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GA.CC.L6-8RST.Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas L6-8RST7. 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).
L6-8RST9. 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 L6-8RST4. 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.
GA.CC.W6-8HST.Writing Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
Writing Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
Research to Build and Present Knowledge W6-8HST7. 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.
Text Types and Purposes W6-8HST2. Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes. W6-8HST2.f. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.
S6E1. Students will explore current scientific views of the universe and how those views evolved. S6E1.a. Relate the Nature of Science to the progression of basic historical scientific theories (geocentric and heliocentric) as they describe our solar system, and the Big Bang as it describes the formation of the universe.
S6E1.b. Describe the position of the solar system in the Milky Way galaxy and the universe.
S6E1.c. Compare and contrast the planets in terms of: Size relative to the earth; Surface and atmospheric features; Relative distance from the sun; Ability to support life.
S6E1.e. Explain that gravity is the force that governs the motion in the solar system.
S6E1.f. Describe the characteristics of comets, asteroids, and meteors.
S6E2. Students will understand the effects of the relative positions of the earth, moon, and sun. S6E2.a. Demonstrate the phases of the moon by showing the alignment of the earth, moon, and sun.
S6E2.b. Explain the alignment of the earth, moon, and sun during solar and lunar eclipses.
S6E2.c. Relate the tilt of the earth to the distribution of sunlight throughout the year and to its effect on climate. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Climate Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Climate
S6E3. Students will recognize the significant role of water in earth processes. S6E3.a. Explain that a large portion of the Earth's surface is water, consisting of oceans, rivers, lakes, underground water, and ice.
S6E3.b. Relate various atmospheric conditions to stages of the water cycle.
S6E3.c. Describe the composition, location, and subsurface topography of the world's oceans.
S6E3.d. Explain the causes of waves, currents, and tides.
S6E4. Students will understand how the distribution of land and oceans affects climate and weather. S6E4.a. Demonstrate that land and water absorb and lose heat at different rates and explain the resulting effects on weather patterns. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Climate Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Climate
S6E4.b. Relate unequal heating of land and water surfaces to form large global wind systems and weather events such as tornados and thunderstorms.
S6E4.c. Relate how moisture evaporating from the oceans affects the weather patterns and the weather events such as hurricanes.
S6E5. Students will investigate the scientific view of how the earth's surface is formed. S6E5.a. Compare and contrast the Earth's crust, mantle, and core including temperature, density, and composition.
S6E5.b. Investigate the contribution of minerals to rock composition. 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
S6E5.c. Classify rocks by their process of formation. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Rocks Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Rocks
S6E5.d. Describe processes that change rocks and the surface of the earth. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Rocks Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Rocks
S6E5.e. Recognize that lithospheric plates constantly move and cause major geological events on the earth's surface. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Volcanoes
S6E5.f. Explain the effects of physical processes (plate tectonics, erosion, deposition, volcanic eruption, gravity) on geological features including oceans (composition, currents, and tides). Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Rocks Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Rocks
S6E5.g. Describe how fossils show evidence of the changing surface and climate of the Earth.
S6E5.h. Describe soil as consisting of weathered rocks and decomposed organic material.
S6E5.j. Describe methods for conserving natural resources such as water, soil, and air.
S6E6. Students will describe various sources of energy and with their uses and conservation. S6E6.a. Explain the role of the sun as the major source of energy and the sun's relationship to wind and water energy.
S6E6.b. Identify renewable and nonrenewable resources.
GA.S6CS.Characteristics of Science
Characteristics of Science
S6CS1. Habits of Mind: Students will explore the importance of curiosity, honesty, openness, and skepticism in science and will exhibit these traits in their own efforts to understand how the world works. S6CS1.a. Understand the importance of - and keep - honest, clear, and accurate records in science.
S6CS10. The Nature of Science: Students will enhance reading in all curriculum areas by: S6CS10.c. Building vocabulary knowledge: Demonstrate an understanding of contextual vocabulary in various subjects; Use content vocabulary in writing and speaking; Explore understanding of new words found in subject area texts.
S6CS10.d. Establishing context: Explore life experiences related to subject area content; Discuss in both writing and speaking how certain words are subject area related; Determine strategies for finding content and contextual meaning for unknown words.
S6CS2. Habits of Mind: Students will use standard safety practices for all classroom laboratory and field investigations. S6CS2.a. Follow correct procedures for use of scientific apparatus.
S6CS2.b. Demonstrate appropriate techniques in all laboratory situations.
S6CS2.c. Follow correct protocol for identifying and reporting safety problems and violations.
S6CS3. Habits of Mind: Students will use computation and estimation skills necessary for analyzing data and following scientific explanations. S6CS3.a. Analyze scientific data by using, interpreting, and comparing numbers in several equivalent forms, such as integers and decimals.
S6CS3.b. Use metric input units (such as seconds, meters, or grams per milliliter) of scientific calculations to determine the proper unit for expressing the answer.
S6CS3.d. Draw conclusions based on analyzed data.
S6CS4. Habits of Mind: Students will use tools and instruments for observing, measuring, and manipulating equipment and materials in scientific activities. S6CS4.b. Estimate the effect of making a change in one part of a system on the system as a whole.
S6CS5. Habits of Mind: Students will use the ideas of system, model, change, and scale in exploring scientific and technological matters. S6CS5.a. Observe and explain how parts are related to other parts in systems such as weather systems, solar systems, and ocean systems including how the output from one part of a system (in the form of material, energy, or information) can become the input to other parts (e.g., El Nino's effect on weather).
S6CS5.b. Identify several different models (such as physical replicas, pictures, and analogies) that could be used to represent the same thing, and evaluate their usefulness, taking into account such things as the model's purpose and complexity.
S6CS6. Habits of Mind: Students will communicate scientific ideas and activities clearly. S6CS6.c. Organize scientific information using appropriate tables, charts, and graphs, and identify relationships they reveal.
S6CS7. Habits of Mind: Students will question scientific claims and arguments effectively. S6CS7.b. Recognize that there may be more than one way to interpret a given set of findings.
S6CS8. The Nature of Science: Students will investigate the characteristics of scientific knowledge and how it is achieved. Students will apply the following to scientific concepts: S6CS8.b. When new experimental results are inconsistent with an existing, well- established theory, scientists may require further experimentation to decide whether the results are flawed or the theory requires modification.
S6CS8.c. As prevailing theories are challenged by new information, scientific knowledge may change and grow.
S6CS9. The Nature of Science: Students will investigate the features of the process of scientific inquiry. Students will apply the following to inquiry learning practices: S6CS9.a. Scientific investigations are conducted for different reasons. They usually involve collecting evidence, reasoning, devising hypotheses, and formulating explanations.
S6CS9.b. Scientists often collaborate to design research. To prevent bias, scientists conduct independent studies of the same questions.
S6CS9.d. Scientists use technology and mathematics to enhance the process of scientific inquiry.
S6CS9.e. The ethics of science require that special care must be taken and used for human subjects and animals in scientific research. Scientists must adhere to the appropriate rules and guidelines when conducting research.