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)
kinds of questions suggest different kinds of scientific investigations.
Some involve observing and describing objects, organisms, or
behavior of individual organisms is influenced by internal cues
(such as hunger) and by external cues (such as a change in the
Women and men of all ages, backgrounds, and groups engage in a variety
of scientific and technological work. (K-4)
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.