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    Unit 1: Process Skills/Practice of Science

    SC.5.N.1.1 - Define a problem, use appropriate reference materials to support scientific understanding, plan and carry out scientific investigations of various types such as: systematic observations, experiments requiring the identification of variables, collecting and organizing data, interpreting data in charts, tables, and graphics, analyze information, make predictions, and defend conclusions.

    SC.5.N.1.2- Explain the difference between an experiment and other types of scientific investigation.

    SC.5.N.1.3 - Recognize and explain the need for repeated experimental trials

    SC.5.N.1.4 - Identify a control group and explain its importance in an experiment.

    SC.5.N.1.5 - Recognize and explain that authentic scientific investigation frequently does not parallel the steps of "the scientific method."

    SC.5.N.1.6 - Recognize and explain the difference between personal opinion/interpretation and verified observation.

    SC.5.N.2.1 - Recognize and explain that science is grounded in empirical observations that are testable; explanation must always be linked with evidence.

    SC.5.N.2.2 - Recognize and explain that when scientific investigations are carried out, the evidence produced by those investigations should be replicable by others.