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Alabama

Soup-to-Nuts Project Standards

Science

Grade 4
Objective #1 - Identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigations.
Objective #2 - Use appropriate tools and technology resources to gather, analyze, and interpret data.
Objective #3 - Demonstrate the ability to perform safe and appropriate manipulation of materials, living organisms, scientific equipment, and technology.
Objective #4 - Use appropriate skills to design and conduct a scientific investigation.
Objective #5 - Think critically and logically to make inferences and describe relationships between evidence and explanations.
Example: relating sinking and floating to weight and size
Objective #6 - Investigate alternative explanations of experimental results.
Objective #7 - Use available technology to communicate scientific procedures and to defend explanations.
Objective #8 - Apply mathematical knowledge and skills to scientific investigations.
Objective #28 - Identify behaviors and body structures that help animals survive in a particular habitat.
Objective #29 - Identify living (biotic) and nonliving (abiotic) factors that affect animal life.
Objective #30 - Identify environmental problems created by waste disposal.
Objective #31 - Recognize evidence of the sun as the Earth's major source of energy.
Objective #32 - Identify processes that require time for changes to be noticeable.
Objective #33 - Identify geological features of the Earth.
Objective #34 - Describe changes to the Earth's surface caused by natural and man-made forces.

Grade 5
Objective #1 - Identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigations.
Objective #2 -
Use appropriate tools and technology resources to gather, analyze, and interpret data.
Objective #3 -
Demonstrate the ability to perform safe and appropriate manipulation of materials, living organisms, scientific equipment, and technology.
Objective #4 -
Use appropriate skills to design and conduct a scientific investigation.
Objective #5 -
Think critically and logically to make inferences and describe relationships between evidence and explanations.
Objective #6 -
Investigate alternative explanations of experimental results.
Objective #7 -
Use available technology to communicate scientific procedures and to defend explanations.
Objective #8 -
Apply mathematical knowledge and skills to scientific investigations.
Objective #9 -
Demonstrate an understanding of the relationships among science, technology, and society past and present.
Objective #19 - Identify the components and functions of human body systems.
Objective #23 -
Relate populations within a habitat to communities, ecosystems, and biomes.
Objective #25 -
Identify the effects of biotic (living) and abiotic (nonliving) components on ecosystems.
Objective #26 -
Trace energy transfer within terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
Grade 6
Objective #1 - Identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigations.
Objective #2 -
Design experiments and use appropriate tools and technology to gather, analyze, and interpret data.
Objective #3 -
Demonstrate the ability to perform safe and appropriate manipulation of materials, scientific equipment, and technology.
Objective #4 -
Use proper procedures in the handling and care of living organisms and specimens derived from living things.
Objective #5 -
Use appropriate skills to design and conduct a scientific investigation.
Objective #6 -
Express measurements in appropriate Systeme International (SI) units.
Objective #7 -
Use scientific evidence to develop descriptions, explanations, predictions, and models.
Objective #8 -
Explain relationships between evidence and explanations.
Objective #9 -
Evaluate explanations and scientific theories of natural phenomena.
Objective #10 -
Communicate orally and in writing scientific procedures and explanations.
Objective #11 -
Use appropriate mathematics in all aspects of scientific inquiry.
Objective #12 -
Explain the use of technology in scientific research.
Objective #14 -
Exhibit legal and ethical behaviors necessary for responsible scientific investigations.
Objective #15 -
Demonstrate the use of computer skills in scientific investigations.
Objective #16 -
Explain how scientific discoveries have been influenced by historical events and cultures, including technological advances.
Objective #32 -
Analyze how geographic factors cause diversity in flora and fauna.
Objective #33 -
Describe the Earth's biomes and the interdependence among their populations.
Objective #34 -
Explain the impact of society on human health and environmental conditions.
Objective #35 -
Explain the need for management and conservation of natural resources.
Objective #41 -
Identify structural features of the Earth and locations of these features using topographic maps.
Objective #42 -
Identify locations on maps and globes using a latitude/longitude coordinate system.
Grade 7
Objective #1 - Identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigations.
Objective #2 -
Design experiments and use appropriate tools and technology to gather, analyze, and interpret data.
Objective #3 -
Demonstrate the ability to perform safe and appropriate manipulation of materials, scientific equipment, and technology.
Objective #4 -
Use proper procedures in the handling and care of living organisms and specimens derived from living things.
Objective #5 -
Use appropriate skills to design and conduct a scientific investigation.
Objective #7 -
Use scientific evidence to develop descriptions, explanations, predictions, and models.
Objective #8 -
Explain relationships between evidence and explanations.
Objective #9 -
Evaluate explanations and scientific theories of natural phenomena.
Objective #10 -
Communicate orally and in writing scientific procedures and explanations.
Objective #11 -
Use appropriate mathematics in all aspects of scientific inquiry.
Objective #12 -
Explain the use of technology in scientific research.
Objective #14 -
Exhibit legal and ethical behaviors necessary for responsible scientific investigations.
Objective #15 -
Demonstrate the use of computer skills in scientific investigations.
Objective #16 -
Explain how scientific discoveries have been influenced by historical events and cultures, including technological advances.
Objective #38 -
Analyze ways by which matter and energy flow through an ecosystem.
Objective #40 -
Describe factors that affect the growth and survival of organisms in an ecosystem.
Objective #41 -
Describe responses in organisms produced by environmental stimuli.

 
Grade 8
Objective #1 - Identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigations.
Objective #2 -
Design experiments and use appropriate tools and technology to gather, analyze, and interpret data.
Objective #3 -
Demonstrate the ability to perform safe and appropriate manipulation of materials, scientific equipment, and technology.
Objective #4 -
Use proper procedures in the handling and care of living organisms and specimens derived from living things.
Objective #5 -
Use appropriate skills to design and conduct a scientific investigation.
Objective #7 -
Use scientific evidence to develop descriptions, explanations, predictions, and models.
Objective #8 -
Explain relationships between evidence and explanations.
Objective #9 -
Evaluate how observation, experimentation, and data analysis lead to the development of scientific theories.
Objective #10 -
Communicate orally and in writing scientific procedures and explanations.
Objective #11 -
Use appropriate mathematics in all aspects of scientific inquiry.
Objective #12 -
Explain the use of technology in scientific research.
Objective #14 -
Exhibit legal and ethical behaviors necessary for responsible scientific investigations.
Objective #15 -
Demonstrate the use of computer skills in scientific investigations.
Objective #16 -
Explain how scientific discoveries have been influenced by historical events and cultures, including technological advances.
Objective #26 -
Evaluate fossils for evidence of how life and environmental conditions have changed.
Objective #28 -
Describe the impact of selective breeding, natural selection, genetic defects, and environmental adaptations on the development and survival of species.
Objective #35 -
Explain the impact of human activity and natural causes on long-range changes in the surface and climate of the Earth.
Objective #36 -
Describe reasons for monitoring soil, air, and water for dangerous levels of harmful substances.