DINQ5 Identify independent and dependent variables, including those that are kept constant and those used as controls.
Throughout all case studies students are asked to identify the factors that influence decision-making, this is excellent practice for isolating variables.
DINQ7 Assess the reliability of the data that was generated in the investigation.
This standard is addressed early on in the unit by having students determine credibility of resources while researching.
DINQ8 Use mathematical operations to analyze and interpret data, and present relationships between variables in appropriate forms.
This standard is met in the supply and demand lesson where students have to create a graph and determine costs of goods.
DINQ10 Communicate about science in different formats, using relevant science vocabulary, supporting evidence and clear logic.
The unit clearly meets this standard by having students communicate in writing, slide show presentations, and discussions.