the student will be able to describe, plan, and implement simple experimental investigations testing one variable;
: ask well-defined questions, formulate testable hypotheses, and select and use appropriate equipment and technology;
: collect information by detailed observations and accurate measuring;
: analyze and interpret information to construct reasonable explanations from direct (observable) and indirect (inferred) evidence;
: demonstrate that repeated investigations may increase the reliability of results;
: communicate valid conclusions in both written and verbal forms; and
: construct appropriate simple graphs, tables, maps, and charts using technology, including computers, to organize, examine, and evaluate information.