NSES “MUST READ”
CONTENT LIST - I
• The major concepts, principles,
theories, and laws of science (See
NSES 9-12 Content Standards B-D,
• The unifying concepts of science
(See NSES K-12 Content Standard,
pp. 104-105 and 115-119)
• Technological applications of
science (See NSES 9-12 Content
Standard E, pp. 190-193)
NSES “MUST READ”
CONTENT LIST - II
• The philosophical and historical nature
of science (See NSES 9-12 Content
Standard G, pp. 200-204)
• Practice of scientific inquiry (See NSES
9-12 Content Standard A, pp. 173-176)
• Issues related to science and
technology (See NSES 9-12 Content
Standard F, pp. 193-199)
• Science in the community (See NSES 912 Content Standard F, pp. 193-199)
Chapter 1: The Nature of Science
Chapter 4: The Physical Setting
Chapter 10: Historical Perspectives
Chapter 11: Common Themes
Chapter 12: Habits of Mind
Chapter 14: Issues and Language (relevant
definitions for commonly-used terms)
Chapter 15: The Research Base (common
GOALS FOR SCIENCE
Understand and apply the methods of scientific
inquiry and technological design to investigate
questions, solve problems and analyze claims.
Understand the facts and unifying concepts of the
life, physical and earth/space sciences.
Understand connections and relationships among
science, technology and society.
Goal 11. Understand & apply the
methods of scientific inquiry and
tech. design to investigate questions,
solve problems & analyze claims.
A) Explain the principles and practices of
B) Apply the steps and methods of scientific
inquiry to conduct experiments and investigate
C) Apply the principles and methods of
technological design to solve problems.
D) Assess the credibility of scientific claims.
Goal 12: Understand the facts and
unifying concepts of the life, physical
and earth/space sciences.
A) Apply concepts of systems within the sciences.
B) Apply concepts of form and function within the
C) Apply concepts of change and constancy within
D) Apply concepts of models and explanations
within the sciences.
Goal 13: Understand connections and
relationships among science,
technology and society.
A) Explain the historical development and
importance of science and technology.
B) Explain conceptual relationships between
science and technology.
C) Describe and analyze relationships among
science, technology and society in practical
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