Strand I
Construct New Scientific and Personal Knowledge


Science/Strand I
Content Standard 1
All students will ask questions that help them learn about the world; design and conduct investigations using appropriate methodology and technology; learn from books and other sources of information; communicate findings of investigations using appropriate technology. (Constructing)


Science/Strand I/Content Standard 1
Middle School


Science/Strand I/Content Standard 1/Middle School
Benchmark 4
Use metric measurement devices to provide consistency in an investigation.

Benchmark Clarification

The metric system is the international system of measurement for scientific inquiry and communication. Students will correctly use metric devices in all scientific investigations (e.g. balance, graduated cylinder, metric stick, thermometer).

Key Concept / Real World Context / Resources


Science/Strand I/Content Standard 1/Middle School/Benchmark 4
Key Concept
Laboratory instructions

Measurement units:

  • Milliliters
  • Liters
  • Millimeter
  • Centimeter
  • Meter
  • Gram

Measurement Tools:

  • Balancing devices
  • Measuring tape
  • Thermometer
  • Graduated cylinder


Science/Strand I/Content Standard 1/Middle School/Benchmark 4
Real World Context
Conducting investigations, following or altering laboratory instructions for mixing chemicals.


Science/Strand I/Content Standard 1/Middle School/Benchmark 4