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.