National Science Teaching Standards Partners
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NS.5-8.1 Science as Inquiry
As a result of activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop
• Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
• Understandings about scientific inquiry

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NS.5-8.3 Life Science
As a result of their activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop understanding of
• Structure and function in living systems
• Reproduction and heredity
• Regulation and behavior
• Population and ecosystems

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NS.5-8.5 Science and Technology
As a result of activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop
• Abilities of technological design
• Understandings about science and technology

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NS.5-8.6 Personal and Social Perspective
As a result of activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop understanding of
• Populations, resources, and environments
• Natural hazards
• Science and technology in society

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NS.5-8.7 History and Nature of Science
As a result of activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop understanding of
• Science as a human endeavor
• Nature of science
• History of science

National Mathematics Teaching Standards
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NM-DATA.6-8.1
Formulate questions that can be addressed with data and collect, organize, and display relevant data to answer
• Formulate questions, design studies, and collect data about a characteristic shared by two populations or different characteristics within one population.

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NM-DATA.6-8.2
Select and use appropriate statistical methods to analyze data
• Discuss and understand the correspondence between data sets and their graphical representations, especially histograms, stem-and-leaf plots, box plots, and scatterplots.

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NM-DATA.6-8.3
Develop and evaluate inferences and predictions that are based on data
• Use observations about differences between two or more samples to make conjectures about the populations from which the samples were taken.

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Instructional programs from prekindergarten through grade 12 should enable all students to
NM-PROB.CONN.PK-12.3: Recognize and apply mathematics in contexts outside of mathematics.

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Instructional programs from prekindergarten through grade 12 should enable all students to
NM-PROB.REP.PK-12.1: Create and use representations to organize, record, and communicate mathematical ideas.
NM-PROB.REP.PK-12.2: Select, apply, and translate among mathematical representations to solve problems.
NM-PROB.REP.PK-12.3: Use representations to model and interpret physical, social, and mathematical phenomena.


National Technology Teaching Standards
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NT.K-12.1 Basic Operations and Concepts
• Students demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of technology systems.
• Students are proficient in the use of technology.

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NT.K-12.2 Social, Ethical, and Human Issues
• Students practice responsible use of technology systems, information,
and software.
• Students develop positive attitudes toward technology uses that support lifelong learning, collaboration, personal pursuits, and productivity.

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NT.K-12.3 Technology Productivity Tools
• Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity.
• Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced models, prepare publications, and produce other creative works.

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NT.K-12.5 Technology Research Skills
• Students use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources.
• Students use technology tools to process data and report results.
• Students evaluate and select new information resources and technological innovations based on the appropriateness for specific tasks.

National Language Arts Teaching Standards
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NL-ENG.K-12.1 Reading for Perspective
Students read a wide range of print and non-print texts to build an understanding of texts, of themselves, and of the cultures of the United States and the world; to acquire new information; to respond to the needs and demands of society and the workplace; and for personal fulfillment. Among these texts are fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary works.

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NL-ENG.K-12.3 Evaluation Strategies
Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts. They draw on their prior experience, their interactions with other readers and writers, their knowledge of word meaning and of other texts, their word identification strategies, and their understanding of textual features (e.g., sound-letter correspondence, sentence structure, context, graphics).

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NL-ENG.K-12.6 Applying Knowledge
Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and nonprint texts.

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NL-ENG.K-12.7 Evaluating Data
Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions, and by posing problems. They gather, evaluate, and synthesize data from a variety of sources (e.g., print and nonprint texts, artifacts, people) to communicate their discoveries in ways that suit their purpose and audience.

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NL-ENG.K-12.8 Developing Research Skills
Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.

National Physical Education Standards
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NPH.K-12.1 Movement Forms
A physically educated student
• Demonstrates competency in many movement forms and proficiency in a few movement forms.

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NPH.K-12.2 Responsible Behavior
A physically educated student
• Demonstrates responsible personal and social behavior in physical activity settings.

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NPH.K-12.6 Respect for Others
A physically educated student
• Demonstrates understanding and respect for differences among people in physical activity settings.

National Social Studies Standards
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NSS-GK-12.1 The World in Spatial Terms
As a result of activities in grades K-12, all students should
• Understand how to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective.
• Understand how to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on the Earth’s surface.

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NSS-GK-12.2 Places and Regions
As a result of their activities in grades K-12, all students should
• Understand the physical and human characteristics of places.

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NSS-GK-12.3 Physical Systems
As a result of their activities in grades K-12, all students should
• Understand the physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth’s surface.
• Understand the characteristics and spatial distribution of ecosystems on Earth’s surface.