8.2: Students use the process of science inquiry.

8.2.3: Use basic mathematics and statistics (e.g., operations, mean, median, mode, range, and estimation) to interpret quantitative data

Seed Germination
Temperature and Sex Determination - Metric

8.2.4: Design and conduct a scientific investigation (e.g., making systematic observations, making accurate measurements, identifying and controlling variables)

Effect of Environment on New Life Form
Hearing: Frequency and Volume
Pendulum Clock
Real-Time Histogram
Sight vs. Sound Reactions
Time Estimation

8.3: Students understand the basic concepts and principles of physical science.

8.3.2: Explain the relationship between phases of matter and temperature

Phase Changes

8.3.3: Interpret the effect of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object (e.g., convection currents, orbital motion, tides)

Gravity Pitch
Tides - Metric

8.3.4: Explain how all objects exert gravitational force and this force is affected by the distance between the masses of the objects

Gravitational Force

8.3.5: Identify when heat can be transferred by conduction, convection, or radiation.

Conduction and Convection
Heat Absorption
Heat Transfer by Conduction
Herschel Experiment - Metric

8.3.6: Explain the characteristic properties (e.g., wavelength, frequency) and behaviors (e.g., reflection, refraction) of waves

Basic Prism
Longitudinal Waves
Ripple Tank

8.4: Students understand the basic concepts and principles of life science.

8.4.1: Identify the evidence of biological evolution. (e.g., adaptation, radiation, extinction) as found in the fossil record

Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

8.5: Students understand the basic concepts and principles of earth and space science.

8.5.1: Explain how factors (i.e., fronts, winds, air masses, air pressure, humidity, temperature, location) affect weather

Coastal Winds and Clouds - Metric
Weather Maps - Metric

8.5.2: Understand the rock cycle

Rock Cycle

8.5.3: Explain the water cycle

Water Cycle

8.5.6: Identify a variety of methods (e.g., rock sequences, fossil correlation, radiometric dating) used to determine geologic time


8.5.7: Explain the changes Earth has undergone over geologic time (e.g., fossil record, plate tectonics, climate change, glaciation)

Plate Tectonics

8.5.8: Explain how phenomena on Earth (i.e., day, year, seasons, lunar phases, eclipses, tides) are related to the position and motion of the Sun, Moon, and Earth

2D Eclipse
3D Eclipse
Moonrise, Moonset, and Phases
Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun
Seasons: Why do we have them?
Summer and Winter
Tides - Metric

8.5.9: Identify characteristics of stars (e.g., color, size, temperature, life cycle)

H-R Diagram

8.5.10: Identify the composition (e.g., stars, galaxies) and scale of the universe

H-R Diagram

Correlation last revised: 9/22/2020

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