Criterion-Referenced Test Frameworks
D.8.1 b: Measure chemical and physical properties of a substance.
D.8.1 c: Classify substances using chemical and physical properties.
D.8.1 d: Differentiate between chemical and physical properties based on observation of physical and chemical changes.
D.8.2 b: Describe that matter is in constant motion.
D.8.2 c: Explain that changes of state are related to energy changes.
D.8.4 a: Conduct investigations and apply science themes to explain physical and chemical changes.
D.8.6 a: Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of motion by conducting investigations of speed, velocity, acceleration, friction, and momentum.
D.8.6 b: Investigate speed and velocity through their graphical representations and mathematical relationships.
D.8.6 c: Apply these concepts to real-life situations.
D.8.7 a: Describe kinetic and potential energy.
D.8.7 b: Explain what happens to an object as the object's energy changes from potential and kinetic energy and vice versa.
D.8.7 c: Understand that energy can neither be created nor destroyed; it is transformed among heat, light, sound, mechanical, chemical, nuclear, and electrical energy.
D.8.8 a: Describe and explain the properties of light (reflection, absorption, refraction), sound (wave behavior and motion through various media), heat transfer (conduction, convection, radiation), electricity (transfer through circuits) magnetism (magnetic fields) and gravity.
D.8.9 b: Investigate energy transformations.
E.8.1 a: Use the themes of systems, change, and organization to describe and explain how land forms are a result of a combination of constructive and destructive forces and how these factors contribute to the forming and changing of earth and its atmosphere. (Constructive forces include crustal deformation, volcanic eruption, and deposition of sediment, while destructive forces include weathering and erosion.)
E.8.2 b: Describe how movement of plates within the earth result in major geological events.
E.8.7 c: Research gravity's role in holding together the solar system.
E.8.7 e: Use models competently to represent solar system, galaxies, and universe.
E.8.8 a: Research, using models, how objects in the solar system have regular and predictable orbits and motion.
E.8.8 b: Recognize that the tilt of the earth on its axis as it revolves around the sun causes seasons.
E.8.8 c: Explain that rotation of the earth on its axis causes day and night.
F.8.1 b: Explore cell components, including different components of plant and animal cells.
F.8.1 c: Apply cell specialization to the organization of tissues, organs, systems, and organisms in both plants and animals (photosynthesis and respiration on a conceptual level).
F.8.2 b: Investigate natural selection.
F.8.3 b: Present conceptual understandings of differences between single-celled and multiple-celled organisms.
F.8.3 c: Compare and contrast structure and function of specialized cells.
F.8.4 a: Investigate basic genetics including Mendel's theories, Punnett squares, and predictions of possible offspring.
F.8.4 b: Understand that genes determine traits.
F.8.6 a: Investigate external/internal stimuli on organisms using themes of equilibrium and constancy.
F.8.8 a: Investigate interactions within various ecosystems and their components (including non-living).
F.8.8 b: Analyze population fluctuations and energy flow in ecosystems.
F.8.9 a: Investigate environmental problems.
Correlation last revised: 5/31/2018