Standard 5.1: All Students Will Learn To Identify Systems Of Interacting Components And Understand How Their Interactions Combine To Produce The Overall Behavior Of The System. 5.2: All Students Will Develop Problem-Solving, Decision-Making And Inquiry Skills, Reflected By Formulating Usable Questions And Hypotheses, Planning Experiments, Conducting Systematic Observations, Interpreting And Analyzing Data, Drawing Conclusions, And Communicating Results. 5.3: All Students Will Develop An Understanding Of How People Of Various Cultures Have Contributed To The Advancement Of Science And Technology, And How Major Discoveries And Events Have Advanced Science And Technology. 5.4: All Students Will Develop An Understanding Of Technology As An Application Of Scientific Principles. 5.5: All Students Will Integrate Mathematics As A Tool For Problem-Solving In Science, And As A Means Of Expressing And/Or Modeling Scientific Theories. 5.6: All Students Will Gain An Understanding Of The Structure, Characteristics, And Basic Needs Of Organisms. 5.7: All Students Will Investigate The Diversity Of Life. 5.8: All Students Will Gain An Understanding Of The Structure And Behavior Of Matter. 5.9: All Students Will Gain An Understanding Of Natural Laws As They Apply To Motion, Forces, And Energy Transformations. 5.10: All Students Will Gain An Understanding Of The Structure, Dynamics, And Geophysical Systems Of The Earth. 5.11: All Students Will Gain An Understanding Of The Origin, Evolution, And Structure Of The Universe. 5.12: All Students Will Develop An Understanding Of The Environment As A System Of Interdependent Components Affected By Human Activity And Natural Phenomena. All students will develop problem-solving, decision-making and inquiry skills, reflected by formulating usable questions and hypotheses, planning experiments, conducting systematic observations, interpreting and analyzing data, drawing conclusions, and communicating results. 5.2 Science and Society All students will develop an understanding of how people of various cultures have contributed to the advancement of science and technology, and how major discoveries and events have advanced science and technology. 5.3 Mathematical Applications All students will integrate mathematics as a tool for problem-solving in science, and as a means of expressing and/or modeling scientific theories. 5.4 Nature and Process of Technology All students will understand the interrelationships between science and technology and develop a conceptual understanding of the nature and process of technology. 5.5 Characteristics of Life All students will gain an understanding of the structure, characteristics, and basic needs of organisms and will investigate the diversity of life. 5.6 Chemistry All students will gain an understanding of the structure and behavior of matter. 5.7 Physics All students will gain an understanding of natural laws as they apply to motion, forces, and energy transformations. 5.8 Earth Science All students will gain an understanding of the structure, dynamics, and geophysical systems of the earth. 5.9 Astronomy & Space Science All students will gain an understanding of the origin, evolution, and structure of the universe. 5.10 Environmental Studies All students will develop an understanding of the environment as a system of interdependent components affected by human activity and natural phenomena.