Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Teaching Resources

Science 5.2

Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student uses scientific practices during laboratory and outdoor investigations. The student is expected to:

  • (1) describe, plan, and implement simple experimental investigations testing one variable;
    • (A) ask well defined questions, formulate testable hypotheses, and select and use appropriate equipment and technology;
    • (B) collect and record information using detailed observations and accurate measuring;
    • (C) analyze and interpret information to construct reasonable explanations from direct (observable) and indirect (inferred) evidence;
    • (D) demonstrate that repeated investigations may increase the reliability of results;
    • (E) communicate valid conclusions in both written and verbal forms; and
    • (F) construct appropriate simple graphs, tables, maps, and charts using technology, including computers, to organize, examine, and evaluate information.

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