Standards for the lesson plan
Unifying Concepts and Processes:
Physical Science: Festival of Bubbles
- 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.
- 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
- Developing explanations.
- Communicating results.
Science and Technology:
- 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 in Personal and Social Perspectives:
- Abilities of technological design
- Design a solution or product.
- Implement a proposed design.
- Understandings about science and technology
- Technological designs have constraints.
- 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/