Arizona Science Standards
Strand One: Inquiry process
Concept 1: Observations, Questions, and Hypotheses
- PO 1. (5) Formulate a relevant question through observations that can be tested by an investigation.
- PO 1. (7) Formulate questions based on observations that lead to the development of a hypothesis.
- PO 2. (2) Predict the results of an investigation.
Concept 2: Scientific Testing (Investigating and Modeling)
- PO 1. (7) Demonstrate safe behavior and appropriate procedures in all science inquiry.
- PO 2. (4) Plan a simple investigation that identifies the variables to be controlled.
- PO 3. (4) Conduct controlled investigations in life, physical, and Earth and space sciences.
- PO 4. (5) Measure using appropriate tools (e.g., ruler, scale, balance) and units of measure.
- PO 5. (5) Record data in an organized and appropriate format.
Concept 3: Analysis and Conclusions
- PO 1. (7) Analyze data obtained in a scientific investigation to identify trends.
- PO 2. (7) Form a logical argument about a correlation between variables or sequence of events.
- PO 3. (6) Evaluate the observations and data reported by others.
Strand 4: Life Science
Concept 1: Structure and Function in Living Systems
- PO 1. (3) Describe the function of the following plant structures: roots, stems, leaves, flowers.
Concept 2: Life Cycles
- PO 2. (3) Explain how growth, death, and decay are part of the plant life cycle.
Concept 3: Organisms and Environments
- PO 5. (3) Describe how environmental factors in the ecosystem may affect a member organism's ability to grow, reproduce, and thrive.