Science Standards Refresher

This grid is excerpted from the National Science Education Standards published by the National Research Council in 1995.

What is it?
Unifying Concepts and Processes
  • Systems, order, and organization
  • Evidence, models, and explanation
  • Change, constancy, and measurement
  • Evolution and equilibrium
  • Form and function

Science as Inquiry
  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
  • Understandings about scientific inquiry

Physical Science
  • Properties and changes of properties in matter
  • Motions and forces
  • Transfer of energy

Life Science
  • Structure and function in living systems
  • Reproduction and heredity
  • Regulation and behavior
  • Populations and ecosystems
  • Diversity and adaptations of organisms

Earth and Space Science
  • Structure of the Earth system
  • Earth's history
  • Earth in the solar system

Science and Technology
  • Abilities of technological design
  • Understandings about science and technology

Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
  • Personal health
  • Populations, resources, and environments
  • Natural hazards
  • Risks and benefits
  • Science and technology in society

History and Nature of Science
  • Science as a human endeavor
  • Nature of science
  • History of science

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