8-MS-PS1: Matter and Its Interactions

8-MS-PS1-1: Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.

 Covalent Bonds
 Dehydration Synthesis
 Element Builder
 Ionic Bonds

8-MS-PS3: Energy

8-MS-PS3-5: Construct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when the kinetic energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object.

 Air Track
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
 Sled Wars

8-MS-ESS2: Earth's Systems

8-MS-ESS2-1: Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth’s materials and the flow of energy that drives this process.

 Carbon Cycle
 Cell Energy Cycle
 Plate Tectonics
 Rock Cycle

8-MS-ESS2-2: Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth’s surface at varying time and spatial scales.

 Plate Tectonics
 Rock Cycle

8-MS-ESS2-3: Analyze and interpret data on the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and sea floor structures to provide evidence of the past plate motions.

 Building Pangaea
 Plate Tectonics

8-MS-LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

8-MS-LS1-4: Construct and use argument(s) based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of survival and successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively.

 Flower Pollination
 Seed Germination

8-MS-LS1-5: Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.

 Effect of Temperature on Gender
 Growing Plants
 Measuring Trees
 Seed Germination

8-MS-LS3: Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits

8-MS-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-MS-LS4: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

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

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

Correlation last revised: 4/4/2018

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