Common Core Standards: Science High School (9-12th grade)

Common Core Standards Collaborize Classroom
RST.9-10.1. Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science texts, attending to the precise details of explanations or descriptions. Embed scientific articles and/or documentaries into a discussion topic for students to analyze, evaluate, and critique then discuss. Ask students to support their analysis with facts.
RST.9-10.5. Analyze the structure of the relationships among concepts in a text, including relationships among key terms (e.g., force, friction, reaction force). Use the Multiple Choice question type to present a variety of terms then ask students to select two terms and analyze the relationship between these concepts.
RST.11-12.8. Evaluate the hypotheses, data, analysis, and conclusions in a science text, verifying the data when possible and corroborating or challenging conclusions with other sources of information. Embed a scientific text that presents a hypothesis, data and analysis into a discussion topic. Ask students to select “Corroborating” or “Challenging” from the Multiple Choice options and support their position with facts and analysis.
RST.9-10.9. Compare and contrast findings presented in a text to those from other sources (including their own experiments), noting when the findings support or contradict previous explanations or accounts. Form online lab groups so students can discuss the results of their experiments online where all group members can contribute to the conversation. Encourage them to compare their findings to those presented in the text.
WHST.11-12.1. Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content. Present students with an issue and ask them to take a position. Use a Yes/No question type and ask students to justify their position.
WHST.11-12.2. Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of scientific procedures/ experiments. Wrap up a unit of study by asking students to explain in depth a scientific concept with a combination of facts and analysis. Use Multiple Choice question type to allow students choice about their topic.
WHST.9-12.6. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update writing products in response to ongoing feedback. All work done on a Collaborize Classroom site combines technology with online communication and collaboration exposing students to multiple perspectives.