General Skills

1. follow safety procedures in the classroom and laboratory

2. safely and accurately use the following measurement tools:

¥ metric ruler

¥ balance

¥ stopwatch

¥ graduated cylinder

¥ thermometer

¥ spring scale

¥ voltmeter

3. use appropriate units for measured or calculated values

4. recognize and analyze patterns and trends

5. classify objects according to an established scheme and a student-generated scheme

6. develop and use a dichotomous key

7. sequence events

8. identify cause-and-effect relationships

9. use indicators and interpret results