Standards for the lesson plan
Unifying Concepts and Processes:
Physical Science: Family Science Night
- 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.
- Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
- Ask a question about objects in the environment.
- Plan and conduct a simple investigation.
- Employ simple equipment and tools to gather data and extend the senses.
- Use data to construct a reasonable explanation.
- Communicate investigations and explanations.
- Understandings about scientific inquiry
- Asking and answering a question and comparing the answer to what scientists already know about the world.
- Observing and describing objects
- Developing explanations.
- Communicating results.
Science and Technology:
- Properties and changes of properties in matter
- Objects have many observable properties.
- Materials can exist in different states--solid, liquid, and gas.
- Position and motion of objects
- The position and motion of objects can be changed by pushing or pulling.
- Abilities of technological design (Build a bubble blower)
- Identify a simple problem.
- Propose a solution--students should make proposals to build something or get something to work better; they should be able to describe and communicate their ideas.
- Implement a proposed solution.
- Evaluate a product or design.
- Communicate a problem, design, and solution.
- Understandings about science and technology
- Inventing tools and techniques to solve problems
- Working in teams.
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/