LA.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.
LA.PS-M. Physical Science: Students will develop an understanding of the characteristics and interrelationships of matter and energy in the physical world.
PS-M-C1. Transformations of Energy: identifying and comparing the characteristics of different types of energy. (2, 3, 4)
PS-M-C2. Transformations of Energy: understanding the different kinds of energy transformations and the fact that energy can be neither destroyed nor created. (2, 3, 4)
PS-M-C5. Transformations of Energy: investigating and describing the movement of heat and the effects of heat in objects and systems. (2, 3, 4)
PS-M-C8. Transformations of Energy: comparing the uses of different energy resources and their effects upon the environment. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
LA.SE-M. Science and the Environment: In learning environmental science, students will develop an appreciation of the natural environment, learn the importance of environmental quality, and acquire a sense of stewardship. As consumers and citizens, they will be able to recognize how our personal, professional, and political actions affect the natural world.
GLE-M-35. Grade Level Expectation: Identify resources humans derive from ecosystems (SE-M-A1)
SE-E-A6. Distinguishing between renewable and nonrenewable resources and understanding that nonrenewable natural resources are not replenished through the natural cycles and thus are strictly limited in quantity. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
LA.SI-M. Science as Inquiry: The students will do science by engaging in partial and full inquiries that are within their developmental capabilities.
GLE-M-27. Grade Level Expectation: Understanding Scientific Inquiry: Recognize that science uses processes that involve a logical and empirical, but flexible, approach to problem solving (SI-M-B1)
GLE-M-32. Grade Level Expectation: Understanding Scientific Inquiry: Explain the use of statistical methods to confirm the significance of data (e.g., mean, median, mode, range) (SI-M-B3)
GLE-M-38. Grade Level Expectation: Understanding Scientific Inquiry: Explain that, through the use of scientific processes and knowledge, people can solve problems, make decisions, and form new ideas (SI-M-B6)
SI-M-A3. The Abilities Necessary to do Scientific Inquiry: using mathematics and appropriate tools and techniques to gather, analyze, and interpret data. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
SI-M-B4. Understanding Scientific Inquiry: using data and logical arguments to propose, modify, or elaborate on principles and models. (1, 2, 3, 4)