· Scientific inquiry is a thoughtful and coordinated attempt to search out, describe, explain and predict natural phenomena.
· Scientific inquiry progresses through a continuous process of questioning, data collection, analysis and interpretation.
· Scientific inquiry requires the sharing of findings and ideas for critical review by colleagues and other scientists.
· Scientific literacy includes speaking, listening, presenting, interpreting, reading and writing about science.
· Scientific literacy also includes the ability to search for and assess the relevance and credibility of scientific information found in various print and electronic media.
· Scientific numeracy includes the ability to use mathematical operations and procedures to calculate, analyze and present scientific data and ideas.
C INQ.2 Read, interpret and examine the credibility of scientific claims in different sources of information.
C INQ.3 Design and conduct appropriate types of scientific investigations to answer different questions.
C INQ.5 Use appropriate tools and techniques to make observations and gather data.
C INQ.6 Use mathematical operations to analyze and interpret data.
C INQ.8 Draw conclusions and identify sources of error.
C INQ.9 Provide explanations to investigated problems or questions.
C INQ.10 Communicate about science in different formats, using relevant science vocabulary, supporting evidence and clear logic.
Mr. Hand's 8th Grade Science Site