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TECHNOLOGY SCIENCE LANGUAGE ARTS/WRITING

Science
Content Standard Benchmark (4/5) 5=Proficient 3=Emerging 1=Novice
(The Exploration)
Students explain the relationship between force, mass, and motion of objects.
Explain how force and mass can change the speed or direction of an object.
  • I can graphically show and explain how the speed of a balloon car correlates with its force and mass.
  • I can demonstrate how force can change the speed and direction of the balloon car.
  • I need some help with graphically showing and explaining how the speed of a balloon car correlates with its force and mass.
  • I need some help with demonstrating how force can change the speed and direction of the balloon car.
  • I need lots of help with everything.
  • Use time to describe motion.
  • I can graphically show and explain how time correlates with speed.
  • I need some help to graphically show and explain how time correlates with speed.
  • I need lots of help with everything.
  • (The Inquiry)
    Students demonstrate the skills necessary to engage in scientific inquiry.
    Explain how the question or problem arose. Develop a hypothesis or prediction based on the question.
  • I can identify and explain a problem with my balloon car.
  • Based on the problem, I can hypothesize a solution.
  • I need some help with identifying and explaining a problem with my balloon car.
  • With some help, I can look at the problem and hypothesize a solution.
  • I need lots of help with everything.
  • Design and conduct simple investigations to answer their questions or to test their ideas about the environment.
  • I can plan and carry-out an investigation to test my hypothesis.
  • I need some help planning and carrying-out an investigation to test my hypothesis.
  • I need lots of help with everything.
  • Collect and organize data for analysis, using simple tools and equipment.
  • I can organize and collect data that I use to analyze my investigation.
  • I need some help with organizing and collecting my data to be used for analyzing my investigation.
  • I need lots of help with everything.
  • Use appropriate models to summarize data and construct conclusions based on observations and findings.
  • I can demonstrate how my data and observations prove or disprove my hypothesis or support my conclusion.
  • I need some help with demonstrating how my data and observations prove or disprove my hypothesis or support my conclusion.
  • I need lots of help with everything.
  • Communicate investigations and results appropriately to an audience.
  • I can share and teach the scientific inquiry to others.
  • With some help, I can share and teach the scientific inquiry to others.
  • I need lots of help with everything.
  • Defend conclusions based on evidence; reflect and revise conclusions based on recommendations from other points of view.
  • I can answer questions and/or defend my conclusions.
  • I can reflect, revise and/or change my scientific investigations and conclusion based on recommendation from other points of view.
  • I need some help with answering questions and/or defending my conclusions.
  • I need some help reflecting, revising, and/or changing my scientific investigations and conclusion based on recommendation from other points of view.
  • I need lots of help with everything.
  • Proficient = 24 - 30 Emerging = 17 - 23 Novice = 11 - 16 Fail = less than 10