8.P.1: Understand the properties of matter and changes that occur when matter interacts in an open and closed container.

8.P.1.3: Compare physical changes such as size, shape and state to chemical changes that are the result of a chemical reaction to include changes in temperature, color, formation of a gas or precipitate.

 Chemical Changes

8.P.1.4: Explain how the idea of atoms and a balanced chemical equation support the law of conservation of mass.

 Balancing Chemical Equations
 Chemical Changes
 Chemical Equations

8.P.2: Explain the environmental implications associated with the various methods of obtaining, managing, and using energy resources.

8.P.2.1: Explain the environmental consequences of the various methods of obtaining, transforming and distributing energy.

 Pond Ecosystem

8.E.1: Understand the hydrosphere and the impact of humans on local systems and the effects of the hydrosphere on humans.

8.E.1.2: Summarize evidence that Earth?s oceans are a reservoir of nutrients, minerals, dissolved gases, and life forms:

8.E.1.2.d: Behavior of gases in the marine environment

 Pond Ecosystem

8.E.1.3: Predict the safety and potability of water supplies in North Carolina based on physical and biological factors, including:

8.E.1.3.a: Temperature

 Pond Ecosystem

8.E.1.3.b: Dissolved oxygen

 Pond Ecosystem

8.E.2: Understand the history of Earth and its life forms based on evidence of change recorded in fossil records and landforms.

8.E.2.1: Infer the age of Earth and relative age of rocks and fossils from index fossils and ordering of rock layers (relative dating and radioactive dating).

 Half-life

8.L.1: Understand the hazards caused by agents of diseases that effect living organisms.

8.L.1.1: Summarize the basic characteristics of viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites relating to the spread, treatment and prevention of disease.

 Virus Lytic Cycle

8.L.3: Understand how organisms interact with and respond to the biotic and abiotic components of their environment.

8.L.3.1: Explain how factors such as food, water, shelter and space affect populations in an ecosystem.

 Food Chain
 Pond Ecosystem

8.L.3.2: Summarize the relationships among producers, consumers, and decomposers including the positive and negative consequences of such interactions including:

8.L.3.2.a: Coexistence and cooperation

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Food Chain
 Forest Ecosystem

8.L.3.2.b: Competition (predator/prey)

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Food Chain
 Forest Ecosystem
 Prairie Ecosystem

8.L.3.3: Explain how the flow of energy within food webs is interconnected with the cycling of matter (including water, nitrogen, carbon dioxide and oxygen).

 Forest Ecosystem

8.L.4: Understand the evolution of organisms and landforms based on evidence, theories and processes that impact the Earth over time.

8.L.4.1: Summarize the use of evidence drawn from geology, fossils, and comparative anatomy to form the basis for biological classification systems and the theory of evolution.

 Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

Correlation last revised: 1/20/2017

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