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Educational Standards associated with PALS - Performance Assessment Links in Science Comment on this resource
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understanding about scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Light, heat, electricity, and magnetism
        • Position and motion of objects
        • Properties of objects and materials
      • C - Life science:
        • Characteristics of organisms
        • Organisms and environments
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Changes in earth and sky
        • Properties of earth materials
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Abilities of technological design
    • 5-8:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Motion and forces
        • Properties and changes of properties in matter
        • Transfer of energy
      • C - Life science:
        • Diversity and adaptations of organisms
        • Population and ecosystems
        • Regulation and behavior
        • Reproduction and heredity
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Abilities of technological design
    • 9-12:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understandings about scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Chemical reactions
        • Conservation of energy and increase in disorder
        • Motions and forces
        • Structure and properties of matter
      • C - Life science:
        • Behavior of organisms
        • Interdependence of organisms
        • Matter, energy, and organization in living systems
        • The cell
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Geochemical cycles
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Abilities of technological design
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Environmental quality
        • Personal and community health