Benchmark 1B: The Nature of Science - Scientific Inquiry
(grades K-2, page 10)
  • Tools such as thermometers, magnifiers, rulers, or balances often give more information about things than can be obtained by just observing things without their help. (2 of 4)
  • Standard 10-2 page 51, Grades K-4
    Develop the process of measuring and concepts related to units of measurement

    Standard 13-3 page 116, Grades 5-8
    Select appropriate units and tools to measure to the degree of accuracy required in a particular situation

  • Describing things as accurately as possible is important in science because it enables people to compare their observations with those of others. (3 of 4)
  • Standard 2-4 page 26, Grades K-4
    Realize that representing, discussing, reading, writing, and listening to mathematics are a vital part of learning and using mathematics
  • When people give different descriptions of the same thing, it is usually a good idea to make some fresh observations instead of just arguing about who is right. (4 of 4)
  • Standard 3-2 page 29, Grades K-4
    Use models, known facts, properties, and relationships to explain their thinking