Margaret Mead [anthropologist], supports Strand 4; Nikola Tesla [engineer, inventor], supports Strand 5; Michael Faraday [scientist], supports Strand 5; Benjamin Franklin [scientist], supports Strand 5).
  • Describe the interaction of components in a system (e.g., flashlight, radio).
  • Describe how natural events and human activities have positive and negative impacts on environments (e.g., fire, floods, pollution, dams).
  • Describe how science and technology (e.g., computers, air conditioning, medicine) have improved the lives of many people.
  • Describe benefits (e.g., easy communications, rapid transportation) and risks (e.g., pollution, destruction of natural resources) related to the use of technology.
  • Describe ways various resources (e.g., air, water, plants, animals, soil) are utilized to meet the needs of a population.
  • Differentiate renewable resources from nonrenewable resources.
  • Explain the purpose of conductors and insulators in various practical applications.
  • State cause and effect relationships between magnets and circuitry.