Science
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
High School

 

Science/Strand I/Content Standard 1/High School
Benchmark 1
Ask questions that can be investigated empirically.

Benchmark Clarification

Empirical investigations are based on the results of experiments, observations and/or experiences. In order to formulate a scientific question, a student must have working knowledge about the problem.

Students will:

  • Formulate questions that can be investigated using: testing, measuring, data gathering, observing, and acquiring verifiable information.
  • Investigate and evaluate background information when forming their questions.

Key Concept / Real World Context / Resources

 

Science/Strand I/Content Standard 1/High School/Benchmark 1
Key Concept
Questions often build on existing knowledge.

 

Science/Strand I/Content Standard 1/High School/Benchmark 1
Real World Context
Any in the sections on Using Scientific Knowledge