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NS.5-8.1 SCIENCE AS INQUIRY
As a result of activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop--
  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
  • Understandings about scientific inquiry
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NS.5-8.2 PHYSICAL SCIENCE
As a result of their activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop an understanding
  • Properties and changes of properties in matter
  • Motions and forces
  • Transfer of energy
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NS.5-8.3 LIFE SCIENCE
As a result of their activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop understanding
  • Structure and function in living systems
  • Reproduction and heredity
  • Regulation and behavior
  • Populations and ecosystems
  • Diversity and adaptations of organisms
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NS.5-8.4 EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE
As a result of their activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop an understanding
  • Structure of the earth system
  • Earth's history
  • Earth in the solar system
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NS.5-8.5 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
As a result of activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop--
  • Abilities of technological design
  • Understandings about science and technology
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NS.5-8.6 PERSONAL AND SOCIAL PERSPECTIVES
As a result of activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop understanding
  • Personal health
  • Populations, resources, and environments
  • Natural hazards
  • Risks and benefits
  • Science and technology in society
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NS.5-8.7 HISTORY AND NATURE OF SCIENCE
As a result of activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop understanding of
  • Science as a human endeavor
  • Nature of science
  • History of science
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