Links to Descriptions of the Three Dimensions in the Framework for K-12 Science Education

Scientific and Engineering Practices Crosscutting Concepts
  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
  1. Patterns
  2. Cause and Effect: Mechanism and Explanation
  3. Scale, Proportion, and Quantity
  4. Systems and System Models
  5. Energy and Matter: Flows, Cycles, and Conservation
  6. Structure and Function
  7. Stability and Change
Disciplinary Core Ideas in Physical Science Disciplinary Core Ideas in Life Science
Disciplinary Core Ideas in Earth and Space Science Disciplinary Core Ideas in Engineering, Technology, and the Application of Science