Science | Standards

Catenary Curve: Material Investigation

Academic Standards

This lesson is aligned with the McRel Standards for Science.

McRel Science

  • Level III (Grades 6-8)
    • Standard 12: Understands the nature of scientific inquiry.
      • 3. Designs and conducts a scientific investigation.
      • 4. Identifies variables (independent, dependent, control) in a scientific investigation.
      • 5. Understands why only one variable can be manipulated at a time and that all other variables must be controlled during the investigation.
      • 6. Uses appropriate tools and techniques to gather, analyze, and interpret scientific data.
      • 8. Evaluates the results of scientific investigation, experiments, observations, theoretical and mathematical models, and explanations proposed by other scientists.
      • 9. Knows possible outcomes of scientific investigation.
  • Level IV (Grades 9-12)
    • Standard 12: Understands the nature of scientific inquiry.
      • 2. Designs and conducts scientific investigation.
      • 3. Evaluates the results of scientific investigation, experiments, observations, theoretical and mathematical models, and explanations proposed by other scientists.
      • 5. Knows that conceptual principles and knowledge guide scientific inquiries; historical and current scientific knowledge influence the design and interpretation of investigations and the evaluation of proposed explanations made by other scientists.