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Eighth Grade Science Standards

Quarter 1 Essential Standards: 
  1. G8.1S.C1.PO2: I can use multiple resources to help me develop a testable hypothesis. 

  2. G8.1S.C2.PO5: I can keep a record of observations, notes, sketches, questions, and ideas using written or computer logs. (Teacher Assessed) 

  3. G8.1S.C3.PO6: I can identify errors that can occur when conducting a scientific experiment. 

  4. G8.1S.C4.PO1: I can state the results of an experiment. (Teacher Assessed) 

  5. G8.RST.03: I can precisely follow a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks. 

  6. G8.1S.C3.PO1: I can identify relationships in data from looking at graphs and data tables. 

  7. G8.1S.C3.PO3: I can identify positive and negative relationships between variables, and also when there is no relationship between them. - 5 Days

  8. G8.1S.C4.PO2: I can choose a line graph, double-bar graph, stem and leaf plot, and histogram when appropriate. 

  9. G8.1S.C4.PO5: I can communicate the results and conclusion of the investigation. 

  10. G8.1S.C3.PO4: I can formulate a future investigation based on existing data. 

  11. G8.4S.C2.PO1: I can explain the purpose of cell division: growth and repair, reproduction. 

  12. G8.RST.07: I can visually represent quantitative or technical information from written text. 

  13. G8.4S.C2.PO3: I can use a Punnett square to represent dominant and recessive alleles in an organism. 

  14. G8.RST.04: I can discover the meanings of symbols, key terms, and other technical context. 

  15. G8.4S.C4.PO2: I can explain how organisms can survive when the external environment is unfavorable. 

  16. G8.4S.C4.PO5: I can analyze why organisms hibernate and migrate and why plants become dormant. 

  17. G8.4S.C4.PO6: I can describe each of the following factors that allow for the survival of living organisms: protective coloration, beak design, seed dispersal, pollination. 

  18. G8.RST.01: I can use specific evidence to support my understanding of the text. 

  19. G8.4S.C4.PO4: I can compare symbiotic and competitive relationships in an ecosystem. 

Quarter 2 Essential Standards:
  1. G8.5S.C1.PO6: I can explain how the periodic table is organized. 

  2. G8.RST.04: I can discover the meanings of symbols, key terms, and other technical context. 

  3. G8.5S.C1.PO4: I can classify matter in terms of elements, compounds and mixtures. 

  4. G8.5S.C1.PO7: I can explore how energy transfers can effect the physical and chemical properties of matter. 

  5. G8.RST.07: I can visually represent quantitative or technical information from written text. 

  6. G8.5S.C1.PO1: I can identify different kinds of matter. 

  7. G8.3S.C1.PO2: I can identify solutions for an environmental risk caused from chemicals released into the environment. 

  8. G8.5S.C1.PO2: I can identify characteristics of matter based on their chemical properties: reactivity, pH, and oxidation (corrosion). 

  9. G8.5S.C1.PO3: I can identify if a chemical reaction has occurred if there is: precipitate formation, gas generated, change in color, or absorption or release of heat. 

Quarter 3 Essential Standards:
  1. G8.5S.C2.PO1: I can demonstrate velocity as the rate of change of position over time. 

  2. G8.RST.07: I can visually represent quantitative or technical information from written text. 

  3. G8.5S.C2.PO2: I can identify the conditions under which an object will continue in its state of motion. 

  4. G8.5S.C2.PO3: I can describe how the acceleration of a body is dependent on it's mass and the net applied force. 

  5. 8.RST.09: I can compare and contrast information from various sources to that of a written text

  6. G8.5S.C2.PO4: I can describe forces as interactions between bodies. 

  7. G8.2S.C1.PO2: I can evaluate the effects of Mendelian Genetics and Newton's Laws on society. 

  8. G8.3S.C2.PO4: I can compare the risks and benefits of technological advances. 

  9. G8.2S.C1.PO1: I can identify the major contributions of Watson and Crick, Franklin, Darwin, Carver, Priestly, Bacon, and Newton. (Teacher Assessed) 

  10. G8.2S.C2.PO2: I can describe how scientific knowledge changes as new data is collected and new discoveries are made, and that sometimes current theories are altered to accommodate these discoveries. (Teacher Assessed)

  11. G8.3S.C2.PO2: I can compare numerous solutions to fill a need or solve a problem.

Quarter 4 Essential Standards:
  1. GAP.HS.5S.C1.PO5: Describe the properties of electric charge and the conservation of electric charge. 

  2. GAP.HS.5S.C1.PO8: Explain the details of atomic structure (e.g., electron configuration, energy levels, isotopes). 

  3. GAP.HS.5S.C3.PO1: Describe the following ways in which energy is stored in a system ( mechanical, electrical, chemical, nuclear)

  4. GAP.HS.5S.C3.PO7: Explain how molecular motion is related to temperature and phase changes

  5. GAP.HS.5S.C5.PO1: Describe various ways in which matter and energy interact (e.g., photosynthesis, phase change). 

  6. G8.RST.07: I can visually represent quantitative or technical information from written text. 

  7. G8.RST.09: I can compare and contrast information from various sources to that of a written text. 

Science Yearly Standards (taught through the year):
  1. 8.RST.10: I can independently and proficiently read and comprehend scientific and technical text in the 8th-grade level.

Science Additional Standards (taught through the year):
  1. G8.1S.C2.PO3: Conduct a controlled investigation to support or reject a hypothesis.

  2. G8.1S.C4.PO3: Present analyses and conclusions in clear, concise formats.

  3. G8.1S.C4.PO4: Write clear, step-by-step instructions for conducting investigations / or operating equipment. 

  4. G8.2S.C2.PO4: Explain why scientific claims may be questionable if based on very small samples of data, biased samples, or samples for which there was no control. 

  5. G8.2S.C2.PO3: Defend the principle that accurate record keeping, openness, and replication are essential for maintaining an investigator's credibility with other scientists and society.

  6. G8.1S.C3.PO2: Form a logical argument about a correlation between variables or sequence of events (e.g., construct a cause-and- effect chain that explains a sequence of events). 

  7. G8.1S.C1.PO1: Formulate questions based on observations that lead of the development a hypothesis. 

  8. G8.1S.C3.PO5: Explain how evidence supports the validity and reliability of a conclusion. 

  9. G8.1S.C3.PO7: Critique scientific reports from periodicals, television, or other media. 

  10. G8.1S.C3.PO8: Formulate new questions based on the results of a previous investigation. 

  11. G8.1S.C1.PO3: Generate a hypothesis that can be tested. 

  12. G8.2S.C2.PO1: Apply the following scientific processes to other problem solving of decision making situations: observation, predicting, questioning, organizing data, communicating, inferring, comparing, generating hypotheses, measuring, identifying variables, classifying. 

  13. G8.1S.C2.PO2: Design a controlled investigation to support or reject a hypothesis. 

  14. G8.1S.C4.PO1: Communicate the results of an investigation. 

  15. G8.4S.C2.PO2: Explain the basic principles of heredity using the human examples of: eye color, widow's peak, blood type.

  16. G8.4S.C4.PO1: Explain how an organism's behavior allows it to survive in an environment.

  17. G8.4S.C4.PO3: Determine characteristics of organisms that could change over several generations.

  18. G8.5S.C1.P05: Classify mixtures as being homogeneous or heterogeneous. 

  19. G8.5S.C2.PO5: Create a graph devised from measurements of moving objects and their interactions, including: position-time graphs and velocity-time graphs. 

  20. G8.3S.C1.PO1: Analyze the risk factors associated with natural, human induced, and/or biological hazards, including: waste, disposal of industrial chemicals, and greenhouse gases. 

  21. G8.3S.C2.PO1: Propose viable methods of responding to an identified need or problem. 

  22. G8.3S.C2.PO3: Design and construct a solution to an identified need or problem using simple classroom materials. 

  23. G8.2S.C1.PO3: Evaluate the impact of a major scientific development occurring within the past decade.

  24. G8.2S.C4.PO4: Evaluate career opportunities related to life and physical sciences. 


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