CC.RST.6-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
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.
MT.S1. Students, through the inquiry process, demonstrate the ability to design, conduct, evaluate, and communicate results and reasonable conclusions of scientific investigations.
S1.1. Identify a question, determine relevant variable and a control, formulate a testable hypothesis, plan and predict the outcome of an investigation, safely conduct scientific investigation, and compare and analyze data
S1.1.gr6-8.G. Formulate a plan to test the hypothesis that includes materials, procedures, control, variables, safety precautions, data collection and analysis methods
S1.5. Identify strengths and weakness in an investigation design.
S1.5.gr6-8.B. Explain the purpose of each essential component and why you must plan an investigation
S1.5.gr6-8.C. Identify the strengths and weaknesses in a variety of investigations
MT.S2. Students, through the inquiry process, demonstrate knowledge of properties, forms, changes and interactions of physical and chemical systems.
S2.6. Identify, build, describe, measure, and analyze mechanical systems (e.g., simple and complex compound machines) and describe the forces acting within those systems
S2.6.gr6-8.A. Compare and contrast simple, complex compound machines
S2.6.gr6-8.B. Recognize that a machine makes work easier by changing the amount or direction of the force
S2.6.gr6-8.C. Identify that simple and compound machines transfer energy by doing work
S2.6.gr6-8.D. Measure and calculate efficiency, ideal and actual mechanical advantage for simple machines using the appropriate formulas (e.g., work w=f x d)
S2.6.gr6-8.E. Create simple and complex compound machines to examine and measure the related forces