FOSS AND CALIFORNIA STANDARDS
The Matter and Energy Module supports the following
Investigation and Experimentation Content Standards for grade 3.*
INVESTIGATION AND EXPERIMENTATION
I&E5. Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions
and conducting careful investigations.
As a basis for understanding this concept and addressing the content
in the other three strands, students should develop their own
questions and perform investigations. Students will
I&E5a. repeat observations to improve accuracy and know that
the results of similar scientific investigations seldom
turn out exactly the same because of differences in
the things being investigated, methods being used, or
uncertainty in the observation.
I&E5b. differentiate evidence from opinion and know that
scientists do not rely on claims or conclusions unless
they are backed by observations that can be confirmed.
I&E5c. use numerical data in describing and comparing objects,
events, and measurements.
I&E5d. predict the outcome of a simple investigation and
compare the result with the prediction.
I&E5e. collect data in an investigation and analyze those data to
develop a logical conclusion.
*Science Content Standards for California Public Schools: Kindergarten
through Grade Twelve (Sacramento: California Department of