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  • Demonstrate safe practices during field and laboratory investigations

(5.2) Students uses scientific methods during field and laboratory investigations

  • (a) plan and implement descriptive and simple experimental investigations including asking well-defined questions, formulating testable hypotheses, and selecting and using equipment and technology
  • (b) collect information by observing and measuring
  • (c) analyze and interpret information to construct reasonable explanations from direct and indirect evidence
  • (d) communicate valid conclusions
  • (e) construct simple graphs, tables, maps, and charts using tools (including computers) to organize examine, and evaluate information

(3.3, 4.3, 5.3) Student uses critical thinking and scientific problem solving to makes informed decisions

  • (a) analyze, review, [and critique] scientific explanations, including hypotheses and theories, as to their strengths and weaknesses using scientific evidence and information
  • (b) draw inferences based on information [related to promotional materials] for products and services
  • (c) represent the natural world using models and identify their limitations

5.4 Student knows how to uses a variety of tools and methods to conduct scientific inquiry

  • (a) collect and analyze information using tools

Objective 3 – student will demonstrate an understanding of the physical sciences

(4.6) Student knows that change can create recognizable patterns

  • (a) identify patterns of change such as in weather and objects in the sky

(4.7) Conduct tests, compare data, and draw conclusions about physical properties of matter including states of matter, conduction, density, and buoyancy

Objective 4 – student will demonstrate an understanding of the earth sciences

(5.6) Student knows that some change occurs in cycles

  • (b) identify the significance of the water, carbon, and nitrogen cycles

(3.11) Students knows that the natural world includes objects in the sky

  • (a) identify and describe the importance of gases in the atmosphere in the local area, and classify them as renewable, nonrenewable, or inexhaustible

(3.6) Student knows that forces cause change

  • (b) identify that the surface of the Earth can be changed by forces such as glaciers

(5.5) Student knows that a system is a collection of cycles, structures, and processes that interact

  • (a) describe some cycles, structures, and processes that are found in a simple system
  • (b) describe some interactions that occur in a simple system

(4.6) Student knows that change can create recognizable patterns

  • (a) identify patterns of change such as in weather and objects in the sky

Teks revisions

TEKS has been revised for the 2010-2011 year. Everything listed above is included in the new TEKS. The following below are either new objectives that have been added, or that have become more detailed. Those new objectives that will also be covered in this new curriculum are listed below:

(5.3) The study of elementary science includes planning and safely implementing classroom and outdoor investigations using scientific processes, including inquiry methods, analyzing information, making informed decisions, and using tools to collect and record information, while addressing the major concepts and vocabulary, in the context of physical, earth, and life sciences. Districts are encouraged to facilitate classroom and outdoor investigations for at least 50% of instructional time.

(5.4) In Grade 5, investigations are used to learn about the natural world. Students should understand that certain types of questions can be answered by investigations and that methods, models, and conclusions built from these investigations change as new observations are made. Models of objects and events are tools for understanding the natural world and can show how systems work. They have limitations and based on new discoveries are constantly being modified to more closely reflect the natural world.

(5.3) Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student uses critical thinking and scientific problem solving to make informed decisions. The student is expected to:

  • (a) in all fields of science, analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by using empirical evidence, logical reasoning, and experimental and observational testing, including examining all sides of scientific evidence of those scientific explanations, so as to encourage critical thinking by the student;
  • (b) evaluate the accuracy of the information related to promotional materials for products and services such as nutritional labels;
  • (c) draw or develop a model that represents how something works or looks that cannot be seen such as how a soda dispensing machine works; and
  • (d) connect grade-level appropriate science concepts with the history of science, science careers, and contributions of scientists.

(5.7) Earth and space. The student knows Earth's surface is constantly changing and consists of useful resources. The student is expected to:

  • (c) identify alternative energy resources such as wind, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal, and biofuels

Questions & Answers

are nano particles real
Missy Reply
Hello, if I study Physics teacher in bachelor, can I study Nanotechnology in master?
Lale Reply
no can't
where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
has a lot of application modern world
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
yes that's correct
I think
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
nanocopper obvius
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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