8.PS2: Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

8.PS2.1: Design and conduct investigations depicting the relationship between magnetism and electricity in electromagnets, generators, and electrical motors, emphasizing the factors that increase or diminish the electric current and the magnetic field strength.

Electromagnetic Induction

8.PS2.2: Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that fields exist between objects exerting forces on each other even though the objects are not in contact.

Electromagnetic Induction
Magnetic Induction
Magnetism

8.PS2.3: Create a demonstration of an object in motion and describe the position, force, and direction of the object.

Distance-Time Graphs
Fan Cart Physics
Free Fall Tower
Free-Fall Laboratory

8.PS2.4: Plan and conduct 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.

Atwood Machine
Fan Cart Physics
Free-Fall Laboratory

8.PS2.5: Evaluate and interpret that for every force exerted on an object there is an equal force exerted in the opposite direction.

Fan Cart Physics

8.PS4: Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer

8.PS4.1: Develop and use models to represent the basic properties of waves including frequency, amplitude, wavelength, and speed.

Longitudinal Waves
Ripple Tank
Waves

8.PS4.2: Compare and contrast mechanical waves and electromagnetic waves based on refraction, reflection, transmission, absorption, and their behavior through a vacuum and/or various media.

Ripple Tank

8.LS4: Biological Change: Unity and Diversity

8.LS4.1: Analyze and interpret data for patterns in the fossil record that document the existence, diversity, extinction, and change in life forms throughout Earth’s history.

Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

8.LS4.2: Construct an explanation addressing similarities and differences of the anatomical structures and genetic information between extinct and extant organisms using evidence of common ancestry and patterns between taxa.

Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

8.LS4.3: Analyze evidence from geology, paleontology, and comparative anatomy to support that specific phenotypes within a population can increase the probability of survival of that species and lead to adaptation.

Natural Selection

8.LS4.4: Develop a scientific explanation of how natural selection plays a role in determining the survival of a species in a changing environment.

Natural Selection

8.ESS1: Earth’s Place in the Universe

8.ESS1.1: Research, analyze, and communicate that the universe began with a period of rapid expansion using evidence from the motion of galaxies and composition of stars.

Big Bang Theory - Hubble's Law

8.ESS1.2: Explain the role of gravity in the formation of our sun and planets. Extend this explanation to address gravity’s effect on the motion of celestial objects in our solar system and Earth’s ocean tides.

Tides - Metric

8.ESS2: Earth’s Systems

8.ESS2.3: Describe the relationship between the processes and forces that create igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks.

Rock Cycle

8.ESS2.5: Construct a scientific explanation using data that explains the gradual process of plate tectonics accounting for

8.ESS2.5.a: the distribution of fossils on different continents,

Building Pangaea

8.ESS2.5.b: the occurrence of earthquakes, and

Plate Tectonics

8.ESS2.5.c: continental and ocean floor features (including mountains, volcanoes, faults, and trenches).

Building Pangaea
Plate Tectonics

Correlation last revised: 9/24/2019

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