Planning and creating movies using the Make-a-Movie tool requires putting to use some of the practices outlined in the following Next Generation Science Standards:

Science and Engineering Practices

Asking Questions and Defining Problems
A practice of science is to ask and refine questions that lead to descriptions and explanations of how the natural and designed world works and which can be empirically tested.

Developing and Using Models
A practice of both science and engineering is to use and construct models as helpful tools for representing ideas and explanations. These tools include diagrams, drawings, physical replicas, mathematical representations, analogies, and computer simulations.

Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
The products of science are explanations and the products of engineering are solutions.

Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information
Scientists and engineers must be able to communicate clearly and persuasively the ideas and methods they generate. Critiquing and communicating ideas individually and in groups is a critical professional activity.

Crosscutting Concepts

Patterns
Observed patterns in nature guide organization and classification and prompt questions about relationships and causes underlying them.

Cause and Effect
Events have causes, sometimes simple, sometimes multifaceted. Deciphering causal relationships, and the mechanisms by which they are mediated, is a major activity of science and engineering.

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