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Curriculum MAP resource: PDF of the current science Standards:

Skills of Inquiry, Experimentation, and Design

Grades 3–5

Ask questions and make predictions that can be tested. 

Select and use appropriate tools and technology (e.g., calculators, computers,

balances, scales, meter sticks, graduated cylinders) in order to extend observations.

Keep accurate records while conducting simple investigations or experiments. 

Conduct multiple trials to test a prediction. Compare the result of an investigation or

experiment with the prediction. 

Recognize simple patterns in data and use data to create a reasonable explanation for

the results of an investigation or experiment. 

Record data and communicate findings to others using graphs, charts, maps, models,and oral and written reports.

Grades 6–8

Formulate a testable hypothesis. 

Design and conduct an experiment specifying variables to be changed, controlled,

and measured. 

Select appropriate tools and technology (e.g., calculators, computers, thermometers,

meter sticks, balances, graduated cylinders, and microscopes), and make quantitative


Present and explain data and findings using multiple representations, including

tables, graphs, mathematical and physical models, and demonstrations. 

Draw conclusions based on data or evidence presented in tables or graphs, and make

inferences based on patterns or trends in the data. 

Communicate procedures and results using appropriate science and technology terminology. 

Offer explanations of procedures, and critique and revise them.

Mary Holland Effective Math Classroom Management:

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