Access Point #: SC.3.N.1.In.3

Record observations to describe findings using written or visual formats, such as picture stories.
General Information
Number: SC.3.N.1.In.3
Category: Independent
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08
Big Idea: The Practice of Science

A: Scientific inquiry is a multifaceted activity; The processes of science include the formulation of scientifically investigable questions, construction of investigations into those questions, the collection of appropriate data, the evaluation of the meaning of those data, and the communication of this evaluation.

B: The processes of science frequently do not correspond to the traditional portrayal of "the scientific method."

C: Scientific argumentation is a necessary part of scientific inquiry and plays an important role in the generation and validation of scientific knowledge.

D: Scientific knowledge is based on observation and inference; it is important to recognize that these are very different things. Not only does science require creativity in its methods and processes, but also in its questions and explanations.

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5020040: Science - Grade Three
5010044: Language Arts - Grade Three
7720040: Access Science Grade 3
7710014: Access Language Arts - Grade 3
5020100: STEM Lab Grade 3

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