Standards and Objectives
SC.8.4: Students will: demonstrate knowledge, understanding and applications of scientific facts, concepts, principles, theories and models as delineated in the objectives, demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationships among physics, chemistry, biology and the earth and space sciences, and apply knowledge, understanding and skills of science subject matter/concepts to daily life experiences.
SC.8.4.2: identify and explain the structures and functions of cell organelles.
SC.8.4.5: demonstrate how living cells obtain the essentials of life through chemical reactions of transpiration, respiration and photosynthesis.
SC.8.4.6: analyze how behaviors of organisms lead to species continuity (e.g., reproductive/mating behaviors, seed dispersal).
SC.8.4.7: demonstrate the basic principles of genetics to include Mendel’s laws, DNA, monohybrid crosses, production of sperm and egg, production of body cells, genes, chromosomes, inherited traits.
SC.8.4.10: trace matter and energy flow in a food web as it goes from sunlight to producers to consumers, design an environment in which the chemical and energy needs for the growth, reproduction and development of plants are met (e.g., food pyramids, decomposition).
SC.8.4.11: use the periodic table to locate and classify elements as metallic, non-metallic or metalloid.
SC.8.4.12: trace the development of the model of the atom (e.g., Crookes, Thompson, Becquerel, Rutherford, Bohr).
SC.8.4.13: determine the number of protons, neutrons and electrons and use information to draw a Bohr model of the atom.
SC.8.4.14: assign an element to its chemical family on the periodic table and note similarities in outer energy level electrons within each family.
SC.8.4.15: evaluate gaseous systems noting the variation in diffusion rates and examine the expansion of gases at elevated temperatures.
SC.8.4.16: conduct and classify chemical reactions by reaction type (synthesis, decomposition, single replacement or double replacement); energy type (endothermic and exothermic); and write word equations for the chemical reactions.
SC.8.4.17: identify chemical reaction factors that might affect the reaction rates including catalysts, temperature changes, light energies and particle size.
SC.8.4.20: apply the conservation of energy theory to energy transformations (e.g., electrical/heat, heat/mechanical).
SC.8.4.22: graph and interpret the relationships (e.g., distance versus time, speed versus time, acceleration versus time).
SC.8.4.23: describe Newton’s Laws of Motion; identify examples; illustrate qualitatively and quantitatively drawing vector quantities.
SC.8.4.24: illustrate quantitatively mechanical advantage of simple machines.
SC.8.4.25: summarize problems related to water on earth as a life sustaining substance (e.g., quality and quantity of surface and ground water).
SC.8.4.26: identify the principle forces of plate tectonics and related geological events.
SC.8.4.27: relate global patterns of atmospheric movement on local weather and the impact of oceans on weather and climate.
SC.8.4.32: diagram the motions of the Sun, Moon and Earth and explain the phenomena associated with these motions (e.g., glacial periods, eclipses, tides, meteor showers).
SC.8.4.33: compare and contrast the orbits of planets and comets.
Correlation last revised: 3/29/2010