GA--Performance Standards (GPS)
S8CS1.a: Understand the importance of—and keep—honest, clear, and accurate records in science.
S8CS1.b: Understand that hypotheses can be valuable even if they turn out not to be completely accurate.
S8CS2.b: Demonstrate appropriate techniques in all laboratory situations.
S8CS3.b: Find the mean, median, and mode and use them to analyze a set of scientific data.
S8CS3.d: Decide what degree of precision is adequate, and round off appropriately.
S8CS3.f: Use ratios and proportions, including constant rates, in appropriate problems.
S8CS4.a: Use appropriate technology to store and retrieve scientific information in topical, alphabetical, numerical, and keyword files, and create simple files.
S8CS4.b: Use appropriate tools and units for measuring objects and/or substances.
S8CS5.b: Understand that different models (such as physical replicas, pictures, and analogies) can be used to represent the same thing.
S8CS6.a: Write clear, step-by-step instructions for conducting scientific investigations, operating a piece of equipment, or following a procedure.
S8CS6.c: Organize scientific information in appropriate tables, charts, and graphs, and identify relationships they reveal.
S8CS8.a: When similar investigations give different results, the scientific challenge is to judge whether the differences are trivial or significant, which often requires further study. Even with similar results, scientists may wait until an investigation has been repeated many times before accepting the results as meaningful.
S8CS9.a: Investigations are conducted for different reasons, which include exploring new phenomena, confirming previous results, testing how well a theory predicts, and comparing different theories. Scientific investigations usually involve collecting evidence, reasoning, devising hypotheses, and formulating explanations to make sense of collected evidence.
S8CS9.b: Scientific investigations usually involve collecting evidence, reasoning, devising hypotheses, and formulating explanations to make sense of collected evidence.
S8CS9.c: Scientific experiments investigate the effect of one variable on another. All other variables are kept constant.
S8CS9.f: Scientists use technology and mathematics to enhance the process of scientific inquiry.
S8P1.c: Describe the movement of particles in solids, liquids, gases, and plasmas states.
S8P1.d: Distinguish between physical and chemical properties of matter as physical (i.e., density, melting point, boiling point) or chemical (i.e., reactivity, combustibility).
S8P1.e: Distinguish between changes in matter as physical (i.e., physical change) or chemical (development of a gas, formation of precipitate, and change in color).
S8P1.g: Identify and demonstrate the Law of Conservation of Matter.
S8P2.a: Explain energy transformation in terms of the Law of Conservation of Energy.
S8P2.b: Explain the relationship between potential and kinetic energy.
S8P2.c: Compare and contrast the different forms of energy (heat, light, electricity, mechanical motion, sound) and their characteristics.
S8P2.d: Describe how heat can be transferred through matter by the collisions of atoms (conduction) or through space (radiation). In a liquid or gas, currents will facilitate the transfer of heat (convection).
S8P3.a: Determine the relationship between velocity and acceleration.
S8P3.c: Demonstrate the effect of simple machines (lever, inclined plane, pulley, wedge, screw, and wheel and axle) on work.
S8P4.a: Identify the characteristics of electromagnetic and mechanical waves.
S8P4.b: Describe how the behavior of light waves is manipulated causing reflection, refraction diffraction, and absorption.
S8P4.d: Describe how the behavior of waves is affected by medium (such as air, water, solids).
S8P4.e: Relate the properties of sound to everyday experiences.
S8P4.f: Diagram the parts of the wave and explain how the parts are affected by changes in amplitude and pitch.
S8P5.a: Recognize that every object exerts gravitational force on every other object and that the force exerted depends on how much mass the objects have and how far apart they are.
S8P5.b: Demonstrate the advantages and disadvantages of series and parallel circuits and how they transfer energy.
S8P5.c: Investigate and explain that electric currents and magnets can exert force on each other.
Correlation last revised: 1/11/2017