SC-08-1: Physical Science

SC-08-1.1: Structure and Transformation of Matter

SC-08-1.1.1: Students will:

SC-08-1.1.1.a: interpret models/representations of elements;

Element Builder

SC-08-1.1.1.b: classify elements based upon patterns in their physical (e.g., density, boiling point, solubility) and chemical (e.g., flammability, reactivity) properties.

SC-08-1.1.1.b.1: Models enhance understanding that an element is composed of a single type of atom. Organization/interpretation of data illustrates that when elements are listed according to the number of protons, repeating patterns of physical (e.g., density, boiling point, solubility) and chemical properties (e.g., flammability, reactivity), can be used to identify families of elements with similar properties.

Element Builder

SC-08-1.1.3: Students will understand that the atom?s nucleus is composed of protons and neutrons that are much more massive than electrons.

Element Builder

SC-08-1.1.4: Students will describe interactions which cause the movement of each element among the solid Earth, oceans, atmosphere and organisms (biogeochemical cycles).

SC-08-1.1.4.a: Earth is a system containing essentially a fixed amount of each stable chemical atom or element that can exist in several different reservoirs. The interactions within the earth system cause the movement of each element among reservoirs in the solid Earth, oceans, atmosphere and organisms as part of biogeochemical cycles.

Cell Energy Cycle

SC-08-1.2: Motion and Forces

SC-08-1.2.1: Students will describe and explain the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on motion as found in real-life phenomena.

SC-08-1.2.1.a: Objects change their motion only when a net force is applied. Newton?s Laws of Motion are used to describe the effects of forces on the motion of objects.

Fan Cart Physics

SC-08-2: Earth/Space Science

SC-08-2.3.1: Students will describe various techniques for estimating geological time (radioactive dating, observing rock sequences, comparing fossils).

SC-08-2.3.1.a: Techniques used to estimate geological time include using radioactive dating, observing rock sequences and comparing fossils to correlate the rock sequences at various locations. Deductions can be made based on available data and observation of models as to the age of rocks/fossils.


SC-08-2.3.2: Students will understand that earthquakes and volcanic eruptions can be observed on a human time scale, but many processes, such as mountain building and plate movements, take place over hundreds of millions of years.

Rock Cycle

SC-08-3: Biological Science

SC-08-3.4.1: Students will explain the relationship between structure and function of the cell components using a variety of representations.

SC-08-3.4.1.a: Observations of cells and analysis of cell representations point out that cells have particular structures that underlie their function. Every cell is surrounded by a membrane that separates it from the outside world. Inside the cell is a concentrated mixture of thousands of different molecules that form a variety of specialized structures. These structures carry out specific cell functions.

Cell Structure

SC-08-3.4.4: Students will describe and explain patterns found within groups of organisms in order to make biological classifications of those organisms.

SC-08-3.4.4.a: Observations and patterns found within groups of organisms allow for biological classifications based on how organisms are related.

Dichotomous Keys
Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

SC-08-4: Unifying Concepts

SC-08-4.6.2: Students will:

SC-08-4.6.2.a: describe or explain energy transfer and energy conservation;

Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects

SC-08-4.6.2.b: evaluate alternative solutions to energy problems.

SC-08-4.6.2.b.1: Energy can be transferred in many ways, but it can neither be created nor destroyed.

2D Collisions
Air Track
Energy Conversion in a System

SC-08-4.6.3: Students will understand that all energy can be considered to be kinetic energy, potential energy, or energy contained by a field (e.g., electric, magnetic, gravitational).

Energy of a Pendulum
Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
Potential Energy on Shelves
Roller Coaster Physics
Sled Wars

SC-08-4.6.4: Students will:

SC-08-4.6.4.a: analyze information/data about waves and energy transfer;

2D Collisions

SC-08-4.6.4.b: describe the transfer of energy via waves in real life phenomena.

SC-08-4.6.4.b.1: Waves, including sound and seismic waves, waves on water and electromagnetic waves, can transfer energy when they interact with matter.

Heat Absorption

SC-08-4.6.5: Students will:

SC-08-4.6.5.a: describe the relationships between organisms and energy flow in ecosystems (food chains and energy pyramids);

Food Chain
Prairie Ecosystem

SC-08-4.6.5.b: explain the effects of change to any component of the ecosystem.

SC-08-4.6.5.b.1: Energy flows through ecosystems in one direction from photosynthetic organisms to herbivores to carnivores and decomposers.

Food Chain
Forest Ecosystem
Prairie Ecosystem

SC-08-4.7.2: Students will:

SC-08-4.7.2.b: propose solutions to detrimental interactions.

SC-08-4.7.2.b.1: Interactions among the solid Earth, the oceans, the atmosphere and living things have resulted in the ongoing development of a changing Earth system.

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Food Chain

Correlation last revised: 5/11/2018

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