SCIENCE: Scope and Sequence
SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY SKILLS
Key: [ I ] Introduce, Instruct [ R ] Review, Reinforce [ E ] Expand, Elaborate
Systematic Thinking 
K 
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7 
8 
9 
Ask a Question 










Formulate Procedure 










Gather Empirical Data 










Draw Conclusions based on Data 










Key: [ I ] Introduce, Instruct [ R ] Review, Reinforce [ E ] Expand, Elaborate
SpaceTime Relationships 
K 
1 
2 
3 
4 
5 
6 
7 
8 
9 
Time 










Density 










Mass 










Volume 










Energy 










Force 










Temperature 










Key: [ I ] Introduce, Instruct [ R ] Review, Reinforce [ E ] Expand, Elaborate
Observations 
K 
1 
2 
3 
4 
5 
6 
7 
8 
9 
Seeing 










Hearing 










Touching 










Smelling 










Tasting 










Key: [ I ] Introduce, Instruct [ R ] Review, Reinforce [ E ] Expand, Elaborate
Measurements 
K 
1 
2 
3 
4 
5 
6 
7 
8 
9 
Quantitative Terms 










Qualitative Terms 










Metric System 










International System 










Equations 










Unit Conversion 










Key: [ I ] Introduce, Instruct [ R ] Review, Reinforce [ E ] Expand, Elaborate
Communication 
K 
1 
2 
3 
4 
5 
6 
7 
8 
9 
Describing 










Recording 










Reporting 










Experimental 










Key: [ I ] Introduce, Instruct [ R ] Review, Reinforce [ E ] Expand, Elaborate
Oral, Written and Mathematical Samples 
K 
1 
2 
3 
4 
5 
6 
7 
8 
9 
Vocabulary 










Graphs 










Visual Representations 










Mathematical Equations 










Key: [ I ] Introduce, Instruct [ R ] Review, Reinforce [ E ] Expand, Elaborate
Classification 
K 
1 
2 
3 
4 
5 
6 
7 
8 
9 
Places 










Objects 










Ideas 










Events 










Key: [ I ] Introduce, Instruct [ R ] Review, Reinforce [ E ] Expand, Elaborate
Interpret, Analyze and Construct 
K 
1 
2 
3 
4 
5 
6 
7 
8 
9 
Inferences (Explaining) 










Predictions (Forecasting) 










Interpretations (Arriving at explanations or hypothesis from data) 










Draw Conclusions / Make Generalizations 










Formulate Hypothesis 










Formulate Research Questions 










Determine Adequacy of Information 










Determine Relevancy of Information 










Check for Consistency of Information 










Compare Similarities and Differences 










Determine Changes 










Identify Trends 










Data Sets 










Charts 










Tables 










Graphs 










Diagrams 










Timelines 










Primary Sources 










Secondary Sources 










Analyze Results 










SCIENTIFIC REASONING SKILLS
Key: [ I ] Introduce, Instruct [ R ] Review, Reinforce [ E ] Expand, Elaborate
Reasoning Skills 
K 
1 
2 
3 
4 
5 
6 
7 
8 
9 
Longing to Know and Understand 










Questioning of Scientific Assumptions 










Search for Data and Its Meaning 










Demand for Verification 










Respect for Logic 










Consideration of Premises 










Consideration of Consequences 










Respect for Historical 









