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					                                                                                     Curriculum Map -- Grade 8 -- Science                                                                                 1
                                                                                      First Quarter
                                                                  BIG IDEA: Characteristics and Processes of Science
 1. Enduring     Essential Question: How do I research my own science questions, to know more about the world?
Understanding:           Skills                                                                        Learning Plan                                                    ELP (SLE)
                   (Student Learning              Objective(s)          Assessment     Instructional    Materials /
                     Expectations)                                                                                       Vocabulary          Level 1             Level 2           Level 3             Level 4
                                                                                         Strategies     Resources
                 NS1.8.1                     *I will justify                                                           *justify         Identify pictorial   Label             Illustrate         Illustrate results
                 Justify conclusions         conclusions based on                                                      *conclusion      representations      processes         observations in    of scientific
                 based on appropriate        appropriate                                                               *appropriate     of vocabulary        related to        simple words or    investigation
                 and unbiased                observations.                                                                              related to a         scientific        phrases that       using short,
                 observations                *I will justify                                                                            scientific           investigations    apply to           complete
                                             conclusions based on                                                                       investigation        (e.g., T-chart,   scientific         sentences with
                                             unbiased                                                                                   (e.g., mean,         pictographs,      investigations     support (e.g.,
                                             observations.                                                                              median, mode,        Venn diagram,     (e.g., verbalize   science journal,
                                                                                                                                        range, data          bar or line       or write about     sentence strips,
                 NS.1.8.2                    *I will evaluate                                                          *evaluate
                                                                                                                                        table)               graph,            an appropriate     word to word
                 Evaluate the merits of      empirical evidence                                                        *experimental
                                                                                                                                                             frequency         investigation)     dictionary)
                 empirical evidence          based on                                                                  *design
                                                                                                                                                             table)
                 based on experimental       experimental design.                                                      *merits
                 design: hypothesis,                                                                                   *empirical
                 replication sample size,                                                                              *evaluate
                 appropriate use of                                                                                    *hypothesis
                 control, use of                                                                                       *replication
                 standardized                                                                                          *sample size
                 independent and                                                                                       *control
                 dependent variables                                                                                   *standardized
                                                                                                                       *independent
                                                                                                                       *variables
                                                                                                                       *dependent
                                                                                                                       *variables

                 NS.1.8.3                    *I will formulate a                                                       *experimental
                 Formulate a testable        testable problem                                                          design
                 problem using               using experimental                                                        *testable
                 experimental design         design.                                                                   *formulate
                 NS.1.8.4                    *I will analyze a set of                                                  *evaluate
                 Analyze a set of            scientific data and                                                       *mean
                 scientific data using       determine mean,                                                           *median
                 mean, median, mode,         median, mode, and                                                         *mode
                 and range using SI          range using SI units.                                                     *range
                 units                                                                                                 *SI Unit
                 NS.1.8.5                    *I will analyze                                                           *analyze
                 Suggest solutions to        characteristics and                                                       *suggest
                 real world problems by      process of science.                                                       *histograms
                 analyzing scientific data   *I will suggest                                                           *scatter plots
                 in: Data tables/charts,     solutions to real world                                                   *circle graphs
                 histograms, circle          problems.                                                                 *stem and leaf
                 graphs, scatter plots,                                                                                plots
                 stem and left plots, line                                                                             *line graphs
                 and double line, graphs                                                                               *double graphs
                 by approximating line of
                 best fit

                 ELPS.NS.1.6-8.1 Communicate observations, processes, and results related to scientific investigations
  (continued)    NS.1.8.6                 *I will make                                                           *formulate      Identify pictorial   Label               Illustrate                  2
                                                                                                                                                                                             Illustrate results
 1. Enduring     Formulate inferences     inferences to create                                                   *inferences     representations      processes           observations in    of scientific
Understanding:   based on scientific data hypothesis based on                                                                    of vocabulary        related to          simple words or    investigation
                                          scientific data.                                                                       related to a         scientific          phrases that       using short,
                                                                                                                                 scientific           investigations      apply to           complete
                 NS.1.8.7                    *I will report on                                                   *peer review    investigation        (e.g., T-chart,     scientific         sentences with
                 Communicate results         results and                                                         *inquiry        (e.g., mean,         pictographs,        investigations     support (e.g.,
                 and conclusions from        conclusions from                                                                    median, mode,        Venn diagram,       (e.g., verbalize   science journal,
                 scientific inquiry          scientific inquiry.                                                                 range, data          bar or line         or write about     sentence strips,
                 following peer review                                                                                           table)               graph,              an appropriate     word to word
                                                                                                                                                      frequency           investigation)     dictionary)
                                                                                                                                                      table)
                 NS.1.8.8               *I will develop                                                           *implement
                 Develop and implement  strategies for long                                                       *strategies
                                        term accurate data
                 strategies for long-term,                                                                        *accurate
                                        collection.
                 accurate data collection
                                        *I will implement
                                        strategies for long
                                        term, accurate data
                                        collection.
                 ELPS.NS.1.6-8.1 Communicate observations, processes, and results related to scientific investigations
                 NS.1.8.9               *I will generate                                                          *implement     Identify pictures    Sort pictures of    Identify unsafe    Identify
                 Generate questions     questions that can                                                        *strategy      of safety            safe and            lab activities     vocabulary
                 that can and cannot be and cannot be                                                             *consistency   equipment used       unsafe lab          (e.g., small       related to safety
                 answered by science    answered through                                                          *variable      in science           activities (e.g.,   group or whole     equipment and
                                        scientific inquiry.                                                                      classrooms           cards labeled       group              procedures in
                                        *I will design                                                                           (e.g., point to      safe and            discussion         science (e.g.,
                                        strategies for data                                                                      equipment being      unsafe;             using short,       sentence strips
                                        collection in a                                                                          used                 verbalize safe      complete           stating lab safety
                                        scientific process.                                                                      appropriately)       or unsafe)          sentences          rules, posters, or
                                                                                                                                                                                             pictures)
                 NS.1.8.10                   *I will explain peer                                                *modification
                 Explain the role of peer    review in developing                                                *theory
                 review, evidence, and       scientific theory.                                                  *hypothesis
                 modification in the         *I will explain how
                 development of a            evidence is used in
                 theory                      developing scientific
                                             theory.
                                             *I will explain how
                                             modification is used
                                             in developing
                                             scientific theory.

                 NS.1.8.11                   *I will evaluate the                                                *evaluate
                 Evaluate the merit of       merit of hypotheses.                                                *merit
                 hypotheses, laws, and       *I will evaluate the                                                *hypothesis
                 theories.                   merit of laws.                                                      *law
                                             *I will evaluate the                                                *theory
                                             merit of theories.


                 ELPS.NS.1.6-8.2 Identify vocabulary related to safety equipment and procedures in science
                                                             BIG IDEA: Structure and Functions of Single Cellular and Multicellular Organisms                                                               3
 2. Enduring     Essential Question 2:
Understanding:            Skills                                                                      Learning Plan                                                       ELP (SLE)
                    (Student Learning            Objective(s)            Assessment   Instructional    Materials /
                      Expectations)                                                                                      Vocabulary             Level 1           Level 2            Level 3              Level 4
                                                                                        Strategies     Resources
                 LS.2.8.1                   *I will illustrate                                                        *hierarchical      Identify pictures    Sequence          Label pictures       Illustrate
                 Illustrate the             hierarchical                                                              relationship       of cells, tissues,   pictures of       of cells, tissues,   hierarchical
                 hierarchical               relationships in                                                          *cells             organs, and          cells, tissues,   organs, organ        relationships of
                 relationships of cells,    cellular organization.                                                    *tissues           organ systems        organs, organ     systems, and         cells, tissues,
                 tissues, organs, organ                                                                               *organs            using visuals        systems, and      multi-cellular       organs, organ
                 systems, and                                                                                         *organ systems                          multi-cellular    organisms in         systems, and
                 organisms                                                                                            *organism                               organisms in      hierarchical         multi-cellular
                                                                                                                                                              hierarchical      order with word      organisms (e.g.,
                                                                                                                                                              order with        bank                 in cooperative
                                                                                                                                                              support                                groups, observe
                                                                                                                                                                                                     or create a
                                                                                                                                                                                                     human anatomy
                                                                                                                                                                                                     model and label
                                                                                                                                                                                                     and describe
                                                                                                                                                                                                     examples of
                                                                                                                                                                                                     cells, tissues,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     organs, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     organ systems
                                                                                                                                                                                                     using short,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     complete
                                                                                                                                                                                                     sentences)




                 ELPS.LS.2.6-8.2 Illustrate hierarchical relationships of cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, and multi-cellular organisms
                 LS.2.8.2                   *I will identify protists.                                                *protists          Identify pictures    Label pictures    Classify various     Identify
                 Identify different types   *I will identify                                                          *bacteria          of unicellular       of various        unicellular          unicellular
                 of single-celled           bacteria.                                                                                    organisms (e.g.,     unicellular       organisms            organisms (e.g.,
                 organisms:protists,                                                                                                     point to pictures    organisms as      using a word         describe various
                 bacteria                                                                                                                of bacteria and      prokaryotic or    wall or sentence     unicellular
                                                                                                                                         protists)            eukaryotic        strips               organisms found
                 LS.2.8.3                 *I will relate the effect                                                   *bacteria                               (e.g., bacteria                        in a drop of pond
                 Relate the effect of     of bacteria on oral                                                         *oral health                            as prokaryotic,                        water)
                 bacteria on oral health. health.                                                                                                             amoeba as
                                                                                                                                                              eukaryotic)
                 LS.2.8.4                *I will describe single-                                                     *single-celled
                 Describe and illustrate celled organisms                                                             *organism
                 single-celled organisms found in pond water.                                                         *illustrate
                 found in pond water
                                         *I will illustrate single-
                                         celled organisms
                                         found in pond water.
                 ELPS.LS.2.6-8.1 Identify unicellular organisms
  (continued)    LS.2.8.5               *I will use a                                                                 *dichotomous key           N/A                N/A                N/A                 N/A
 2. Enduring     Use a dichotomous key dichotomous key to                                                             *organisms
Understanding:   to classify organisms  classify organisms in
                 found in pond water.   pond water.
N/A                                                                                                                                                              4
LS.2.8.6                *I will compare                                      *unicellular      Identify plant      Label plant       Label the major    Identify structure
Compare and contrast    characteristics of                                   *multi-cellular   and/or human        and/or human      function of        and function of
characteristics of      unicellular and                                      *organisms        systems (e.g.,      systems using     human and/or       human and plant
unicellular organisms   multicellular                                        *compare          point to system     a word bank       plant systems      systems (e.g., in
and multi-cellular      organisms.                                           *contrast         using pictures)                       with word bank     cooperative
organisms               *I will contrast                                                                                             or sentence        groups, observe
                        characteristics of                                                                                           strips             or create a
                        unicellular and                                                                                                                 human or plant
                        multicellular                                                                                                                   anatomy model
                        organisms.                                                                                                                      and describe the
                                                                                                                                                        function of each
                                                                                                                                                        system using
                                                                                                                                                        short, complete
                                                                                                                                                        sentences)




ELPS.LS.2.6-8.3 Identify structure and function of human and plant systems
LS.2.8.7               *I will classify cells as                             *classify         Identify pictures   Label pictures    Classify various   Identify
Classify cells as      being eukaryotic or                                   *nucleus          of unicellular      of various        unicellular        unicellular
eukaryotic or          prokaryotic.                                          *prokaryote       organisms (e.g.,    unicellular       organisms          organisms (e.g.,
prokaryotic.                                                                 *eukaryote        point to pictures   organisms as      using a word       describe various
                                                                                               of bacteria and     prokaryotic or    wall or sentence   unicellular
                                                                                               protists)           eukaryotic        strips             organisms found
                                                                                                                   (e.g., bacteria                      in a drop of pond
                                                                                                                   as prokaryotic,                      water)
                                                                                                                   amoeba as
                                                                                                                   eukaryotic)


ELPS.LS.2.6-8.1 Identify unicellular organisms
  (continued)    LS.2.8.8                    *I will analyze                                                       *analyze           Identify plant      Label plant         Label the major            5
                                                                                                                                                                                                Identify structure
 2. Enduring     Identify and describe       characteristics of                                                    *taxum             and/or human        and/or human        function of       and function of
Understanding:   similarities and            living things.                                                        *ungulates         systems (e.g.,      systems using       human and/or      human and plant
                 differences among           *I will describe                                                                         point to system     a word bank         plant systems     systems (e.g., in
                 organisms of different,     similarities and                                                                         using pictures)                         with word bank    cooperative
                 but closely related, e.g.   differences among                                                                                                                or sentence       groups, observe
                 pine trees, big cats,       various organisms.                                                                                                               strips            or create a
                 rodents, ungulates                                                                                                                                                             human or plant
                                                                                                                                                                                                anatomy model
                                                                                                                                                                                                and describe the
                                                                                                                                                                                                function of each
                                                                                                                                                                                                system using
                                                                                                                                                                                                short, complete
                                                                                                                                                                                                sentences)




                 ELPS.LS.2.6-8.3 Identify structure and function of human and plant systems
                                                                             BIG IDEA: Genetic Traits and Characteristics
 3. Enduring     Essential Question 3:
Understanding:            Skills                                                                   Learning Plan                                                      ELP (SLE)
                    (Student Learning            Objective(s)         Assessment   Instructional    Materials /
                      Expectations)                                                                                   Vocabulary          Level 1             Level 2             Level 3            Level 4
                                                                                     Strategies     Resources
                 LS.3.8.1                    *I will identify why                                                  *identify          Illustrate          Classify            Label dominate    Identify inherited
                 Identify and explain        inherited                                                             *explain           common traits       common traits       and recessive     characteristics
                 why inherited               characteristics of                                                    *inherited         using pictures of   as dominant or      traits using a    (e.g., construct a
                 characteristics of living   living things depend                                                  *characteristics   related people or   recessive using     simple Punnett    simple Punnett
                 things depend on            on genes.                                                             *genes             animals (e.g.,      visuals (e.g.,      square            square and
                 genes                                                                                                                point common        tall trait in pea                     describe the
                 LS.3.8.2                    *I will differentiate                                                 *differentiate     hair or eye         plants is                             genotype and
                 Differentiate between       between dominant                                                      *dominant          colors; common      dominant; short                       phenotype of
                 dominant and recessive      and recessive traits.                                                 *recessive         color patterns in   trait in pea                          each parent
                 traits                                                                                            *trait             animals)            plants is                             using short,
                                                                                                                   *genotype                              recessive)                            complete
                 LS.3.8.3                    *I will observe and                                                   *observe                                                                     sentences)
                 Observe and classify        classify traits as                                                    *classify
                 traits as dominant or       dominant or                                                           *tongue rolling
                 recessive: tongue           recessive.                                                            *detached
                 rolling, detached                                                                                 earlobes
                 earlobes, widow's peak,                                                                           *widow's peak
                 hitchhiker's thumb,                                                                               *hitchhiker's
                 dimples, unibrow                                                                                  thumb
                                                                                                                   *dimples
                                                                                                                   *unibrow

                 ELPS.LS.2.6-8.5 Identify inherited characteristics
  (continued)  LS.3.8.4                    *I will tell the                                   *differentiate       Illustrate          Classify            Label dominate             6
                                                                                                                                                                             Identify inherited
  3. Enduring  Differentiate among         differences in                                     *inherited           common traits       common traits       and recessive     characteristics
Understandings observed inherited          inherited traits and                               *acquired traits     using pictures of   as dominant or      traits using a    (e.g., construct a
               traits and acquired         acquired traits of                                                      related people or   recessive using     simple Punnett    simple Punnett
               traits of plants and        plants.                                                                 animals (e.g.,      visuals (e.g.,      square            square and
               animals                     *I will tell differences                                                point common        tall trait in pea                     describe the
                                           in inherited traits and                                                 hair or eye         plants is                             genotype and
                                           acquired traits of                                                      colors; common      dominant; short                       phenotype of
                                           animals.                                                                color patterns in   trait in pea                          each parent
                                                                                                                   animals)            plants is                             using short,
                                                                                                                                       recessive)                            complete
                 LS.3.8.5                 *I will interpret genetic                           *interpret                                                                     sentences)
                 Interpret simple genetic crosses using                                       *genetic cross
                 crosses using Punnett Punnett Squares.                                       *Punnett Square
                 Squares

                 LS.3.8.6                  *I will predict patterns                           *predict
                 Predict patterns that     that come from                                     *emerge
                 emerge from simple        simple genetic                                     *genetic
                 genetic crosses           crosses.                                           *crosses
                 ELPS.LS.2.6-8.5 Identify inherited characteristics
                 LS.3.8.7                *I will conduct                                      *demonstrate               N/A                 N/A                 N/A                N/A
                 Conduct investigations investigations that                                   *phenotype
                 demonstrating that the demonstrate the                                       *genotype
                 phenotype of a genetic relationship between
                 trait is the result of  genotype and
                 genotype                phenotype.


                 N/A
                 LS.3.8.8                  *I will explain how                                *explain             Identify plant      Label plant         Label the major   Identify structure
                 Explain how genetic       genetic variation is a                             *genetic variation   and/or human        and/or human        function of       and function of
                 variation within a        result of dominant                                 *species             systems (e.g.,      systems using       human and/or      human and plant
                 species is a result of    traits.                                            *dominant traits     point to system     a word bank         plant systems     systems (e.g., in
                 dominant traits and       *I will explain how                                *recessive traits    using pictures)                         with word bank    cooperative
                 recessive traits          genetic variation is a                                                                                          or sentence       groups, observe
                                           result of recessive                                                                                             strips            or create a
                                           traits.                                                                                                                           human or plant
                                                                                                                                                                             anatomy model
                                                                                                                                                                             and describe the
                                                                                                                                                                             function of each
                                                                                                                                                                             system using
                                                                                                                                                                             short, complete
                                                                                                                                                                             sentences)




                 ELPS.LS.2.6-8.3 Identify structure and function of human and plant systems
  (continued)  LS.3.8.9                   *I will compare and                                           *distinguish     Sort visuals of       Identify            Classify                    7
                                                                                                                                                                                      Illustrate asexual
  3. Enduring  Compare and contrast       contrast the patterns                                         *embryo          organisms             examples of         examples of        and sexual
Understandings patterns of                of embryological                                              *embryological   based on              asexual and         asexual and        reproduction in
               embryological              development in                                                development      whether they          sexual              sexual             plants and
               development for all        vertebrates.                                                  *vertebrates     reproduce             reproduction        reproduction       vertebrates (e.g.,
               vertebrates, including                                                                                    asexual or            using a word        using a graphic    describe the
               humans                                                                                                    sexual                wall                organizer          function of each
                                                                                                                                                                                      of the major
                                                                                                                                                                                      parts of a flower
                                                                                                                                                                                      using short,
                                                                                                                                                                                      complete
                                                                                                                                                                                      sentences)


                 ELPS.LS 2.6-8.6 Illustrate asexual and sexual reproduction in plants and vertebrates
                 LS.3.8.10                 *I will distinguish                                          *distinguish     Illustrate            Classify            Label dominate     Identify inherited
                 Distinguish between       between                                                      *selective       common traits         common traits       and recessive      characteristics
                 characteristics of plants characteristics of                                           breeding         using pictures of     as dominant or      traits using a     (e.g., construct a
                 and animals through       plants and animals                                                            related people or     recessive using     simple Punnett     simple Punnett
                 selective breeding        through selective                                                             animals (e.g.,        visuals (e.g.,      square             square and
                                           breeding.                                                                     point common          tall trait in pea                      describe the
                                                                                                                         hair or eye           plants is                              genotype and
                                                                                                                         colors; common        dominant; short                        phenotype of
                                                                                                                         color patterns in     trait in pea                           each parent
                                                                                                                         animals)              plants is                              using short,
                                                                                                                                               recessive)                             complete
                                                                                                                                                                                      sentences)


                 ELPS.LS.2.6-8.5 Identify inherited characteristics
                 LS.3.8.11               *I will investigate                                            *historical      Identify scientific   Label pictures      Illustrate a       Illustrate a career
                 Investigate careers,    careers related to                                             breakthroughs    breakthroughs or      of scientific       career or          or scientific
                 scientists, and         genetics.                                                                       life science          careers or          scientific         breakthrough in
                 historical              *I will investigate                                                             careers (e.g.,        breakthroughs       breakthrough in    life science (e.g.,
                 breakthroughs related scientists related to                                                             point to pictures     in life science     life science       write a short
                 to genetics             genetics.                                                                       representing          (e.g.,              using words        report on a
                                         *I will investigate                                                             various careers)      veterinarian,       from a word wall   chosen career
                                         historical                                                                                            doctor,             (e.g., in-vitro    using simple,
                                         breakthroughs related                                                                                 ecologist)          fertilization,     complete
                                         to genetics.                                                                                                              selective          sentences)
                                                                                                                                                                   breeding
                                                                                                                                                                   techniques )


                 ELPS.LS.2.6-8.4 Identify scientific breakthroughs and life science careers
                                                                                      Curriculum Map -- Grade 8 -- Science                                                                                 8
                                                                                              Second Quarter
                                                                             BIG IDEA: Characteristics and Processes of Science
 4. Enduring     Essential Question 4:
Understanding:           Skills                                                                         Learning Plan                                                    ELP (SLE)
                   (Student Learning              Objective(s)           Assessment     Instructional    Materials /
                     Expectations)                                                                                        Vocabulary          Level 1             Level 2           Level 3             Level 4
                                                                                          Strategies     Resources
                 NS.1.8.1                    *I will justify                                                            *justify         Identify pictorial   Label             Illustrate         Illustrate results
                 Justify conclusions         conclusions based on                                                       *conclusion      representations      processes         observations in    of scientific
                 based on appropriate        appropriate                                                                *appropriate     of vocabulary        related to        simple words or    investigation
                 and unbiased                observations.                                                              *unbiased        related to a         scientific        phrases that       using short,
                 observations                *I will justify                                                            *observation     scientific           investigations    apply to           complete
                                             conclusions based on                                                                        investigation        (e.g., T-chart,   scientific         sentences with
                                             unbiased                                                                                    (e.g., mean,         pictographs,      investigations     support (e.g.,
                                             observations.                                                                               median, mode,        Venn diagram,     (e.g., verbalize   science journal,
                                                                                                                                         range, data          bar or line       or write about     sentence strips,
                 NS.1.8.3                    *I will formulate a                                                        *experimental
                                                                                                                                         table)               graph,            an appropriate     word to word
                 Formulate a testable        testable problem                                                           design
                                                                                                                                                              frequency         investigation)     dictionary)
                 problem using               using experimental                                                         *testable
                                                                                                                                                              table)
                 experimental design         design.                                                                    *formulate
                 NS.1.8.4                    *I will evaluate a set                                                     *evaluate
                 Analyze a set of            of data to analyze                                                         *mean
                 scientific data using       characteristics of                                                         *median
                 mean, median, mode,         science.                                                                   *mode
                 and range using SI                                                                                     *range
                 units                                                                                                  *SI Units
                 NS.1.8.5                    *I will analyze                                                            *analyze
                 Suggest solutions to        characteristics and                                                        *suggest
                 real world problems by      process of science.                                                        *histograms
                 analyzing scientific data   *I will suggest                                                            *scatter plots
                 in: data tables/charts,     solutions to real world                                                    *circle graphs
                 histograms, circle          problems that are                                                          *stem and leaf
                 graphs, scatter plots,      based on my own                                                            plots
                 stem and leaf plots, line   analysis of scientific                                                     *line graphs
                 and double line, graphs     data.                                                                      *double graphs
                 by approximating line of
                 best fit



                 NS.1.8.6                 *I will make                                                                  *formulate
                 Formulate inferences     inferences to create                                                          *inferences
                 based on scientific data hypothesis that are
                                          based on scientific
                                          data.
                 NS.1.8.7                    ·I will report on results                                                  *peer review
                 Communicate results         and conclusions from                                                       *inquiry
                 and conclusions from        scientific inquiry.
                 scientific inquiry
                 following peer review


                 ELPS.NS.1.6-8.1 Communicate observations, processes, and results related to scientific investigations
   (continued)    NS.1.8.9                   *I will distinguish                                                   *implement           Identify pictures   Sort pictures of    Identify unsafe   Identify 9
  4. Enduring     Generate questions         between questions                                                     *strategy            of safety           safe and            lab activities    vocabulary
 Understanding:   that can and cannot be     that can and cannot                                                   *consistency         equipment used      unsafe lab          (e.g., small      related to safety
                  answered by science        be answered through                                                   *variable            in science          activities (e.g.,   group or whole    equipment and
                                             scientific inquiry.                                                                        classrooms          cards labeled       group             procedures in
                                             *I will design                                                                             (e.g., point to     safe and            discussion        science (e.g.,
                                             strategies for data                                                                        equipment being     unsafe;             using short,      sentence strips
                                             collection in a                                                                            used                verbalize safe      complete          stating lab safety
                                             scientific process.                                                                        appropriately)      or unsafe)          sentences         rules, posters, or
                  NS.1.8.10                  *I will explain peer                                                  *modification                                                                  pictures)
                  Explain the role of peer   review in developing                                                  *theory
                  review, evidence, and      scientific theory.                                                    *hypothesis
                  modification in the        *I will explain
                  development of a           evidence in
                  theory                     developing scientific
                                             theory.
                                             *I will explain
                                             modification in
                                             developing scientific
                                             theory.


                  ELPS.NS.1.6-8.2 Identify vocabulary related to safety equipment and procedures in science
                                                                             BIG IDEA: Genetic Traits and Characteristics
5. Enduring       Essential Question 5:
Understanding:            Skills                                                                   Learning Plan                                                        ELP (SLE)
                    (Student Learning            Objective(s)         Assessment   Instructional    Materials /
                      Expectations)                                                                                   Vocabulary            Level 1             Level 2             Level 3            Level 4
                                                                                     Strategies     Resources
                  LS.3.8.12                  *I will compare the                                                   *compare                   N/A                 N/A                 N/A                N/A
                  Compare the theory of      Theory of Evolution to                                                *scientific theory
                  evolution to the           the characteristics of                                                *Theory of
                  characteristics of a       a scientific theory.                                                  Evolution
                  scientific theory
                  N/A
  (continued)    LS.3.8.13                  *I will identify ideas                *identify            Match an            Label structural   Label examples              10
                                                                                                                                                                   Classify animals
 5. Enduring     Identify basic ideas       about biological                      *evolution           adaptation to a     adaptations of     of innate and        according to
Understanding:   related to biological      evolution.                            *diversity           particular animal   animals and        learned              behavioral
                 evolution: diversity of                                          *variations          using visuals       plants (e.g.,      behavior using       adaptations
                 species, variations                                              *adaptation                              teeth, thorns,     sentence strips      using short,
                 within species,                                                  *natural selection                       wings, beaks)      or word wall         complete
                 adaptations, natural                                             *extinction                                                 (e.g., imprinting,   sentences e.g.,
                 selection, extinction of                                                                                                     using tools, web     migration,
                 species.                                                                                                                     spinning)            hibernation,
                                                                                                                                                                   estivation)
                 LS.3.8.14                  *I will explain that the              *explain
                 Explain that the fossil    fossil record provides                *fossil record
                 record provides            evidence of life form's               *evidence
                 evidence of life forms'    appearance.                           *diversification
                 appearance,                *I will explain that the              *extinction
                 diversification, and       fossil record provides
                 extinction.                evidence of
                                            diversification.
                                            *I will explain that the
                                            fossil record provides
                                            evidence of
                                            extinction.


                 LS.3.8.15                  *I will explain the                   *explain
                 Explain the process of     process of natural                    *natural selection
                 natural selection          selection.                            *species

                 LC.3.8.16                  *I will hypothesize                   *hypothesize
                 Identify genetic traits    which genetic traits                  *adapt
                 that make organisms        make organisms                        *species
                 more likely to survive     more able to survive
                 and reproduce in a         and reproduce in an
                 particular environment     environment.


                 ELPS.LS.2.6-8.7 Identify behavioral and structural adaptations
  (continued)    LS.4.8.1                   *I will analyze how                               *analyze                    N/A                  N/A               N/A                 N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                     11
 5. Enduring     Analyze the effect of      changes in                                        *environmental
Understanding:   changes in                 environmental                                     *organisms
                 environmental              conditions can effect
                 conditions on the          the survival of
                 survival of individual     individual organisms
                 organisms and entire       and entire species.
                 species
                 N/A
                 LS.3.8.17                  *I will investigate                               *investigate         Identify scientific   Label pictures    Illustrate a       Illustrate a career
                 Investigate careers,       careers related to                                *careers             breakthroughs or      of scientific     career or          or scientific
                 scientists, and            natural selection.                                *scientists          life science          careers or        scientific         breakthrough in
                 historical                 *I will investigate                               *historical          careers (e.g.,        breakthroughs     breakthrough in    life science (e.g.,
                 breakthroughs related      scientists related to                             breakthroughs        point to pictures     in life science   life science       write a short
                 to natural selection and   natural selection.                                *natural selection   representing          (e.g.,            using words        report on a
                 the fossil record          *I will investigate                               *fossil record       various careers)      veterinarian,     from a word wall   chosen career
                                            historical                                                                                   doctor,           (e.g., in-vitro    using simple,
                                            breakthroughs related                                                                        ecologist)        fertilization,     complete
                                            to natural selection.                                                                                          selective          sentences)
                                            *I will investigate                                                                                            breeding
                                            careers related to the                                                                                         techniques )
                                            fossil record.
                                            *I will investigate
                                            scientists related to
                                            the fossil record.
                                            *I will investigate
                                            historical
                                            breakthroughs related
                                            to the fossil record.


                 ELPS.LS.2.6-8.4 Identify scientific breakthroughs and life science careers
                                                                                      BIG IDEA: Earth's History                                                                                  12
 6. Enduring     Essential Question 6:
Understanding:           Skills                                                                    Learning Plan                                                 ELP (SLE)
                   (Student Learning            Objective(s)          Assessment   Instructional   Materials /
                     Expectations)                                                                                    Vocabulary        Level 1            Level 2           Level 3           Level 4
                                                                                     Strategies    Resources
                 ESS.9.8.3                  *I will explain how to                                                 *explain         Identify           Match             Label diagram     Identify
                 Explain how scientists     determine relative                                                     *law of          appropriate        appropriate       of processes      vocabulary
                 determine the relative     age of fossils by                                                      superposition    vocabulary to      vocabulary to     that have         related to the
                 ages of fossils found in   using laws of                                                          *law of          visuals (e.g.,     visual            changed Earth’s   processes that
                 sedimentary rock: law      superposition and                                                      crosscutting     point to rock      representations   surface using     have changed
                 of superposition, law of   laws of cross-cutting.                                                 *index fossil    layers, volcano,   (e.g., point to   short phrases     Earth’s surface
                 cross-cutting.                                                                                                     erosion,           rock layers,      from a word       using short
                                                                                                                                    compass,           erosion,          bank (e.g.,       sentences (e.g.,
                                                                                                                                    weathering)        compass,          volcano,          create and play
                 ESS.9.8.4                 *I will apply the law of                                                *apply
                                                                                                                                                       weathering)       earthquake,       games such as
                 Apply geologic laws of superposition to                                                           *law of
                                                                                                                                                                         weathering,       Clue, What am
                 superposition and cross- determine the relative                                                   superposition
                                                                                                                                                                         faulting)         I?, riddles)
                 cutting to determine the age of a cross section                                                   *law of cross-
                 relative age of rock in a of rocks.                                                               cutting
                 cross section.            *I will apply the law of                                                *relative age
                                           cross-cutting to                                                        *cross section
                                           determine the relative
                                           age of a cross section
                                           of rocks.



                 ESS.9.8.1                  *I will explain the                                                    *explain
                 Explain processes that     processes that have                                                    *earthquakes
                 have changed Earth's       changed Earth's                                                        *volcanoes
                 surface that have          surface that have                                                      *gradual
                 resulted from sudden       resulted when sudden                                                   *uplift
                 events(e.g.                events have                                                            *erosion
                 earthquakes and            occurred.                                                              *weathering
                 volcanoes) and gradual
                 changes (e.g. uplift,
                 erosion, and
                 weathering)

                 ESS.9.8.2                  *I will compare and                                                    *compare
                 Analyze how rock           contrast how rock                                                      *contrast
                 sequences may be           sequences can be                                                       *erosion
                 disturbed by the           disturbed.                                                             *igneous
                 following: erosion,                                                                               *intrusion
                 deposition, igneous                                                                               *folding
                 intrusion, folding,                                                                               *faulting
                 faulting, uplifting                                                                               *uplifting
                                                                                                                   *deposition

                 ELPS.ESS.4.6-8.5 Identify vocabulary related to the processes that have changed Earth’s surface
  (continued)    ESS.8.8.8                 *I will understand and                                                *demonstrate      Match               Identify effects   Identify effects          13
                                                                                                                                                                                             Identify effects of
 6. Enduring     Demonstrate an            show how gravity                                                      *erosion          vocabulary          of external        of external        external forces
Understanding:   understanding of the      causes erosion.                                                       *agent of erosion words to visuals    forces such as     forces such as     such as global
                 agents of erosion:        *I will understand and                                                                  of the effects of   global warming,    global warming,    warming, ocean
                 gravity, water, ice,      show how water                                                                          external forces     ocean currents,    ocean currents,    currents, erosion,
                 wind, animals including   causes erosion.                                                                         such as global      erosion, and       erosion, and       and weathering
                 humans                    *I will understand and                                                                  warming, ocean      weathering         weathering          in cooperative
                                           show how ice causes                                                                     currents,           with visual        (e.g., sentence    groups (e.g.,
                                           erosion.                                                                                erosion, and        support (e.g.,     strips matched     label surface
                                           *I will understand and                                                                  weathering          pictures,          to visual, word    features on a
                                           show how wind                                                                           (e.g., word wall)   textbook)          to word            topographical
                                           causes erosion.                                                                                                                dictionary)        map)
                                           *I will understand and
                                           show how animals
                                           cause erosion.
                                           *I will understand and
                                           show how humans
                                           cause erosion.




                 ELPSS.ESS.4.6-8.3 Identify effects of external forces such as global warming, ocean currents, erosion, and weathering
                                                                                  BIG IDEA: Earth's Changing Surface                                                                                 14
 7. Enduring     Essential Question 7:
Understanding:           Skills                                                                     Learning Plan                                                  ELP (SLE)
                   (Student Learning           Objective(s)          Assessment     Instructional   Materials /
                     Expectations)                                                                                    Vocabulary         Level 1            Level 2            Level 3             Level 4
                                                                                      Strategies    Resources
                 ESS.8.8.9                 *I will use models of                                                    *predict        Match               Identify effects   Identify effects   Identify effects of
                 Using models of rivers,   rivers to predict                                                        *load           vocabulary          of external        of external        external forces
                 predict changes when      changes when load is                                                     *slope          words to visuals    forces such as     forces such as     such as global
                 variables such as load,   changed through                                                          *composition    of the effects of   global warming,    global warming,    warming, ocean
                 slope, amount of water,   erosion.                                                                 *erosion        external forces     ocean currents,    ocean currents,    currents, erosion,
                 or composition of         *I will use models of                                                    *deposition     such as global      erosion, and       erosion, and       and weathering
                 stream bed are            rivers to predict                                                                        warming, ocean      weathering         weathering          in cooperative
                 changed through           changes when load is                                                                     currents,           with visual        (e.g., sentence    groups (e.g.,
                 erosion or deposition.    changed through                                                                          erosion, and        support (e.g.,     strips matched     label surface
                                           deposition.                                                                              weathering          pictures,          to visual, word    features on a
                                           *I will use models of                                                                    (e.g., word wall)   textbook)          to word            topographical
                                           rivers to predict                                                                                                               dictionary)        map)
                                           changes when slope
                                           is changed through
                                           erosion.
                                           *I will use models of
                                           rivers to predict
                                           changes when slope
                                           is changed through
                                           deposition.
                                           *I will use models of
                                           rivers to predict
                                           changes when
                                           amount of water is
                                           changed through
                                           erosion.
                                           *I will use models of
                                           rivers to predict
                                           changes when
                                           amount of water is
                                           changed through
                                           deposition.
                                           *I will use models of
                                           rivers to predict
                                           changes when
                                           composition of
                                           stream bed is
                                           changed through
                                           erosion.
                 ESS.8.8.10                *I will explain how                                                      *explain
                 Explain how               weathering affects the                                                   *discharge
                 weathering and            salinity of the oceans.                                                  *evaporation
                 erosion affect the        *I will explain how                                                      *water cycle
                 oceans’ salinity          erosion affects the
                                           salinity of the ocean.

                 ELPSS.ESS.4.6-8.3 Identify effects of external forces such as global warming, ocean currents, erosion, and weathering
  (continued)    ESS.8.8.11                     *I will investigate                                               *investigate       Match               Identify effects    Identify effects            15
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Identify effects of
 7. Enduring     Investigate careers,           careers related to                                                *careers           vocabulary          of external         of external          external forces
Understanding:   scientists, and                external forces that                                              *scientists        words to visuals    forces such as      forces such as       such as global
                 historical                     change the earth.                                                 *historical        of the effects of   global warming,     global warming,      warming, ocean
                 breakthroughs related          *I will investigate                                               breakthroughs      external forces     ocean currents,     ocean currents,      currents, erosion,
                 to external force s that       scientists related to                                             *external forces   such as global      erosion, and        erosion, and         and weathering
                 change the Earth               external forces that                                                                 warming, ocean      weathering          weathering            in cooperative
                                                change the earth.                                                                    currents,           with visual         (e.g., sentence      groups (e.g.,
                                                *I will investigate                                                                  erosion, and        support (e.g.,      strips matched       label surface
                                                historical                                                                           weathering          pictures,           to visual, word      features on a
                                                breakthroughs related                                                                (e.g., word wall)   textbook)           to word              topographical
                                                to external forces that                                                                                                      dictionary)          map)
                                                change the earth.




                 ELPS.ESS.4.6-8.3 Identify effects of external forces such as global warming, ocean currents, erosion, and weathering
                 ESS.8.8.12                     *I will investigate the                                           *investigate       Identify            Match               Illustrate the       Illustrate the
                 Investigate the types of       different types of                                                *mechanical        vocabulary          vocabulary          water cycle,         water cycle,
                 weathering involved in         weathering of organic                                             weathering         related to the      words related       greenhouse           greenhouse
                 the breakdown of               and inorganic                                                     *chemical          water cycle,        to visuals of the   effect, and soil     effect, and soil
                 organic and inorganic          components of the                                                 weathering         greenhouse          water cycle,        profiles (e.g.,      profiles (e.g.,
                 components of Earth’s          Earth's surface.                                                  *organic           effect or soil      greenhouse          label the steps      draw the water
                 surface                                                                                          *inorganic         profiles using      effect or soil      of the water         cycle and
                                                                                                                                     visuals             profiles            cycle, label a       describe each
                                                                                                                                                                             diagram of           step using short
                                                                                                                                                                             showing the          sentences)
                 ESS.8.8.13                     *I will illustrate soil                                           *illustrate                                                greenhouse
                 Illustrate soil profile s      profiles.                                                         *soil profile                                              effect, label soil
                 ESS.8.8.14                     *I will interpret the                                             *interpret                                                 profiles)
                 Apply knowledge of             composition of local                                              *composition
                 soil profile s to local soil   soil samples.
                 samples
                 ESS.8.8.15                     *I will investigate how                                           *investigate
                 Investigate the                different types of soil                                           *soil types
                 formation of soil types        are formed.

                 ESS.8.8.16             *I will evaluate                                                          *evaluate
                 Identify components of components of soil as                                                     *organic
                 soil as inorganic or   organic or inorganic.                                                     *inorganic
                 organic through
                 investigations
                 ESS.8.8.17                     *I will identify basic                                            *identify
                 Identify the basic             nutrients needed by                                               *nutrients
                 nutrients needed by            plants that are                                                   *nitrogen
                 plants that are present        present in soil.                                                  *phosphorous
                 in soils: nitrogen,                                                                              *potassium
                 phosphorous,
                 potassium


                 ELPS.ESS.4.6-8.4 Illustrate the water cycle, greenhouse effect, and soil profiles
  (continued)    ESS.8.8.18                *I will identify ways                                     *identify         Identify            Match               Illustrate the               16
                                                                                                                                                                                    Illustrate the
 7. Enduring     Identify ways plants      plants use organic                                        *organic          vocabulary          vocabulary          water cycle,         water cycle,
Understanding:   use organic and           and inorganic soil                                        *inorganic        related to the      words related       greenhouse           greenhouse
                 inorganic components      components.                                                                 water cycle,        to visuals of the   effect, and soil     effect, and soil
                 in the soil                                                                                           greenhouse          water cycle,        profiles (e.g.,      profiles (e.g.,
                                                                                                                       effect or soil      greenhouse          label the steps      draw the water
                                                                                                                       profiles using      effect or soil      of the water         cycle and
                 ESS.8.8.19                *I will investigate the                                   *investigate
                                                                                                                       visuals             profiles            cycle, label a       describe each
                 Investigate and analyze   composition of a                                          *analyze
                                                                                                                                                               diagram of           step using short
                 the composition of a      variety of soils.                                         *variety
                                                                                                                                                               showing the          sentences)
                 variety of soils          *I will analyze the
                                                                                                                                                               greenhouse
                                           composition of a
                                                                                                                                                               effect, label soil
                                           variety of soils.
                                                                                                                                                               profiles)
                 ESS.8.8.20             *I will conduct                                              *conduct
                 Conduct investigations investigations on soil                                       *investigations
                 on soil permeability   permeability.                                                *permeability

                 ELPS.ESS.4.6-8.4 Illustrate the water cycle, greenhouse effect, and soil profiles
                 PS.6.8.1                  *I will model how                                         *model            Illustrate motion   Label examples      Identify             Create an oral or
                 Model how motion and      compression can                                           *forces           and forces by       of motion           examples of          written
                 forces change Earth's     change the Earth's                                        *compression      creating a          and/or force        force and            presentation
                 surface: compression,     surface.                                                  *tension          foldable            represented in      motion orally        using vocabulary
                 tension, weathering,      *I will model how                                         *weathering       depicting           a                   (e.g., simple        related to motion
                 and erosion               tension can change                                        *erosion          vocabulary (e.g.,   demonstration       and compound         and force ( e.g.,
                                           the Earth's surface.                                                        simple and          or visual (e.g.,    machines,            song, story,
                                           *I will model how                                                           compound            simple and          Newton’s Laws,       puppet show,
                                           weathering can                                                              machines,           compound            magnetic             video,
                                           change the Earth's                                                          Newton’s Laws,      machines,           forces)              commercial, skit,
                                           surface.                                                                    magnetic forces)    Newton’s Laws,                           slide show)
                                                                                                                                           magnetic
                                                                                                                                           forces)




                 ELPS.PS.3.6-8.2 Use vocabulary related to motion and forces
                                                                                    Curriculum Map -- Grade 8 -- Science                                                                                17
                                                                                               Third Quarter
                                                                           BIG IDEA: Characteristics and Processes of Science
 8. Enduring     Essential Question 8:
Understanding:           Skills                                                                       Learning Plan                                                    ELP (SLE)
                   (Student Learning              Objective(s)         Assessment     Instructional    Materials /
                     Expectations)                                                                                      Vocabulary          Level 1             Level 2           Level 3             Level 4
                                                                                        Strategies     Resources
                 NS.1.8.1                    *I will justify                                                          *justify         Identify pictorial   Label             Illustrate         Illustrate results
                 Justify conclusions         conclusions based on                                                     *conclusion      representations      processes         observations in    of scientific
                 based on appropriate        appropriate                                                              *appropriate     of vocabulary        related to        simple words or    investigation
                 and unbiased                observations.                                                            *unbiased        related to a         scientific        phrases that       using short,
                 observations                *I will justify                                                          *observation     scientific           investigations    apply to           complete
                                             conclusions based on                                                                      investigation        (e.g., T-chart,   scientific         sentences with
                                             unbiased                                                                                  (e.g., mean,         pictographs,      investigations     support (e.g.,
                                             observations.                                                                             median, mode,        Venn diagram,     (e.g., verbalize   science journal,
                                                                                                                                       range, data          bar or line       or write about     sentence strips,
                 NS.1.8.3                    *I will formulate a                                                      *experimental
                                                                                                                                       table)               graph,            an appropriate     word to word
                 Formulate a testable        testable problem                                                         design
                                                                                                                                                            frequency         investigation)     dictionary)
                 problem using               using experimental                                                       *testable
                                                                                                                                                            table)
                 experimental design         design.                                                                  *formulate
                 NS.1.8.4                    *I will evaluate a set                                                   *evaluate
                 Analyze a set of            of data to analyze                                                       *mean
                 scientific data using       characteristics of                                                       *median
                 mean, median, mode,         science.                                                                 *mode
                 and range using SI                                                                                   *range
                 units                                                                                                *SI Units
                 NS.1.8.5                    *I will analyze                                                          *analyze
                 Suggest solutions to        characteristics and                                                      *suggest
                 real world problems by      process of science.                                                      *histograms
                 analyzing scientific data   *I will use the                                                          *scatter plots
                 in: data tables/charts,     characteristics and                                                      *circle graphs
                 histograms, circle          process to suggest                                                       *stem and leaf
                 graphs, scatter plots,      solutions to real world                                                  plots
                 stem and leaf plots, line   problems.                                                                *line graphs
                 and double line, graphs                                                                              *double graphs
                 by approximating line of
                 best fit.



                 NS.1.8.6                 *I will make                                                                *formulate
                 Formulate inferences     inferences to create                                                        *inferences
                 based on scientific data hypothesis based on
                                          scientific data.

                 ELPS.NS.1.6-8.1 Communicate observations, processes, and results related to scientific investigations
  (continued)    NS.1.8.7                   *I will report on                                                    *peer review    Identify pictorial   Label               Illustrate                 18
                                                                                                                                                                                             Illustrate results
 8. Enduring     Communicate results        results and                                                          *inquiry        representations      processes           observations in    of scientific
Understanding:   and conclusions from       conclusions from                                                                     of vocabulary        related to          simple words or    investigation
                 scientific inquiry         scientific inquiry.                                                                  related to a         scientific          phrases that       using short,
                 following peer review                                                                                           scientific           investigations      apply to           complete
                                                                                                                                 investigation        (e.g., T-chart,     scientific         sentences with
                                                                                                                                 (e.g., mean,         pictographs,        investigations     support (e.g.,
                                                                                                                                 median, mode,        Venn diagram,       (e.g., verbalize   science journal,
                                                                                                                                 range, data          bar or line         or write about     sentence strips,
                                                                                                                                 table)               graph,              an appropriate     word to word
                                                                                                                                                      frequency           investigation)     dictionary)
                                                                                                                                                      table)


                 ELPS.NS.1.6-8.1 Communicate observations, processes, and results related to scientific investigations
                 NS.1.8.9                   *I will design                                                       *implement      Identify pictures    Sort pictures of    Identify unsafe    Identify
                 Generate questions         strategies for data                                                  *strategy       of safety            safe and            lab activities     vocabulary
                 that can and cannot be     collection in a                                                      *consistency    equipment used       unsafe lab          (e.g., small       related to safety
                 answered by science        scientific process.                                                  *variable       in science           activities (e.g.,   group or whole     equipment and
                                                                                                                                 classrooms           cards labeled       group              procedures in
                 NS.1.8.10                  *I will explain peer                                                 *modification   (e.g., point to      safe and            discussion         science (e.g.,
                 Explain the role of peer   review in developing                                                 *theory         equipment being      unsafe;             using short,       sentence strips
                 review, evidence, and      scientific theory.                                                   *hypothesis     used                 verbalize safe      complete           stating lab safety
                 modification in the        *I will explain                                                                      appropriately)       or unsafe)          sentences          rules, posters, or
                 development of a           evidence in                                                                                                                                      pictures)
                 theory.                    developing scientific
                                            theory.
                                            *I will explain
                                            modification in
                                            developing scientific
                                            theory.


                  NS.1.8.11                 *I will evaluate the                                                 *evaluate
                 Evaluate the merit of      merit of hypotheses.                                                 *merit
                 hypotheses, laws, and      *I will evaluate the                                                 *hypothesis
                 theories                   merit of laws.                                                       *law
                                             *I will evaluate the                                                *theory
                                            merit of theories.
                 ELPS.NS.1.6-8.2 Identify vocabulary related to safety equipment and procedures in science
                                                                                    BIG IDEA: Earth's Changing Surface                                                                                    19
 9. Enduring     Essential Question 9:
Understanding:           Skills                                                                       Learning Plan                                                     ELP (SLE)
                   (Student Learning             Objective(s)          Assessment     Instructional   Materials /
                     Expectations)                                                                                       Vocabulary           Level 1            Level 2            Level 3             Level 4
                                                                                        Strategies    Resources
                 ESS.8.8.3                  *I will compare and                                                       *compare           Match               Identify effects   Identify effects   Identify effects of
                 Conduct investigations     contrast the structure                                                    *contrast          vocabulary          of external        of external        external forces
                 to compare and             of landforms found on                                                     *fault-block       words to visuals    forces such as     forces such as     such as global
                 contrast different         Earth.                                                                    *folding           of the effects of   global warming,    global warming,    warming, ocean
                 landforms found on         *I will compare and                                                       *volcanic          external forces     ocean currents,    ocean currents,    currents, erosion,
                 Earth: mountains,          contrast the                                                              *anticline         such as global      erosion, and       erosion, and       and weathering
                 plateaus, plains           properties of                                                             *syncline          warming, ocean      weathering         weathering          in cooperative
                                            landforms found on                                                        *shearing          currents,           with visual        (e.g., sentence    groups (e.g.,
                                            Earth.                                                                    *transform         erosion, and        support (e.g.,     strips matched     label surface
                                                                                                                      boundary           weathering          pictures,          to visual, word    features on a
                                                                                                                      *compression       (e.g., word wall)   textbook)          to word            topographical
                                                                                                                      *convergent                                               dictionary)        map)
                                                                                                                      boundary
                                                                                                                      *tension
                                                                                                                      *divergent
                                                                                                                      boundary
                 ESS.8.8.4                  *I will synthesize the                                                    *deformation
                                                                                                                      *synthesize
                 Synthesize and model       result of constructive                                                    *model
                 the result of both         forces on landforms.                                                      *constructive
                 constructive and           *I will model the result                                                  *destructive
                 destructive forces on      of constructive forces                                                    *deposition
                 land forms: deposition,    on landforms.                                                             *erosion
                 erosion, weathering,       *I will synthesize the                                                    *weathering
                 crustal deformation        result of destructive                                                     *crustal
                                            forces on landforms.                                                      deformation
                                            *I will model the result
                                            of destructive forces
                                            on landforms.

                 ESS.8.8.5                  *I will compare and                                                       *compare
                 Compare and contrast       contrast the                                                              *contrast
                 the different landforms    properties of                                                             *external forces
                 caused by Earth’s          landforms found on                                                        *plains
                 external forces: plains,   Earth and how they                                                        *valleys
                 canyons, deltas,           are formed.                                                               *swamps
                 valleys, swamps                                                                                      *deltas
                                                                                                                      *landforms
                                                                                                                      *canyons

                 ELPS.ESS.4.6-8.3 Identify effects of external forces such as global warming, ocean currents, erosion, and weathering
  (continued)    ESS.8.8.6                 *I will research local                                                  *Gulf Coastal     Match                   Identify effects   Identify effects   Identify effects of
 9. Enduring     Research local,           landforms created by                                                    Plain             vocabulary              of external        of external        external forces
Understanding:   regional, and state       external forces on                                                      *Mississippi      words to visuals        forces such as     forces such as     such as global
                 landforms created by      Earth.                                                                  Alluvial Plain    of the effects of       global warming,    global warming,    warming, ocean
                 external forces on        *I will research                                                        *Arkansas River external forces           ocean currents,    ocean currents,    currents, erosion,
                 Earth: Gulf Coastal       regional landforms                                                      Valley            such as global          erosion, and       erosion, and       and weathering
                 Plain, Arkansas River caused by external                                                          *Delta            warming, ocean          weathering         weathering          in cooperative
                 Valley, Mississippi       forces on Earth.                                                        *Crowley's Ridge currents,                with visual        (e.g., sentence    groups (e.g.,
                 Alluvial Plain, including *I will research state                                                                    erosion, and            support (e.g.,     strips matched     label surface
                 the delta region, and     landforms caused by                                                                       weathering              pictures,          to visual, word    features on a
                 Crowley's Ridge           external forces on                                                                        (e.g., word wall)       textbook)          to word            topographical
                                           Earth.                                                                                                                               dictionary)        map)
                 ESS.8.8.7                  *I will identify the                                                   *identify                                                                             20
                 Use topographic maps       surface features of                                                    *topographic map
                 to identify surface        Earth on a                                                             *surface features
                 features of Earth          topographic map.                                                       *contour lines
                                                                                                                   *contour intervals
                                                                                                                   *scale
                                                                                                                   *relief
                                                                                                                   *legend




                 ELPS.ESS.4.6-8.3 Identify effects of external forces such as global warming, ocean currents, erosion, and weathering
                                                                                     BIG IDEA: Earth's Systems
 10. Enduring    Essential Question 10:
Understanding:           Skills                                                                    Learning Plan                                                       ELP (SLE)
                   (Student Learning            Objective(s)          Assessment   Instructional    Materials /
                     Expectations)                                                                                    Vocabulary             Level 1            Level 2            Level 3             Level 4
                                                                                     Strategies     Resources
                 ESS.8.8.1                  *I will analyze the                                                    *analyze             Match               Identify effects   Identify effects   Identify effects of
                 Analyze the causes         causes of global                                                       *predict             vocabulary          of external        of external        external forces
                 and predict the            warming.                                                               *consequences        words to visuals    forces such as     forces such as     such as global
                 consequences of global     *I will predict the                                                    *global warming      of the effects of   global warming,    global warming,    warming, ocean
                 warming on the             consequences of                                                                             external forces     ocean currents,    ocean currents,    currents, erosion,
                 following: weather,        global warming (on                                                                          such as global      erosion, and       erosion, and       and weathering
                 temperature, ocean         weather, temperature,                                                                       warming, ocean      weathering         weathering          in cooperative
                 water levels               ocean water levels).                                                                        currents,           with visual        (e.g., sentence    groups (e.g.,
                                                                                                                                        erosion, and        support (e.g.,     strips matched     label surface
                                                                                                                                        weathering          pictures,          to visual, word    features on a
                 ESS.8.8.2                  *I will investigate how                                                *investigate         (e.g., word wall)   textbook)          to word            topographical
                 Investigate how global     global water currents                                                  *global water                                               dictionary)        map)
                 patterns of water          influence local                                                        currents
                 currents influence local   weather.                                                               *Gulf Stream
                 weather: Gulf Stream,                                                                             *California
                 Atlantics Currents,                                                                               Current
                 California Current                                                                                *Atlantic Current



                 ELPS.ESS.4.6-8.3 Identify effects of external forces such as global warming, ocean currents, erosion, and weathering
                                                                                BIG IDEA: Properties and Changes                                                                                    21
 11. Enduring    Essential Question 11:
Understanding:           Skills                                                                  Learning Plan                                                      ELP (SLE)
                   (Student Learning           Objective(s)        Assessment    Instructional   Materials /
                     Expectations)                                                                                  Vocabulary            Level 1             Level 2           Level 3           Level 4
                                                                                   Strategies    Resources
                 PS.5.8.1                  *I will compare the                                                   *compare             Match               Label groups of   Sort              Use vocabulary
                 Compare the atomic        characteristics of                                                    *atomic theory       vocabulary          matter            characteristics   related to
                 theory to the             atomic theory and                                                     *scientific theory   related to matter   according to      of matter a       properties of and
                 characteristics of a      scientific theory.                                                                         to an appropriate   physical and      (e.g., create a   changes in
                 scientific theory                                                                                                    visual in           chemical          graphic           matter (e.g.,
                 PS.5.8.2                 *I will explain the                                                    *explain             cooperative         properties or     organizer         create an oral or
                 Explain the structure of structure of atoms.                                                    *structure           groups or pairs     atomic            comparing         written
                 atom s                                                                                          *atoms               (e.g., physical     structure         physical and      presentation
                                                                                                                                      change to                             chemical          comparing
                 PS.5.8.3                  *I will determine the                                                 *determine
                                                                                                                                      melting ice)                          properties or     physical and
                 Determine the number      number of protons,                                                    *protons
                                                                                                                                                                            physical and      chemical
                 of protons , neutrons,    electrons, and                                                        *neutrons
                                                                                                                                                                            chemical          properties or
                 and electrons in an       neutrons in an atom.                                                  *electrons
                                                                                                                                                                            changes or        physical and
                 atom
                                                                                                                                                                            atomic            chemical
                 PS.5.8.4                  *I will create models                                                 *Bohr models                                               structures of     changes or
                 Create atom ic models     of common elements.                                                   *Lewis structure                                           elements)         atomic structures
                 of common elements                                                                              *elements                                                                    of elements)
                                                                                                                 *atomic models

                 PS.5.8.5                  *I will investigate                                                   *careers
                 Investigate scientists,   careers related to                                                    *scientists
                 careers, and historical   atomic theory.                                                        *historical
                 breakthroughs related     *I will investigate                                                   breakthroughs
                 to the atom ic theory     scientists related to                                                 *atomic theory
                                           atomic theory.
                                           *I will investigate
                                           historical
                                           breakthroughs related
                                           to atomic theory.


                 ELPS.PS.3.6-8.1 Use vocabulary related to properties of and changes in matter
                                                                                    BIG IDEA: Motion and Forces                                                                                         22
 12. Enduring    Essential Question 12:
Understanding:            Skills                                                                    Learning Plan                                                        ELP (SLE)
                    (Student Learning              Objective(s)        Assessment   Instructional   Materials /
                      Expectations)                                                                                    Vocabulary             Level 1             Level 2           Level 3            Level 4
                                                                                      Strategies    Resources
                 PS.6.8.2                     *I will conduct                                                       *field force          Illustrate motion   Label examples     Identify         Create an oral or
                 Conduct investigations       investigations                                                        *lines of force       and forces by       of motion          examples of      written
                 demonstrating the field      demonstrating field                                                   *magnetic field       creating a          and/or force       force and        presentation
                 force (lines of force ) in   force (lines of force)                                                                      foldable            represented in     motion orally    using vocabulary
                 magnetic fields              in magnetic fields.                                                                         depicting           a                  (e.g., simple    related to motion
                                                                                                                                          vocabulary (e.g.,   demonstration      and compound     and force ( e.g.,
                                                                                                                                          simple and          or visual (e.g.,   machines,        song, story,
                                                                                                                                          compound            simple and         Newton’s Laws,   puppet show,
                 PS.6.8.3                     *I will design an                                                     *variables
                                                                                                                                          machines,           compound           magnetic         video,
                 Design and conduct           investigation of the                                                  *gauge of wire
                                                                                                                                          Newton’s Laws,      machines,          forces)          commercial, skit,
                 investigations applying      strength of an                                                        (ohms)
                                                                                                                                          magnetic forces)    Newton’s Laws,                      slide show)
                 variables affecting the      electromagnet.                                                        *number of coils
                                                                                                                                                              magnetic
                 strength of an               *I will conduct                                                       *size of nails
                                                                                                                                                              forces)
                 electromagnet                investigations on the                                                 *voltage of battery
                                              strength of an                                                        *electromagnet
                                              electromagnet.


                 PS.6.8.4                     *I will analyze the                                                   *analyze
                 Analyze and compare          relationship between                                                  *electricity
                 the relationship             electricity and                                                       *magnetism
                 between electricity and      magnetism.
                 magnetism                    *I will compare the
                                              relationship between
                                              electricity and
                                              magnetism.
                 PS.6.8.5                     *I will investigate                                                   *careers
                 Investigate careers,         careers related to                                                    *scientists
                 scientists, and              motion and forces                                                     *historical
                 historical                   that change Earth's                                                   breakthroughs
                 breakthroughs related        surface.                                                              *motion
                 to motion and force s        *I will investigate                                                   *forces
                 that change Earth’s          scientists related to
                 surface                      motion and forces
                                              that change Earth's
                                              surface.
                                              *I will investigate
                                              historical
                                              breakthroughs related
                                              to motion and forces
                                              that change Earth's
                                              surface.



                 ELPS.PS.3.6-8.2 Use vocabulary related to motion and forces
                                                                                     Curriculum Map -- Grade 8 -- Science                                                                                   23
                                                                                               4th Quarter
                                                                            BIG IDEA: Characteristics and Processes of Science
 13. Enduring    Essential Question 13:
Understanding:           Skills                                                                        Learning Plan                                                       ELP (SLE)
                   (Student Learning              Objective(s)          Assessment     Instructional    Materials /
                     Expectations)                                                                                        Vocabulary            Level 1             Level 2           Level 3             Level 4
                                                                                         Strategies     Resources
                 NS1.8.1                     *I will justify                                                           *justify            Identify pictorial   Label             Illustrate         Illustrate results
                 Justify conclusions         conclusions based on                                                      *conclusion         representations      processes         observations in    of scientific
                 based on appropriate        appropriate                                                               *appropriate        of vocabulary        related to        simple words or    investigation
                 and unbiased                observations.                                                             *unbiased           related to a         scientific        phrases that       using short,
                 observations                *I will justify                                                                               scientific           investigations    apply to           complete
                                             conclusions based on                                                                          investigation        (e.g., T-chart,   scientific         sentences with
                                             unbiased                                                                                      (e.g., mean,         pictographs,      investigations     support (e.g.,
                                             observations.                                                                                 median, mode,        Venn diagram,     (e.g., verbalize   science journal,
                                                                                                                                           range, data          bar or line       or write about     sentence strips,
                 NS.1.8.2                    *I will evaluate                                                          *evaluate
                                                                                                                                           table)               graph,            an appropriate     word to word
                 Evaluate the merits of      empirical evidence                                                        *experimental
                                                                                                                                                                frequency         investigation)     dictionary)
                 empirical evidence          based on elements of                                                      *design
                                                                                                                                                                table)
                 based on experimental       experimental design.                                                      *merits
                 design: hypothesis,                                                                                   *empirical
                 replication sample size,                                                                              *evaluate
                 appropriate use of                                                                                    *hypothesis
                 control, use of                                                                                       *replication
                 standardized                                                                                          *sample size
                 independent and                                                                                       *control
                 dependent variables                                                                                   *standardized
                                                                                                                       *independent
                                                                                                                       *variables
                                                                                                                       *dependent
                                                                                                                       *variables

                 NS.1.8.3                    *I will formulate a                                                       *experimental
                 Formulate a testable        testable problem                                                          design
                 problem using               using experimental                                                        *testable
                 experimental design         design.                                                                   *formulate
                 NS.1.8.4                    *I will analyze a set of                                                  *evaluate
                 Analyze a set of            scientific data and                                                       *mean
                 scientific data using       determine mean,                                                           *median
                 mean, median, mode,         median, mode, and                                                         *mode
                 and range using SI          range using SI units.                                                     *range
                 units                                                                                                 *SI Unit
                 ELPS.NS.1.6-8.1 Communicate observations, processes, and results related to scientific investigations
  (continued     NS.1.8.5                    *I will analyze                                                           *analyze            Identify pictorial   Label             Illustrate         Illustrate results
 13. Enduring    Suggest solutions to        characteristics and                                                       *suggest            representations      processes         observations in    of scientific
Understanding:   real world problems by      process of science.                                                       *histograms         of vocabulary        related to        simple words or    investigation
                 analyzing scientific data   *I will suggest                                                           *scatter plots      related to a         scientific        phrases that       using short,
                 in: Data tables/charts,     solutions to real world                                                   *circle graphs      scientific           investigations    apply to           complete
                 histograms, circle          problems by                                                               *stem and leaf      investigation        (e.g., T-chart,   scientific         sentences with
                 graphs, scatter plots,      analyzing scientific                                                      plots               (e.g., mean,         pictographs,      investigations     support (e.g.,
                 stem and leaf plots, line   data.                                                                     *line graphs        median, mode,        Venn diagram,     (e.g., verbalize   science journal,
                 and double line, graphs                                                                               *double graphs      range, data          bar or line       or write about     sentence strips,
                 by approximating line of                                                                              *best line of fit   table)               graph,            an appropriate     word to word
                 best fit                                                                                                                                       frequency         investigation)     dictionary)
                                                                                                                                                                table)
NS.1.8.6                 *I will make                                                           *formulate                                                                             24
Formulate inferences     inferences to create                                                   *inferences
based on scientific data hypothesis based on
                         scientific data.

NS.1.8.7                 *I will report on                                                      *peer review
Communicate results      results and                                                            *scientific inquiry
and conclusions from     conclusions from
scientific inquiry       scientific inquiry.
following peer review


ELPS.NS.1.6-8.1 Communicate observations, processes, and results related to scientific investigations
NS.1.8.9                 *I will design                                                         *implement            Identify pictures   Sort pictures of    Identify unsafe   Identify
Generate questions       strategies for data                                                    *strategy             of safety           safe and            lab activities    vocabulary
that can and cannot be   collection in a                                                        *consistency          equipment used      unsafe lab          (e.g., small      related to safety
answered by science      scientific process.                                                    *variable             in science          activities (e.g.,   group or whole    equipment and
                                                                                                                      classrooms          cards labeled       group             procedures in
NS.1.8.11                *I will evaluate the                                                   *evaluate             (e.g., point to     safe and            discussion        science (e.g.,
Evaluate the merit of    merit of hypotheses.                                                   *merit                equipment being     unsafe;             using short,      sentence strips
hypotheses, laws, and    *I will evaluate the                                                   *hypothesis           used                verbalize safe      complete          stating lab safety
theories.                merit of laws.                                                         *law                  appropriately)      or unsafe)          sentences         rules, posters, or
                         *I will evaluate the                                                   *theory                                                                         pictures)
                         merit of theories.


ELPS.NS.1.6-8.2 Identify vocabulary related to safety equipment and procedures in science
                                                                              BIG IDEA: Energy and Transfer of Energy                                                                                        25
 14. Enduring    Essential Question 14:
Understanding:              Skills                                                                  Learning Plan                                                           ELP (SLE)
                    (Student Learning             Objective(s)       Assessment    Instructional     Materials /
                                                                                                                       Vocabulary               Level 1             Level 2            Level 3              Level 4
                      Expectations)                                                  Strategies      Resources
                 PS.7.8.1                   *I will construct open                                                  *electrical circuits   Match                Name               Identify orally     Use vocabulary
                 Construct open and         and closed series                                                       *open circuits         vocabulary to        examples of        examples of         related to energy
                 closed electrical          circuits.                                                               *closed circuits       appropriate          energy             energy and          and transfer of
                 circuits: series circuits, *I will construct open                                                  *series circuits       visuals in           represented in     transfer of         energy           •
                 parallel circuits          and closed parallel                                                     *parallel circuits     cooperative          a                  energy (e.g.,       light
                                            circuits.                                                                                      groups or pairs      demonstration      hair dryer uses     • heat
                 PS.7.8.2                  *I will describe open                                                    *series circuits       (e.g., sun is        or visual (e.g.,   electrical energy   • electricity
                 Describe and diagram      and closed series                                                        *parallel circuits     solar energy,        pictures of        that is             • magnetism
                 open and closed           circuits.                                                                                       fireflies convert    alternative        converted to        (e.g., create a
                 series and parallel       *I will diagram open                                                                            chemical energy      energy             heat energy)        foldable
                 circuits                  and closed series                                                                               into light energy)   sources)                               comparing
                                           circuits.                                                                                                                                                   chemical,
                                           *I will describe open                                                                                                                                       mechanical,
                                           and closed parallel                                                                                                                                         electromagnetic,
                                           circuits.                                                                                                                                                   thermal, and
                                           *I will diagram open                                                                                                                                        nuclear energy)
                                           and closed parallel
                                           circuits.

                 PS.7.8.3                  *I will compare and                                                      *circuit
                 Compare and contrast      contrast open and                                                        *open circuits
                 open and closed           closed series circuits.                                                  *closed circuits
                 series circuits and       *I will compare and                                                      *series circuits
                 parallel circuits         contrast parallel                                                        *parallel circuits
                                           circuits.


                 PS.7.8.4                  *I will conduct                                                          *wave
                 Conduct investigations    investigations                                                           *wave length
                 demonstrating the         showing the                                                              *frequency
                 characteristics of a      characteristics of a                                                     *speed
                 wave: wave length,        wave.                                                                    *amplitude
                 frequency, speed,
                 amplitude


                 ELPS.PS.3.6-8.3 Use vocabulary related to energy and transfer of energy *light, *heat. * electricity, and *magnetism
  (continued)    PS.7.8.5                    *I will conduct                                                       *longitudinal    Match                    Name               Identify orally             26
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Use vocabulary
 14. Enduring    Conduct investigations      investigations of                                                     waves            vocabulary to            examples of        examples of         related to energy
Understanding:   of longitudinal and         longitudinal and                                                      *transverse      appropriate              energy             energy and          and transfer of
                 transverse wave s to        transverse waves to                                                   waves            visuals in               represented in     transfer of         energy           •
                 determine how they are      determine how they                                                                     cooperative              a                  energy (e.g.,       light
                 different                   are different.                                                                         groups or pairs          demonstration      hair dryer uses     • heat
                                                                                                                                    (e.g., sun is            or visual (e.g.,   electrical energy   • electricity
                                                                                                                                    solar energy,            pictures of        that is             • magnetism
                 PS.7.8.6               *I will explain how                                                        *waves
                                                                                                                                    fireflies convert        alternative        converted to        (e.g., create a
                 Explain how energy is energy is transferred                                                       *energy
                                                                                                                                    chemical energy          energy             heat energy)        foldable
                 transferred through    through waves.                                                             *electromagnetic
                                                                                                                                    into light energy)       sources)                               comparing
                 waves: seismic waves,                                                                             waves
                                                                                                                                                                                                    chemical,
                 sound waves, water                                                                                *seismic waves
                                                                                                                                                                                                    mechanical,
                 waves, electromagnetic                                                                            *sound waves
                                                                                                                                                                                                    electromagnetic,
                 waves                                                                                             *water waves
                                                                                                                                                                                                    thermal, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                    nuclear energy)

                 ELPS.PS.3.6-8.3 Use vocabulary related to energy and transfer of energy *light, *heat. * electricity, and *magnetism
                 PS.7.8.7                    *I will describe how                                                  *media               Match                Name               Identify orally     Use vocabulary
                 Describe how waves          waves travel through                                                                       vocabulary to        examples of        examples of         related to energy
                 travel through different    different kinds of                                                                         appropriate          energy             energy and          and transfer of
                 kinds of media              media.                                                                                     visuals in           represented in     transfer of         energy           •
                                                                                                                                        cooperative          a                  energy (e.g.,       light
                 PS.7.8.8                    *I will tell the                                                      *differentiate
                                                                                                                                        groups or pairs      demonstration      hair dryer uses     • heat
                 Differentiate among         difference in reflection                                              *reflection
                                                                                                                                        (e.g., sun is        or visual (e.g.,   electrical energy   • electricity
                 reflection , refraction ,   of different types of                                                 *refraction
                                                                                                                                        solar energy,        pictures of        that is             • magnetism
                 and absorption of           waves.                                                                *absorption
                                                                                                                                        fireflies convert    alternative        converted to        (e.g., create a
                 various types of waves      *I will tell the
                                                                                                                                        chemical energy      energy             heat energy)        foldable
                                             difference in
                                                                                                                                        into light energy)   sources)                               comparing
                                             refraction of different
                                                                                                                                                                                                    chemical,
                                             types of waves.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    mechanical,
                                             *I will tell the
                                                                                                                                                                                                    electromagnetic,
                                             difference in
                                                                                                                                                                                                    thermal, and
                                             absorption of different
                                                                                                                                                                                                    nuclear energy)
                                             types of waves.


                 PS.7.8.9                    *I will describe the                                                  *electromagnetic
                 Describe and diagram        electromagnetic                                                       spectrum
                 the electromagnet ic        spectrum.
                 spectrum                    *I will diagram the
                                             electromagnetic
                                             spectrum.
                 PS.7.8.10                   *I will analyze the                                                   *analyze
                 Analyze the                 electromagnetic                                                       *electromagnetic
                 electromagnet ic            spectrum.                                                             spectrum
                 spectrum
                 ELPS.PS.3.6-8.3 Use vocabulary related to energy and transfer of energy *light, *heat. * electricity, and *magnetism
  (continued)    PS.7.8.11                 *I will investigate real-                                               *electromagnetic Match                    Name               Identify orally             27
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Use vocabulary
 14. Enduring    Investigate examples of   world uses of the                                                       spectrum         vocabulary to            examples of        examples of         related to energy
Understanding:   real world uses of the    electromagnetic                                                                          appropriate              energy             energy and          and transfer of
                 electromagnet ic          spectrum.                                                                                visuals in               represented in     transfer of         energy           •
                 spectrum                                                                                                           cooperative              a                  energy (e.g.,       light
                 PS.7.8.12                 *I will demonstrate                                                     *white light     groups or pairs          demonstration      hair dryer uses     • heat
                 Conduct investigations    the separation of                                                       *refraction      (e.g., sun is            or visual (e.g.,   electrical energy   • electricity
                 demonstrating the         white light into its                                                    *spectrum        solar energy,            pictures of        that is             • magnetism
                 separation of white       spectrum using                                                                           fireflies convert        alternative        converted to        (e.g., create a
                 light into its spectrum   refraction.                                                                              chemical energy          energy             heat energy)        foldable
                 using refraction                                                                                                   into light energy)       sources)                               comparing
                                                                                                                                                                                                    chemical,
                                                                                                                                                                                                    mechanical,
                                                                                                                                                                                                    electromagnetic,
                 PS.7.8.13                 *I will analyze the                                                     *fiber optics                                                                    thermal, and
                 Compare ways to           ways energy transfer                                                                                                                                     nuclear energy)
                 transfer information:     helps transfer
                 sound, light, radio,      information.
                 microwave energy
                 ELPS.PS.3.6-8.3 Use vocabulary related to energy and transfer of energy *light, *heat. * electricity, and *magnetism
                 PS.7.8.14                 *I will investigate                                                     *career              Match                Name               Identify orally     Use vocabulary
                 Investigate careers,      careers related to                                                      *scientists          vocabulary to        examples of        examples of         related to energy
                 scientists, and           waves.                                                                  *historical          appropriate          energy             energy and          and transfer of
                 historical                *I will investigate                                                     breakthroughs        visuals in           represented in     transfer of         energy           •
                 breakthroughs related     scientists related to                                                   *electromagnetic     cooperative          a                  energy (e.g.,       light
                 to waves and the          waves.                                                                  spectrum             groups or pairs      demonstration      hair dryer uses     • heat
                 electromagnet ic          *I will investigate                                                     *waves               (e.g., sun is        or visual (e.g.,   electrical energy   • electricity
                 spectrum                  historical                                                                                   solar energy,        pictures of        that is             • magnetism
                                           breakthroughs related                                                                        fireflies convert    alternative        converted to        (e.g., create a
                                           to waves.                                                                                    chemical energy      energy             heat energy)        foldable
                                           *I will investigate                                                                          into light energy)   sources)                               comparing
                                           careers related to the                                                                                                                                   chemical,
                                           electromagnetic                                                                                                                                          mechanical,
                                           spectrum.                                                                                                                                                electromagnetic,
                                           *I will investigate                                                                                                                                      thermal, and
                                           scientists related to                                                                                                                                    nuclear energy)
                                           the electromagnetic
                                           spectrum.
                                           *I will investigate
                                           historical
                                           breakthroughs related
                                           to the
                                           electromagnetic
                                           spectrum.


                 ELPS.PS.3.6-8.3 Use vocabulary related to energy and transfer of energy *light, *heat. * electricity, and *magnetism
                                                                                   BIG IDEA: Objects in the Universe                                                                              28
 15. Enduring    Essential Question 15:
Understanding:            Skills                                                                    Learning Plan                                                 ELP (SLE)
                    (Student Learning             Objective(s)        Assessment    Instructional   Materials /
                      Expectations)                                                                                    Vocabulary        Level 1           Level 2           Level 3             Level 4
                                                                                      Strategies    Resources
                 ESS.10.8.1                  *I will summarize how                                                  *gravity         Identify the      Illustrate the    Illustrate the     Illustrate the
                 Summarize the effects       gravity affects bodies                                                 *summarize       cause of day      cause of          effect of the      solar system and
                 of gravity on bodies in     in space.                                                                               and night using   planetary years   moon on tides      galaxies (e.g.,
                 space                                                                                                               visuals           (e.g., label a    using a word       create a model of
                 ESS.10.8.2                  *I will identify                                                       *variables                         model of the      wall or sentence   the solar system
                 Identify variables that     variables that affect                                                  *gravitational                     solar system      strips (e.g.,      and describe the
                 affect the amount of        the amount of                                                          force                              using             draw and label     characteristics of
                 gravitational force         gravitational force                                                    *mass                              appropriate       examples of        each planet
                 between two objects:        between two objects.                                                                                      vocabulary)       high tides, low    using short,
                 mass of the objects,                                                                                                                                    tides, spring      complete
                 distance between the                                                                                                                                    tides, and neap    sentences)
                 objects                                                                                                                                                 tides)


                 ESS.10.8.3                  *I will relate how the                                                 *high tides
                 Relate the effects of the   moon's gravitational                                                   *low tides
                 moon's gravitational        force affects the                                                      *spring tides
                 force on Earth's ocean      Earth's tides.                                                         *neap tides
                 tides
                 ESS.10.8.4                  *I will identify the                                                   *spring tide
                 Identify the causes on      causes of different                                                    *neap tide
                 the following: high         types of tides.                                                        *high tide
                 tides, low tides, spring                                                                           *low tide
                 tides, neap tides


                 ELPS.ESS.4.6-8.6 Illustrate the solar system and galaxies
 15. Enduring    ESS.10.8.5                   *I will define galaxy.         *galaxy         Identify the      Illustrate the    Illustrate the             29
                                                                                                                                                    Illustrate the
Understanding:   Define the terms             *I will define universe.       *universe       cause of day      cause of          effect of the      solar system and
                 galaxy and universe                                                         and night using   planetary years   moon on tides      galaxies (e.g.,
                 ESS.10.8.6                   *I will illustrate the         *irregular      visuals           (e.g., label a    using a word       create a model of
                 Illustrate the               appearance of                  *spiral                           model of the      wall or sentence   the solar system
                 appearance of galaxies       galaxies as seen               *elliptical                       solar system      strips (e.g.,      and describe the
                 as seen through a            through a telescope.           *clarity                          using             draw and label     characteristics of
                 telescope: clarity,                                                                           appropriate       examples of        each planet
                 shape                                                                                         vocabulary)       high tides, low    using short,
                                                                                                                                 tides, spring      complete
                 ESS.10.8.7                   *I will compare and            *Milky Way                                          tides, and neap    sentences)
                 Compare and contrast         contrast the Milky             Galaxy                                              tides)
                 the Milky Way Galaxy         Way galaxy to other            *galaxy
                 to other galaxies            galaxies.

                 ESS.10.8.8                   *I will illustrate the         *position
                 Illustrate the position of   position of our solar          *solar system
                 our solar system within      system in the Milky            *Milky Way
                 the Milky Way Galaxy         Way Galaxy.                    Galaxy

                 ESS.10.8.9                   *I will investigate            *career
                 Investigate careers,         careers related to             *scientists
                 scientists, and              gravity.                       *historical
                 historical                   *I will investigate            breakthroughs
                 breakthroughs related        scientists related to          *gravity
                 to gravity , galaxies ,      gravity.                       *galaxies
                 and the universe             *I will investigate            *universe
                                              historical
                                              breakthroughs related
                                              to gravity.
                                              *I will investigate
                                              careers related to
                                              galaxies and the
                                              universe.
                                              *I will investigate
                                              scientists related to
                                              galaxies and the
                                              universe.
                                              *I will investigate
                                              historical
                                              breakthroughs related
                                              to galaxies and the
                                              universe.


                 ELPS.ESS.4.6-8.6 Illustrate the solar system and galaxies

				
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