This project aids students in meeting national standards in several curriculum areas.

Reading Language Arts
International Reading Association (IRA) and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

  • Students participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a variety of literacy communities.
  • Students use spoken, written, and visual language for learning, persuasion, and exchange of information.
  • Students conduct research by gathering, evaluating, and synthesizing data from a variety of sources, and then communicate their discoveries to different audiences for a variety of purposes.
  • Students use a variety of technological and informational resources (i.e. libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and communicate knowledge.
  • Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts.
  • Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions, and by posing problems.

National Research Council of the National Academy of Science

Science as Inquiry:

  • Understanding of the nature of scientific knowledge
  • Understanding of the nature of scientific inquiry
  • Understanding of the scientific enterprise
  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry

Life Science:

  • The characteristics of organisms
  • Life cycles of organisms
  • Organisms and environments
  • Structure and function in living systems
  • Regulation and behavior
  • Populations and ecosystems
  • Diversity and adaptations of organisms

Science in Personal and Social Perspectives:

  • Characteristics and changes in populations
  • Changes in environments
  • Science and technology in local challenges
  • Populations, resources, and environments
  • Natural hazards
  • Risks and benefits

Social Studies
National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

  • Global Connections (Students study global connections and interdependence)
  • Science, Technology, and Society (The study of relationships among science, technology, and society)
  • People, Places, and Environment (The study of people, places, and environments)
  • Ideals, Principles, and Practices (The study of the ideals, principles, and practices of citizenship in a democratic republic)

Technology Foundation Standards for Students:

  • Use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity
  • Use technology tools to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences
  • Use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences
  • Use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources
  • Use technology tools to process data and report results

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