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  • History of science as a human endevour.dentify how diverse people and/or cultures, past and present, have made important contributions to scientific innovations
  • Evaluate the effects of major scientific milestones on society
  •  Describe how scientific knowledge is subject to change.
  • Defend the principle that accurate record keeping, openness, and replication are essential for maintaining an investigator’s credibility with other scientists and society.
  • Explain why scientific claims may be questionable if based on very small samples of data, biased samples, or samples for which there was no control  
  • (Common Core Standards) Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.
  • (Common Core Standards) Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.
  • (Common Core Standards) Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or techmical context relevant to texts and topics.
  • (Common Core Standards) Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually.
  • (Common Core Standards) Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.
  • (Common Core Standards) Write informative/explainatory texts including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/experiments or technical processes.
  • (Common Core Standards) Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.