Taryn, I agree that science is more than learning the state science standards. Learning the engineering process is important. As students work with a group or a partner then need to learn to communicate and work with others in a productive manner. As students are working together, the students thought process and reflecting on the task is crucial. It is awesome to watch students make changes to an experiment or a project because it didn't work. Changing a variable and making a tweek here or there and watching the students engage in their conversations and listening to their "whys." This is why I teach!!