(4.3) Scientific Decisions
Students use critical thinking and scientific problem solving to make informed decisions.
The student is expected to in all fields of science, analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by using empirical evidence, logical reasoning, and experimental and observational testing, including examining all sides of scientific evidence of those scientific explanations, so as to encourage critical thinking by the student.
The student is expected to draw inferences and evaluate accuracy of product claims found in advertisements and labels such as for toys, food, and sunscreen.
The student is expected to represent the natural world using models such as rivers, stream tables, or fossils and identify their limitations, including accuracy and size.
The student is expected to connect grade-level appropriate science concepts with the history of science, science careers, and contributions of scientists.