Science, 2009
  Grade Level:   K-1  
  EALR 2:   Inquiry  
  Big Idea:   Inquiry (INQ)  
  Core Content:   Making Observations                   
  Description:   Students learn that scientific investigations involve trying to answer questions by making observations or trying things out, rather than just asking an adult. Children are naturally curious about nearly everything—butterflies and clouds, and why the Moon seems to follow them at night. The essence of this standard is to channel students' natural curiosity about the world, so that they become better questioners, observers, and thinkers, laying the groundwork for increasing understanding and abilities in science inquiry in the years to come.  
  Content Standard:   K-1 INQE —Communicate— Observations are more reliable if repeated, especially if repeated by different people.  
Students are expected to:
  • State verbally or in writing a need to repeat observations (evidence) to be certain the results are more reliable.