Barnstable Middle School Curriculum Map
Content Area Inquiry and Measurement Grade Level Weeks ___5_____
7th Test Date
Metrics & Lab Materials (Properties of matter)
Learning Differentiate between weight & mass, recognizing that weight is the amount of gravitational pull on an object.
Standard(s) Differentiate between volume and mass.
Properties Recognize that the measurement of volume & mass requires the understanding of the sensitivity of measurement tools and knowledge of appropriate
significant digits. (e.g. rulers, graduated cylinders, balances)
of Matter Scientific Method (Inquiry)
and Formulate a testable hypothesis.
Design & conduct an experiment specifying variables to be changed, controlled, and measured.
Inquiry Select appropriate tools & technology & make quantitative observations.
(e.g., calculators, computers, thermometers, meter sticks, balances, graduated cylinders, and microscopes)
Present & explain data and findings using multiple representations, including tables, graphs, mathematical and physical models, and demonstrations.
Draw conclusions based on data or evidence.
Communicate procedures & results using appropriate science & technology terminology.
Offer explanations of procedures, & critique and revise them.
Open Response writing (Inquiry)
-Identify and practice BMS Open Response procedure
-Offer explanations of procedures & critique and revise them.
-Communicate procedures & results using appropriate science and technology terminology.
Essential Questions/Vocabulary/Content Skills/Objectives/Vocabulary
Examples of Student
How does the appropriate use of measurement tools help us Demonstrate appropriate use of graduated cylinder, triple beam
solve problems? balance, thermometers, Metric rulers and meter sticks
How do scientists find out new information and share it with Classify basic units of measurement in the metric system, their uses
the rest of the world? and tools of measurement
Calculate mass and weight of objects based on the gravity of
Denotes Key vocabulary-minimum skill is to define these different planets
Investigate objects for the properties of mass and volume choosing
Metrics & Lab Materials the best method of finding volume for various objects
graduated cylinder, triple beam balance, thermometer, metric Design and conduct an investigation based upon a testable
rulers, meter sticks, liter, meter, gram/kilogram, degrees, hypothesis using appropriate measurement tools
Celsius, matter, mass, weight, gravity, volume, density, seconds, Analyze and explain data using tables, graphs or models
temperature Define and give examples of scientific hypothesis, theory, & laws
displacement method of volume Formulate a list of what an advanced answer to an MCAS open
geometric method of volume response question looks like
Identify the BMS recommended open response procedure
Scientific Inquiry/Method Compose open ended responses for MCAS practice questions using
hypothesis, controlled experiment, independent & dependant the BMS procedure
variables, data, conclusions, scientific laws, scientific theories
Branches of Science