Middle school science students in Miami, Florida used the
Timing Online Science Experiment to learn how to integrate technology and
scientific research. Their role is to act as teams of "expert
scientists" who investigate and communicate their findings to others. As
part of the lesson plan developed for this project, the teacher identifies the
specific state and local curriculum standards satisfied by the project. They
SC.F.1.3.7.a - (The Processes of Life, 6-8). The student
knows that behavior is a response to the environment and influences growth,
development, maintenance, and reproduction.
SC.H.1.3.1.a - (Nature of Science, 6-8). The student knows
that scientific knowledge is subject to modification as new information
challenges prevailing theories and as a new theory leads to looking at old
observations in a new way.
SC.H.1.3.5.a - (Nature of Science, 6-8). The student knows
that change in one or more variables may alter the outcome of an investigation.
SC.H.3.3.1 - (Nature of Science, 6-8). The student knows
that science ethics demand that scientists must not knowingly subject coworkers,
students, the neighborhood, or the community to health or property risks.
SC.H.3.3.2 - (Nature of Science, 6-8). The student knows
that special care must be taken in using animals in scientific research.
SC.H.3.3.7 - (Nature of Science, 6-8). The student knows
that computers speed up and extend people's ability to collect, sort, and
analyze data; prepare research reports; and share data and ideas with others.
Goal 3 Standards: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7
Competency Based Curriculum:
Nature of Science as Inquiry Components: 6-8.I.A1-10,
Life Science Components: 6.II.A.9-10