Hawaii Standards 8th Grade Science Activities
Printable Eighth Grade Science Worksheets and Study Guides.
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HI.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).
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.
HI.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.
HI.SC.8.1. The Scientific Process: SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process
TOPIC: Scientific Inquiry
SC.8.1.1. Determine the link(s) between evidence and the conclusion(s) of an investigation
SC.8.1.2. Communicate the significant components of the experimental design and results of a scientific investigation
HI.SC.8.2. The Scientific Process: NATURE OF SCIENCE: Understand that science, technology, and society are interrelated
TOPIC: Unifying Concepts and Themes
SC.8.2.2. Describe how scale and mathematical models can be used to support and explain scientific data
HI.SC.8.5. Life and Environmental Sciences: DIVERSITY, GENETICS, AND EVOLUTION: Understand genetics and biological evolution and their impact on the unity and diversity of organisms
TOPIC: Biological Evolution
SC.8.5.1. Describe how changes in the physical environment affect the survival of organisms
HI.SC.8.6. Physical, Earth, and Space Science: NATURE OF MATTER AND ENERGY: Understand the nature of matter and energy, forms of energy (including waves) and energy transformations, and their significance in understanding the structure of the universe
SC.8.6.1. Explain the relationship between the color of light and wavelength within the electromagnetic spectrum
SC.8.6.2. Explain how seismic waves provide scientists with information about the structure of Earth's interior
SC.8.6.3. Identify the characteristics and properties of mechanical and electromagnetic waves
HI.SC.8.8. Physical, Earth, and Space Sciences: EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE: Understand the Earth and its processes, the solar system, and the universe and its contents
TOPIC: Earth in the Solar System
SC.8.8.3. Describe how the Earth's motions and tilt on its axis affect the seasons and weather patterns
TOPIC: Earth Materials
SC.8.8.1. Compare the characteristics of the three main types of rocks
SC.8.8.2. Illustrate the rock cycle and explain how igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks are formed
TOPIC: Forces that Shape the Earth
SC.8.8.4. Explain how the sun is the major source of energy influencing climate and weather on Earth
SC.8.8.5. Explain the concepts of continental drift and plate tectonics
SC.8.8.6. Explain the relationship between density and convection currents in the ocean and atmosphere
SC.8.8.7. Describe the physical characteristics of oceans
TOPIC: The Universe
SC.8.8.10. Compare the characteristics and movement patterns of the planets in our solar system
SC.8.8.11. Describe the major components of the universe
SC.8.8.12. Describe the role of gravitational force in the motions of planetary systems
SC.8.8.8. Describe the composition of objects in the galaxy
SC.8.8.9. Explain the predictable motions of the Earth and moon
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