Alaska Sea Grant

Science Standards and GLEs

Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade Standards Addressed

This is a primary grade unit. There are no GLEs for K-2.
Standards addressed at K-2 are included.

 

K-2 Standards Addressed 

Investigation

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A1 – Science as Inquiry and Process

SA Students develop an understanding of the processes and applications of scientific inquiry.

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SA1 Students develop an understanding of the processes of science used to investigate problems, design and conduct repeatable scientific investigations, and defend scientific arguments

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SA2 Students develop an understanding that the processes of science require integrity, logical reasoning, skepticism, openness, communication, and peer review.

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SA3 Students develop an understanding that culture, local knowledge, history, and interaction with the environment contribute to the development of scientific knowledge, and that local applications provide opportunity for understanding scientific concepts and global issues.

 

 

 

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C1 – Concepts of Life Science

SC Students develop an understanding of the concepts, models, theories, facts, evidence, systems, and processes of life science.

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SC2 Students develop an understanding of the structure, function, behavior, development, life cycles, and diversity of living organisms.

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SC3 Students develop an understanding that all organisms are linked to each other and their physical environments through the transfer and transformation of matter and energy.

 

 

 

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G1 – History and Nature of Science

SG Students develop an understanding of the history and nature of science.

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SG2 Students develop an understanding that the advancement of scientific knowledge embraces innovation and requires empirical evidence, repeatable investigations, logical arguments, and critical review in striving for the best possible explanations of the natural world.

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SG3 Students develop an understanding that scientific knowledge is ongoing and subject to change as new evidence becomes available through experimental and/or observational confirmation(s).

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SG4 Students develop an understanding that advancements in science depend on curiosity, creativity, imagination, and a broad knowledge base.

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