Presentation on theme: " Use consistent terminology and content in vertical alignment of the standards Update standards to include references to additional energy sources."— Presentation transcript:
Use consistent terminology and content in vertical alignment of the standards Update standards to include references to additional energy sources Move examples and details to the Curriculum Framework The.1 stem for the majority of the K-12 SOL changed to include the “nature of science.” Real world applications added to.1 SOL
Revisions to the Science SOL: Kindergarten K.1h (added) Observations are recorded K.6 (added): Living and nonliving The student will investigate and understand the differences between living organisms and nonliving objects. Key concepts include a)all things can be classified as living or nonliving; and b)living organisms have certain characteristics that distinguish them from nonliving objects including growth, movement, response to the environment, having offspring, and the need for food, air, and water. K.7b (added) plants need nutrients, water, air, light and a place to grow to survive
1.1c (observations are made from multiple positions to achieve a variety of perspectives and are repeated to assure accuracy). 1.1e: nonstandard measurement only, measurement of temperature added. 1.6c: relative position of the sun (the sun relative position in the morning is east and in the late afternoon is west).
Spring 2012 Division Summary of Science SOL 796 Students Tested 86.93 % Passing Mean Scale Score (out of 50) Scientific Investigation40.0 Force, Motion, Energy & Matter38.3 Life Processes and Living Systems38.6 Earth/Space Systems and Cycles37.3
Areas of Strength: Yeah! 93-95% correct in division Analyzing a table for data Interpreting bar graphs Properties of objects changing as size changes Recognizing simple machines within a complex machine Survival adaptations of animals Recycling of natural resources Seasonal variation in plants Measuring time to the minute The process of evaporation
Areas of Growth (Can you help?) 50-70% correct in division Purpose of simple machines Magnetism in a magnetic compass What mixes with water The interdependency of plants and animals Producers and consumers in our environment Unlimited energy resources Methods of data collection to understand weather patterns
Let’s talk about the position of the sun in the sky.