SC.8.N.1: The Practice of Science

SC.8.N.1.A: Scientific inquiry is a multifaceted activity; The processes of science include the formulation of scientifically investigable questions, construction of investigations into those questions, the collection of appropriate data, the evaluation of the meaning of those data, and the communication of this evaluation.

 Diffusion
 Effect of Environment on New Life Form
 Hearing: Frequency and Volume
 Pendulum Clock
 Real-Time Histogram
 Sight vs. Sound Reactions
 Time Estimation

SC.8.N.1.B: The processes of science frequently do not correspond to the traditional portrayal of "the scientific method."

 Diffusion
 Effect of Environment on New Life Form
 Effect of Temperature on Gender
 Pendulum Clock
 Seed Germination
 Sight vs. Sound Reactions

SC.8.N.1.C: Scientific argumentation is a necessary part of scientific inquiry and plays an important role in the generation and validation of scientific knowledge.

 Pendulum Clock

SC.8.N.1.D: Scientific knowledge is based on observation and inference; it is important to recognize that these are very different things. Not only does science require creativity in its methods and processes, but also in its questions and explanations.

 Sight vs. Sound Reactions

SC.8.N.1.1: Define a problem from the eighth grade curriculum using appropriate reference materials to support scientific understanding, plan and carry out scientific investigations of various types, such as systematic observations or experiments, identify variables, collect and organize data, interpret data in charts, tables, and graphics, analyze information, make predictions, and defend conclusions.

 Diffusion
 Effect of Environment on New Life Form
 Effect of Temperature on Gender
 Pendulum Clock
 Real-Time Histogram
 Sight vs. Sound Reactions

SC.8.N.1.2: Design and conduct a study using repeated trials and replication.

 Diffusion
 Effect of Temperature on Gender
 Growing Plants
 Real-Time Histogram
 Seed Germination
 Time Estimation

SC.8.N.1.3: Use phrases such as "results support" or "fail to support" in science, understanding that science does not offer conclusive 'proof' of a knowledge claim.

 Effect of Environment on New Life Form
 Hearing: Frequency and Volume
 Pendulum Clock

SC.8.N.1.4: Explain how hypotheses are valuable if they lead to further investigations, even if they turn out not to be supported by the data.

 Diffusion
 Effect of Environment on New Life Form
 Effect of Temperature on Gender
 Pendulum Clock

SC.8.N.1.6: Understand that scientific investigations involve the collection of relevant empirical evidence, the use of logical reasoning, and the application of imagination in devising hypotheses, predictions, explanations and models to make sense of the collected evidence.

 Diffusion
 Pendulum Clock

SC.8.E.5: The origin and eventual fate of the Universe still remains one of the greatest questions in science. Gravity and energy influence the formation of galaxies, including our own Milky Way Galaxy, stars, the planetary systems, and Earth. Humankind?s need to explore continues to lead to the development of knowledge and understanding of the nature of the Universe.

SC.8.E.5.1: Recognize that there are enormous distances between objects in space and apply our knowledge of light and space travel to understand this distance.

 Solar System Explorer

SC.8.E.5.3: Distinguish the hierarchical relationships between planets and other astronomical bodies relative to solar system, galaxy, and universe, including distance, size, and composition.

 Solar System Explorer

SC.8.E.5.7: Compare and contrast the properties of objects in the Solar System including the Sun, planets, and moons to those of Earth, such as gravitational force, distance from the Sun, speed, movement, temperature, and atmospheric conditions.

 Comparing Earth and Venus
 Solar System Explorer
 Tides

SC.8.E.5.9: Explain the impact of objects in space on each other including:

SC.8.E.5.9.1: the Sun on the Earth including seasons and gravitational attraction

 Seasons Around the World
 Seasons in 3D
 Seasons: Why do we have them?

SC.8.E.5.9.2: the Moon on the Earth, including phases, tides, and eclipses, and the relative position of each body.

 2D Eclipse
 3D Eclipse
 Moonrise, Moonset, and Phases
 Phases of the Moon
 Tides

SC.8.P.8: Properties of Matter

SC.8.P.8.B: Objects and substances can be classified by their physical and chemical properties. Mass is the amount of matter (or "stuff") in an object. Weight, on the other hand, is the measure of force of attraction (gravitational force) between an object and Earth.

 Density Experiment: Slice and Dice
 Mineral Identification

SC.8.P.8.1: Explore the scientific theory of atoms (also known as atomic theory) by using models to explain the motion of particles in solids, liquids, and gases.

 Element Builder

SC.8.P.8.3: Explore and describe the densities of various materials through measurement of their masses and volumes.

 Density Experiment: Slice and Dice
 Density Laboratory

SC.8.P.8.4: Classify and compare substances on the basis of characteristic physical properties that can be demonstrated or measured; for example, density, thermal or electrical conductivity, solubility, magnetic properties, melting and boiling points, and know that these properties are independent of the amount of the sample.

 Circuit Builder
 Conduction and Convection
 Density Experiment: Slice and Dice
 Density Laboratory
 Magnetism
 Mineral Identification

SC.8.P.8.6: Recognize that elements are grouped in the periodic table according to similarities of their properties.

 Ionic Bonds

SC.8.P.8.7: Explore the scientific theory of atoms (also known as atomic theory) by recognizing that atoms are the smallest unit of an element and are composed of sub-atomic particles (electrons surrounding a nucleus containing protons and neutrons).

 Element Builder

SC.8.P.9: Changes in Matter

SC.8.P.9.1: Explore the Law of Conservation of Mass by demonstrating and concluding that mass is conserved when substances undergo physical and chemical changes.

 Chemical Changes
 Chemical Equations

SC.8.P.9.2: Differentiate between physical changes and chemical changes.

 Density Experiment: Slice and Dice

SC.8.P.9.3: Investigate and describe how temperature influences chemical changes.

 Chemical Changes

SC.8.L.18: Matter and Energy Transformations

SC.8.L.18.B: Living organisms acquire the energy they need for life processes through various metabolic pathways (photosynthesis and cellular respiration).

 Cell Energy Cycle

SC.8.L.18.1: Describe and investigate the process of photosynthesis, such as the roles of light, carbon dioxide, water and chlorophyll; production of food; release of oxygen.

 Cell Energy Cycle
 Photosynthesis Lab
 Plants and Snails
 Pond Ecosystem

SC.8.L.18.2: Describe and investigate how cellular respiration breaks down food to provide energy and releases carbon dioxide.

 Cell Energy Cycle

SC.8.L.18.3: Construct a scientific model of the carbon cycle to show how matter and energy are continuously transferred within and between organisms and their physical environment.

 Carbon Cycle
 Cell Energy Cycle
 Food Chain

Correlation last revised: 4/4/2018

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