Alaska Sea Grant

Science GLEs

Exploring the Ocean addresses the following GLEs for grades 6, 7 and 8:

Grade Level Expectations for Grade 6

Investigation

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The student demonstrates an understanding  of the processes of science by:
SA1.1 asking questions, predicting, observing, describing, measuring, classifying, making generalizations, inferring and communicating.

x x x x x x

The student develops an understanding of the processes of science by:
SA1.2 observing and describing their world to answer simple questions.

   x x x  

The student demonstrates an understanding that interactions with the environment provide an opportunity for understanding scientific concepts by:
SA3.1 observing local conditions that determine which plants and/or animals survive. (L) 

         x  

The student demonstrates an understanding of the forces that shape Earth by
SD2.3 describing how the surface can change rapidly as a result of geological activities (i.e., earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, floods, landslides, avalanches). 

     x      

The student demonstrates an understanding of how to integrate scientific knowledge and technology to address problems by
SE1.1 recognizing that technology cannot always provide successful solutions for problems or fulfill every human need.

 x  x  x  x    x

The student demonstrates an understanding that solving problems involves different ways of thinking by
[6] SE2.1 identifying and designing a solution to a problem.

   x  x      

The student demonstrates an understanding that solving problems involves different ways of thinking by:
[6] SE2.2 comparing the student’s work to the work of peers in order to identify multiple paths that can be used to investigate a question or problem. (L)

   x      

The student demonstrates an understanding of how scientific discoveries and technological innovations affect our lives and society by
SE3.1 describing the various effects of an innovation on a global level.

 x  x      

 

Grade Level Expectations for Grade 7

Investigation

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The student develops an understanding of the processes of science by:
[7] SA1.1 asking questions, predicting, observing, describing, measuring, classifying, making generalizations, inferring, and communicating.*

x x x x
x x

The student demonstrates an understanding of the processes of science by:
[7] SA1.2 observing, measuring, and collecting data from explorations and using this information to classify, predict, and communicate. add new

   x  x x x  

The student demonstrates an understanding of the attitudes and approaches to scientific inquiry by
[7] SA2.1 identifying and evaluating the sources used to support scienitifc statements aa new

           

The student demonstrates an understanding that interactions with the envrionment provide an opportunity for understanding scientific concepts by
[7] SA3.1 designing and conducting a simple investigation about the local environment. (L)

         x  

The student demonstrates an understanding of motions, forces, their characteristics, relationships, and effects by
[7] SB4.3 describing the characteristics of a wave (i.e., amplitude, wavelength, and frequency)

      x    

The student demonstrates an understanding of the forces that shape Earth by
SD2.2 describing how the movement of the tectonic plates results in both slow changes (e.g., formation of mountains, ocean floors, and basins) and short-term events (e.g., volcanic eruptions, seismic waves, and earthquakes) on the surface.

    x      

The student demonstrates an understanding that solving problems involves different ways of thinking, perspectives, and curiosity by:
[7] SE2.1 identifying the function of a variety of tools (e.g., spear, hammer, hand lens, kayak, computer)

           

The student demonstrates an understanding that solving problems involves different ways of thinking, perspectives, and curiosity by: 
[7] SE2.2 identifying multiple explanations (e.g., oral traditions, folklore, scientific theory) of everyday events (e.g., weather, seasonal changes). (L)*

  x  x

  

   

The student demonstrates an understanding of how scientific discoveries and technological innovations affect our lives and society by
SE3.1 recognizing the effects of a past scientific discovery, invention, or scientific breakthrough (e.g., DDT, internal combustion engine).

 x    x      x

 

Grade Level Expectations for Grade 8

Investigation

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The student demonstrates an understanding  of the processes of science by:
[8] SA1.1 asking questions, predicting, observing, describing, measuring, classifying, making generalizations, inferring, and communicating.

 x x x x x x

The student demonstrates an understanding of the processes of science by:
[8] SA1.2 using quantitative and qualitative observations to create their own inferences and predictions.

   x  x x x  

The student demonstrates an understanding of the attitudes and approaches to scientific inquiry by
SA2.1 recognizing and analyzing differing scientific explanations and models.

   x    x    

The student demonstrates an understanding of the forces that shape Earth by
SD2.1 interpreting topographical maps to identify features (i.e., rivers, lakes, mountains, valleys, islands, and tundra).

     x      

The student demonstrates an understanding that solving problems involves different ways of thinking, perspectives, and curiosity by:
[8] SE2.1 investigating a problem or project over a specified period of time and identifying the tools and processes used in that project. (L)*

   x        

The student demonstrates an understanding that solving problems involves different ways of thinking, perspectives, and curiosity by:
[8] SE2.2 comparing multiple explanations (e.g., oral traditions, folklore, scientific theory) of everyday events (e.g., weather, seasonal changes). (L)

  x  x      

The student demonstrates an understanding of how scientific discoveries and technological innovations affect our lives and society by

SE3.1 predicting the possible effects of a recent scientific discovery, invention, or scientific breakthrough (L).

     x      

(L) Some GLEs have been identified as Local. They are for local assessments and will not be on a state assessment.

* PSGLEs repeated with no changes across grade levels are marked with asterisks.

 

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