Asking Questions and Defining Problems

Analyze a major global challenge to specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
High School (9-12)
Ask questions to clarify relationships about the role of DNA and chromosomes in coding the instructions for characteristic traits passed from parents to offspring.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
High School (9-12)
Evaluate questions about the advantages of using digital transmission and storage of information.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
High School (9-12)
Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
Middle School (6-8)
Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
Middle School (6-8)
Ask questions about data to determine the factors that affect the strength of electric and magnetic forces.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
Middle School (6-8)
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
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Ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in energy that occur when objects collide.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
4
Define a simple design problem that can be solved by applying scientific ideas about magnets.*

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
3
Ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
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