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
 Effect of Temperature on Gender
 Growing Plants
 Hearing: Frequency and Volume
 Pendulum Clock
 Real-Time Histogram
 Seed Germination
 Sight vs. Sound Reactions
 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
 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
 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

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

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

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

 Coastal Winds and Clouds
 Hurricane Motion
 Weather Maps

Correlation last revised: 4/4/2018

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