Benchmark 12D
Habits of Mind: Communication Skills
Grades 9-12, page 297

Write clear, step-by-step instructions for conducting investigations, operating something, or following a procedure.

NSES Content Standard A 
Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Grades 9-12, page 175
Communicate and defend a scientific argument. Students in school science programs should develop the abilities associated with accurate and effective communication. These include writing and following procedures, expressing concepts, reviewing information, summarizing data, using language appropriately, developing diagrams and charts, explaining statistical analysis, speaking clearly and logically, constructing a reasoned argument, and responding appropriately to critical comments.

NSES Content Standard E 
Science and Technology: Abilities of technological design
Grades 9-12, page 192
Communicate the problem, process, and solution. Students should present their results to students, teachers, and others in a variety of ways, such as orally, in writing, and in other forms-- including models, diagrams, and demonstrations.