Grades 3-5 Core Scientific Inquiry, Literacy and Numeracy Skills used in this unit.
Make observations and ask questions about objects, organisms and the environment.
Seek relevant information in books, magazines and electronic media.
Design and conduct simple investigations.
Employ simple equipment and measuring tools to gather data and extend the senses.
Use data to construct reasonable explanations.
Analyze, critique and communicate investigations using words, graphs and drawings.
Read and write a variety of science-related fiction and nonfiction texts.
Search the Web and locate relevant science information.
Use measurement tools and standard units (e.g., centimeters, meters, grams, kilograms) to describe objects and materials.
Use mathematics to analyze, interpret and present data.