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BASIN Education Standards- Science & Geography


How BASIN Learning & Service Community Meets Educational Standards

The educational materials included in the BASIN website will give students the opportunity to develop competency in the following science and geography standards: 

SCIENCE STANDARDS (Boulder Valley School District Standards) 

  • Standard #1: Students understand the processes of scientific investigation and are able to design, conduct, communicate about, and evaluate such investigation.
  • Standard #3: 
    • 3.1 Students investigate the diversity, physical characteristics, and life processes of organisms.
  • Standard #4: 
    • 4.2 Students know and understand the general characteristics of the atmosphere, including climate and fundamental processes of weather.
    • 4.3 Students know and understand major sources of water, its uses and importance, and its cyclic patterns of movement through the environment.
  • Standard #5: Students know and evaluate interrelationships among science, technology, and human activity and how they can affect the world.
  • Standard #6: Students understand that science involves a particular way of knowing and understanding common connections among different scientific disciplines.
  • Standard #7: Students know how to appropriately select and safely and effectively use tools (including laboratory materials, equipment and electronic resources) to conduct scientific investigations.
GEOGRAPHY STANDARDS (National Standards) 

The geographicaly informed person knows and understands: 

  • Standard #1: Using maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process and report information from a spatial perspective.
  • Standard #2: Analyze the spatial organization of people, places and environments on Earth's surfaces.
  • Standard #4: Physical and human characteristics of places.
  • Standard #5: That people create regions to intepret Earth's complexity.
  • Standard #6: The physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth's surface.
  • Standard #13: How the forces of cooperation and conflict influence the division and control of the Earth's surface.
  • Standard #14: How human actions modify the physical environment.
  • Standard #15: How physical systems affect human systems.
  • Standard #16: The changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution and importance of resources.
  • Standard #17: How to apply geography to interpret the past.
  • Standard #18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future. 
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BVSD Science Standards

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