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List of Benchmarks for Science 
 Standard 12.Understands the nature of scientific inquiry
  
TopicScientific data collection/analysis/interpretation
   Level IV (Grade 9-12)
  Benchmark 4.Uses technology (e.g., hand tools, measuring instruments, calculators, computers) and mathematics (e.g., measurement, formulas, charts, graphs) to perform accurate scientific investigations and communications
   Vocabulary terms
A.  technology in scientific investigations
B.  hand tool
C.  measuring instrument
D.  calculator
E.  computer
F.  formula
G.  chart
H.  graph
I.  mathematics in scientific investigations
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Uses technology to perform accurate scientific investigations   
  2. Uses technology to facilitate accurate scientific communications   
  3. Uses mathematics to perform accurate scientific investigations   
  4. Uses mathematics to facilitate accurate scientific communications   
  5. Uses hand tools to perform accurate scientific investigations   
  6. Uses hand tools to facilitate accurate scientific communications   
  7. Uses measuring instruments to perform accurate scientific investigations   
  8. Uses measuring instruments to facilitate accurate scientific communications   
  9. Uses calculators to perform accurate scientific investigations   
  10. Uses calculators to facilitate accurate scientific communications   
  11. Uses computers to perform accurate scientific investigations   
  12. Uses computers to facilitate accurate scientific communications   
  13. Uses measurement to perform accurate scientific investigations   
  14. Uses measurement to facilitate accurate scientific communications   
  15. Uses formulas to perform accurate scientific investigations   
  16. Uses formulas to facilitate accurate scientific communications   
  17. Uses charts to perform accurate scientific investigations   
  18. Uses charts to facilitate accurate scientific communications   
  19. Uses graphs to perform accurate scientific investigations   
  20. Uses graphs to facilitate accurate scientific communications   
  21. Understands the concept of accuracy as it relates to the use of formulas in scientific investigations   
  22. Understands the concept of accuracy as it relates to the use of measurement in scientific investigations   
  23. Understands the concept of accuracy as it relates to the use of hand tools in scientific investigations   
  24. Understands the concept of accuracy as it relates to the use of measuring instruments in scientific investigations   
  25. Understands the concept of accuracy as it relates to the use of calculators in scientific investigations   
  26. Understands the concept of accuracy as it relates to the use of computers in scientific investigations   
  27. Understands the concept of accuracy as it relates to the use of charts and graphs in scientific communications   


Citation Log: BP(CAE,278;​IBCE,11,21;​IBPE,11,21;​N3E,84;​NEI,51,52,53;​SE,175,176)
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