• I can define bias.
    I can identify bias in a scientific investigation.
    I can identify how prior knowledge and or experiences can lead to bias.
    I can explain why scientists must have repeatable experiments.
    I can define mean, median, and range.
    I can identify the similarities and differences between qualitative and quantitative observations.
    I can create a data table, measure accurately, and record results on a data table.
    I can construct a graph to display data collected in an experiment. (line, bar)
    I can analyze data from a graph and data table to check for reliability of results and determine if further studies are needed.
    I can determine if a question is investigable.
    I can create an investigable scientific question.
    I can identify the differences between the methods used to investigate a question (ie field studies, controlled experiments, reviews of existing work, models) and can justify the best method to use in a scientific investigation.
    I can create a testable hypothesis based on prior knowledge.
    I can identify the variable that changes in an experiment.
    I can identify the variable that is being measured or observed in an experiment.
    I can define and identify controlled variables (constants) within an experiment.
    I can determine materials needed for an experiment.
    I can write a specific step-by-step procedure for a scientific investigation.
    I can analyze results (evidence) from data tables and graphs in order to draw conclusions (explanation) about an experiment.
    I can identify basic scientific equipment and know when it is appropriate to use. (hand lens, compound microscope, Celsius thermometer, balance, graduated cylinder, metric ruler, timer)
    I can use the correct tool and accurately measure length using the metric system. (ruler & meter stick/meter)
    I can use the correct tool and accurately measure mass using the metric system. (electronic and triple beam balance/grams) 
    I can use the correct tool and accurately measure temperature using the metric system. (thermometer/degrees Celsius) 
    I can use the correct tool and accurately measure volume (l x w x h & water displacement) using the metric system. (ruler & graduated cylinder/ m3  or ml)
    I can follow all science safety procedures.
    I can give examples of how different cultural groups have influenced scientific and technological advances throughout history.
    I understand that scientific knowledge is subject to change as new evidence becomes available or as new theories cause scientists to look at old observations differently. (microscopes) 
    I understand that scientific knowledge is subject to change as new evidence becomes available or as new theories cause scientists to look at old observations differently. 
    I can construct a list and explain how technologies that have impacted how people live, work and interact.