BPSS (SCI) Science Standards
SCI Gr K-5 Benchmarks
Bismarck Public School District uses FOSS Modules to supplement the Elementary K-6 Science curriculum. FOSS activities are matched to the way students think at different times in their lives. Students in upper elementary construct more advanced concepts by classifying, testing, experimenting, and determining cause and effect relationships among objects, organisms, and systems.
Students in Grade 7 focus on Life Science and Grade 8 focus on Earth Science.
Scientific Thinking Processes
The Sciences use the following thinking processes:
using the senses to get information
talking, drawing, acting
pairing, one-to-one correspondence
grouping, serializing, sequencing
cause and effect, classification
superordinate/subordinate classification, if/then reasoning, developing scientific laws
developing strategic plans, inventing