NATIONAL SCIENCE EDUCATION STANDARDS
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The National Science Education Standards (NSES) External Link were produced by the National Research Council External Link in 1995 and published in 1996. The Standards were the result of four years of work by twenty-two scientific and science education societies and over 18,000 individual contributors.

Veterinary Medicine Path

National Science Education Content Standards Correlation Grades: 5-8

Instructional Objectives

Science Content Standard

Students will be able to recognize the role that veterinarians play in diagnosing an infectious disease in animals.

Standard G: Students should develop understanding of science as a human endeavor.

Standard G: Students should develop understanding of the nature of science.

Students will be able to identify and explain the purpose of control groups in an experiment.

Standard A: Students should develop the abilities to do scientific inquiry.

Students will be able to identify and explain the purpose of experimental groups in an experiment.

Standard A: Students should develop the abilities to do scientific inquiry.

Students will be able to draw conclusions from the results of an experiment.

Standard A: Students should develop the abilities to do scientific inquiry.


Epidemiology Path

National Science Education Content Standards Correlation Grades: 5-8

Instructional Objectives
Science Content Standard

Students will be able to recognize the role of an epidemiologist in an outbreak investigation.

Standard G: Students should develop understanding of science as a human endeavor.

Standard G: Students should develop understanding of the nature of science.

Students will recognize that a case control study is a method that epidemiologists use to investigate a disease outbreak.

Standard G: Students should develop understanding of the nature of science.

Students will be able to construct a 2x2 table to investigate the source of an outbreak.

Standard A: Students should develop the abilities to do scientific inquiry.

Students will know how to calculate and interpret exposure odds ratios to draw conclusions about a possible disease source.

Standard A: Students should develop the abilities to do scientific inquiry.


Microbiology Path

National Science Education Content Standards Correlation Grades: 5-8

Instructional Objectives
Science Content Standard

Students will be able to recognize the role a microbiologists plays in a research laboratory.

Standard G: Students should develop understanding of science as a human endeavor.

Standard G: Students should develop understanding of the nature of science.

Students will know how to formulate a hypothesis from a research question.

Standard A: Students should develop the abilities to do scientific inquiry.

Students will be able to identify independent and dependent variables in an experiment.

Standard A: Students should develop the abilities to do scientific inquiry.

Students will be able to draw conclusions from the results of an experiment.

Standard A: Students should develop the abilities to do scientific inquiry.