D.8: Physical Science

D.8.1: Observe, describe, and measure physical and chemical properties of elements and other substances to identify and group them according to properties such as density, melting points, boiling points, conductivity, magnetic attraction, solubility, and reactions to common physical and chemical tests

Density Experiment: Slice and Dice
Density Laboratory
Density via Comparison
Determining Density via Water Displacement
Freezing Point of Salt Water
Mineral Identification
Mystery Powder Analysis
Phases of Water

D.8.2: Use the major ideas of atomic theory and molecular theory to describe physical and chemical interactions among substances, including solids, liquids, and gases

Bohr Model of Hydrogen
Bohr Model: Introduction
Element Builder
Phases of Water

D.8.5: While conducting investigations, explain the motion of objects by describing the forces acting on them

2D Collisions
Air Track
Atwood Machine
Charge Launcher
Fan Cart Physics
Force and Fan Carts
Uniform Circular Motion

D.8.6: While conducting investigations, explain the motion of objects using concepts of speed, velocity, acceleration, friction, momentum, and changes over time, among others, and apply these concepts and explanations to real-life situations outside the classroom

2D Collisions
Distance-Time Graphs
Distance-Time and Velocity-Time Graphs
Force and Fan Carts
Freefall Laboratory
Roller Coaster Physics

D.8.7: While conducting investigations of common physical and chemical interactions occurring in the laboratory and the outside world, use commonly accepted definitions of energy and the idea of energy conservation

Energy Conversion in a System
Energy of a Pendulum
Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
Roller Coaster Physics

D.8.8: Describe and investigate the properties of light, heat, gravity, radio waves, magnetic fields, electrical fields, and sound waves as they interact with material objects in common situations

Calorimetry Lab
Free Fall Tower
Gravity Pitch
Sound Beats and Sine Waves

D.8.10: Explain how models of the atomic structure of matter have changed over time, including historical models and modern atomic theory

Bohr Model of Hydrogen
Bohr Model: Introduction
Element Builder

E.8: Earth and Space Science

E.8.3: Using the science themes during the process of investigation, describe climate, weather, ocean currents, soil movements and changes in the forces acting on the earth

Coastal Winds and Clouds

E.8.7: Describe the general structure of the solar system, galaxies, and the universe, explaining the nature of the evidence used to develop current models of the universe

Solar System
Solar System Explorer

E.8.8: Using past and current models of the structure of the solar system, explain the daily, monthly, yearly, and long-term cycles of the earth, citing evidence gained from personal observation as well as evidence used by scientists

Moon Phases
Moonrise, Moonset, and Phases
Phases of the Moon
Seasons Around the World
Seasons in 3D
Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun
Seasons: Why do we have them?

F.8: Life and Environmental Science

F.8.2: Show how organisms have adapted structures to match their functions, providing means of encouraging individual and group survival within specific environments

Evolution: Mutation and Selection
Natural Selection
Rainfall and Bird Beaks

F.8.3: Differentiate between single-celled and multiple-celled organisms (humans) through investigation, comparing the cell functions of specialized cells for each type of organism

Paramecium Homeostasis

F.8.4: Investigate and explain that heredity is comprised of the characteristic traits found in genes within the cell of an organism

Chicken Genetics
Evolution: Mutation and Selection
Human Karyotyping
Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)
Natural Selection

F.8.6: Understand that an organism is regulated both internally and externally

Paramecium Homeostasis

F.8.7: Understand that an organism's behavior evolves through adaptation to its environment

Evolution: Mutation and Selection
Natural Selection

F.8.8: Show through investigations how organisms both depend on and contribute to the balance or imbalance of populations and/or ecosystems, which in turn contribute to the total system of life on the planet

Food Chain
Forest Ecosystem
Prairie Ecosystem
Rabbit Population by Season

F.8.10: Project how current trends in human resource use and population growth will influence the natural environment, and show how current policies affect those trends.

Water Pollution

Correlation last revised: 11/13/2008

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