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Content Area: Science

Content Area

Science

Standard

5.1 Science Practices: All students will understand that science is both a body of knowledge and an evidence-based, model-building enterprise that continually extends, refines, and revises knowledge. The four Science Practices strands encompass the knowledge and reasoning skills that students must acquire to be proficient in science.

Strand

D. Participate Productively in Science:  The growth of scientific knowledge involves critique and communication, which are social practices that are governed by a core set of values and norms.

By the end of grade

Content Statement

CPI#

Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)

P

Science practices include drawing or “writing” on observation clipboards, making rubbings, or charting the growth of plants.

5.1.P.D.1

Represent observations and work through drawing, recording data, and “writing.”

4

Science has unique norms for participation. These include adopting a critical stance, demonstrating a willingness to ask questions and seek help, and developing a sense of trust and skepticism.

5.1.4.D.1

Actively participate in discussions about student data, questions, and understandings.

4

In order to determine which arguments and explanations are most persuasive, communities of learners work collaboratively to pose, refine, and evaluate questions, investigations, models, and theories (e.g., scientific argumentation and representation).

5.1.4.D.2

Work collaboratively to pose, refine, and evaluate questions, investigations, models, and theories.

4

Instruments of measurement can be used to safely gather accurate information for making scientific comparisons of objects and events.

5.1.4.D.3

Demonstrate how to safely use tools, instruments, and supplies.

4

Organisms are treated humanely, responsibly, and ethically.

5.1.4.D.4

Handle and treat organisms humanely, responsibly, and ethically.

8

Science involves practicing productive social interactions with peers, such as partner talk, whole-group discussions, and small-group work.

5.1.8.D.1

Engage in multiple forms of discussion in order to process, make sense of, and learn from others’ ideas, observations, and experiences.

8

In order to determine which arguments and explanations are most persuasive, communities of learners work collaboratively to pose, refine, and evaluate questions, investigations, models, and theories (e.g., argumentation, representation, visualization, etc.).

5.1.8.D.2

Engage in productive scientific discussion practices during conversations with peers, both face-to-face and virtually, in the context of scientific investigations and model-building.

8

Instruments of measurement can be used to safely gather accurate information for making scientific comparisons of objects and events.

5.1.8.D.3

Demonstrate how to safely use tools, instruments, and supplies.

8

Organisms are treated humanely, responsibly, and ethically.

5.1.8.D.4

Handle and treat organisms humanely, responsibly, and ethically.

12

Science involves practicing productive social interactions with peers, such as partner talk, whole-group discussions, and small-group work.

5.1.12.D.1

Engage in multiple forms of discussion in order to process, make sense of, and learn from others’ ideas, observations, and experiences.

12

Science involves using language, both oral and written, as a tool for making thinking public.

5.1.12.D.2

Represent ideas using literal representations, such as graphs, tables, journals, concept maps, and diagrams.

12

Ensure that instruments and specimens are properly cared for and that animals, when used, are treated humanely, responsibly, and ethically.

5.1.12.D.3

Demonstrate how to use scientific tools and instruments and knowledge of how to handle animals with respect for their safety and welfare.