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8th Grade Science - November/December 2018
 

Welcome to this issue of our 8th grade newsletter! These months are packed with opportunities to stretch the minds of students with great Vernier experiments, challenging Claim Evidence Reasoning prompts, and extremely helpful CPalms tutorials. As we approach the end of first semester and the mid-term assessment, be sure to focus on critical content, content limits, item specifications and supports to provide a comprehensive review for student success. We hope this newsletter will be useful as you and your team plan targeted, standards based lessons for students.

 

THERMAL ENERGY


Clicking on each unit title will take you to the item specs and content limits for that standard as it pertains to the 8th Grade SSA. Clicking on the standard number (SC.6-7-8.P.#.#) will take you to the FLDOE CPALMS description for that standard.


Learning Goals
SC.7.P.11.1; SC.7.P.11.2; SC.7.P.11.3; SC.7.P.11.4
(sample test item - page 79)

  1. Students will describe how heat flows in predictable ways through conduction, convection, and radiation. (Comprehension)

  2. Students will identify the difference and similarities between temperature and heat. (Retrieval)

  3. Students will identify the difference and similarities between conductors and insulators. (Retrieval)

  4. Students will identify the relationship between speed of particles and temperature and state of an object, identify and label the molecular structure of solid, liquid and gas. (Retrieval)

  5. Students will explain that adding heat to or removing heat from a system may result in a temperature change and possibly a change of state, depending on the specific heat of the object. (Comprehension)

  6. Students will identify different kinds of energy (thermal, electrical, radiant, elastic, mechanical, chemical, kinetic, and potential). (Retrieval)

  7. Students will identify examples of energy converting from one form to the next, always releasing some amount of thermal energy. (Comprehension)
Vocabulary
heat, conductor, insulator, conduction (conduct), convection, radiation, temperature, condensation (condense), evaporation (evaporate), sublimation, boiling point, melting point, freezing point, temperature, energy, kinetic energy, potential energy, thermal energy, electrical energy, radiant energy, mechanical energy, chemical energy, elastic energy

Featured CER (Claim Evidence Reasoning)
“Can energy be transformed forever?” (can you provide an example of at least 10 different energy transfers?) specifically with (thermal, electrical, radiant, elastic, mechanical, chemical, kinetic, and potential)

Featured Vernier CPALMS Interactive Tutorials USA TestPrep
Copy and paste the code into the USA TestPrep search bar.
  • Heat - WODEDOLOJU
  • Transfer of Energy, Law - TAWESOHAJE

WAVES AND ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION

Clicking on each unit title will take you to the item specs and content limits for that standard as it pertains to the 8th Grade SSA. Clicking on the standard number (SC.6-7-8.P.#.#) will take you to the FLDOE CPALMS description for that standard.


Learning Goals
SC.7.P.10.1; SC.7.P.10.2; SC.7.P.10.3; SC.8.E.5.11
(sample test item - page 73)

  1. Students will identify the variety of types of radiation present in radiation from the Sun. (Retrieval)

  2. Students will identify the makeup of white light. (Retrieval)

  3. Students will compare and/or contrast the variety of types of radiation in the electromagnetic spectrum and their uses. (Comprehension)

  4. Students will describe and/or explain that waves move at different speeds through different materials. (Retrieval)

  5. Students will identify the relationship between amplitude, frequency, and wavelength. (Retrieval)

  6. Students will identify and/or describe the relationship between the density of a material and the speed of light and sound. (Comprehension)
Vocabulary
energy, radiation, wavelength, infrared, ultraviolet, light, electromagnetic spectrum, light, concave, convex, reflection, refraction, sound wave, compression wave (longitudinal wave), amplitude, frequency, crest, trough, medium

Featured CER (Claim Evidence Reasoning)
“Does the speed of sound change with frequency?”

“Why do objects have specific colors?”

“What is the relationship between the color of an object and visible light?”

Featured Vernier
Probeware Lab
CPALMS Interactive Tutorials USA TestPrep
  • EM Spectrum - DAGENURAXU
  • Light - XEHUJOLOBA
  • Waves - WESAWUSUHO
  • EM Spectrum - YUHOHOBUSE

 

SPEED & DIRECTION OF MOTION

Clicking on each unit title will take you to the item specs and content limits for that standard as it pertains to the 8th Grade SSA. Clicking on the standard number (SC.6-7-8.P.#.#) will take you to the FLDOE CPALMS description for that standard.


Learning Goals
SC.6.P.11.1; SC.6.P.13.1; SC.6.P.13.2; SC.8.P.8.4
(sample test item - page 77)

  1. Students will explain the inverse relationship between potential and kinetic energy. (Comprehension)

  2. Students will identify the Law of Conservation of Energy in the exchange between kinetic and potential energy. (Retrieval)

  3. Students will identify and/or explain situations where energy is transformed between kinetic energy and potential energy. (Comprehension)

  4. Students will describe the relationship among distance, mass, and gravitational force between any two objects. (Retrieval)

  5. Students will differentiate between mass and weight. (Retrieval)

  6. Students will identify and/or describe the change in weight of an object as the mass OR distance of an object exerting gravitational force on it changes. (Comprehension)

  7. Students will classify and/or compare substances on the basis of their physical properties and/or explain that these properties are independent of the amount of the sample. (Retrieval)

  8. Students will classify substances into groups according to physical properties (Comprehension)

Vocabulary
law, gravity, force, mass, weight, energy, kinetic energy (KE), potential energy (PE), density, conductivity (salinity), solubility, magnetic, boiling point, melting point, solute, solvent

Featured CER (Claim Evidence Reasoning)
“Are electricity and magnetism related?” (Teacher supplies electric motors, wires, batteries, light bulbs, motors, magnets, magnetic and non-magnetic materials, Vernier equipment)

CER Apply: “What would happen if you break a permanent magnet in half?” (don’t break- just hypothesize and discuss how it creates two N-S magnets and have half the magnetic force and does so in perpetuity).

*bring up traffic induction loops, metal detectors, “free energy devices”

Featured Vernier
Probeware Lab

CPALMS Interactive Tutorials USA TestPrep
  • KE/PE - XACOBETEHA
  • Law of Gravity - BASOFAMAGU
  • Physical Properties of Matter - RENEKEDUBA

 
 
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