Alaska Sea Grant

AK Standards and GLEs

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

Grade Level Expectations for Grade 6

Investigation

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

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

x x x x x x  x

The student develops an understanding of the processes of science by:
[6] 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:
[6] SA3.1 observing local conditions that determine which plants and/or animals survive. (L)

          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    

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       x x  

The student demonstrates an understanding of the bases of the advancement of scientific knowledge by
[6] SG2.1 recognizing differences in results of repeated experiments.

      x      

 

Grade Level Expectations for Grade 7

Investigation

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

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  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  

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

             x

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)

           

The student demonstrates understanding of the structure and properties of matter by
[7] SB1.1 using physical properties (i.e., density, boiling point, freezing point, conductivity) to differentiate among and/or separate materials (i.e., elements, compounds, and mixtures)

      x 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 cycles influenced by energy from the sun and by the earth's position and motion in our solar system by
[7]SD3.1 describing the weather using accepted meteorological terms (e.g., pressure systems, fonts, precipitation).

  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)

           x  

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  

  

x  x  

The student demonstrates an understanding of the bases of the advancement of scientific knowledge by:
[7] SG2.1 recognizing the need for repeated measurements.

      x      

 

Grade Level Expectations for Grade 8

Investigation

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

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  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  

The student demonstrates an understanding of the structure and properties of matter by
[8]SB1.1 using physical and chemical properties (i.e., density, boiling point, freezing point, conductivity, flammability) to differentiate among materials (i.e., elements, compounds, and mixtures).

        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 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 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.

 

seagrant UAF logo Alaska Department of Education and Early Development noaa
© 2007 - 2017 Alaska Sea Grant