4.3.8.A Compare and contrast alternative sources of energy.
4.5.8.D Compare and contrast waste generated from various sources of energy.
3.1.6.A1 Describe the similarities and differences of major physical characteristics in plants, animals, fungi, protists, and bacteria.
Describe how energy derived from the sun is used by plants to produce sugars (photosynthesis) and is transferred within a food chain from producers (plants) to consumers to decomposers.
Recognize that all organisms are composed of cells and that many organisms are unicellular and must carry out all life functions in one cell.
3.1.6.A5 Describe basic structures that plants and animals have that contribute to their ability to make or find food and reproduce.
Identify examples of unicellular and multicellular organisms.
Explain why the details of most cells are visible only through a microscope.
- Understand how theories are developed.
- Identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigations and evaluate the appropriateness of questions.
- Design and conduct a scientific investigation and understand that current scientific knowledge guides scientific investigations.
- Describe relationships using inference and prediction.
- Use appropriate tools and technologies to gather, analyze, and interpret data and understand that it enhances accuracy and allows scientists to analyze and quantify results of investigations.
- Develop descriptions, explanations, and models using evidence and understand that these emphasize evidence, have logically consistent arguments, and are based on scientific principles, models, and theories.
- Analyze alternative explanations and understanding that science advances through legitimate skepticism.
- Use mathematics in all aspects of scientific inquiry.
- Understand that scientific investigations may result in new ideas for study, new methods, or procedures for an investigation or new technologies to improve data collection.
3.4.6.D1 Apply a design process to solve problems beyond the laboratory classroom.
3.4.6.D2 Use computers appropriately to access and organize and apply information.
3.4.6.D3 Design and use instruments to evaluate data.
Evaluate the societal implications of the management of waste produced by technology.
Compare and contrast decisions to develop and use technologies as related to environmental and economic concerns.
Explain how throughout history, new technologies have resulted from the demands, values, and interests of individuals, businesses, industries, and societies.
3.4.8.B4 Explain how societal and cultural priorities and values are reflected in technological devices.