SC8.1.1: Students will design and conduct investigations that will lead to descriptions of relationships between evidence and explanations.

SC8.1.1.a: Formulate testable questions that lead to predictions and scientific investigations

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

SC8.1.1.b: Design and conduct logical and sequential investigations including repeated trials

Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
Diffusion
Effect of Environment on New Life Form
Growing Plants
Hearing: Frequency and Volume
Pendulum Clock
Real-Time Histogram
Seed Germination
Sight vs. Sound Reactions
Temperature and Sex Determination - Metric
Time Estimation

SC8.1.1.c: Determine controls and use dependent (responding) and independent (manipulated) variables

Effect of Environment on New Life Form
Pendulum Clock

SC8.1.1.f: Record and represent data appropriately and review for quality, accuracy, and relevancy

Graphing Skills

SC8.1.1.g: Evaluate predictions, draw logical inferences based on observed patterns/relationships, and account for non-relevant information

Pendulum Clock

SC8.1.1.h: Share information, procedures, results, and conclusions with appropriate audiences

Hearing: Frequency and Volume
Pendulum Clock

SC8.1.1.i: Analyze and provide appropriate critique of scientific investigations

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

SC8.1.1.j: Use appropriate mathematics in all aspects of scientific inquiry

Diffusion
Pendulum Clock

SC8.1.3: Students will solve a design problem which involves one or two science concepts.

SC8.1.3.b: Design a solution or product

Trebuchet

SC8.1.3.c: Implement the proposed design

Trebuchet

SC8.1.3.d: Evaluate completed technological designs or products

Trebuchet

SC8.1.3.f: Distinguish between scientific inquiry (asking questions about the natural world) and technological design (using science to solve practical problems)

Pendulum Clock

SC8.1.3.g: Describe how science and technology are reciprocal

DNA Analysis
Roller Coaster Physics

SC8.1.3.h: Recognize that solutions have intended and unintended consequences

Trebuchet

SC8.2.1: Students will identify and describe the particulate nature of matter including physical and chemical interactions.

SC8.2.1.b: Describe physical and chemical properties of matter

Density Experiment: Slice and Dice
Mineral Identification

SC8.2.1.c: Recognize most substances can exist as a solid, liquid, or gas depending on temperature

Phase Changes
Phases of Water

SC8.2.1.e: Distinguish between physical and chemical changes (phase changes, dissolving, burning, rusting)

Chemical Changes
Density Experiment: Slice and Dice
Phase Changes
Phases of Water

SC8.2.1.f: Recognize conservation of matter in physical and chemical changes

Chemical Changes
Chemical Equations

SC8.2.1.g: Classify substances into similar groups based on physical properties

Density Experiment: Slice and Dice
Mineral Identification

SC8.2.2: Students will investigate and describe forces and motion.

SC8.2.2.b: Recognize an object that is not being subjected to a force will continue to move at a constant speed in a straight line or stay at rest (Newton’s 1st law)

Fan Cart Physics
Force and Fan Carts

SC8.2.2.c: Compare the motion of objects related to the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces

Fan Cart Physics
Force and Fan Carts

SC8.2.2.d: Recognize that everything on or around Earth is pulled towards Earth’s center by gravitational force

Free Fall Tower
Free-Fall Laboratory
Gravitational Force

SC8.2.3: Students will identify and describe how energy systems and matter interact.

SC8.2.3.a: Recognize that vibrations set up wave-like disturbances that spread away from the source (sound, seismic, water waves)

Earthquakes 1 - Recording Station
Longitudinal Waves

SC8.2.3.b: Identify that waves move at different speeds in different materials

Ripple Tank

SC8.2.3.c: Recognize that light interacts with matter by transmission (including refraction), absorption, or scattering (including reflection)

Basic Prism
Color Absorption
Heat Absorption
Herschel Experiment - Metric
Radiation
Refraction
Subtractive Colors

SC8.2.3.d: Recognize that to see an object, light from the surface of the object must enter the eye; the color seen depends on the properties of the surface and the color of the available light sources

Color Absorption
Heat Absorption

SC8.2.3.e: Recognize that heat moves from warmer objects to cooler objects until both reach the same temperature

Conduction and Convection
Heat Transfer by Conduction

SC8.2.3.f: Describe transfer of energy from electrical and magnetic sources to different energy forms (heat, light, sound, chemical)

Calorimetry Lab
Conduction and Convection
Heat Absorption
Heat Transfer by Conduction
Herschel Experiment - Metric
Radiation

SC8.2.3.g: Recognize all energy is neither created nor destroyed

Air Track
Energy Conversion in a System
Energy of a Pendulum
Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
Roller Coaster Physics

SC8.3.1: Students will investigate and describe the structure and function of living organisms.

SC8.3.1.a: Recognize the levels of organization in living organisms (cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, organisms)

Circulatory System

SC8.3.1.b: Recognize that all organisms are composed of one or many cells; that these cells must grow, divide, and use energy; and that all cells function similarly

Cell Division
Cell Structure
Paramecium Homeostasis

SC8.3.1.c: Recognize specialized cells perform specialized functions in multicellular organisms

Cell Structure
Paramecium Homeostasis

SC8.3.1.d: Identify the organs and functions of the major systems of the human body and describe ways that these systems interact with each other

Circulatory System
Digestive System

SC8.3.2: Students will investigate and describe the relationship between reproduction and heredity.

SC8.3.2.a: Recognize that hereditary information is contained in genes within the chromosomes of each cell

Human Karyotyping

SC8.3.3: Students will describe populations and ecosystems.

SC8.3.3.a: Diagram and explain the flow of energy through a simple food web

Forest Ecosystem

SC8.3.3.b: Compare the roles of producers, consumers, and decomposers in an ecosystem

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Food Chain
Forest Ecosystem

SC8.3.3.c: Recognize that producers transform sunlight into chemical energy through photosynthesis

Cell Energy Cycle
Photosynthesis Lab

SC8.3.3.d: Determine the biotic and abiotic factors that impact the number of organisms an ecosystem can support

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Pond Ecosystem

SC8.3.3.e: Recognize a population is all the individuals of a species at a given place and time

Food Chain
Rabbit Population by Season

SC8.3.3.g: Identify positive and negative effects of natural and human activity on an ecosystem

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
Pond Ecosystem
Water Pollution

SC8.3.4: Students will identify characteristics of organisms that help them survive.

SC8.3.4.a: Describe how an inherited characteristic enables an organism to improve its survival rate

Rainfall and Bird Beaks - Metric

SC8.4.1: Students will investigate and describe Earth and the solar system.

SC8.4.1.a: Describe the components of the solar system (the Sun, planets, moons, asteroids, comets)

Comparing Earth and Venus
Solar System
Solar System Explorer

SC8.4.1.b: Describe the relationship between motion of objects in the solar system and the phenomena of day, year, eclipses, phases of the Moon and seasons

2D Eclipse
3D Eclipse
Phases of the Moon
Seasons Around the World
Seasons in 3D
Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun
Seasons: Why do we have them?
Summer and Winter

SC8.4.1.c: Describe the effects of gravity on Earth (tides) and the effect of gravity on objects in the solar system

Gravitational Force
Gravity Pitch
Tides - Metric

SC8.4.2: Students will investigate and describe Earth’s structure, systems, and processes.

SC8.4.2.e: Compare and contrast constructive and destructive forces (deposition, erosion, weathering, plate motion causing uplift, volcanoes, earthquakes) that impact Earth’s surface

Plate Tectonics

SC8.4.2.f: Describe the rock cycle

Rock Cycle

SC8.4.2.g: Describe the water cycle (evaporation, condensation, precipitation)

Water Cycle

SC8.4.3: Students will investigate and describe energy in Earth’s systems.

SC8.4.3.b: Identify factors that influence daily and seasonal changes on Earth (tilt of the Earth, humidity, air pressure, air masses)

Hurricane Motion - Metric
Relative Humidity
Seasons Around the World
Seasons in 3D
Seasons: Why do we have them?
Summer and Winter
Weather Maps - Metric

SC8.4.3.c: Describe atmospheric movements that influence weather and climate (air masses, jet stream)

Coastal Winds and Clouds - Metric
Hurricane Motion - Metric
Weather Maps - Metric

Correlation last revised: 5/20/2019

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