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List of Benchmarks for Science 
 Standard 12.Understands the nature of scientific inquiry
  
TopicScientific data collection/analysis/interpretation
   Level II (Grade 3-5)
  Benchmark 4.Uses appropriate tools and simple equipment (e.g., thermometers, magnifiers, microscopes, calculators, graduated cylinders) to gather scientific data and extend the senses
   Vocabulary terms
A.  using scientific equipment
B.  using scientific tools
C.  scientific data collection
D.  using a thermometer
E.  using a magnifier
F.  using a microscope
G.  using a calculator
H.  using a graduated cylinder
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Uses tools to gather scientific data  A   
  2. Uses simple equipment to gather scientific data   
  3. Uses tools to extend the senses   
  4. Uses simple equipment to extend the senses   
  5. Uses thermometers to gather scientific data   
  6. Uses magnifiers to gather scientific data   
  7. Uses microscopes to gather scientific data  A   
  8. Uses calculators to gather scientific data   
  9. Uses graduated cylinders to gather scientific data   
  10. Uses thermometers to extend the senses   
  11. Uses magnifiers to extend the senses   
  12. Uses microscopes to extend the senses   
  13. Uses calculators to extend the senses   
  14. Uses graduated cylinders to extend the senses   
  15. Knows when the use of a thermometer for data gathering is appropriate   
  16. Knows when the use of a magnifier for data gathering is appropriate   
  17. Knows when the use of a microscope for data gathering is appropriate   
  18. Knows when the use of a calculator for data gathering is appropriate   
  19. Knows when the use of a graduated cylinder for data gathering is appropriate   


 A  = Assessment items available

Citation Log: BP(CAE,44,65,79;​IB1E,5.1,5.19;​N1E,134;​NEI,14;​NSE,118;​SE,122,127;​TE,49,76;​*)
Citation reference
BD = benchmark, declarative
BP = benchmark, procedural
BC = benchmark, contextual

1st letter/number of each code in parentheses:
*   McREL Report
2   Project 2061: Benchmarks for Science Literacy
CA   CDE: Science Framework for California Public Schools
CB   College Board Standards for College Success
DoD   Department of Defense curriculum for Prekindergarten science
FR   France: Pre-Elementary School Program
H   Headstart Child Outcomes Framework
IB1   International Baccalaureate: Primary Years Programme curriculum documents
IB2   International Baccalaureate: Middle Years Program Sciences Guide
IBB   International Baccalaureate: Biology
IBC   International Baccalaureate: Chemistry
IBE   International Baccalaureate: Environmental Systems and Societies Guide
IBP   International Baccalaureate: Physics
IL   Illinois Early Learning Standards
K   Standards for Success
L   Louisana Pre-Kindergarten Content Standards
MH   McGraw-Hill: Pre-Kindergarten Standards: Guidelines for Teaching and Learning
N1   New Standards: Elementary School
N12   NAEP: Released items for grade 12
N2   New Standards: Middle School
N3   New Standards: High School
N4   NAEP: Released items for grade 4
N8   NAEP: Released items for grade 8
NE   National Environmental Education Standards
NS   Science Assessment & Item Specifications for 2009 NAEP, Prepub. Ed.
NZ   New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum
OL   Ocean Literacy: The essential principles of ocean sciences
P   Pearsall: NSTA: The Content Core
R   Russia: Beginnings: The Fundamentals of Preschool Education
S   NRC: National Science Education Standards
T   TIMSS: Assesment framework for Science
T1   TIMSS: Released items for Population 1 (grade 4)
T2   TIMSS: Released items for Population 2 (grade 8)
T3   TIMSS: Released items for the final year of secondary school (grade 12)
TX1   Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines for Science
TX2   Texas College and Career Readiness Standards
UK   United Kingdom: Desirable Outcomes for Children’s Learning

2nd letter code :
E = Explicitly stated in document
I = Implicit in document

Number:
Page number of the cited document