Select and use appropriate tools and technology (such as computer-linked probes, spreadsheets, and graphing calculators) to perform tests, collect data, analyze relationships, and display data.
Identify and communicate sources of unavoidable experimental error.
Recognize the usefulness and limitations of models and theories as scientific representations of reality.
Analyze situations and solve problems that require combining and applying concepts from more than one area of science.
describes, analyzes, and generalizes relationships, patterns, and functions using words, symbols, variables, tables, and graphs.
determines the impact when changing parameters of given functions.
knows that performance testing is often conducted using small-scale models, computer simulations, or analogous systems to reduce the chance of system failure.
knows that scientific knowledge is used by those who engage in design and technology to solve practical problems, taking human values and limitations into account.
Use a variety of problem-solving strategies, such as drawing a diagram, making a chart, guessing- and-checking, solving a simpler problem, writing an equation, working backwards, and creating a table.
Decide whether a solution is reasonable in the context of the original situation.
Use recursive and iterative thinking to solve problems, including identification of patterns, population growth and decline, and compound interest.