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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

4-25-2012 Teching the STEM CCCS Science Practices5.1.8.D

Teching the CCCS
Grades 5-8 Science
Science Practices

5.1 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.
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
Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
Science involves practicing productive social interactions with peers, such as partner talk, whole-group discussions, and small-group work.
Engage in multiple forms of discussion in order to process, make sense of, and learn from others’ ideas, observations, and experiences.
Comparing Farming Methods
Rocket Launch
Make Tracks
Design a Roller Coaster
Grain Strain
CIESE Collaborative Projects
Real Time Data Projects
Hip to be Square
Lawrence Hall of Science
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.).
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.
Instruments of measurement can be used to safely gather accurate information for making scientific comparisons of objects and events.
Demonstrate how to safely use tools, instruments, and supplies.
Organisms are treated humanely, responsibly, and ethically.
Handle and treat organisms humanely, responsibly, and ethically.

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