National and New Jersey Standards
National Science Education Standards
Content Standard A
Science as Inquiry
As a result of activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop
Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Understandings about scientific inquiry
Content Standard E
Science and Technology
As a result of their actvities in grades 5-8, all students should develop
Abilities of technological design
Understanding about science and technology
The National Educational Technology Standards (International Society for Technology Education)
Standard 2 Communication and Collaboration
Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
Standard 3 Research and Information Fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
Standard 4: Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.
Common Core Standard for Mathematics: Mathematical Practices
1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them
2. Model with mathematics
New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards
- 5.1 A Understand Scientific Explanations: Students understand core concepts and principles of science and use measurement and observation tools to assist in categorizing, representing, and interpreting the natural and designed world.
- 5.4 F. Climate and Weather: Earth’s weather and climate systems are the result of complex interactions between land, ocean, ice, and atmosphere.
8.1 Educational Technology: All students will use digital tools to access, manage, evaluate, and synthesize information in order to solve problems individually and collaboratively and to create and communicate knowledge.
: All students will develop an understanding of the nature and impact of technology, engineering, technological design, and the designed world, as they relate to the individual, global society, and the environment.