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AZ.CC.RST.6-8.Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
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.
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.
AZ.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.6-8.2. 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.
SC07-S1C2. Scientific Testing (Investigating and Modeling): Design and conduct controlled investigations. SC07-S1C2-01. Demonstrate safe behavior and appropriate procedures (e.g., use and care of technology, materials, organisms) in all science inquiry.
SC07-S1C2-02. Design an investigation to test individual variables using scientific processes.
SC07-S1C2-03. Conduct a controlled investigation, utilizing multiple trials, to test a hypothesis using scientific processes.
SC07-S1C2-04. Perform measurements using appropriate scientific tools (e.g., balances, microscopes, probes, micrometers).
SC07-S1C2-05. Keep a record of observations, notes, sketches, questions, and ideas using tools such as written and/or computer logs. (See W07-S3C2-01 and W07-S3C3-01).
SC07-S1C3. Analysis and Conclusions: Analyze and interpret data to explain correlations and results; formulate new questions. SC07-S1C3-01. Analyze data obtained in a scientific investigation to identify trends. (See M07-S2C1-07 and M07-S2C1-08) .
SC07-S1C3-03. Analyze results of data collection in order to accept or reject the hypothesis.
SC07-S1C3-05. Formulate a conclusion based on data analysis.
SC07-S1C4. Communication: Communicate results of investigations. SC07-S1C4-01. Choose an appropriate graphic representation for collected data: line graph; double bar graph; stem and leaf plot; histogram (See M07-S2C1-03).
SC07-S1C4-02. Display data collected from a controlled investigation. (See M07-S2C1-03).
SC07-S1C4-03. Communicate the results of an investigation with appropriate use of qualitative and quantitative information. (See W07-S3C2-01) .
SC07-S1C4-05. Communicate the results and conclusion of the investigation. (See W07-S3C6-02) .
AZ.SC07-S2.History and Nature of Science
History and Nature of Science
SC07-S2C1. History of Science as a Human Endeavor: Identify individual, cultural, and technological contributions to scientific knowledge. SC07-S2C1-01. Identify how diverse people and/or cultures, past and present, have made important contributions to scientific innovations (e.g., Rachel Carson [scientist], supports Strand 4; Luis Alvarez [scientist] and Walter Alvarez [scientist], support Strand 6; Percival Lowell [scientist], supports Strand 6; Copernicus [scientist], supports Strand 6).
SC07-S2C1-02. Describe how a major milestone in science or technology has revolutionized the thinking of the time (e.g., global positioning system, telescopes, seismographs, photography).
SC07-S2C1-03. Analyze the impact of a major scientific development occurring within the past decade.
SC07-S2C2. Nature of Scientific Knowledge Understand how science is a process for generating knowledge. SC07-S2C2-01. Describe how science is an ongoing process that changes in response to new information and discoveries.
SC07-S2C2-02. Describe how scientific knowledge is subject to change as new information and/or technology challenges prevailing theories.
AZ.SC07-S3.Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
SC07-S3C1. Changes in Environments: Describe the interactions between human populations, natural hazards, and the environment. SC07-S3C1-01. Analyze environmental risks (e.g., pollution, destruction of habitat) caused by human interaction with biological or geological systems.
SC07-S3C1-03. Propose possible solutions to address the environmental risks in biological or geological systems.
SC07-S3C2. Science and Technology in Society: Develop viable solutions to a need or problem. SC07-S3C2-01. Propose viable methods of responding to an identified need or problem. .
SC07-S3C2-02. Compare solutions to best address an identified need or problem.
SC07-S3C2-03. Design and construct a solution to an identified need or problem using simple classroom materials. .
SC07-S3C2-04. Describe a scientific discovery that influences technology.
SC07-S4C3. Populations of Organisms in an Ecosystem: Analyze the relationships among various organisms and their environment. SC07-S4C3-01. Compare food chains in a specified ecosystem and their corresponding food web.
SC07-S4C3-02. Explain how organisms obtain and use resources to develop and thrive in: Niches; predator/prey relationships.
SC07-S4C3-04. Evaluate data related to problems associated with population growth (e.g., overgrazing, forest management, invasion of non-native species) and the possible solutions.
SC07-S4C3-05. Predict how environmental factors (e.g., floods, droughts, temperature changes) affect survival rates in living organisms.
SC07-S4C3-06. Create a model of the interactions of living organisms within an ecosystem.
AZ.SC07-S6.Earth and Space Science
SC07-S6C1. Structure of the Earth: Describe the composition and interactions between the structure of the Earth and its atmosphere. SC07-S6C1-01. Classify rocks and minerals by the following observable properties: Grain; color; texture; hardness. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Minerals Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Rocks Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Minerals Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Rocks
SC07-S6C1-02. Describe the properties and the composition of the following major layers of the Earth: Crust; mantle; core.
SC07-S6C1-03. Explain the following processes involved in the formation of the Earth's structure: Erosion; deposition; plate tectonics; volcanism. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Rocks Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Volcanoes Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Rocks
SC07-S6C1-04. Describe how the rock and fossil record show that environmental conditions have changed over geologic and recent time. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Fossils Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Fossils
SC07-S6C2. Earth's Processes and Systems: Understand the processes acting on the Earth and their interaction with the Earth systems. SC07-S6C2-01. Explain the rock cycle. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Rocks Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Rocks
SC07-S6C2-02. Distinguish the components and characteristics of the rock cycle for the following types of rocks: Igneous; metamorphic; sedimentary. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Rocks Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Rocks
SC07-S6C2-03. Analyze the evidence that lithospheric plate movements occur.
SC07-S6C2-04. Explain lithospheric plate movement as a result of convection.
SC07-S6C2-05. Relate plate boundary movements to their resulting landforms, including: Mountains; faults; rift valleys; trenches; volcanoes. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Earthquakes
SC07-S6C2-06. Describe how earthquakes are measured. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Earthquakes
SC07-S6C3. Earth in the Solar System: Understand the relationships of the Earth and other objects in the solar system. SC07-S6C3-01. Explain the phases of the Moon in terms of the relative positions of the Earth, Sun, and Moon.
SC07-S6C3-02. Construct a model for the relative positions of the Earth, Sun, and Moon as they relate to corresponding eclipses.
SC07-S6C3-03. Explain the interrelationship between the Earth's tides and the Moon.
SC07-S6C3-04. Explain the seasons in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres in terms of the tilt of the Earth's axis relative to the Earth's revolution around the Sun.
SC07-S6C3-06. Explain the relationship among common objects in the solar system, galaxy, and the universe.