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Bayville Standards Chart


All of the Bayville interactives are connected to Maryland Voluntary State Curriculum science standards. Here There Be Monsters is also connected to standards in the language arts VSC. Those language arts standards are listed below the science VSC charts below.

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1.0 Skills and Processes

Grade level
VSC topic and indicator
VSC objective
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6 - 8

A. Constructing Knowledge
1.  Design and carry out simple investigations and formulate appropriate conclusions based on data obtained.

b. Develop the ability to clarify questions and direct them toward objects and phenomena that can be described, explained, or predicted by scientific investigations.

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c. Explain and provide examples that hypotheses are valuable, even if they turn out not to be true, if they lead to fruitful investigations.

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f. Give examples of when further studies of the question being investigated may be necessary.

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6 - 8

B. Applying Evidence and Reasoning
1.   Review data from a simple experiment, summarize the data, and construct a logical argument about the cause-and-effect relationships in the experiment.

a.  Make a case for accepting the idea that there is no fixed set of steps all scientists follow, scientific investigations usually involve the collection of relevant evidence, the use of logical reasoning, and the application of imagination in devising hypotheses and explanations to make sense of the collected evidence.

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b.   Explain that what people expect to observe often affects what they actually do observe and that scientists know about this danger to    objectivity and take steps to try to avoid it when designing investigations and examining data.

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c.   Explain that even though different explanations are given for the same evidence, it is not always possible to tell which one is correct.

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e. Question claims based on vague statements or on statements made by people outside their area of expertise.

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