Oregon Education Common Curriculum Goals and Benchmarks
Curriculum Goal: Use analysis and interpretation to formulate explanations and draw reasonable conclusions based on the results of an investigation. Use integrated scientific process skills to predict, design experiments, control variables, interpret data, define operations and formulate models.
Grade 8 Benchmark--Evaluate evidence of physical and biological changes over time. Use a model to make predictions and inferences about familiar and unfamiliar phenomena in the natural world.
Grade 10 Benchmark--Use conceptual and/or mathematical models to explain natural systems. Propose explanations that are supported by data and knowledge of science concepts and principles.
Grade 12 Benchmark--Design and conduct a scientific investigation based on questions or hypotheses related to a current issue. Analyze data collected in a scientific investigation on a current problem or issue and evaluate sources of error and/or bias.