8.1: An object’s inertia causes it to continue to move the way it is moving unless it is acted upon by a force.

8.1.2: Calculate the average speed of an object and distinguish between instantaneous speed and average speed of an object.

 Distance-Time and Velocity-Time Graphs

8.1.3: Create and interpret distance-time graphs for objects moving at constant and nonconstant speeds.

 Distance-Time Graphs
 Free Fall Tower

8.1.5: Investigate and demonstrate how unbalanced forces cause acceleration (change in speed and/or direction of an object’s motion).

 Free Fall Tower
 Free-Fall Laboratory

8.1.6: Assess in writing the relationship between an object’s mass and its inertia when at rest and in motion.

 Fan Cart Physics

8.1.7: Express mathematically how the mass of an object and the force acting on it affect its acceleration.

 Free-Fall Laboratory

8.1.8: Design and conduct an experiment to determine how gravity and friction (air resistance) affect a falling object.

 Free Fall Tower
 Free-Fall Laboratory

8.2: Reproduction is a characteristic of living systems and it is essential for the continuation of every species.

8.2.1: Relate the continued existence of any species to its successful reproduction and explain in writing the factors that contribute to successful reproduction.

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Rainfall and Bird Beaks

8.2.2: Describe the structure, location and function of chromosomes, genes and DNA and how they relate to each other in the living cell.

 Human Karyotyping

8.2.3: Illustrate and chart the purpose, cell type (somatic and germ) and resulting chromosome count during cell division in mitosis and meiosis.

 Cell Division

8.2.7: Demonstrate the relationship of corresponding genes on pairs of chromosomes to traits inherited by offspring.

 Human Karyotyping

8.3: The solar system is composed of planets and other objects that orbit the sun.

8.3.1: Describe in writing how gravitational attraction and the inertia of objects in the solar system keep them on a predictable elliptical pathway.

 Gravity Pitch

8.3.2: Distinguish between rotation of Earth on its axis and its elliptical revolution around the sun.

 Seasons Around the World
 Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun
 Seasons: Why do we have them?

8.3.3: Use models to explain how Earth’s revolution around the sun affects changes in daylight hours and seasonal temperatures.

 Comparing Earth and Venus
 Seasons Around the World
 Seasons in 3D
 Seasons: Why do we have them?

8.3.6: Use a model to demonstrate the phases of the moon relative to the position of the sun, Earth and moon.

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

8.3.7: Develop a model or illustration to show the relative positions of the earth, sun and moon during a lunar and solar eclipse and explain how those positions influence the view from Earth.

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

8.3.8: Describe factors affecting tidal changes and analyze tidal change data for Long Island Sound.

 Tides

Correlation last revised: 1/19/2017

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