(a) Science as Inquiry : Abilities necessary to do scientific
inquiry and understandings about scientific inquiry.
(b) Science and Technology: Abilities
necessary for technological design, and understandings about science
(c) Science in Personal and Social
Perspectives: Environmental Quality.
- Connections to the Illinois Learning
(a) 10.A.4a.: Represent and organize data
by creating lists, charts, tables, frequency distributions, graphs,
scatter plots and box plots.
(b) 10.B.4.: Design and execute surveys or
experiments, gather data to answer relevant questions, and communicate
results and conclusions to an audience using traditional methods and
(a) Goal 11 with all its objectives for
early and late high school: Understand the processes of scientific
inquiry and technological design to investigate questions, conduct
experiments and solve problems.
(b) 12.B.4a.: Compare physical, ecological
and behavioral factors that influence interactions and interdependence
(c) 13.A.5c.: Explain the strengths ,
weaknesses and uses of research methodologies including observational
studies, controlled laboratory experiments, computer modeling and
(d) 13.B.5d.: Analyze the costs, benefits
and effects of scientific and technological policies at the local,
state, national and global levels.
FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS:
(a) 1.C.5f.: Use tables, graphs and maps to
challenge arguments, defend conclusions and persuade others.
(b) 2.B.4a.: Critique ideas and impressions
generated by oral, visual, written and electronic materials.
(c) 3.B.5.: Using contemporary technology,
produce documents of publication quality for specific purposes and
audiences; exhibit clarity of focus, logic of organization, appropriate
elaboration and support and overall coherence.
(d) 3.C.5a.: Communicate information and
ideas in narrative, informative and persuasive writing with clarity and
effectiveness in a variety of written forms using appropriate
traditional and/or electronic formats; adapt content, vocabulary, voice
and tone to the audience, purpose and situation.
(e) 4.B.5a.: Deliver planned and impromptu
oral presentations, as individuals and members of a group, conveying
results of research, projects or literature studies to a variety of
audiences using appropriate visual aids and available technology.
FOR SOCIAL STUDIES:
(a) 15.C.4b.: Explain the importance of
research, development, invention, technology and entrepreneurship to
the United States economy.
(b) 15.D.5c.: Explain how technology has
affected trade in the areas of transportation, communication, finance,
FOR FINE ARTS:
(a) 26.B.4d.: Demonstrate knowledge and skills that
communicate clear and focused ideas based on planning, research and