Level 1

Alaska Science
Key Element C6

A student who meets the content standard should understand that scientific discovery is often a combination of an accidental happening and observation by a knowledgeable person with an open mind.


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Performance Standard Level 1, Ages 5–7

Students share information about their world that they have learned though observation.

Sample Assessment Ideas

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Sample Assessment Ideas

  • Students describe how they learned to ride a bike, ride a sled, catch a fish, etc.

  • Students compare the number of teeth each student has lost.

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Standards Cross-References
( Alaska Department of Education & Early Development Standards

National Science Education Standards

Scientists develop explanations using observations (evidence) and what they already know about the world (scientific knowledge). Good explanations are based on evidence from investigations. (Page 123)



People can often learn about things around them just by observing those things carefully, but sometimes they can learn more by doing something to the things and noting what happens. (Page 10)

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