Alternate Assessment Standards for Students with Severe Disabilities
Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the physical setting and living environment and recognize the historical development of ideas in science.
Key Ideas & Performance Indicators:
Key Idea 1: The Earth and celestial phenomena can be described by principles of relative motion and perspective.
- recognize patterns of daily, monthly and seasonal changes in their environment
Key Idea 2: Many of the phenomena that we observe on Earth involve interactions among components of air, water, and land.
- observe the relationships among air, water, and land on Earth
Key Idea 3: Matter is made up of particles whose properties determine the observable characteristics of matter and its reactivity.
- observe and describe properties of materials using appropriate tools
- observe chemical and physical changes, including changes in states of matter
Key Idea 4: Energy exists in many forms, and when these forms change energy is conserved.
- observe a variety of forms of energy (e.g., heat, chemical, light) and the changes that occur in objects when they interact with those forms of energy
Key Idea 5: Energy and matter interact through forces that result in changes in motion.
- investigate the use of common forces (pushes and pulls) on objects, such as those caused by gravity, magnetism, and mechanical forces