Monitoring the Sierra Chincua Sanctuary
Winter 2000/2001

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National Science Education Standards


  • Use data to conduct a reasonable explanation. (K-4)

  • Develop descriptions, explanations, predictions, and models using evidence. (5-8)

  • Scientists use different kinds of investigations depending on the questions they are trying to answer. Types of investigations include describing objects, events, and organisms; classifying them; and doing a fair test (experimenting). (K-4)

  • Different kinds of questions suggest different kinds of scientific investigations. Some involve observing and describing objects, organisms, or events. (5-8)

  • The behavior of individual organisms is influenced by internal cues (such as hunger) and by external cues (such as a change in the environment). (K-4)

Science and Technology
Women and men of all ages, backgrounds, and groups engage in a variety of scientific and technological work. (K-4)

History and Nature of Science
Many people choose science as a career and devote their entire lives to studying it. Many people derive great pleasure from doing science. (K-4)

National Math Standards
Data Analysis and Probability
Develop and evaluate inferences and predictions that are based on data.