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 5
Use sources of information in support of scientific investigations.

Benchmark Clarification

Students will utilize a variety of resources including periodicals, reference books, computer software, and web sites to organize, evaluate, and critique information as it relates to scientific investigations.

Students are encouraged to use these same resources to formulate problem statements and develop investigation questions.

Key Concept / Real World Context / Resources


Science/Strand I/Content Standard 1/Middle School/Benchmark 5
Key Concept

  • Periodicals
  • Reference books
  • Trade books
  • Web sites
  • Computer software

Forms for presenting scientific information:

  • Figures
  • Tables
  • Graphs

See SCI.II.1.MS.1 Evaluate strengths/weaknesses of claims


Science/Strand I/Content Standard 1/Middle School/Benchmark 5
Real World Context
Library projects where research is needed


Science/Strand I/Content Standard 1/Middle School/Benchmark 5