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Tidepool Research Worksheet

Use these questions to guide a research project about tide pools and the animals that call this unique habitat home.

Standards

  • Next Generation Science Standards
    • Ask questions that can be investigated based on patterns such as cause and effect relationships.
    • Ask questions that can be investigated and predict reasonable outcomes based on patterns such as cause and effect relationships.
    • Ask questions that can be investigated within the scope of the classroom, outdoor environment, and museums and other public facilities with available resources and, when appropriate, frame a hypothesis based on observations and scientific principles.
    • Identify the evidence that supports particular points in an explanation.
    • Construct an explanation that includes qualitative or quantitative relationships between variables that predict phenomena.
    • Apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for real-world phenomena, examples, or events.
    • Construct an explanation that includes qualitative or quantitative relationships between variables that describe phenomena.
    • Scientists look for patterns and order when making observations about the world.
    • Science knowledge is based upon logical and conceptual connections between evidence and explanations.
    • Science disciplines share common rules of evidence used to evaluate explanations about natural systems.
    • Scientists search for cause and effect relationships to explain natural events.
    • Growth and Development of Organisms
    • Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
    • Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience
    • Systems in the natural and designed world have parts that work together.
    • Empirical evidence is required to differentiate between cause and correlation and make claims about specific causes and effects.
    • Explanations of stability and change in natural or designed systems can be constructed by examining the changes over time and forces at different scales.
    • Small changes in one part of a system might cause large changes in another part.
Age Levels:
8-13
Grade Levels:
3-8
Instructional Time:
50-90 minutes