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.
CC.WHST.6-8. Writing Standards for Literacy in Science, and Technical Subjects
Production and Distribution of Writing
WHST.6-8.4. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
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.
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
S1.3. Review, communicate and defend results of investigations, including considering alternative explanations.
S1.3.gr6-8.A. Identify data examples that support or refute the hypothesis
S1.3.gr6-8.B. Judge whether or not the data supports the hypothesis
S1.3.gr6-8.C. Communicate results by sharing and comparing data with others
S1.3.gr6-8.D. Compare the differences between student collected data
S1.3.gr6-8.F. Defend conclusions by providing examples from the data
S1.5. Identify strengths and weakness in an investigation design.
S1.5.gr6-8.A. Identify the essential components of investigation design (i.e. sample size and selection, repetition, controls)
S1.5.gr6-8.B. Explain the purpose of each essential component and why you must plan an investigation
MT.S2. Students, through the inquiry process, demonstrate knowledge of properties, forms, changes and interactions of physical and chemical systems.
S2.2. Examine, describe, compare and classify objects and substances based on common physical properties and simple chemical properties
S2.2.gr6-8.B. Compare objects and substances based on their physical properties and simple chemical properties
S2.3. Describe energy and compare and contrast the energy transformations and the characteristics of light, heat, motion, magnetism, electricity, sound and mechanical waves
S2.3.gr6-8.O. Identify the parts of waves
S2.3.gr6-8.P. Describe the basic properties of sound
S2.3.gr6-8.Q. Compare and contrast longitudinal and transverse waves
S2.3.gr6-8.R. Discuss the variables that affect the speed of sound (e.g., temperature, density)
MT.S5. Students, through the inquiry process, understand how scientific knowledge and technological developments impact communities, cultures and societies.
S5.1. Describe the specific fields of science and technology as they relate to occupations within those fields
S5.1.gr6-8.C. Identify and describe uses of technology unique to specific occupations within each field of science