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ID.8-9.ES.Earth Science

Earth Science
8-9.ES.1. Nature of Science: Students exercise the basic tenets of scientific investigation, make accurate observations, exercise critical thinking skills, apply proper scientific instruments of investigation and measurement tools, and communicate results in problem solving. Students evaluate the validity of information by utilizing the tools of scientific thinking and investigation. Students summarize their findings by creating lab reports using technical writing including graphs, charts, and diagrams to communicate the results of investigations.
8-9.ES.1.6. Understand Scientific Inquiry and Develop Critical Thinking Skills
8.ES.1.6.2. The student will be able to utilize the components of scientific problem solving to design, conduct, and communicate results of investigations. (649.01b)
Multimedia Lesson Atmosphere and Weather
Multimedia Lesson Earth's Climate
Multimedia Lesson Earthquakes
Multimedia Lesson Minerals
Multimedia Lesson The Sun-Earth-Moon System
Multimedia Lesson Volcanoes
Virtual Lab Earth's Seasons
Virtual Lab Volcano Simulator
 
8.ES.1.6.7. The student will be able to explain the differences among observations, hypotheses, and theories. (649.01g)
Multimedia Lesson Atmosphere and Weather
Presentations The Tropical Zone
Flip Charts Plate Tectonics
Flip Charts Plate Tectonics
 
8-9.ES.1.8. Understand Technical Communication
8.ES.1.8.1. The student will be able to analyze technical writing, graphs, charts, and diagrams. (658.02a)
Multimedia Lesson Earth's Surface
Multimedia Lesson Earthquakes
Virtual Lab Topographic Maps
 
8-9.ES.4. Earth and Space Systems: Students describe the current theory explaining the formation of the solar system. Students explain earth processes, events (erosion, uplifting, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, etc.), and geological time. Students explain Earth's heat sources.
8-9.ES.4.1. Understand Scientific Theories of Origin and Subsequent Changes in the Universe and Earth Systems
8.ES.4.1.1. The student will be able to explain the current scientific theory that suggests that the solar system formed from a nebular cloud of dust and gas. (654.01a)
Multimedia Lesson Our Solar System
Flip Charts Our Solar System
Flip Charts Our Solar System
Flip Charts The Inner Planets
Flip Charts The Outer Planets
Flip Charts The Sun
Vocabulary Terms Geologic time
Vocabulary Terms Our Solar System
Vocabulary Terms Our Solar System
Vocabulary Terms Our Solar System
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Geologic time
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Geologic time
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Our Solar System
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Our Solar System
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Our Solar System
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Our Solar System
 
8.ES.4.1.2. The student will be able to identify methods used to estimate geologic time. (654.01b)
Flip Charts Fossils
Vocabulary Terms Fossils
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Fossils
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Fossils
 
8.ES.4.1.3. The student will be able to show how interactions among the solid earth, oceans, atmosphere, and organisms have changed the earth system over time. (654.01c)
Multimedia Lesson Earth's Climate
Presentations Global Warming
 
8-9.ES.4.2. Understand Geo-chemical Cycles and Energy in the Earth System
8.ES.4.2.1. The student will be able to explain the internal and external energy sources of the earth (654.02a)
Multimedia Lesson Energy: Forms and Changes
Presentations Sources of Energy
Flip Charts Clouds
Flip Charts Forms of Energy
Flip Charts Inside a Volcano
Flip Charts Kinetic Energy
Flip Charts Potential Energy
Flip Charts Precipitation
Flip Charts Predicting Weather
Flip Charts Severe Weather
Flip Charts The Ring of Fire
Flip Charts Volcanic Eruptions
Flip Charts Weather
Flip Charts What is a Volcano?
Vocabulary Terms Earth's energy resources
Vocabulary Terms Understanding Weather
Vocabulary Terms Volcanoes
Vocabulary Terms Volcanoes
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Earth's energy resources
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Energy and energy resources
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Earth's energy resources
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Energy and energy resources
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Understanding Weather
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Volcanoes
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Understanding Weather
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Volcanoes
 
8-9.ES.5. Personal and Social Perspectives; Technology: Students understand that science and technology interact and impact both society and the environment. Students describe issues such as water and air quality, hazardous waste, renewable and nonrenewable resources.
8-9.ES.5.1. Understand Common Environmental Quality Issues, Both Natural and Human Induced
8.ES.5.1.1. The student will be able to analyze environmental issues such as water and air quality, hazardous waste, and depletion of natural resources. (656.01a)
Multimedia Lesson Atmosphere and Weather
Multimedia Lesson Earth's Climate
Multimedia Lesson Minerals
Presentations Atmosphere Overview
Presentations Climate Change
Presentations Global Warming
Flip Charts Climate Change
Flip Charts Global Warming
Flip Charts Our Atmosphere
Flip Charts Ozone Depletion
Flip Charts Seasons
Flip Charts The Polar Zone
Flip Charts The Temperate Zone
Flip Charts The Tropical Zone
Vocabulary Terms Climate
Vocabulary Terms Earth's Atmosphere
Vocabulary Terms Climate
Vocabulary Terms Earth's Atmosphere
Vocabulary Terms Earth's energy resources
Vocabulary Terms Earth's Fresh Water
Vocabulary Terms Groundwater Resources
Vocabulary Terms Our impact on earth
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Climate
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Earth's Atmosphere
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Earth's energy resources
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Earth's Fresh Water
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Groundwater Resources
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Climate
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Earth's Atmosphere
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Earth's energy resources
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Earth's Fresh Water
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Groundwater Resources
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Our impact on earth
 
8-9.ES.5.2. Understand the Relationship between Science and Technology
8.ES.5.2.1. The student will be able to explain how science advances technology. (655.01a)
Flip Charts Gene Technology
 
8.ES.5.2.2. The student will be able to explain how technology advances science. (655.01a)
Flip Charts Gene Technology
 
8.ES.5.2.3. The student will be able to explain how science and technology are pursued for different purposes. (655.01b)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Introduction to earth science
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Introduction to earth science
 
8-9.ES.5.3. Understand the Importance of Natural Resources and the Need to Manage and Conserve Them
8.ES.5.3.1. The student will be able to describe the difference between renewable and nonrenewable resources. (656.03a)
Multimedia Lesson Energy: Forms and Changes
Presentations Sources of Energy
Vocabulary Terms Earth's energy resources
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Earth's energy resources
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Earth's energy resources
 

ID.8-9.PS.Physical Science

Physical Science
8-9.PS.1. Nature of Science: Students exercise the basic tenets of scientific investigation, make accurate observations, exercise critical thinking skills, apply proper scientific instruments of investigation and measurement tools, and communicate results in problem solving. Students evaluate the validity of information by utilizing the tools of scientific thinking and investigation. Students summarize their findings by creating lab reports using technical writing including graphs, charts, and diagrams to communicate the results of investigations.
8-9.PS.1.1. Understand Systems, Order, and Organization
8.PS.1.1.1. The student will be able to explain the scientific meaning of system, order, and organization. (648.01a)
 
8.PS.1.1.2. The student will be able to apply the concepts of order and organization to a given system. (648.01a)
 
8-9.PS.1.3. Understand Constancy, Change, and Measurement
8.PS.1.3.1. The student will be able to measure changes that can occur in and among systems. (648.03b)
Multimedia Lesson Light and Optics
Virtual Lab Mirrors and Lenses
 
8.PS.1.3.3. The student will be able to measure and calculate using the metric system. (648.03c)
Presentations Measuring Matter
 
8-9.PS.1.6. Understand Scientific Inquiry and Develop Critical Thinking Skills
8.PS.1.6.2. The student will be able to utilize the components of scientific problem solving to design, conduct, and communicate results of investigations. (649.01b)
Multimedia Lesson Electricity and Magnetism
Multimedia Lesson Forces and Motion
Multimedia Lesson Light and Optics
Virtual Lab Circuit Building
Virtual Lab Exploring Pulleys
Virtual Lab Forces and Motion
Virtual Lab Mirrors and Lenses
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Introduction to physical science
 
8.PS.1.6.3. The student will be able to use appropriate technology and mathematics to make investigations. (649.01c)
Multimedia Lesson Energy: Forms and Changes
Flip Charts Forces & Motion
Flip Charts Forces & Motion
 
8.PS.1.6.7. The student will be able to explain the differences among observations, hypotheses, and theories. (649.01g)
Multimedia Lesson Forces and Motion
Virtual Lab Forces and Motion
 
8-9.PS.1.8. Understand Technical Communication
8.PS.1.8.1. The student will be able to analyze technical writing, graphs, charts, and diagrams. (658.02a)
Virtual Lab Gas Laws
 
8-9.PS.2. Physical Science: Students explain the structure and properties of atoms, including isotopes. Students explain how chemical reactions, while requiring or releasing energy, can neither destroy nor create energy or matter. Students explain the differences between fission and fusion. Students explain the interactions of force and mass in describing motion using Newton's Laws. Students explain how energy can be transformed from one form to another while the total amount of energy remains constant. Students classify energy as potential and/or kinetic, and as energy contained in a field.
8-9.PS.2.2. Understand Concepts of Motion and Forces
8.PS.2.2.1. The student will be able to explain motion using Newton's Laws of Motion. (650.04b)
Multimedia Lesson Forces and Motion
Presentations Newton`s Laws
Flip Charts Forces & Motion
Flip Charts Forces & Motion
Vocabulary Terms Forces
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Forces
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Forces
 
8-9.PS.2.3. Understand the Total Energy in the Universe is Constant
8.PS.2.3.1. The student will be able to explain that energy can be transformed but cannot be created nor destroyed. (650.05a)
Multimedia Lesson Energy: Forms and Changes
 
8.PS.2.3.2. The student will be able to classify energy as potential and/or kinetic and as energy contained in a field. (650.05b)
Multimedia Lesson Electricity and Magnetism
Multimedia Lesson Energy: Forms and Changes
Presentations Forms of Energy
Presentations Magnetism
Flip Charts Birds: Class Aves
Flip Charts Forms of Energy
Flip Charts Kinetic Energy
Flip Charts Magnetism
Flip Charts Magnetism
Flip Charts Potential Energy
Vocabulary Terms Magnetism
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Energy and energy resources
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Magnetism
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Chemical Reactions
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Energy and energy resources
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Kinetics and Equilibrium
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Magnetism
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Matter and Energy
 
8-9.PS.2.4. Understand the Structure of Atoms
8.PS.2.4.1. The student will be able to describe the properties, function, and location of protons, neutrons, and electrons. (650.01a)
Multimedia Lesson Atoms and Chemical Bonding
Interactive/Simulation Electron Configuration
Presentations Models of the Atom
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Atomic Structure - Set I
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Atomic Structure - Set II
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Chemical Formulas and Bonding
 
8.PS.2.4.3. The student will be able to describe the characteristics of isotopes. (650.01c)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Nuclear Chemistry
 
8.PS.2.4.4. The student will be able to state the basic electrical properties of matter. (650.01d)
Multimedia Lesson Electricity and Magnetism
 
8.PS.2.4.5. The student will be able to describe the relationships between magnetism and electricity.
Multimedia Lesson Electricity and Magnetism
Presentations Magnetism
Vocabulary Terms Electromagnetism
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Electromagnetism
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Electromagnetism
 
8-9.PS.2.5. Understand Chemical Reactions
8.PS.2.5.1. The student will be able to explain how chemical reactions may release or consume energy while the quantity of matter remains constant. (650.03a)
Multimedia Lesson Chemical Reactions
Presentations Changes of State
Presentations Energy in Reactions
Flip Charts Changes of Matter
Flip Charts Chemical Reactions
Flip Charts Chemical Reactions
Flip Charts Chemical Reactions
Flip Charts The Animal Kingdom
Flip Charts The Animal Kingdom
Vocabulary Terms Chemical reactions
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Chemical reactions
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Chemical reactions
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Kinetics and Equilibrium
 
8-9.PS.5. Personal and Social Perspectives; Technology: Students understand that science and technology interact and impact both society and the environment.
8-9.PS.5.2. Understand the Relationship between Science and Technology
8.PS.5.2.1. The student will be able to explain how science advances technology. (655.01a)
Flip Charts Gene Technology
 
8.PS.5.2.2. The student will be able to explain how technology advances science. (655.01a)
Flip Charts Gene Technology
 

ID.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).
Multimedia Lesson Atoms and Chemical Bonding
Multimedia Lesson Cells
Multimedia Lesson Earth's Surface
Multimedia Lesson Earthquakes
Multimedia Lesson Meiosis
Interactive/Simulation Animal Cell
Interactive/Simulation Plant Cell
Interactive/Simulation Understanding a Punnett Square
Virtual Lab Gas Laws
Virtual Lab Topographic Maps
Presentations Making a Pedigree
Flip Charts Forces & Motion
Flip Charts Forces & Motion
 
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.
Multimedia Lesson Atmosphere and Weather
 
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.
Multimedia Lesson Atmosphere and Weather
Multimedia Lesson Atoms and Chemical Bonding
Multimedia Lesson Cells
Multimedia Lesson Chemical Reactions
Multimedia Lesson Chromosomes, Genes and DNA
Multimedia Lesson Earth's Climate
Multimedia Lesson Earth's Surface
Multimedia Lesson Earthquakes
Multimedia Lesson Electricity and Magnetism
Multimedia Lesson Energy: Forms and Changes
Multimedia Lesson Food Chains and Food Webs
Multimedia Lesson Forces and Motion
Multimedia Lesson Light and Optics
Multimedia Lesson Meiosis
Multimedia Lesson Minerals
Multimedia Lesson Mitosis
Multimedia Lesson Our Solar System
Multimedia Lesson Plate Tectonics
Multimedia Lesson Protists: Pond Microlife
Multimedia Lesson Rocks
Multimedia Lesson Six Kingdoms of Life
Multimedia Lesson Sound
Multimedia Lesson The Sun-Earth-Moon System
Multimedia Lesson Volcanoes
Interactive/Simulation Amoeba
Interactive/Simulation Animal Cell
Interactive/Simulation Biomes
Interactive/Simulation Cardiovascular System
Interactive/Simulation Chromosome and DNA Structure
Interactive/Simulation Circuit
Interactive/Simulation Digestive System
Interactive/Simulation Earth's Interior
Interactive/Simulation Earthquake and Seismogram
Interactive/Simulation Electrochemical Cell
Interactive/Simulation Electromagnetic Spectrum
Interactive/Simulation Euglena
Interactive/Simulation Excretory System
Interactive/Simulation From DNA to Protein
Interactive/Simulation Nervous System
Interactive/Simulation Plant Cell
Interactive/Simulation Reflection and Lenses
Interactive/Simulation Reflection and Mirrors
Interactive/Simulation Respiratory System
Interactive/Simulation Rock Uses
Interactive/Simulation Simple Machines
Interactive/Simulation Soil Profile
Interactive/Simulation Sound Waves
Interactive/Simulation States of Matter
Interactive/Simulation Structure of a Volcano
Interactive/Simulation The Endocrine System
Interactive/Simulation The Immune System
Interactive/Simulation The Male Reproductive System
Interactive/Simulation The Skeletal System
Interactive/Simulation The Skin
Interactive/Simulation The Solar System
Interactive/Simulation The Sun
Interactive/Simulation Tones and Overtones
Interactive/Simulation Transmission of Light
Interactive/Simulation Types of Muscles
Interactive/Simulation Wave Interactions
Presentations Balancing Equations
Presentations Chemical Reactions
Presentations Energy Flow
Presentations Energy Pyramid
Presentations Food Chains
Presentations Heart Health
Flip Charts Animal Homes
Flip Charts Changes of Matter
Flip Charts Chemical Bonding
Flip Charts Chemical Reactions
Flip Charts Chemical Reactions
Flip Charts Chemical Reactions
Flip Charts Covalent Bonding
Flip Charts Covalent Compounds
Flip Charts Energy Flow
Flip Charts Energy Pyramid
Flip Charts Food and Nutrients
Flip Charts Food Chains
Flip Charts Food Web Balance
Flip Charts Food Webs
Flip Charts Ionic Bonding
Flip Charts Ionic Compounds
Flip Charts Metallic Bonding
Flip Charts Naming Compounds
Flip Charts Nutrition
Flip Charts Owl Food Web
Flip Charts Owl Pellets
Flip Charts The Animal Kingdom
Flip Charts The Animal Kingdom
Flip Charts Types of Consumers
Flip Charts Types of Nutrients
Vocabulary Terms Chemical bonding
Vocabulary Terms Chemical reactions
Vocabulary Terms Ecology I
Vocabulary Terms Ecology II
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Chemical reactions
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Ecosystems, food chains and food webs
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Ecosystems, food chains and food webs
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Chemical bonding
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Chemical Formulas and Bonding
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Chemical reactions
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Chemical Reactions
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Ecology I
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Ecology II
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Ecosystems, food chains and food webs
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Measurements and Calculations
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide The Digestive and nutrition
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game The Digestive and nutrition
 

ID.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.
Multimedia Lesson Atmosphere and Weather
 
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.
Virtual Lab Nerve Conduction
 
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.
Multimedia Lesson Sound
Virtual Lab Flame Test
Virtual Lab Gas Laws
Virtual Lab Speed of Sound
 
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.
Multimedia Lesson Atmosphere and Weather
 
WHST.6-8.2(f) Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.
Multimedia Lesson Sound
Virtual Lab Flame Test
Virtual Lab Gas Laws
Virtual Lab Speed of Sound
 
 
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