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Table 1.

List of national and Washington state science education standards met by this module.

National Science Education StandardsWashington State Science Education Standards
Grades 9–12:
Science as Inquiry Standards
Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry Understanding about scientific inquiry

Physical Science Standards
Structure and properties of matter
Motion and forces

Life Science Standards
Mass, energy, and organization of living systems
Behaviors of organisms

Science and Technology Standards
Understanding about science and technology 
Grades 9–12:
EALR 2 ~ Inquiry (Conducting analysis and thinking logically)
The essence of scientific investigation involves the development of a theory or conceptual model that can generate testable predictions
EALR 3 ~ Application (Science, Technology, and Society)
The ability to solve problems is greatly enhanced by use of mathematics and information technologies
EALR 4 ~ Life Sciences (Maintenance and Stability of Population)
Scientists represent ecosystems in the natural world using mathematical models 
  
 Grades 6–8:
EALR 2 ~ Inquiry (Questioning and Investigating)
Models are used to represent objects, events, systems, and processes. Models can be used to test hypotheses and better understand phenomena, but they have limitations
EALR 4 ~ Physical Sciences (Atoms and Molecules)
Substances have characteristic intrinsic properties such as density, solubility, boiling point, and melting point, all of which are independent of the amount of the sample 
National Science Education StandardsWashington State Science Education Standards
Grades 9–12:
Science as Inquiry Standards
Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry Understanding about scientific inquiry

Physical Science Standards
Structure and properties of matter
Motion and forces

Life Science Standards
Mass, energy, and organization of living systems
Behaviors of organisms

Science and Technology Standards
Understanding about science and technology 
Grades 9–12:
EALR 2 ~ Inquiry (Conducting analysis and thinking logically)
The essence of scientific investigation involves the development of a theory or conceptual model that can generate testable predictions
EALR 3 ~ Application (Science, Technology, and Society)
The ability to solve problems is greatly enhanced by use of mathematics and information technologies
EALR 4 ~ Life Sciences (Maintenance and Stability of Population)
Scientists represent ecosystems in the natural world using mathematical models 
  
 Grades 6–8:
EALR 2 ~ Inquiry (Questioning and Investigating)
Models are used to represent objects, events, systems, and processes. Models can be used to test hypotheses and better understand phenomena, but they have limitations
EALR 4 ~ Physical Sciences (Atoms and Molecules)
Substances have characteristic intrinsic properties such as density, solubility, boiling point, and melting point, all of which are independent of the amount of the sample 

Note: EALR stands for Essential Academic Learning Requirement. Core concepts are stated in parentheses.

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