# 8th science curriculum map

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```					Tool A2.2: Resource for Curriculum Mapping
Why this tool is important: Curriculum mapping is a process used to ensure the core content and skills (i.e., what students should know and be able to do) are
being delivered to all students. While a curriculum mapping process can be used by the ILT and/or teacher teams across grade levels (vertical) and within grade
levels (horizontal), it is also important to consider implementation at the classroom level.
How to use this tool: This tool can be used by teachers to track the standards being taught, the times they are revisited (one aspect of pacing) and how
students master of the standards. In some cases, teachers (or teacher teams) might also want to consider the specific content and skills each standard
addresses. This tool can also help teachers to understand when a skill has been introduced (I), reviewed (R), or assessed (A). Tool A2.3 provides a specific
example.

Standards Mapping Tool
Grade Level           8              Subject                                 Science                                School Year                 ’11-‘12
For each quarter, indicate if the standard will been introduced (I), reviewed (R), or assessed (A)

Standard (should we break down by content and skill?)                            Quarter 1        Quarter 2        Quarter 3       Quarter 4
Formulate hypotheses to explain observations, referencing prior
knowledge and research
Make testable predictions and re-evaluate hypotheses when data
determine that previous ideas were incorrect
Design and conduct experiments that address proposed hypotheses,
controlling all but one variable and conducting multiple trials
Collect both qualitative and quantitative data using metric units of
measurement
Represent results through the use of multiple charts and graphs
Explain the existence of unexpected results in a data set and form
hypotheses to explain these results
Evaluate proposed hypotheses based on evidence from experiment
Report the investigation using appropriate graphical displays, and
defend the process used in the investigation
Analyze the chemical and physical characteristics of matter, and
classify materials based on these properties
Explain the organization of the periodic table of elements
Use quantitative data from investigations and simple chemical
formulas and equations to understand the conservation of mass
Understand interactions between energy and matter
Identify and explain the changes of state of materials
Explain energy transfer and transformations
Analyze how forces affect motion
Explain the effect of speed and direction on motion along straight,
circular, and inclined paths
Explain the laws of force, mass, and inertia
Describe Earth’s energy resources, and compare and contrast
renewable and non-renewable resources
Demonstrate appropriate principles of safety within and beyond the
classroom
Evaluate sources and evidence for validity and reliability
Make inferences based on data
Apply scientific procedures to investigations
Analyze and evaluate scientific studies and information
Create a scientific investigation based upon a learned concept
Explain how advances in technology affect the sciences on multiple
levels and explain the costs and benefits of such technological