Science Practices: Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information
- How do your findings compare to similar investigations reported in the scientific literature?
- How reliable are the claims made by other scientists that have reported on similar investigations?
- What science concepts support your hypothesis?
- What graph type best illustrates your findings?
MY NASA DATA Lesson Plans:
- Observing Earth’s Seasonal Changes (Grade 3-5)
- Comparison of Snow Cover on Different Continents (Grade 4-8)
- Aruba Cloud Cover Measured by Satellite (Grade 6-9)
- What Factors Affect Macro-invertebrate Life in Big Darby Creek? (Grade 6-8)
- Analysis of Atmospheric Conditions for a High Mountain Retreat (Grade 7-12)
- Exploring Photosynthesis with NASA Remote Sensing Data (Grade 7-12)
- March of the Polar Bears: Global Change, Sea Ice and Wildlife Migration (Grade 7-12)
- Evidence of Change Near the Arctic Circle (Grade 8-12)
- Hurricanes: An Environment of Concern (Grade 9-12)
- The Fabled Maine Winter (Grade 9-10)
K-2: Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information in K-2 builds on prior experiences and uses observations and texts to communicate new information.
- Read grade-appropriate texts and/or use media to obtain scientific information to describe patterns in the natural world. (K-ESS3-2)
- Communicate solutions with others in oral and/or written forms using models and/or drawings that provide detail and scientific ideas. (K-ESS3-3)
- Obtain information using various texts, text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) and other media that will be useful in answering a scientific question. (2-ESS2-3)
3-5: Obtaining, evaluating and communicating information in 3-5 builds on K-2 experiences and progresses to evaluating the merit and accuracy of ideas and methods.
- Obtain and combine information from books and other reliable media to explain phenomena. (3-ESS2-2) (4-ESS3-1) (5-ESS3-1)
6-8: Obtaining, evaluating and communicating information in 6-8 builds on K-5 experiences and progresses to evaluating the merit and validity of ideas and methods.
- Critically read scientific texts adapted for classroom use to determine the central ideas and/or obtain scientific and/or technical information to describe patterns in and/or evidence about the natural and designed world(s).
- Integrate qualitative and/or quantitative scientific and/or technical information in written text with that contained in media and visual displays to clarify claims and findings.
- Evaluate data, hypotheses, and/or conclusions in scientific and technical texts in light of competing information or accounts.
9-12: Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information in 9-12 builds on K-8 experiences and progresses to evaluating the validity and reliability of the claims, methods and designs.
- Communicate scientific ideas (e.g., about phenomena and/or the process of development and the design and performance of a proposed process or system) in multiple formats (including orally, graphically, textually, and mathematically). (HS-ESS1-3)