Strand: Scientific Literacy
Big Idea: Sensemaking
Analyze and interpret qualitative and quantitative data to construct explanations and conclusions.
- Represent and organize titled and labelled collected data using drawings, digital technologies, simple text, tables and other graphical formats
- Evaluate the precision/validity/reliability of tests and identify possible sources of errors
- Interpret maps, graphs, statistics and probability across spatial and temporal scales
- Confirm or refute hypotheses using collected data, other sources, and/or reliable media
- Identify new questions that arise from scientific inquiry or new information
Big Idea: Communication
Communicate procedure, result, and conclusion using a variety of media and working collaboratively.
- Communicate procedures, results, and conclusions of scientific inquiry in a clear and logical order
- Use formal science, mathematics, and technology language
- Discuss observations and ideas from scientific inquiry, peers, educators, and/or guests
- Support or refute hypotheses using evidence from data analysis
- Communicate how problems were solved or can be solved
- Suggest reasons if data does not follow general trends or expected relationships