P.8: Physical Science

P.8.A: Students understand the properties and changes of properties in matter.

P.8.A.1: Students know particles are arranged differently in solids, liquids, and gases of the same substance.

Phase Changes
Phases of Water

P.8.A.2: Students know elements can be arranged in the periodic table which shows repeating patterns that group elements with similar properties.

Element Builder

P.8.A.4: Students know atoms often combine to form molecules, and that compounds form when two or more different kinds of atoms chemically bond.

Covalent Bonds
Ionic Bonds

P.8.A.5: Students know mass is conserved in physical and chemical changes.

Chemical Changes
Chemical Equations

P.8.A.7: Students know the characteristics of electrons, protons, and neutrons.

Element Builder

P.8.A.8: Students know substances containing only one kind of atom are elements which cannot be broken into smaller pieces by normal laboratory processes.

Element Builder

P.8.B: Students understand that position and motion of an object result from the net effect of the different forces acting on it.

P.8.B.1: Students know the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on an object's motion.

Fan Cart Physics
Force and Fan Carts

P.8.B.2: Students know electric currents can produce magnetic forces and magnets can cause electric currents.

Electromagnetic Induction
Magnetic Induction

P.8.B.3: Students know every object exerts gravitational force on every other object, and the magnitude of this force depends on the mass of the objects and their distance from one another.

Gravitational Force

P.8.C: Students understand transfer of energy.

P.8.C.1: Students know visible light is a narrow band within the electromagnetic spectrum.

Herschel Experiment

P.8.C.2: Students know vibrations (e.g., sounds, earthquakes) move at different speeds in different materials, have different wavelengths, and set up wave-like disturbances that spread away from the source uniformly.

Longitudinal Waves

P.8.C.4: Students know energy cannot be created or destroyed, in a chemical or physical reaction, but only changed from one form to another.

Chemical Changes
Energy Conversion in a System
Energy Conversions

P.8.C.5: Students know heat energy flows from warmer materials or regions to cooler ones through conduction, convection, and radiation.

Conduction and Convection
Heat Absorption
Heat Transfer by Conduction
Herschel Experiment

E.8: Earth and Space Science

E.8.A: Students understand the relationship between the Earth's atmosphere, topography, weather and climate.

E.8.A.1: Students know seasons are caused by variations in the amounts of the Sun’s energy reaching Earth’s surface due to the planet’s axial tilt.

Seasons Around the World
Seasons in 3D
Seasons: Why do we have them?
Summer and Winter

E.8.A.2: Students know how the processes involved in the water cycle affect climatic patterns.

Water Cycle

E.8.A.5: Students know the difference between local weather and regional climate.

Coastal Winds and Clouds

E.8.A.6: Students know topography and patterns of global and local atmospheric movement influence local weather which occurs primarily in the lower atmosphere.

Coastal Winds and Clouds
Hurricane Motion
Weather Maps

E.8.B: Students understand characteristics of our solar system that is part of the Milky Way galaxy.

E.8.B.2: Students know the solar system includes a great variety of planetary moons, asteroids, and comets.

Solar System
Solar System Explorer

E.8.B.3: Students know characteristics of the planets in our solar system.

Comparing Earth and Venus
Solar System
Solar System Explorer

E.8.B.4: Students know Earth is part of a solar system located within the Milky Way Galaxy.

Solar System Explorer

E.8.B.7: Students know regular and predictable motions of Earth around the Sun and the Moon around the Earth explain such phenomena as the day, the year, phases of the Moon, and eclipses.

2D Eclipse
3D Eclipse
Moonrise, Moonset, and Phases
Phases of the Moon
Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun

E.8.C: Students understand that landforms result from a combination of constructive and destructive processes.

E.8.C.2: Students know rocks at Earth’s surface weather, forming sediments that are buried, then compacted, heated and often recrystallized into new rock.

Rock Cycle

E.8.C.3: Students know Earth is composed of a crust (both continental and oceanic); hot convecting mantle; and dense, a metallic core.

Plate Tectonics

E.8.C.4: Students know the very slow movement of large crustal plates result in geological events.

Plate Tectonics

E.8.C.5: Students know how geologic processes account for state and regional topography.

Rock Cycle

E.8.C.7: Students know the characteristics, abundances, and location of renewable and nonrenewable resources found in Nevada.

Energy Conversions

E.8.C.8: Students know soils have properties, such as color, texture, and water retention, and provide nutrients for life according to how they form.


L.8: Life Science

L.8.A: Students understand the role of genetic information in the continuation of a species.

L.8.A.1: Students know heredity is the passage of genetic instructions from one generation to the next generation.

Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)

L.8.A.3: Students know organisms can be bred for specific characteristics.

Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection

L.8.B: Students understand that living things are composed of cells, which are specialized in multicellular organisms to perform a variety of life functions.

L.8.B.2: Students know cells grow, divide, and take in nutrients which they use to provide energy for cell functions.

Cell Division

L.8.B.3: Students know some organisms are made of just one cell and that multicellular organisms can consist of thousands to millions of cells working together.

Paramecium Homeostasis

L.8.B.5: Students know disease can result from defects in body systems or from damage caused by infection.

Disease Spread

L.8.C: Students understand how living and nonliving components of ecosystems interact.

L.8.C.1: Students know how matter and energy are transferred through food webs in an ecosystem.

Forest Ecosystem

L.8.C.2: Students know how to characterize organisms in any ecosystem by their functions.

Food Chain
Forest Ecosystem

L.8.C.3: Students will evaluate how changes in environments can be beneficial or harmful.

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors

L.8.C.4: Students know inter-related factors affect the number and type of organisms an ecosystem can support.

Food Chain
Prairie Ecosystem
Rabbit Population by Season

L.8.D: Students understand that life forms change over time, contributing to the variety of organisms found on the Earth.

L.8.D.1: Students know species can be identified and classified based upon their characteristics.

Dichotomous Keys
Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

Correlation last revised: 5/17/2018

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