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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

Scientific Investigation & Reasoning

Grade: 5th Grade
Standard:

5.2.A

Description:

describe, plan, and implement simple experimental investigations testing one variable;

Standard:

5.2.B

Description:

ask well defined questions, formulate testable hypotheses, and select and use appropriate equipment and technology;

Standard:

5.2.C

Description:

collect and record information using detailed observations and accurate measuring;

Standard:

5.2.D

Description:

analyze and interpret information to construct reasonable explanations from direct (observable) and indirect (inferred) evidence;

Standard:

5.2.E

Description:

demonstrate that repeated investigations may increase the reliability of results;

Standard:

5.2.F

Description:

communicate valid conclusions in both written and verbal forms; and

Standard:

5.2.G

Description:

construct appropriate simple graphs, tables, maps, and charts using technology, including computers, to organize, examine, and evaluate information.

Standard:

5.3.A

Description:

analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by using evidence, logical reasoning, and experimental and observational testing;

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