New Hampshire State Standards for Science — Grade 7

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Use appropriate tools to accurately collect and record both qualitative and quantitative data gathered through observations (e.g., temperature probes, electronic balances, spring scales, microscopes, stop watches).


Determine the degree of accuracy that can be obtained using a given instrument.


Investigate similarities and differences noted when making observations.


Construct and use a dichotomous key to classify a given set of objects or organisms.


Evaluate methods of classification for a specific purpose.


Rephrase questions so that they can be tested or investigated using scientific methodologies.


Ask questions about relationships between and among observable variables.


Identify the manipulated, responding and controlled variables in an experiment.


Design a controlled experiment, identifying and controlling the major variables.