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Relationship to the National Science Education Standards

This mission aligns with two standards identified in the NSES: unifying concepts and processes and science as inquiry. (They use only parts of scientific inquiry for this mission.) The charts below identify how the mission aligns with each of these standards.

Unifying Concepts and Processes
Levels K–4 How Mission Is Aligned
Systems, order, and organization This mission builds on what students learned in module 2 about the brain as a system by illustrating how neurotransmission is part of that system. Students begin to understand how the brain works with the other parts of the nervous system to perform many key functions.
Life Science Standards
Levels K–4 How Mission Is Aligned
Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry Students go through some of the steps of scientific inquiry: observing, making predictions, completing an investigation to test their predictions, illustrating a concept, and drawing conclusions.

 

This page was last updated September 2012