Mr. R. Kondracki,Earth Science
Clarkstown South High School
West Nyack, NY
Content Stardard A: As a result of activities in grades 9-12, all students should develop:
o Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
o Understandings about scientific inquiry
New York State Regents Core Curriculum Alignments
Standard 1: Students will use mathematical analysis, scientific inquiry, and engineering design, as appropriate, to pose questions, seek answers, and develop solutions.
Key Idea 2: Beyond the use of reasoning and consensus, scientific inquiry involves the testing of proposed explanations involving the use of conventional techniques and procedures and usually requiring considerable ingenuity.
Performance Indicator 2.1: Devise ways of making observations to test proposed explanations.
Performance Indicator 2.3: Develop and present proposals including formal hypotheses to test explanations; i.e., predict what should be observed under specific conditions if the explanation is true.
Performance Indicator 2.4: Carry out a research plan for testing explanations, including selecting and developing techniques, acquiring and building apparatus, and recording observations as necessary
Key Idea 3: The observations made while testing proposed explanations, when analyzed using conventional and invented methods, provide new insights into natural phenomena.
Performance Indicator 3.1:Use various methods of representing and organizing observations (e.g., diagrams, tables,charts, graphs, equations, matrices) and insightfully interpret the organized data.
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