U.S. Education Standards Connections
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U.S. National Science Education Standards
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Content Area Grade Levels Content Standard
Unifying Concepts and Processes Constancy, change and measurement K-12 Scale includes understanding that different characteristics, properties, or relationships within a system might change as its dimensions are increased or decreased.
Physical Science Interactions of energy and matter 9-12 In some materials, such as metals, electrons flow easily, whereas in insulating materials such as glass they can hardly flow at all. Semiconducting materials have intermediate behavior.
Science and Technology Understanding about science and technology K-4 Tools help scientists make better observations, measurements, and equipment for investigations. They help scientists see, measure, and do things that they could not otherwise see, measure, and do.
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives Science and technology in society 5-8 Technology influences society through its products and processes. Technology influences the quality of life and the ways people act and interact. Technological changes are often accompanied by social, political, and economic changes that can be beneficial or detrimental to individuals and to society.
Science and technology in society 5-8 Science and technology have advanced through contributions of many different people, in different cultures, at different times in history.
History and Nature of Science Science as a human endeavor K-4 Although men and women using scientific inquiry have learned much about the objects, events, and phenomena in nature, much more remains to be understood. Science will never be finished.
Historical perspectives 9-12 The historical perspective of scientific explanations demonstrates how scientific knowledge changes by evolving over time, almost always building on earlier knowledge.

Massachusetts Science and Technology Educational Framework

Content Area Grade Levels Content Standard
Technology and Engineering Materials, Tools and Machines 6-8 Broad Concept: Appropriate materials, tools, and machines enable us to solve problems, invent, and construct.
Construction Technologies 9-10 Broad Concept: Various materials, processes, and systems are used to build structures.