the student will be able to
: ask questions about organisms, objects, and events during observations and investigations;
: plan and conduct descriptive investigations such as how organisms grow;
: collect data from observations using simple equipment such as hand lenses, primary balances, thermometers, and non-standard measurement tools;
: record and organize data using pictures, numbers, and words;: communicate observations and justify explanations using student-generated data from simple descriptive investigations; and
: compare results of investigations with what students and scientists know about the world.