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AL.1.Physical Science - Students will:
Physical Science - Students will:
1.1. Identify steps within the scientific process. 1.1.a. Applying process skills to interpret data from graphs, tables, and charts Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Motion Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Motion
1.1.c. Measuring dimension, volume, and mass using Systeme International d'Unites (SI units)
1.1.e. Identifying appropriate laboratory glassware, balances, time measuring equipment, and optical instruments used to conduct an investigation
1.10. Differentiate between potential and kinetic energy. Examples: potential - rock resting at the top of a hill, kinetic - rock rolling down a hill
1.11. Explain the law of conservation of energy and its relationship to energy transformation, including chemical to electrical, chemical to heat, electrical to light, electrical to mechanical, and electrical to sound.
1.12. Classify waves as mechanical or electromagnetic. Examples: mechanical - earthquake waves; electromagnetic - ultraviolet light waves, visible light waves 1.12.a. Describing how earthquake waves, sound waves, water waves, and electromagnetic waves can be destructive or beneficial due to the transfer of energy Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Earthquakes
1.12.b. Describing longitudinal and transverse waves
1.12.c. Describing how waves travel through different media
1.12.d. Relating wavelength, frequency, and amplitude to energy
1.12.e. Describing the electromagnetic spectrum in terms of frequencies. Example: electromagnetic spectrum in increasing frequencies - microwaves, infrared light, visible light, ultraviolet light, X rays Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Light Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Light
1.2. Describe the structure of atoms, including the location of protons, neutrons, and electrons. 1.2.a. Identifying the charge of each subatomic particle
1.2.b. Identifying Democritus and Dalton as contributors to the atomic theory
1.3. Determine the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons, and the mass of an element using the periodic table. 1.3.a. Locating metals, nonmetals, metalloids, and noble gases on the periodic table
1.3.b. Using data about the number of electrons in the outer shell of an atom to determine its reactivity
1.4. State the law of conservation of matter. 1.4.a. Balancing chemical equations by adjusting coefficients
1.5. Differentiate between ionic and covalent bonds. 1.5.a. Illustrating the transfer or sharing of electrons using electron dot diagrams
1.6. Define solution in terms of solute and solvent. 1.6.c. Describing acids and bases based on their hydrogen ion concentration
1.7. Describe states of matter based on kinetic energy of particles in matter. 1.7.a. Explaining effects of temperature, concentration, surface area, and catalysts on the rate of chemical reactions
1.8. Identify Newton's three laws of motion. 1.8.a. Defining terminology such as action and reaction forces, inertia, acceleration, momentum, and friction Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Motion Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Motion
1.8.b. Interpreting distance-time graphs
AL.CC.RST.6-8.Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
Craft and Structure RST.6-8.4. Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6-8 texts and topics.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas RST.6-8.7. Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).
RST.6-8.9. Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.
AL.CC.WHST.6-8.Writing Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
Writing Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
Research to Build and Present Knowledge WHST.6-8.7. Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.
Production and Distribution of Writing WHST.6-8.4. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Text Types and Purposes WHST.6-8.1. Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content. WHST.6-8.1(e) Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.
WHST.6-8.2. Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes. WHST.6-8.2(a) Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories as appropriate to achieving purpose; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
WHST.6-8.2(f) Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.