National Science Education Standards

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Unifying Concepts & Processes
  • Systems, order, and organizations 
  • Evidence, models and explanation 
  • Change, constancy and measurement 
  • Form and function 
Earth and Space Science 
  • Earth in the solar system 
    • Most objects in the solar system are in regular and predictable motion. 
    • Gravity is the force that keeps planets in orbit around the sun. 
Physical Science 
  • Motions and forces
    • Unbalanced forces will cause changes in the speed or direction of an object's motion. 
History and Nature of Science 
  • Science as a human endeavor 
  • Nature of science 
  • History of science