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Physical Science: The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Grade Level: 5-8

Science Inquiry:
  • Abilities of technological design
    • Design a solution or product.
  • Understandings about science and technology
    • Technological designs have constraints.
History and Nature of Science:
  • Science as a human endeavor
    • Some scientists work in teams, and some work alone, but all communicate extensively with others.
    • Science requires different abilities, depending on such factors as the filed of study and type of inquiry. The work of science relies on basic human qualities such as reasoning, insight, energy, skill, and creativity--as well as habits of mind, such as intellectual honesty, tolerance of ambiguity, skepticism, and openness of ideas
  • Nature of science
    • Scientists formulate and test their explanations of nature using observation, experiments, and theoretical and mathematical models.
Science and Technology:
  • Understandings about science and technology
    • Science is one way of answering questions and explaining the natural world.
These standards are from the National Science Education Standards National Research Council. National Science Education Standards. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1996. http://www.nap.edu/readingroom/books/nses/