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CCPS Home Science Website Curriculum and Instruction
8th Grade - February/March 2018
 

We hope you found our first newsletter to be a useful tool in planning lessons for your students. This month, the resources will take you all the way to the end of quarter three. These teaching ideas are all linked to CPALMS and the content specifications for the 8th grade SSA, so you know they align with the standards. We have also included USA TestPrep codes for content reviews for the SSA. A comprehensive review test for Nature of Science is coming soon. Be sure to check out the SSA Review Powerpoint. It contains hundreds of questions for analysis practice as well as SSA information and toolkits! Save this file to your desktop and have a set of review questions and resources at your fingertips every day. These are great start ups and exit tickets as you begin to review students on sixth and seventh grade standards. We are looking forward to a great day together on February 28th!

 

UNITS
Clicking on each unit title will take you to the CPALMS description for that standard. Clicking on the standard number will take you to the item specifications and content limits for the SSA.

VOCABULARY
thermal energy, electrical energy, radiant energy, mechanical energy, chemical energy, elastic energy, Law of Conservation of Energy

CPALMS TEACHING IDEAS
Conservation of Energy Mini Stations

FEATURED INQUIRY BASED 5E LESSONS
Must be logged in to Discovery Education via ANGEL BEFORE clicking on link. CPALMS TUTORIALS
Conservation of Energy

HANDS-ON EXPLORATION ACTIVITIES
Spread the Sunshine - MEA (Model Eliciting Activity)

FEATURED INTERACTIVES AND SIMULATIONS
Getting Connected - 3M and Discovery Interactive

SCIENCE LITERACY STRATEGIES AND RESOURCES
Build a Better Battery

FEATURED SOS STRATEGIES AND MORE FROM DISCOVERY EDUCATION
Table Top Texting

Interactive SOS Notebook Table of Contents

USA TestPrep
Copy and paste the code into the USA TestPrep search bar.
  • Transfer of Energy/Law of Conservation of Energy - TAWESOHAJE

UNITS
Clicking on each unit title will take you to the CPALMS description for that standard. Clicking on the standard number will take you to the item specifications and content limits for the SSA.

VOCABULARY
energy, kinetic energy, potential energy

CPALMS TEACHING IDEAS
Build a Mighty Machine

FEATURED INQUIRY BASED 5E LESSONS
Must be logged in to Discovery Education via ANGEL BEFORE clicking on link. HANDS-ON EXPLORATION ACTIVITIES
ADI - Roller Coaster Challenge

FEATURED INTERACTIVES AND SIMULATIONS
Virtual Skate Park - Phet Simulation

FEATURED SOS STRATEGIES AND MORE FROM DISCOVERY EDUCATION
Would You Rather?

Interactive SOS Notebook Table of Contents

USA TestPrep
Copy and paste the code into the USA TestPrep search bar.
  • Kinetic and Potential Energy - XACOBETEHA

 

UNITS
Clicking on each unit title will take you to the CPALMS description for that standard. Clicking on the standard number will take you to the item specifications and content limits for the SSA.

VOCABULARY
speed, displacement, velocity, inertia, force, friction, acceleration

CPALMS TEACHING IDEAS
Walk This Way

FEATURED INQUIRY BASED 5E LESSONS
Must be logged in to Discovery Education via ANGEL BEFORE clicking on link. CPALMS TUTORIALS
Tracking Distance Over Time

HANDS-ON EXPLORATION ACTIVITIES
Paper Route Logic

FEATURED INTERACTIVES AND SIMULATIONS
The Ramp - Phet Simulation

SCIENCE LITERACY STRATEGIES AND RESOURCES
Baseball: From Pitch to Hits (text with questions)

FEATURED SOS STRATEGIES AND MORE FROM DISCOVERY EDUCATION
Quick Writes

Interactive SOS Notebook Table of Contents

USA TestPrep
Copy and paste the code into the USA TestPrep search bar.
  • Motion and Force - MEYODECAHU

UNITS
Clicking on each unit title will take you to the CPALMS description for that standard. Clicking on the standard number will take you to the item specifications and content limits for the SSA.

VOCABULARY
gravity, mass, weight

CPALMS TEACHING IDEAS
Pinewood Derby Forces and Motion

FEATURED INQUIRY BASED 5E LESSONS
Must be logged in to Discovery Education via ANGEL BEFORE clicking on link. CPALMS TUTORIALS
Gravity

HANDS-ON EXPLORATION ACTIVITIES
Parachutes for Sale - MEA (Model Eliciting Activity)

FEATURED INTERACTIVES AND SIMULATIONS
Balance Challenge Game

FEATURED SOS STRATEGIES AND MORE FROM DISCOVERY EDUCATION
MVP - Use Lodge McCammon's Newton, First Song

Interactive SOS Notebook Table of Contents

USA TestPrep
Copy and paste the code into the USA TestPrep search bar.
  • Law of Gravity - BASOFAMAGU

 

UNITS
Clicking on each unit title will take you to the CPALMS description for that standard. Clicking on the standard number will take you to the item specifications and content limits for the SSA.

VOCABULARY
magnet, electromagnet, circuit, conductor, voltage, resistance

CPALMS TEACHING IDEAS
Design a Powerful Bird Wing

FEATURED INQUIRY BASED 5E LESSONS
Must be logged in to Discovery Education via ANGEL BEFORE clicking on link. CPALMS TUTORIALS
Types of Forces

HANDS-ON EXPLORATION ACTIVITIES
May the Force Be With You

SCIENCE LITERACY STRATEGIES AND RESOURCES
Why Don't I Fall Out When a Roller Coaster Goes Upside Down?

FEATURED SOS STRATEGIES AND MORE FROM DISCOVERY EDUCATION
Compass Points

Interactive SOS Notebook Table of Contents

USA TestPrep
Copy and paste the code into the USA TestPrep search bar.

  • Forces (Electricity, Magnetism, Gravity) - ZOFAKUJOMA

 
 

USA TestPrep for SSA Review
Comprehensive Review Assessments by category.
  • Earth Space - DAWESABOBO
  • Life Science - SELUMAHAYE
  • Physical Science - ROKUCUGUHO
  • Nature of Science - Coming Soon!
 

Discovery Education Boards for SSA Review
You must be logged into Discovery Education BEFORE clicking on DE links.
 
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