ERIC Number: ED454044
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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[Nebraska Science Standards.]
Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln.
This resource contains a listing of the Nebraska Science Standards. In the primary grades, students should learn science at their developmental level. Children develop concepts, vocabulary, and inquiry skills by observing common materials and organisms. They develop the ability to ask questions, investigate the world around them, and use their observations to create reasonable explanations for their questions. In the intermediate grades, students learn science concepts, vocabulary, and inquiry skills at their developmental level. Students should develop knowledge and process skills while engaged in inquiry. They should ask simple questions, design and conduct investigations, and present their results to others. At the middle school level, students should expand their scientific inquiry skills through knowledge, observations, ideas, and questions. Students will begin to recognize the relationship between explanation and evidence. They understand that background knowledge and theories guide the design of investigations, the types of observations made, and the interpretation of data. Student investigations will shape and modify students' background knowledge. Senior high school students should be able to understand scientific inquiry at increasingly higher levels of sophistication. Questions and issues should form the basis of investigations. Students should learn how to analyze evidence and evaluate their own explanations and those of scientists. (SAH)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln.
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska