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The endocrine system and Reproduction Eighth Grade Science
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Idaho Standards for Eighth Grade Science

ID.8-9.ES. Earth Science

8-9.ES.1. Nature of Science: Students exercise the basic tenets of scientific investigation, make accurate observations, exercise critical thinking skills, apply proper scientific instruments of investigation and measurement tools, and communicate results in problem solving. Students evaluate the validity of information by utilizing the tools of scientific thinking and investigation. Students summarize their findings by creating lab reports using technical writing including graphs, charts, and diagrams to communicate the results of investigations.

8-9.ES.1.6. Understand Scientific Inquiry and Develop Critical Thinking Skills
8.ES.1.6.2. The student will be able to utilize the components of scientific problem solving to design, conduct, and communicate results of investigations. (649.01b)
8.ES.1.6.7. The student will be able to explain the differences among observations, hypotheses, and theories. (649.01g)
8-9.ES.1.8. Understand Technical Communication
8.ES.1.8.1. The student will be able to analyze technical writing, graphs, charts, and diagrams. (658.02a)

8-9.ES.4. Earth and Space Systems: Students describe the current theory explaining the formation of the solar system. Students explain earth processes, events (erosion, uplifting, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, etc.), and geological time. Students explain Earth's heat sources.

8-9.ES.4.1. Understand Scientific Theories of Origin and Subsequent Changes in the Universe and Earth Systems
8.ES.4.1.1. The student will be able to explain the current scientific theory that suggests that the solar system formed from a nebular cloud of dust and gas. (654.01a)
8.ES.4.1.2. The student will be able to identify methods used to estimate geologic time. (654.01b)
8.ES.4.1.3. The student will be able to show how interactions among the solid earth, oceans, atmosphere, and organisms have changed the earth system over time. (654.01c)
8-9.ES.4.2. Understand Geo-chemical Cycles and Energy in the Earth System
8.ES.4.2.1. The student will be able to explain the internal and external energy sources of the earth (654.02a)

8-9.ES.5. Personal and Social Perspectives; Technology: Students understand that science and technology interact and impact both society and the environment. Students describe issues such as water and air quality, hazardous waste, renewable and nonrenewable resources.

8-9.ES.5.1. Understand Common Environmental Quality Issues, Both Natural and Human Induced
8.ES.5.1.1. The student will be able to analyze environmental issues such as water and air quality, hazardous waste, and depletion of natural resources. (656.01a)
8-9.ES.5.2. Understand the Relationship between Science and Technology
8.ES.5.2.3. The student will be able to explain how science and technology are pursued for different purposes. (655.01b)
8-9.ES.5.3. Understand the Importance of Natural Resources and the Need to Manage and Conserve Them
8.ES.5.3.1. The student will be able to describe the difference between renewable and nonrenewable resources. (656.03a)

ID.8-9.PS. Physical Science

8-9.PS.1. Nature of Science: Students exercise the basic tenets of scientific investigation, make accurate observations, exercise critical thinking skills, apply proper scientific instruments of investigation and measurement tools, and communicate results in problem solving. Students evaluate the validity of information by utilizing the tools of scientific thinking and investigation. Students summarize their findings by creating lab reports using technical writing including graphs, charts, and diagrams to communicate the results of investigations.

8-9.PS.1.3. Understand Constancy, Change, and Measurement
8.PS.1.3.1. The student will be able to measure changes that can occur in and among systems. (648.03b)
8.PS.1.3.3. The student will be able to measure and calculate using the metric system. (648.03c)
8-9.PS.1.6. Understand Scientific Inquiry and Develop Critical Thinking Skills
8.PS.1.6.2. The student will be able to utilize the components of scientific problem solving to design, conduct, and communicate results of investigations. (649.01b)
8.PS.1.6.3. The student will be able to use appropriate technology and mathematics to make investigations. (649.01c)
8.PS.1.6.7. The student will be able to explain the differences among observations, hypotheses, and theories. (649.01g)
8-9.PS.1.8. Understand Technical Communication
8.PS.1.8.1. The student will be able to analyze technical writing, graphs, charts, and diagrams. (658.02a)

8-9.PS.2. Physical Science: Students explain the structure and properties of atoms, including isotopes. Students explain how chemical reactions, while requiring or releasing energy, can neither destroy nor create energy or matter. Students explain the differences between fission and fusion. Students explain the interactions of force and mass in describing motion using Newton's Laws. Students explain how energy can be transformed from one form to another while the total amount of energy remains constant. Students classify energy as potential and/or kinetic, and as energy contained in a field.

8-9.PS.2.2. Understand Concepts of Motion and Forces
8.PS.2.2.1. The student will be able to explain motion using Newton's Laws of Motion. (650.04b)
8-9.PS.2.3. Understand the Total Energy in the Universe is Constant
8.PS.2.3.1. The student will be able to explain that energy can be transformed but cannot be created nor destroyed. (650.05a)
8.PS.2.3.2. The student will be able to classify energy as potential and/or kinetic and as energy contained in a field. (650.05b)
8-9.PS.2.4. Understand the Structure of Atoms
8.PS.2.4.1. The student will be able to describe the properties, function, and location of protons, neutrons, and electrons. (650.01a)
8.PS.2.4.3. The student will be able to describe the characteristics of isotopes. (650.01c)
8.PS.2.4.5. The student will be able to describe the relationships between magnetism and electricity.
8-9.PS.2.5. Understand Chemical Reactions
8.PS.2.5.1. The student will be able to explain how chemical reactions may release or consume energy while the quantity of matter remains constant. (650.03a)

ID.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.

ID.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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