LS.8.4.2: Examine differences between dominant and recessive traits.
LS.8.4.2.a: Use the results of a test cross to distinguish between dominant and recessive traits.
LS.8.4.2.b: Construct and interpret Punnett Squares to determine the genotype and phenotype of offspring.
LS.8.4.3: Investigate the relationship among DNA, genes, chromosomes, and the genetic code of life.
LS.8.4.3.b: Draw or construct a model representing the relationship among DNA, genes, and chromosomes.
LS.8.5.2: Identify characteristics used by scientists to classify organisms into different categories.
LS.8.5.2.b: Compare different organisms according to similarities and differences in their structures and function.
ES.8.9.1: Understand the characteristics of the earth's layers and the location of major plates.
ES.8.9.1.b: Illustrate the major plate boundaries.
ES.8.9.2: Describe the forces and processes that shape the earth.
ES.8.9.2.a: Demonstrate how plate movements cause major geological events.
ES.8.9.2.b: Compare and contrast processes that shape the earth in the past with those shaping the earth today (e.g., plate movements, human activity, mountain building).
ES.8.10.1: Investigate the characteristics of minerals and their uses.
ES.8.10.1.a: Distinguish between common minerals found in rock samples using test kits, descriptive charts, etc.
ES.8.10.2: Describe the rock cycle.
ES.8.10.2.a: Label a diagram depicting the processes of the rock cycle.
ES.8.10.2.b: Explain how fossils are used to understand the earth's past.
ES.8.10.3: Investigate how human activities affect the earth's land, oceans, and atmosphere.
ES.8.10.3.a: Analyze and evaluate the impact of man’s use of earth’s resources.
ES.8.10.5: Analyze approaches to conserving energy and natural resources.
ES.8.10.5.a: Evaluate the effectiveness of various conservation strategies on the earth’s energy and natural resources.
PS.8.11.1: Distinguish between speed and velocity.
PS.8.11.1.b: Differentiate between speed and velocity.
PS.8.11.2: Demonstrate an understanding of Newton's three laws of motion.
PS.8.11.2.a: Describe how Newton’s three laws of motion explain the movement of objects.
PS.8.11.3: Identify factors that influence the amount of gravitational force between objects.
PS.8.11.3.b: Describe the relationship among distance, size, mass, and gravitational force of objects.
PS.8.11.4: Identify simple machines and their uses.
PS.8.11.4.a: Differentiate among the six types of simple machines and their applications.
PS.8.13.1: Understand the difference between acids and bases and how indicators are used.
PS.8.13.1.a: Determine whether a substance is an acid or base using an indicator.
PS.8.13.2: Differentiate between physical and chemical changes.
PS.8.13.2.a: Determine whether an interaction between substances results in a physical or a chemical change.
PS.8.13.3: Understand what a chemical equation represents.
PS.8.13.3.a: Identify the reactants and/or products in a chemical reaction.
PS.8.13.3.b: Explain why the mass of the reactants is the same as the mass of the products during a chemical change.
PS.8.13.3.c: Describe how temperature and pH affect the rate of a reaction.
Correlation last revised: 7/9/2009