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
SC8.1.1.b: Design and conduct logical and sequential investigations including repeated trials
SC8.1.1.c: Determine controls and use dependent (responding) and independent (manipulated) variables
SC8.1.1.f: Record and represent data appropriately and review for quality, accuracy, and relevancy
SC8.1.1.g: Evaluate predictions, draw logical inferences based on observed patterns/relationships, and account for non-relevant information
SC8.1.1.h: Share information, procedures, results, and conclusions with appropriate audiences
SC8.1.1.i: Analyze and provide appropriate critique of scientific investigations
SC8.1.1.j: Use appropriate mathematics in all aspects of scientific inquiry
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
SC8.1.3.c: Implement the proposed design
SC8.1.3.d: Evaluate completed technological designs or products
SC8.1.3.f: Distinguish between scientific inquiry (asking questions about the natural world) and technological design (using science to solve practical problems)
SC8.1.3.g: Describe how science and technology are reciprocal
SC8.1.3.h: Recognize that solutions have intended and unintended consequences
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
SC8.2.1.c: Recognize most substances can exist as a solid, liquid, or gas depending on temperature
SC8.2.1.e: Distinguish between physical and chemical changes (phase changes, dissolving, burning, rusting)
SC8.2.1.f: Recognize conservation of matter in physical and chemical changes
SC8.2.1.g: Classify substances into similar groups based on physical properties
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)
SC8.2.2.c: Compare the motion of objects related to the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces
SC8.2.2.d: Recognize that everything on or around Earth is pulled towards Earth’s center by 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)
SC8.2.3.b: Identify that waves move at different speeds in different materials
SC8.2.3.c: Recognize that light interacts with matter by transmission (including refraction), absorption, or scattering (including reflection)
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
SC8.2.3.e: Recognize that heat moves from warmer objects to cooler objects until both reach the same temperature
SC8.2.3.f: Describe transfer of energy from electrical and magnetic sources to different energy forms (heat, light, sound, chemical)
SC8.2.3.g: Recognize all energy is neither created nor destroyed
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)
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
SC8.3.1.c: Recognize specialized cells perform specialized functions in multicellular organisms
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
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
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
SC8.3.3.b: Compare the roles of producers, consumers, and decomposers in an ecosystem
SC8.3.3.c: Recognize that producers transform sunlight into chemical energy through photosynthesis
SC8.3.3.d: Determine the biotic and abiotic factors that impact the number of organisms an ecosystem can support
SC8.3.3.e: Recognize a population is all the individuals of a species at a given place and time
SC8.3.3.g: Identify positive and negative effects of natural and human activity on an ecosystem
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
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)
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
SC8.4.1.c: Describe the effects of gravity on Earth (tides) and the effect of gravity on objects in the solar system
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
SC8.4.2.f: Describe the rock cycle
SC8.4.2.g: Describe the water cycle (evaporation, condensation, precipitation)
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)
SC8.4.3.c: Describe atmospheric movements that influence weather and climate (air masses, jet stream)
Correlation last revised: 1/22/2020