The Data Dilemma© Connections to A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas

Dimension 1: Scientific and Engineering Practices

1. Asking questions and defining problems
2. Developing and using models
3. Planning and carrying out investigations
4. Analyzing and interpreting data
5. Using mathematics and computational thinking
6. Constructing explanations and designing solutions
7. Engaging in argument from evidence
8. Obtaining, evaluating and communicating information

Dimension 2: Crosscutting Concepts

1. Patterns
4. Systems and system models

Dimension 3: Disciplinary Core Ideas

Life Sciences

LS 1: From molecules to organisms: Structure and processes

Engineering,Technology and the Application of Science

ETS 1: Engineering design
ETS 2: Links among engineering, technology, science, and society

*The NSTA Reader’s Guide to A Framework for K-12 Science Education, National Research Council (NRC), 2011. A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press.