1: Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation

8-PS4-1: Use mathematical representations to describe a simple model for waves that includes how the amplitude of a wave is related to the energy in a wave.

 Waves

8-PS4-2: Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials.

 Basic Prism
 Color Absorption
 Earthquakes 1 - Recording Station
 Heat Absorption
 Laser Reflection
 Longitudinal Waves
 Radiation
 Refraction
 Ripple Tank
 Waves

2: Forces and Interactions

8-PS2-1: Apply Newton’s Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects.

 2D Collisions
 Air Track

8-PS2-2: Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object.

 Fan Cart Physics
 Force and Fan Carts
 Free-Fall Laboratory
 Golf Range
 Gravity Pitch
 Shoot the Monkey

8-PS2-3: Ask questions about data to determine the factors that affect the strength of electric and magnetic forces.

 Charge Launcher
 Coulomb Force (Static)
 Electromagnetic Induction
 Magnetic Induction
 Magnetism
 Pith Ball Lab

8-PS2-4: Construct and present arguments using evidence to support the claim that gravitational interactions are attractive and depend on the masses of interacting objects.

 Gravitational Force
 Gravity Pitch
 Orbital Motion - Kepler's Laws
 Weight and Mass

8-PS2-5: Conduct an investigation and evaluate the experimental design to provide evidence that fields exist between objects exerting forces on each other even though the objects are not in contact.

 Charge Launcher
 Coulomb Force (Static)
 Electromagnetic Induction
 Gravitational Force
 Magnetic Induction
 Magnetism
 Orbital Motion - Kepler's Laws
 Pith Ball Lab

3: Energy

8-PS3-1: Construct and interpret graphical displays of data to describe the relationships of kinetic energy to the mass of an object and to the speed of an object.

 Air Track
 Energy of a Pendulum
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
 Roller Coaster Physics
 Sled Wars
 Trebuchet

8-PS3-2: Develop a model to describe that when the arrangement of objects interacting at a distance changes, different amounts of potential energy are stored in the system.

 Energy Conversion in a System
 Energy of a Pendulum
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
 Potential Energy on Shelves
 Roller Coaster Physics
 Trebuchet

4: Space Systems

8-ESS1-1: Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons.

 2D Eclipse
 3D Eclipse
 Eclipse
 Moonrise, Moonset, and Phases
 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
 Tides

8-ESS1-2: Develop and use a model to describe the role of gravity in the motions within galaxies and the solar system.

 Comparing Earth and Venus
 Gravity Pitch
 Orbital Motion - Kepler's Laws
 Solar System
 Solar System Explorer

8-ESS1-3: Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system.

 Solar System
 Solar System Explorer
 Weight and Mass

6: Growth, Development, and Reproduction of Organisms

8-LS3-1: Develop and use a model to describe why structural changes to genes (mutations) located on chromosomes may affect proteins and may result in harmful, beneficial, or neutral effects to the structure and function of the organism.

 Building DNA
 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Human Karyotyping
 RNA and Protein Synthesis

8-LS4-5: Gather and synthesize information about the technologies that have changed the way humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms.

 Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection

7: Natural Selection and Adaptations

8-LS4-1: Analyze and interpret data for patterns in the fossil record that document the existence, diversity, extinction, and change of life forms throughout the history of life on Earth under the assumption that natural laws operate today as in the past.

 Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

8-LS4-2: Apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for the anatomical similarities and differences among modern organisms and between modern and fossil organisms to infer evolutionary relationships.

 Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

8-LS4-4: Construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals’ probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment.

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection
 Microevolution

8-LS4-6: Use mathematical representations to support explanations of how natural selection may lead to increases and decreases of specific traits in populations over time.

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection
 Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium
 Microevolution
 Natural Selection

8: Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science

8-ETS1-1: Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.

 Trebuchet

8-ETS1-2: Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

 Digestive System
 Trebuchet

8-ETS1-3: Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.

 Digestive System
 Trebuchet

8-ETS1-4: Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.

 Trebuchet

Correlation last revised: 1/19/2017

This correlation lists the recommended Gizmos for this state's curriculum standards. Click any Gizmo title below for more information.