Iowa Core Standards 8th Grade Science Activities
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IA.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.
IA.CC.WHST.6-8. Writing Standards for Literacy Science, and Technical Subjects
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.f. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.
IA.ES. Earth and Space
ES.1. Understand and apply knowledge of the structure and processes of the earth system and the processes that change the earth and its surface.
ES.2. Understand and apply knowledge of the water cycle, including consideration of events that impact groundwater quality.
ES.3. Understand and apply knowledge of earth history based on physical evidence.
ES.4. Understand and apply knowledge of the earth's atmospheric properties and how they influence weather and climate.
ES.5. Understand and apply knowledge of the components of our solar system.
IA.LS. Life Science
LS.1. Understand and apply knowledge of the basic components and functions of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems.
LS.2. Understand and apply knowledge of how different organisms pass on traits (heredity).
LS.3. Understand and apply knowledge of the complementary nature of structure and function and the commonalities among organisms.
LS.4. Understand and apply knowledge of:
LS.4.1. Interdependency of organisms, changes in environmental conditions, and survival of individuals and species.
LS.4.2. The cycling of matter and energy in ecosystems.
LS.6. Understand and apply knowledge of the functions and interconnections of the major human body systems including the breakdown in structure or function that disease causes.
IA.PS. Physical Science
PS.1. Understand and apply knowledge of:
PS.1.1. Elements, compounds, mixtures, and solutions based on the nature of their physical and chemical properties.
PS.1.2. Physical and chemical changes and their relationship to the conservation of matter and energy.
PS.2. Understand and apply knowledge of forms of energy and energy transfer.
PS.3. Understand and apply knowledge of motions and forces.
IA.SI. Science as Inquiry
SI.10. Use appropriate safety procedures when conducting investigations.
SI.2. Design and conduct different kinds of scientific investigations.
SI.4. Select and use appropriate tools and techniques to gather, analyze and interpret data.
SI.5. Incorporate mathematics in scientific inquiry.
SI.6. Use evidence to develop descriptions, explanations, predictions, and models.
SI.7. Think critically and logically to make the relationships between evidence and explanations.
SI.8. Recognize and analyze alternative explanations and predictions.
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