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Pacing Chart GRADE 8 SCIENCE
TAKS Review & Intervention Program                                                                                                                                                                                     Master the Grade 8 Science TAKS Objectives One Step at a Time!
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          Lesson
                                                                                                    Obj. 2 -             Obj. 2 -      Obj. 2 -    Obj. 2 -     Obj. 3 -                            Obj. 3 -                Obj. 3 -          Obj. 3 -        Obj. 4 -             Obj. 4 -       Obj. 4 -             Obj. 4 -            Obj. 5 -          Obj. 5 -           Obj. 5 -           Obj. 5 -
                        Obj. 1 -            Obj. 1 -           Obj. 1 -             Obj. 1 -
                                                                                                     Living               Living        Living      Living   Structures &                        Structures &            Structures &      Structures &       Motion,              Motion,        Motion,              Motion,             Earth &           Earth &           Earth &             Earth &
                       Nature of           Nature of          Nature of            Nature of
                                                                                                   Systems &            Systems &     Systems &   Systems & Properties of                        Properties of           Properties of     Properties of     Forces, &            Forces, &      Forces, &            Forces, &             Space             Space             Space               Space




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                       Science             Science            Science              Science




Objective
                                                                                                  Environment          Environment   Environment Environment    Matter                              Matter                  Matter            Matter          Energy               Energy         Energy               Energy              Systems           Systems           Systems             Systems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Work,
                                        Lab Equipment Lab Equipment   Organizing                                                        Cycles,                     Properties and                                                           Periodic
                       Scientific                                                                      Food             Populations                       Summary of                Properties and                       Properties and                      Energy and                            Simple             Summary of          Earth and          Earth and       Universe and          Summary
                                             and           and      and Evaluating                                                     Cells, and                   Classification                                                           Table and                              Motion
                        Process                                                                      Chains             and Cells                          Obj. 2                  Periodic Table                       Periodic Table                        Force                             Machines,              Obj. 4           Moon Cycles          Space          Water Cycle           of Obj. 5




   Topic
                                        Measurement Measurement      Information                                                       Genetics                       of Matter                                                             Reactions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and Waves
                    Pre-test            Student TAKS       LabMatch            Student TAKS       Student TAKS  Student TAKS         Student TAKS       Activity 4 -   Student TAKS            Student                 ScienceMatch       Reactions        Student            Student          Student             Activity 17 -        Student          Student           Activity 23 -        Post-test
                    have students       Review Guide       Original            Review Guide       Review Guide  Review Guide         Review Guide       Obj. 2 Act/    Review Guide            TAKS                    Physical           Activity         TAKS               TAKS             TAKS                Obj. 4 Write to      TAKS             TAKS              Obj. 5 Act/Draw      Review
                    complete            read "Laboratory   Card Deck           read "Organizing   read          read "Survival of    read "Nitrogen     Draw Activity  read                    Review                  Properties         have students    Review             Review           Review              Understand           Review Guide     Review            Activity Cards       discuss post-
                    pre-test            Equipment"         give each student   and Evaluating     "Organisms    Populations"         Cycle" through     Cards          "Properties"            Guide                   Card Deck          stand up for     Guide              Guide            Guide               have students        read "The        Guide             have students        test questions
                    independently,      through            one card and        Information"       and their     through              "Genetics"         have students  through                 read "Periodic          give each student  each chemical    read "Energy"      read "Motion"    read "Work          read the stories     Universe"        read "Earth       complete page        and answers
                    pages 1, 2, and 3   "Measurement"      have them find       section aloud      Needs"        "Photosynthesis"     sections aloud     complete page  "Classification of       Table" through          one card and       reaction:        through "Force"    section aloud    and Simple          they wrote           through          Changes and       41, collect their    as a group
                    Student TAKS        sections aloud     the student with                       through       sections aloud                          14, collect their
                                                                                                                                                                       Matter" sections        "Chemical               have them find the  1 cut up food    sections aloud                      Machines"           independently        "Compost"        Resources"        cards, shuffle        (option: locate
                    Review Guide                           the matching                           "Food Chains" SmartClings                             cards, shuffle  aloud                   Reactions and           student with the   2 digest food                                        through             OR create            sections aloud   through "Water"   them, and have       supporting
                    read "Laboratory                       card                                   sections aloudGraphs                                  them, and have SmartClings             Physical Changes"       matching card      3 burn wood                                          "Waves"             stories as a                          sections aloud    students act or      information
                    Safety Rules                                                                                read back                               students act orGraphs                  sections aloud                             4 melt ice                                           sections aloud      group (each                                             draw the term        in the student




Whole Group
Activity Block
                    and Equipment"                                                                              cover of activity                       draw the term  discuss page 11                                                    5 tear paper                                                             student writes                                                               review guides)
                    through                                                                                     book aloud and                                         "Features of a                                                     6 rust on bike                                                           one sentence,                                           *need scissors
                    "Scientific                                                                                  discuss page 1                          *need scissors Bar Graph"                                                         7 boil water                                                             then passes to
                    Process"                                                                                    "Features of a                                                                                                            *answers are                                                             next student)
                    sections aloud                                                                              Line Graph"                                                                                                                circled above
                    Science             Microscope        LabMatch           LabMatch           OrderUp!        SmartClings          Activity 2 -       Activity 5 -        SmartClings        ScienceMatch            ScienceMatch       Activity 10 -    Activity 12 -      SmartClings      Activity 16 -       Activity 18 -                 ScienceMatch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Activity 20 -                      ScienceMatch         Activity 24 -
                    Process             Reference Card Original and          Original and       Food Chains Graphs                   Organization       Prairie Food        Graphs             Physical                Physical           Elements         Force and          Graphs           Work                Energy                        The Universe and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Earth and Moon                     The Universe and     Obj. 5 Write to
                    Skills              provide each      Advanced           Advanced           Card Decks      transfer all         Project            Web                 complete pages     Properties and The      Properties and     Project          Energy             complete         complete            Forms and            Cycles   Water Cycle               Water Cycle          Understand
                    read page 1         student pair with Card Decks         Card Decks         construct       clings to storage    complete           complete            12 and 13 (Bar     Elements                The Elements       complete         complete           pages 6 and      page 29 in          Transformations      complete Card Decks                Card Decks           complete
                    together; then      a microscope      set up each        set up each        food chains     card and then        pages 10           pages 15            Graph Activities   Card Decks              Card Decks         pages 22         page 25 in         8 (Line Graph    student pairs       complete pages       pages 35,set up each               set up each          page 42 in
                    complete            card to review    activity according activity according and answer      complete pages       and 11 in          and 16 in           1 and 2) in        set up each activity    set up each        and 23 in        student pairs      Activities 5                         31, 32, and 33                activity according
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        36, and 37 in                      activity according   groups of 4-5
                    page 37             Lab               to its instruction to its instruction extension       4 and 10 (Line       student pairs      student pairs       student pairs      according to its        activity according student pairs    (dice are          and 7) in        *need paper,        individually, then   groups of 4-5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 to its instruction        to its instruction   students (each
                    (flow chart          Measurement       card with 4 to 5   card with 4 to 5   questions with Graph Activities                                                                instruction card        to its instruction                  provided in bag)   student pairs    scissors, and       share answers        students card with 4 to 5          card with 4 to 5     student writes
                    construction) in    & Equipment       students           students per       4 to 5 students 3 and 9) in          *need scissors *need paper,                               with 4 to 5 students    card with 4 to 5   *need scissors                                       glue                from page 33 in               students per              students per         one sentence,
                    student pairs       complete pages per group - half group - have            per group       student pairs                       scissors, and                              per group - half        students per       and glue                                                                 groups of 4-5  *need scissors group - half of           group - have         then passes to




  Activity Block
                                        15, 16, and 18    of the groups use each group use                                                          glue                                       of the groups use       group - have each                                                                           students                      the groups use            each group use       next student);




Cooperative Group
                    *need paper,        in student pairs Original and the the deck they                                                                                                        Phys. Prop. and the     group use the                                                                                                             The Universe and          the deck they        read stories
                    scissors, and       using the card as other groups use did not use for                                                                                                     other groups use        deck they did not                                                                           *need scissors                the other groups          did not use for      aloud
                    glue                a reference       Advanced           Lesson 3                                                                                                          The Elements            use for Lesson 10                                                                           and glue                      use Water Cycle           Lesson 18
                    Science             Lab               Lab                Science            Science         Activity 1 -         Activity 3 -       Activity 6 -        Activity 7 -       Activity 8 -            Activity 9 -       Activity 11 -    Activity 13 -      Activity 14 -    Activity 17 -       Activity 19 -  Activity 21 -  Activity 22 -             Post-test            Activity 25 -
                    Process             Measurement       Measurement        Process            Process         Cells and            Genetics           Obj. 2              Parts of an        Atoms                   Classification of Chemical           Force              Speed            Obj. 4 Write        Obj. 4         Moon Phases Geology                      have students        Obj. 5
                    Skills              & Equipment       & Equipment        Skills             Skills          Organization         complete           Scavenger           Atom Project       complete                Matter             Reactions        complete           Activity 15 -    to Understand       Scavenger Hunt complete       complete                  complete             Scavenger
                    complete            complete          complete           complete           complete        complete             pages 12           Hunt                complete           pages 19 and 20         complete           complete         page 26            Motion Graphs    complete            complete       page 38        pages 39 and 40           post-test            Hunt
                    pages 12, 23,       pages 5 and 19    pages 10 and 23 pages 28, 29,         pages 16        page 9               and 13             complete            page 18                                    page 21            page 24                             complete         page 30             page 34                                                 independently,       complete
                    and 25                                                   and 34             and 35                                                  page 17                                                                                                               pages 27                                                                                     pages 4, 5, and 6    page 43




 Independent
Activity Block
                                                                                                                                                                            *need scissors                                                                                    and 28


      Program                                 Grade 8                                                                                                                                     SmartClings SmartClings         Lab                                                                         Grade 8 Science Teacher’s Companion Activity Book
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                                                                                                                    Properties The Elements The Universe Water Cycle Chains Equipment Cards, and CD-ROM, and &Workbook Workbook Dice
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