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Physical Science: Festival of Bubbles

Unifying Concepts and Processes:
  • Evidence, models, and explanations
    • Evidence consists of observations and data on which to base scientific explanations.
    • Scientific explanations incorporate existing scientific knowledge and new evidence from observations, experiments, or models.
  • Change, constancy, and measurement
    • Different systems of measurement are used for different purposes. Scientists usually use the metric system.
Science Inquiry:
  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
    • Identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigations.
    • Design and conduct a scientific investigation
    • Use appropriate tools and techniques to gather, analyze, and interpret data.
    • Develop descriptions, explanations, predictions, and models using evidence.
    • Think critically and logically to create relationships between evidence and explanations.
    • Communicate scientific procedures and explanations.
    • Use mathematics in all aspects of scientific inquiry.
  • Understandings about scientific inquiry
    • Experimenting.
    • Developing explanations.
    • Communicating results.
Physical Science:
  • Properties and changes of properties in matter
    • A substance has characteristic properties, such as density, a boiling point, and solubility.
  • Motions and forces
    • The motion of an object can be described by its position, direction of motion, and speed.
    • An object that is not being subjected to a force will continue to move at a constant speed and in a straight line.
    • Unbalanced forces will cause changes in the speed or direction of an object's motion.
Science and Technology:
  • Abilities of technological design
    • Design a solution or product.
    • Implement a proposed design.
  • Understandings about science and technology
    • Technological designs have constraints.
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives:
  • Understandings of science and technology in society
    • Technology influences society through its products and processes.
These standards are from the National Science Education Standards National Research Council. National Science Education Standards. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1996. http://www.nap.edu/readingroom/books/nses/