Re: KS science standards

From: Keith B Miller (
Date: Tue Mar 06 2001 - 21:59:07 EST

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    >> >Is Appendix 3 available on the Web, or can you make it available to

    Appendix 3 (and 2) are both diagrams and should be available on the web
    with the rest of the standards shortly.

    I suspect that these appendices are identical with the those in the
    previous standards darft of the standards committee.

    Appendix 3 is a hierarchical diagram showing the sequence in which aspects
    of scientific learning are aquired developmentally. The show the preffered
    grade levels at which those aspects of scientific thinking should be

    The order is 1) observing (seeing, hearing, feeling, tasting, smelling), 2)
    communicating (silent, oral, written, pictorial), 3) comparing (sensory
    comparisons, relative position comparisons, measurment), 4) organizing
    (categorizing, grouping, classifying, ordering, seriating and sequencing),
    5) relating (cause and effect relationships, space/time relationships,
    controlled experimentation) , 6) inferring (predicting patterns based on
    data, formulating models, theorizing), and 7) applying (using knowledge to
    solve complex problems, inventing).


    Keith B. Miller
    Department of Geology
    Kansas State University
    Manhattan, KS 66506

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