(1) The benchmark for science content standard 5 at the end of grade 8 is that the student will:
(a) describe the specific fields of science and technology as they relate to occupations within those fields;
(b) apply scientific knowledge and process skills to understand issues and everyday events;
(c) simulate collaborative problem solving and give examples of how scientific knowledge and technology are shared with other scientists and the public;
(d) use scientific knowledge to investigate problems and their proposed solutions and evaluate those solutions while considering environmental impacts; and
(e) describe how the knowledge of science and technology influenced the development of the Montana American Indian cultures.