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Foreword - Introduction: A Philosophical Context - K-12 Broad Goals for Science Education - References - Matrix

These goals will be attained as students acquire the knowledge and use the processes defined and explained in the six curriculum strands in this document.

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic laws which govern and explain phenomena observed in the natural world.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of, and be able to practice, the basic processes which scientists use to obtain and continually revise knowledge about the natural world.
  • Students will use problem-solving strategies to investigate and understand the natural world.
  • Students will recognize and understand the wide variety of similarities and differences that exist among objects and events in the natural world.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of key concepts and principles central to the biological, physical, and earth sciences, while recognizing the interrelationship of all the sciences.
  • Students will use oral and written communication, mathematical representation, and physical and conceptual models to describe and explain scientific concepts and ideas, and will be able to apply scientific knowledge.
  • Students will know and employ safe practices and techniques in the laboratory, in field work or any other scientific investigation, and when using scientific or technological materials at home or work.
  • Students will perceive that scientific knowledge is the result of the cumulative efforts of people, past and present, who have attempted to explain the world through an objective, peer-tested, rational approach to understanding natural phenomena and occurrences.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the impact of science and technology on society.
  • Students will be able to use science and technology to creatively address issues in their personal and social lives and careers.
  • Students will be able to apply rational, creative-thinking, and investigative skills and use scientific knowledge in their roles as citizens, workers, family members, and consumers in an increasingly technological society.
  • Students will display a sense of curiosity and wonder about the natural world, and demonstrate an increasing awareness of the interdependence between all living things and the environment.
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