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```							                                                    Rockaway Township Public Schools
Science Literacy Unit Plan
Physical Science: Grade 8 – Energy Transformation

Unit Title:                                   Time Frame:                        21st Century Theme:
9.1 -   Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Creativity and Innovation
Energy Transformation                    Third Marking Period                 Collaboration, Teamwork, and Leadership
Communication and Media Fluency
Accountability, Productivity, and Ethics
Standard:

   5.2 Physical Science: Physical science principles, including fundamental ideas about matter, energy, and motion, are powerful conceptual
tools for making sense of phenomena in physical, living, and Earth systems science.

Strands:                                                          Cumulative Progress Indicator Number(s):

   Strand D. Energy Transfer and Conservation: The
conservation of energy can be demonstrated by keeping            5.2.8.D.2 - Describe the flow of energy from the Sun to the fuel tank of
track of familiar forms of energy as they are transferred         an automobile.
from one object to another.

Rockaway Township Goals:

Rockaway Township Public Schools
Science Literacy Unit Plan
Physical Science: Grade 8 – Energy Transformation

Essential Question:                                                      Enduring Understanding:

   How can energy be transferred from one material to
another?                                                               Changes take place because of the transfer of energy. Energy is
   What happens to a material when energy is transferred to it?            transferred to matter through the action of forces. Different
forces are responsible for the transfer of the different forms of
energy.

Unit Learning Targets:                          Suggested Activities:                                             Vocabulary:
The student will be able to….                   Including Differentiated Strategies (DI)
   Describe the nature of various forms of        Trace the transformations of energy from chemical             
energy including heat, light, sound,            potential energy in a student's snack to the potential
chemical, mechanical and electrical and         energy in a rubber band stretched by the student to the
gravitational potential energy of a large paper clip at the
trace energy formations from one form
top of its motion when launched by the stretched rubber
to another                                      band.
   Make measurements to estimate the thermal energy
available from a known mass of dry grass and compare
this to an estimate of the solar energy that fell upon the
grass as it grew, and account for the differences in these
estimates.
Rockaway Township Public Schools
Science Literacy Unit Plan
Physical Science: Grade 8 – Energy Transformation

Resource Materials:                                             Assessments:
   Holt Force, Motion and Energy                              Quizzes
   Tests
   Lab Reports
   District Assessment to be developed in year 2 of the 5 year cycle
Technology Integration:                                         Related Literature:
  National Science Digital Library, Science Digital Literacy
Maps The Living Environment: Flow of Energy in
Ecosystems
http://strandmaps.nsdl.org/?id=SMS-MAP-1422
 National Science Digital Library, Science Refreshers
http://nsdl.org/refreshers/science/
 Science Curriculum Topic Study:
Work, Power, and Machines p. 227

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