Maine Learning Results
Students will gain knowledge about the earth and the processes that change it. The earth's surface undergoes steady or sudden changes due to forces of wind, water, ice, volcanism, and shifting of tectonic plates.
INQUIRY AND PROBLEM SOLVING
Students will apply inquiry and problem-solving approaches in science and technology. Scientific inquiry, problem solving, and the technological method provide insight into and comprehension of the world around us. A variety of tools, including emerging technologies assist, the inquiry processes. Models are used to understand the world.
Students will understand how living things depend on one another and on non-living aspects of the environment. Balance in ecosystems is based on an intricate web of relationships among populations of living organisms and on non-living factors such as water and temperature. Changes in specific populations or conditions affect other parts of the ecosystem. Individual systems continually change in response to human and other factors.
National Science Standards
NCTE/Language Arts Writing Standard:
Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.