MI.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.
MI.CC.WHST.6-8. Writing Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
Text Types and Purposes
WHST.6-8.2. Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes.
WHST.6-8.2(f) Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.
MI.P. Physical Science
P.EN. Energy: Develop an understanding that there are many forms of energy (such as heat, light, sound, and electrical) and that energy is transferable by convection, conduction, or radiation. Understand energy can be in motion, called kinetic; or it can be stored, called potential. Develop an understanding that as temperature increases, more energy is added to a system. Understand nuclear reactions in the sun produce light and heat for the Earth.
P.EN.M.3. Waves and Energy-Waves have energy and transfer energy when they interact with matter. Examples of waves include sound waves, seismic waves, waves on water, and light waves.
P.EN.07.31. Identify examples of waves, including sound waves, seismic waves, and waves on water.
P.EN.07.32. Describe how waves are produced by vibrations in matter.
MI.S. Science Processes
S.IA. Inquiry Analysis and Communication: Develop an understanding that scientific inquiry and investigations require analysis and communication of findings, using appropriate technology.
S.IA.M.1. Inquiry includes an analysis and presentation of findings that lead to future questions, research, and investigations.
S.IA.07.14. Draw conclusions from sets of data from multiple trials of a scientific investigation to draw conclusions.
S.IA.07.15. Use multiple sources of information to evaluate strengths and weaknesses of claims, arguments, or data.
S.IA.17.13. Communicate and defend findings of observations and investigations.
S.IP. Inquiry Process: Develop an understanding that scientific inquiry and reasoning involves observing, questioning, investigating, recording, and developing solutions to problems.
S.IP.M.1. Inquiry involves generating questions, conducting investigations, and developing solutions to problems through reasoning and observation.
S.IP.07.16. Identify patterns in data.
S.RS. Reflection and Social Implications: Develop an understanding that claims and evidence for their scientific merit should be analyzed. Understand how scientists decide what constitutes scientific knowledge. Develop an understanding of the importance of reflection on scientific knowledge and its application to new situations to better understand the role of science in society and technology.
S.RS.M.1. Reflecting on knowledge is the application of scientific knowledge to new and different situations. Reflecting on knowledge requires careful analysis of evidence that guides decision-making and the application of science throughout history and within society.
S.RS.07.11. Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of claims, arguments, and data.