Access Point #: SC.8.N.1.Pa.1

Recognize a problem related to the eighth grade curriculum, observe and explore objects and activities, and recognize a solution.
General Information
Number: SC.8.N.1.Pa.1
Category: Participatory
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.

Related Benchmarks

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Related Courses

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2002100: M/J Comprehensive Science 3
2002110: M/J Comprehensive Science 3, Advanced
2001010: M/J Earth/Space Science
2001020: M/J Earth/Space Science, Advanced
2000010: M/J Life Science
2000020: M/J Life Science, Advanced
2003010: M/J Physical Science
2003020: M/J Physical Science, Advanced
1700020: M/J Research 3
7820017: Access M/J Comprehensive Science 3
2002055: M/J Comprehensive Science 1 Accelerated Honors
2002085: M/J Comprehensive Science 2 Accelerated Honors
2003030: M/J STEM Physical Science
2002200: M/J STEM Environmental Science
2001025: M/J STEM Astronomy and Space Science
2000025: M/J STEM Life Science
2001105: M/J Coastal Science 2

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Middle School Chemistry Unit | Chapter 3 | Density:

Students experiment with objects that have the same volume but different mass and other objects that have the same mass but different volume to develop a meaning of density. Students also experiment with density in the context of sinking and floating and look at substances on the molecular level to discover why one substance is more or less dense than another.

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Middle School Chemistry Unit | Chapter 1 | Matter—Solids, Liquids, and Gases:

Students are introduced to the idea that matter is composed of atoms and molecules that are attracted to each other and in constant motion. Students explore the attractions and motion of atoms and molecules as they experiment with and observe the heating and cooling of a solid, liquid, and gas.

Type: Unit/Lesson Sequence

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