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Arkansas Standards for Eighth Grade Science

AR.1. Nature of Science: Characteristics and Processes of Science: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of the characteristics and processes of science using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

NS.1.8.1. Processes of Science: Justify conclusions based on appropriate and unbiased observations

NS.1.8.2. Processes of Science: Evaluate the merits of empirical evidence based on experimental design: hypothesis, replication, sample size, appropriate use of control, use of standardized independent and dependent variables

NS.1.8.4. Processes of Science: Analyze a set of scientific data using mean, median, mode, and range using SI units

NS.1.8.5. Processes of Science: Suggest solutions to real world problems by analyzing scientific data in data tables/charts, histograms, circle graphs, scatter plots, stem and leaf plots, line and double line, graphs by approximating line of best fit

NS.1.8.6. Processes of Science: Formulate inferences based on scientific data

NS.1.8.7. Processes of Science: Communicate results and conclusions from scientific inquiry following peer review

NS.1.8.8. Processes of Science: Develop and implement strategies for long-term, accurate data collection

AR.10. Earth and Space Science: Objects in the Universe: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of objects in the universe using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

ESS.10.8.1. Solar System: Sun, Earth, Moons, Planets, Galaxies: Summarize the effects of gravity on bodies in space

ESS.10.8.3. Solar System: Sun, Earth, Moons, Planets, Galaxies: Relate the effects of the moon's gravitational force on Earth's ocean tides

ESS.10.8.4. Solar System: Sun, Earth, Moons, Planets, Galaxies: Identify the causes of the following: high tides, low tides, spring tides, neap tides

ESS.10.8.5. Solar System: Sun, Earth, Moons, Planets, Galaxies: Define the terms galaxy and universe

ESS.10.8.6. Solar System: Sun, Earth, Moons, Planets, Galaxies: Illustrate the appearance of galaxies as seen through a telescope: clarity, shape

ESS.10.8.7. Solar System: Sun, Earth, Moons, Planets, Galaxies: Compare and contrast the Milky Way Galaxy to other galaxies

ESS.10.8.8. Solar System: Sun, Earth, Moons, Planets, Galaxies: Illustrate the position of our solar system within the Milky Way Galaxy

ESS.10.8.9. Solar System: Sun, Earth, Moons, Planets, Galaxies: Investigate careers, scientists, and historical breakthroughs related to gravity, galaxies, and the universe

AR.2. Life Science: Living Systems: Characteristics, Structure, and Function: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of living systems using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

LS.2.8.1. Structure and Function: Illustrate the hierarchical relationships of cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, and organisms

LS.2.8.2. Structure and Function: Identify different types of single-celled organisms: protists, bacteria

LS.2.8.3. Structure and Function: Relate the effect of bacteria on oral health

LS.2.8.4. Structure and Function: Describe and illustrate single-celled organisms found in pond water

LS.2.8.5. Structure and Function: Use a dichotomous key to classify organisms found in pond water

LS.2.8.6. Structure and Function: Compare and contrast characteristics of unicellular organisms and multi-cellular organisms

LS.2.8.7. Structure and Function: Classify cells as eukaryotic or prokaryotic

LS.2.8.8. Structure and Function: Identify and describe similarities and differences among organisms of different, but closely related taxa (e.g., pine trees, big cats, rodents, ungulates)

LS.2.8.9. Structure and Function: Investigate careers, scientists, and historical breakthroughs related to organisms

AR.3. Life Science: Life Cycles, Reproduction, and Heredity: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of life cycles, reproduction, and heredity using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

LS.3.8.1. Heredity and Reproduction: Identify and explain why inherited characteristics of living things depend on genes

LS.3.8.10. Heredity and Reproduction: Distinguish between characteristics of plants and animals through selective breeding

LS.3.8.11. Heredity and Reproduction: Investigate careers, scientists, and historical breakthroughs related to genetics

LS.3.8.12. Regulation and Behavior: Compare the theory of evolution to the characteristics of a scientific theory

LS.3.8.13. Regulation and Behavior: Identify basic ideas related to biological evolution: diversity of species, variations within species, adaptations, natural selection, extinction of a species

LS.3.8.15. Regulation and Behavior: Explain the process of natural selection

LS.3.8.16. Regulation and Behavior: Identify genetic traits that make organisms more likely to survive and reproduce in a particular environment

LS.3.8.17. Regulation and Behavior: Investigate careers, scientists, and historical breakthroughs related to natural selection and the fossil record

LS.3.8.2. Heredity and Reproduction: Differentiate between dominant and recessive traits

LS.3.8.3. Heredity and Reproduction: Observe and classify traits as dominant or recessive: tongue rolling, detached earlobes, widow's peak, hitchhiker's thumb, dimples, unibrow

LS.3.8.4. Heredity and Reproduction: Differentiate among observed inherited traits and acquired traits of plants and animals

LS.3.8.5. Heredity and Reproduction: Interpret simple genetic crosses using Punnett Squares

LS.3.8.6. Heredity and Reproduction: Predict patterns that emerge from simple genetic crosses

LS.3.8.7. Heredity and Reproduction: Conduct investigations demonstrating that the phenotype of a genetic trait is the result of genotype

LS.3.8.8. Heredity and Reproduction: Explain how genetic variation within a species is a result of dominant traits and recessive traits

LS.3.8.9. Heredity and Reproduction: Compare and contrast patterns of embryological development for all vertebrates, including humans

AR.4. Life Science: Populations and Ecosystems: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of populations and ecosystems using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology.

LS.4.8.1. Populations and Ecosystems: Analyze the effect of changes in environmental conditions on the survival of individual organisms and entire species

AR.5. Physical Science: Matter: Properties and Changes: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of matter, including properties and changes, using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

PS.5.8.1. Properties of Matter: Compare the atomic theory to the characteristics of a scientific theory

PS.5.8.2. Properties of Matter: Explain the structure of atoms

PS.5.8.3. Properties of Matter: Determine the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons in an atom

PS.5.8.4. Properties of Matter: Create atomic models of common elements

PS.5.8.5. Properties of Matter: Investigate scientists, careers, and historical breakthroughs related to the atomic theory

AR.6. Physical Science: Motion and Forces: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of motion and forces using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

PS.6.8.1. Motion and Forces: Model how motion and forces change Earth's surface: compression, tension, weathering, erosion

PS.6.8.2. Motion and Forces: Conduct investigations demonstrating the field force (lines of force) in magnetic fields

PS.6.8.3. Motion and Forces: Design and conduct investigations applying variables affecting the strength of an electromagnet

PS.6.8.4. Motion and Forces: Analyze and compare the relationship between electricity and magnetism

AR.7. Physical Science: Energy and Transfer of Energy: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of energy and transfer of energy using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

PS.7.8.1. Energy: Construct open and closed electrical circuits: series circuits, parallel circuits

PS.7.8.10. Energy: Analyze the electromagnetic spectrum

PS.7.8.11. Energy: Investigate examples of real world uses of the electromagnetic spectrum

PS.7.8.12. Energy: Conduct investigations demonstrating the separation of white light into its spectrum using refraction

PS.7.8.13. Energy: Compare ways to transfer information: sound, light, radio, microwave energy

PS.7.8.2. Energy: Describe and diagram open and closed series and parallel circuits

PS.7.8.3. Energy: Compare and contrast open and closed series circuits and parallel circuits

PS.7.8.4. Energy: Conduct investigations demonstrating the characteristics of a wave: wavelength, frequency, speed, amplitude

PS.7.8.5. Energy: Conduct investigations of longitudinal and transverse waves to determine how they are different

PS.7.8.6. Energy: Explain how energy is transferred through waves: seismic waves, sound waves, water waves, electromagnetic waves

PS.7.8.8. Energy: Differentiate among reflection, refraction, and absorption of various types of waves

PS.7.8.9. Energy: Describe and diagram the electromagnetic spectrum

AR.8. Earth and Space Science: Earth Systems: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of Earth's structure and properties using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

ESS.8.8.1. Structure and Properties: Analyze the causes and predict the consequences of global warming on the following: weather, temperature, ocean water levels

ESS.8.8.10. Structure and Properties: Explain how weathering and erosion affect the oceans' salinity

ESS.8.8.12. Cycles: Investigate the types of weathering involved in the breakdown of organic and inorganic components of Earth's surface

ESS.8.8.13. Cycles: Illustrate soil profiles

ESS.8.8.14. Cycles: Apply knowledge of soil profiles to local soil samples

ESS.8.8.15. Cycles: Investigate the formation of soil types

ESS.8.8.16. Cycles: Identify components of soil as inorganic or organic through investigations

ESS.8.8.17. Cycles: Identify the basic nutrients needed by plants that are present in soils: nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium

ESS.8.8.18. Cycles: Identify ways plants use organic and inorganic components in the soil

ESS.8.8.19. Cycles: Investigate and analyze the composition of a variety of soils

ESS.8.8.2. Structure and Properties: Investigate how global patterns of water currents influence local weather: Gulf Stream, Atlantic Currents, California Current

ESS.8.8.20. Cycles: Conduct investigations on soil permeability

ESS.8.8.3. Structure and Properties: Conduct investigations to compare and contrast different landforms found on Earth: mountains, plateaus, plains

ESS.8.8.4. Structure and Properties: Synthesize and model the result of both constructive and destructive forces on land forms: deposition, erosion, weathering, crustal deformation

ESS.8.8.5. Structure and Properties: Compare and contrast the different landforms caused by Earth's external forces: plains, canyons, deltas, valleys, swamps

ESS.8.8.7. Structure and Properties: Use topographic maps to identify surface features of Earth

ESS.8.8.8. Structure and Properties: Demonstrate an understanding of the agents of erosion: gravity, water, ice, wind, animals, including humans

ESS.8.8.9. Structure and Properties: Using models of rivers, predict changes when variables, such as load, slope, amount of water, or the composition of a stream bed, are changed through erosion or deposition

AR.9. Earth and Space Science: Earth's History: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of Earth's history using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

ESS.9.8.1. Earth's History: Explain processes that have changed Earth's surface that have resulted from sudden events (e.g., earthquakes and volcanoes) and gradual changes (e.g., uplift, erosion, and weathering)

ESS.9.8.2. Earth's History: Analyze how rock sequences may be disturbed by the following: erosion, deposition, igneous intrusion, folding, faulting, uplifting

ESS.9.8.3. Earth's History: Explain how scientists determine the relative ages of fossils found in layers of sedimentary rock: law of superposition, law of cross-cutting

AR.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.
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Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

RST.6-8.7. Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).
RST.6-8.9. Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.

AR.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.

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

WHST.6-8.7. Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.

Text Types and Purposes

WHST.6-8.1. Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.
WHST.6-8.1(e) Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.
WHST.6-8.2. Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes.
WHST.6-8.2(a) Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories as appropriate to achieving purpose; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
WHST.6-8.2(f) Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.

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