Implementing District Standards
The following state standards will be implemented by the completion of the student driven activity: The Skinny on Surfactants. This is an inquiry-based activity that mirrors the CAPT embedded tasks developed by the state.
DINQ1 Identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigation.
DINQ2 Read, interpret and examine the credibility and validity of scientific claims in different sources of information.
DINQ3 Formulate a testable hypothesis and demonstrate logical connections between the scientific concepts guiding the hypothesis and the design of the experiment.
DINQ4 Design and conduct appropriate types of scientific investigations to answer different questions.
DINQ5 Identify independent and dependent variables, including those that are kept constant and those used as controls.
DINQ6 Use appropriate tools and techniques to make observations and gather data.
DINQ8 Use mathematical operations to analyze and interpret data, and present relationships between variables in appropriate forms.
DINQ9 Articulate conclusions and explanations based on research data, and assess results based on the design of the investigation.
DINQ10 Communicate about science in different formats, using relevant science vocabulary, supporting evidence and clear logic.
The following standards will be implemented through student research as they prepare materials for student created board games concerning the use of oil as a natural resource.
D14 - Describe combustion reactions of hydrocarbons and their resulting by-products.
D19 - Explain how chemical and physical processes cause carbon to cycle through the major earth reservoirs.
D25* - Explain how land development, transportation options and consumption of resources may affect the environment.
D26 - Describe human efforts to reduce the consumption of raw materials and improve air and water quality
The following standard will be implemented during the long-term study conducted on the effects of carbon dioxide and climate change on Long Island Sound.
D23 - Explain how the accumulation of carbon dioxide (CO
) in the atmosphere increases Earth's "greenhouse" effect and may cause climate changes