the student will be able to plan and implement descriptive investigations, including asking well-defined questions, making inferences, and selecting and using appropriate equipment or technology to answer his/her questions;
: collect and record data by observing and measuring, using the metric system, and using descriptive words and numerals such as labeled drawings, writing, and concept maps
: construct simple tables, charts, bar graphs, and maps using tools and current technology to organize, examine, and evaluate data;
: analyze data and interpret patterns to construct reasonable explanations from data that can be observed and measured;
: perform repeated investigations to increase the reliability of results; and
: communicate valid, oral, and written results supported by data.