from a simple view of land and sky to one that recognizes Earth as a sphere in
motion within a larger universe
the topics of seasonal cycles, phases of the Moon, and the apparent motion of
describe and interpret the movement of objects in the sky; and identify pattern
and order in these movements
to pose questions, devise investigations, recognize patterns and discrepancies,
and think logically about what they have observed
observation and inference skills to recognize and interpret patterns and to
distinguish a specific pattern from a group of similar patterns
knowledge of the properties and interactions of materials to the investigation
and identification of a material sample
Some beginning questions for
Evidence and Investigation
What is forensic evidence?
What is the difference between observation and inference?
What kinds of clues do people or animals leave behind?
What can footprints tell you about the person who left them?