CO Science Standards 
Activities 
CO Math Standards 
Activities 
Grades 912 
Designs

Grades 912

Designs 
Scientific Investigation and Design 

Algebra 1 

1.1 Scientific Method: ask questions
and state hypotheses using prior scientific knowledge to
help design and guide development and implementation of
a scientific investigation 

2a. algebraic methods, model, patterns and functions:
modeling realworld phenomena (for example, distanceversustime
relationships, compound interest, amortization tables, mortality
rates) using functions, equations, inequalities, and matrices;


1.4 Scientific Method: recognize and analyze
alternative explanations and models


2c. algebraic methods, model, patterns and functions:
solving problems involving functional relationships
using graphing calculators and/or computers as well as appropriate
paperandpencil techniques;


1.5 Scientific Method: construct and
revise scientific explanations and models, using evidence,
logic, and experiments that include identifying and controlling
variables 

2.3. algebraic methods, model, patterns and functions
: solve problems and model realworld situations
using patterns and functions;


Physical Science 

2.5. Algebraic methods, model, patterns and functions:
describe the connections among representations of
patterns and functions, including words, tables, graphs, and
symbols.


2.2 Chemistry: the spatial configuration
of atoms and the structure of the atoms in a molecule determine
the chemical properties of the substance


Geometry 

2.3 Chemistry: there are observable and
measurable physical and chemical properties that allow one
to compare, contrast, and separate substances (for example:
pH, melting point, conductivity, magnetic attraction) 

4.3 Geometric concepts, properties, and relationships:
recognize, draw, describe, and analyze geometric shapes in
one, two, and three dimensions. 

2.5. Physics: quantitative
relationships involved with thermal energy can be identified,
measured, calculated and analyzed (for example: heat transfer
in a system involving mass, specific heat, and change in temperature
of matter)


4b. Geometric concepts, properties, and relationships:
deriving and using methods to measure perimeter, area, and
volume of regular and irregular geometric figures; 

2.6 Physics: energy can be transferred
through a variety of mechanisms and in any change some energy
is lost as heat (for example: conduction, convection, radiation,
motion, electricity, chemical bonding changes) 

Mathematical Reasoning 

Life Science


1.2 Number sense and problem solving:
represent and use numbers in a variety of equivalent forms
(for example, fractions, decimals, percents, exponents, scientific
notation); 

3.2 Biology: there is a relationship
between the processes of photosynthesis and cellular respiration
(for example: in terms of energy and products)


1.4. Number sense and problem solving:
use number sense, including estimation and mental arithmetic,
to determine the reasonableness of solutions.


Earth and Space Science 

5b. Tools and techniques to measure: selecting
and using appropriate techniques and tools to measure quantities
in order to achieve specified degrees of precision, accuracy,
and error (or tolerance) of measurements


4.11 Atmospheric Science: there are factors
that may influence weather patterns and climate and their
effects within ecosystems (for example: elevation, proximity
to oceans, prevailing winds, fossil fuel burning, volcanic
eruptions 

6.3. Computational techniques, including estimation,
mental arithmetic, paperandpencil, calculators, and computers:
select and apply appropriate computational techniques
to solve a variety of problems and determine whether the results
are reasonable. 

Nature of Science involves a particular way of building
knowledge and making 

Probability / Statistics


5.2 Argument: the scientific way of knowing
uses a critique and consensus process (for example: peer review,
openness to criticism, logical arguments, skepticism) 

3.1 Data collection and analysis, statistics, and
probability: solve problems by systematically collecting,
organizing, describing, and analyzing data using surveys,
tables, charts, and graphs


5.5. Analysis: scientific knowledge changes
and accumulates over time; usually the changes that take place
are small modifications of prior knowledge but major shifts
in the scientific view of how the world works do occur




5.6. Analysis: interrelationships among
science, technology and human activity lead to further discoveries
that impact the world in positive and negative ways




5.7 Analysis: there is a difference between
a scientific theory and a scientific hypothesis 


