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									                                                                                8th Grade Science Curriculum Map 2010 pg. 1
Strand                             Sub-            Standard                     Benchmark                                                            Assessment, Projects Reading Standards
                                   Strand                                                                                                            Products, Materials Covered (assignments)
                                                   The student will             1. The student will explain and give examples of how science         1. Water Quality Lab       Vocabulary:
I. History and Nature of Science




                                   A. Scientific   understand that science is   can be used to make informed ethical decisions by identifying        2. Ground Water Model      B2. Context Clues
                                   World View      a way of knowing about       likely consequences of particular actions.                           3. Modeling a volcanic     Summarize Water
                                                   the world that is            2. The student will explain the development, usefulness and          eruption                   quality Lab
                                                   characterized by empirical   limitations of scientific models in the explanation and prediction   4. Earthquake building     Comprehension:
                                                   criteria, logical argument   of natural phenomena.                                                Project                    C2. prior learning
                                                   and skeptical review.                                                                             5. Weather journal         Word Maps
                                                                                                                                                                                C4. Inferences
                                                                                                                                                                                Compare and Contrast
                                                                                                                                                                                Earthquake Buildings
                                                                                                                                                                                C7. Summarize
                                                                                                                                                                                SQ3R



Strand                             Sub-            Standard                     Benchmark                                                            Assessment, Projects Reading Standards
                                   Strand                                                                                                            Products, Materials Covered (assignments)
                                                   The student will             1. The student will know that scientific investigations involve      Labs                       Vocabulary:
I. History and Nature




                                   B. Scientific   understand that scientific   the common elements of systematic observations, the careful                                     B3. Multiple Meaning
                                   Inquiry         inquiry is used by           collection of relevant evidence, logical reasoning and innovation                               Words
      of Science




                                                   scientists to investigate    in developing hypotheses and explanations.                                                      Comprehension:
                                                   the natural world in         2. The student will describe how scientists can conduct              Elwha River Project        C4. Inferences
                                                   systematic ways.             investigations in a simple system and make generalizations to                                   C7. Summarize
                                                                                more complex systems.                                                                           Develop Hypothesis
                                                                                                                                                                                for all labs
                                                                                                                                                                                Draw conclusions on
                                                                                                                                                                                dams

Strand                             Sub-            Standard                     Benchmark                                                            Assessment, Projects Reading Standards
                                   Strand                                                                                                            Products, Materials Covered (assignments)
                                                   The student will use         1. The student will specify variables to be changed,                 Labs                       Vocabulary:
I. History and Nature of




                                   B.              multiple skills to design    controlled and measured.                                             Laptops                    B2. Context Clues
                                   Scientific      and conduct scientific       2. The student will use sufficient trials and adequate                 PowerPoint               Comprehension:
                                   Inquiry         investigations.              sample size to ensure reliable data.                                   Excel                    C2. Preview Text
         Science




                                                                                                                                                       Word
                                                                                3. The student will use appropriate technology and
                                                                                                                                                     Water Quality Testing      Word Maps
                                                                                mathematics skills to access, gather, store, retrieve and
                                                                                organize data.                                                       Mississippi Water Plants   SQ3R
                                                                                                                                                     PowerPoint
                                                                         8th Grade Science Curriculum Map 2010 pg. 2
Strand                     Sub-            Standard                      Benchmark                                                            Assessment, Projects Reading Standards
                           Strand                                                                                                             Products, Materials Covered (assignments)
                                           The student will know         1. The student will evaluate the credibility and validity of         Electric Cars Project   Vocabulary:
I. History and Nature of




                           C. Scientific   that science and              scientific and technological information from various sources                                B3. Multiple Meaning
                           Enterprise      technology are human                                                                               Alternative Energy      Words
                                           efforts that both influence                                                                        PowerPoint              Comprehension:
         Science




                                           and are influenced by                                                                                                      C11. Fact/Opinion
                                           civilizations and cultures
                                           worldwide                                                                                                                  Read, Write, Talk




Strand                     Sub-            Standard                      Benchmark                                                            Assessment, Projects Reading Standards
                           Strand                                                                                                             Products, Materials Covered (assignments)
                                           The student will              1. The student will relate personal experiences in scientific        Scientist Project       Vocabulary:
                           D. Historic     understand how scientific     investigation to the experiences of scientists throughout history.                           B2. Context Clues
Nature of Science
 I. History and




                           Perspectives    discovery, culture,           2. The student will cite examples of how science and technology      Water Quality Testing
                                           societal norms and            contributed to changes in agriculture, manufacturing, sanitation,                            Comprehension:
                                           technology have               medicine, warfare, transportation, information processing or         GPS Activities          C14. Author’s
                                           influenced one another in     communication.                                                                               Purpose
                                           different time periods.                                                                                                    Research a Scientist,
                                                                                                                                                                      authors purpose, point
                                                                                                                                                                      of view
                                                                       8th Grade Science Curriculum Map 2010 pg. 3
Strand                         Sub-        Standard                    Benchmark                                                            Assessment, Projects Reading Standards
                               Strand                                                                                                       Products, Materials Covered (assignments)
                                           The student will identify   1. The student will explain how earthquakes, volcanoes, sea-         Ch. 4 Test               Vocabulary:
                               A. Earth    Earth’s composition,        floor spreading and mountain building are evidence of the            Ch. 5 Test               B3. Multiple Meaning
                               Structure   structure and processes     movement of crustal plates.                                          Ch. 7 Test               Words
                               and                                     2. The student will describe how features on the Earth’s surface     Ch. 8 Test               Comprehension:
                               Processes                               are created and constantly changing through a combination of         Ch. 9 Test               C1. Summarize
                                                                       slow and rapid processes of weathering, erosion, sediment            Ch. 10 Test              C4. Make Inferences
                                                                       deposition, landslides, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.          Ch. 11 Test              C9 .Structural
                                                                       3. The student will describe the various processes and               Ch. 12 Test              Organizers
III. Earth and Space Science




                                                                       interactions of the rock cycle.                                                               C11. Fact/Opinion
                                                                       4. The student will interpret successive layers of sedimentary       Earthquake building      C12. Written
                                                                       rocks and their fossils to document the age and history of the       Project                  Directions
                                                                       Earth.                                                                                        C 14 Author’s
                                                                       5. The student will recognize that constructive and destructive      Elwha River Model        Purpose
                                                                       Earth processes can affect the evidence of Earth’s history.            Science Center         Summarize Plate
                                                                       6. The student will classify and identify rocks and minerals using                            tectonic Article
                                                                       characteristics including but not limited to density, hardness and   Mineral Quiz             Elwha River
                                                                       streak.                                                                                       Comparison
                                                                                                                                            Igneous Rock Quiz        Graphic Organizers
                                                                                                                                                                     Summarize the Rock
                                                                                                                                            Metamorphic Rock Quiz    Cycle
                                                                                                                                                                     Word Maps
                                                                                                                                            Sedimentary Rock Quiz    Erosion Forces
                                                                                                                                                                     Comparison
                                                                                                                                            Labs                     Foldable Graphic
                                                                                                                                                                     Organizers
                                                                                                                                            Cookie Mining Lab


Strand                         Sub-        Standard                    Benchmark                                                            Assessment, Projects Reading Standards
                               Strand                                                                                                       Products, Materials Covered (assignments)
                                           The student will            1. The student will identify and research an environmental           Team Project             Comprehension:
III. Earth and Space




                               A. Earth    investigate the impact      issue and evaluate its impact.                                        Environmental           C4. Inferences
                               Structure   humans have on the                                                                                Science Fair            C6. Author’s
       Science




                               and         environment.                                                                                      History of Inventions   Evidence
                               Processes                                                                                                                             C11. Fact/Opinion
                                                                                                                                                                     C14. Author’s
                                                                                                                                                                     Purpose
                                                                                                                                                                     Big Project
                                                                          8th Grade Science Curriculum Map 2010 pg. 4
Strand                           Sub-       Standard                      Benchmark                                                             Assessment, Projects Reading Standards
                                 Strand                                                                                                         Products, Materials Covered (assignments)
                                 B. The     The student will              1. The student will define radiation, conduction and                  Ch. 15 Test             Vocabulary:
                                 Water      investigate how the           convection and explain their effects on weather and                   Ch. 16 Test             B3. Multiple Meaning
                                 Cycle,     atmosphere interacts          climate.                                                              Ch. 17 Test             Words
  III. Earth and Space Science




                                 Weather    with the Earth system.        2. The student will identify the forces that create currents
                                                                                                                                                Atmosphere Model        Comprehension:
                                 and                                      and layers in the Earth’s atmosphere and water systems.
                                                                                                                                                                        C4. Inferences
                                 Climate                                  3. The student will describe the effect of Earth’s rotation           Weather Journal         C11. Fact/Opinion
                                                                          on the winds and ocean currents.                                                              C12. Written
                                                                          4. The student will collect and use data to predict the               Labs                    Directions
                                                                          weather.                                                                                      C14. Author’s
                                                                          5. The student will identify the composition and structures                                   Purpose
                                                                          of the atmosphere.                                                                            Word Maps
                                                                          6. The student will describe climate changes that have                                        SQ3R
                                                                          occurred over time.                                                                           Read, Write, Listen
                                                                                                                                                                        Climate Change
                                                                                                                                                                        Article

Strand                           Sub-       Standard                      Benchmark                                                             Assessment, Projects Reading Standards
                                 Strand                                                                                                         Products, Materials Covered (assignments)
                                            The student will compare      1. The student will recognize that the sun is the principal energy    Ch. 22 Test             Vocabulary:
                                 C. The     objects in the solar system   source for the solar system and that this energy is transferred in    Ch. 23 Test             B2. Context Clues
                                 Universe   and explain their             the form of radiation.                                                Ch. 24 Test             Comprehension:
                                            interactions with the Earth   2. The student will explain how the combination of the Earth's        Ch. 25 Test             C1. Summarize
                                                                          tilted axis and revolution around the sun causes the progression                              C4. Inferences
  III. Earth and Space Science




                                                                          of seasons and weather patterns.                                      Solar System Stations   C11. Fact/Opinion
                                                                          3. The student will compare and contrast the planets, taking into                             C13. Compare and
                                                                          account their composition, mass and distance from the sun and         Planet PowerPoint       Contrast
                                                                          recognize the conditions that have allowed life to flourish on
                                                                          Earth.                                                                Space Trip Paper        Summarization
                                                                          4. The student will use the predictability of the motions of the
                                                                          Earth, and sun to explain the length of day, length of year, phases   Planet Models           Word Maps
                                                                          of the moon, eclipses, tides and shadows.
                                                                                                                                                Planet Quiz             Graphic Organizers

                                                                                                                                                Moon Calendar           Compare and Contrast
                                                                                                                                                                        Planets
                                                                                                                                                Constellation Project
                                                                                                                                                                        Distinguish Fact from
                                                                                                                                                                        Opinion
                                                                         8th Grade Science Curriculum Map 2010 pg. 5
Strand                           Sub-       Standard                     Benchmark                                                              Assessment, Projects Reading Standards
                                 Strand                                                                                                         Products, Materials Covered (assignments)
                                            The student will describe    1. The student will recognize that the universe consists of many       Ch. 25 Test           Vocabulary:
  III. Earth and Space Science




                                 C. The     the composition and          billions of galaxies, each containing many billions of stars and                             B3. Multiple Meaning
                                 Universe   structure of the universe.   that there are vast distances that separate these galaxies and stars   Big Bang Lab          Words
                                                                         from one another.                                                                            Comprehension:
                                                                         2. The student will recognize that the sun is a medium-sized star      Star Lab              C13. Compare and
                                                                         and is the closest star to Earth. It is the central and largest body                         Contrast
                                                                         in the solar system and is one of billions of stars in the Milky                             C14 Author’s Purpose
                                                                         Way Galaxy.
                                                                                                                                                                      Summarize Article on
                                                                                                                                                                      Black Holes

                                                                                                                                                                      Read, Write, Listen

								
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