National Science Education Standards
Unifying Concepts & Processes 
  • Evidence, models and explanation 
  • Change, constancy and measurement 
Science As Inquiry
  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry 
  • Understanding about scientific inquiry
Physical Science  
  • Transfer of energy
  • Heat moves in predictable ways
  • The sun is the major source of energy
Earth and Space Science  
  • Earth in the Solar System
  • The Sun is the major source of energy. Seasons result from variations in the amount of the Sun's energy hitting the surface, due to the tilt of the rotation axis.
Science and Technology
  • Abilities of technological design
  • Understandings about science and technology.
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