Predicting When the First Spring Generation Will Emerge

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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)

  • Use math in all aspects of scientific inquiry. (5-8)

Life Science

  • Plants and animals have life cycles that include being born, developing into adults, reproducing, and eventually dying. The details of this life cycle are different for different organisms. (K-4)
National Geography Standards
  • How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information.
National Math Standards
  • Compute fluently and make reasonable estimates.
  • Solve problems that arise in mathematics and in other contexts.
  • Develop and evaluate inferences and predictions that are based on data.