Science Practices

College Board@ recognizes that Science is a complex pursuit comprising many methods. The Science Practices that
they recognize, and we are responsible for the following (summarized from CED 2019):

Science Practice Skills
1)Models and Representations Describe components of a model using particulate-level diagrams.
Describe components of a models using different scales from particulate scale to macroscopic.
2)Question and Method Identify a testable question based on observation, data, or a model.
Formulate a hypothesis or predict results of an experiment.
Identify what the appropriate procedure(s) may be to answer a given question.
Make observations or collect data from lab set-ups to an appropriate level of precision.
Identify potential sources of error.
Explain how changes to an experiment will alter results.
3) Representing Data and Phenomena Use appropriate graphing to illustrate  chemical phenomena.
Use diagrams or models to illustrate chemical changes or phenomena such as electron configurations.
Represent the relationship between chemical structures and interactions across multiple scales.
4) Model analysis Explain properties or phenomena using given chemical theories, models, and representations.
Explain whether a model is consistent with chemical theories.
Explain the connection between particulate level and macroscopic properties using models and representations.
Explain the degree to which a given model explains properties or phenomena.


5) Mathematical Routines Identify the quantities needed to solve a problem from given information.
Identify the appropriate theory, definition or mathematical relationship to solve a problem.
Explain how on variable will respond as another is altered.
Identify information presented graphically to solve a problem.
Balance equations for a given chemical reaction.
Calculate, estimate, or predict an answer by choosing appropriate methods and precision.
6) Argumentation Make a scientific claim.
Support a scientific claim with evidence from experimentation.
Support a claim with evidence from models.
Provide reasoning to justify a claim using appropriate theory, principle, laws, mathematical routines.
Provide reasoning using connections between particulate-level diagrams and macroscopic properties.
Explain the connection between experimental results and chemical concepts, processes, or theories.
Explain how sources of experimental error may affect the experimental results.