UT.1. Intended Learning Outcome: Use Science Process and Thinking Skills.
1.e. When given a problem, plan and conduct experiments in which they: Form research questions; Discuss possible outcomes of investigations; Identify variables; Collect data on the dependent variable(s); Select appropriate format (e.g., graph, chart, diagram) to summarize data obtained; Analyze data and construct reasonable conclusions; Prepare written and oral reports of their investigation.
UT.3. Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of Science Concepts and Principles.
3.d. Solve problems appropriate to grade level by applying scientific principles and procedures.
UT.4. Intended Learning Outcome: Communicate Effectively Using Science Language and Reasoning.
4.b. Use precise scientific language in oral and written communication.
4.c. Use correct English in oral and written reports.
UT.6. Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of the Nature of Science.
6.b. Understand that science investigations use a variety of methods and do not always use the same set of procedures; understand that there is not just one 'scientific method.'
UT.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.
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).
UT.III. Students will understand the processes of rock and fossil formation.
III.4. Compare rapid and gradual changes to Earth's surface.
III.4.a. Describe how energy from the Earth's interior causes changes to Earth's surface (i.e., earthquakes, volcanoes).
III.4.b. Describe how earthquakes and volcanoes transfer energy from Earth's interior to the surface (e.g., seismic waves transfer mechanical energy, flowing magma transfers heat and mechanical energy).
III.4.c. Model the process of energy buildup and release in earthquakes.
III.4.d. Investigate and report possible reasons why the best engineering or ecological practices are not always followed in making decisions about building roads, dams, and other structures.
III.4.e. Model how small changes over time add up to major changes to Earth's surface.
UT.IV. Students will understand the relationships among energy, force, and motion.
IV.4. Analyze various forms of energy and how living organisms sense and respond to energy.
IV.4.e. Investigate and describe how engineers have developed devices to help us sense various types of energy (e.g., seismographs, eyeglasses, telescopes, hearing aids).