South Dakota Standards 8th Grade Science Activities
Printable Eighth Grade Science Worksheets and Study Guides.
Living and Nonliving Kindergarten Science Living and Nonliving Kindergarten Science Addition Facts First Grade Math Addition Facts First Grade Math Money Second Grade Math Skip Counting Second Grade Math Whole Numbers Kindergarten Math Bones, muscles, and skinWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1Vocabulary: 6Circulation and immunityWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1Vocabulary: 7Forces in fluidsWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1Vocabulary: 1FossilsWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1Vocabulary: 2Geologic timeWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1Heat and heat technologyWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1Vocabulary: 1Introduction to physical scienceWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1Vocabulary: 1LightWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1Vocabulary: 2Mirrors and lensesWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1Vocabulary: 2Organic compoundsWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1Vocabulary: 1Respiration and excretionWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1Vocabulary: 4SoundWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1Vocabulary: 1The Digestive and nutritionWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1Vocabulary: 4The endocrine system and ReproductionWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1Vocabulary: 5The energy of wavesWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1Vocabulary: 2The nervous systemWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1Vocabulary: 5
SD.8.E. Earth/Space Science: Students will analyze the composition, formative processes, and history of the universe, solar system, and Earth.
8.E.1. Analyze the various structures and processes of the Earth system.
8.E.1.1. Students are able to identify and classify minerals and rocks.
8.E.1.2. Students are able to explain the role of plate tectonics in shaping Earth.
8.E.1.3. Students are able to explain the factors that create weather and the instruments and technologies that assess it.
8.E.1.4. Students understand effects of the ocean on weather
8.E.1.5. Students understand condensation
8.E.1.7. Students understand cloud Formation
8.E.1.8. Students are able to examine the chemical and physical properties of the ocean to determine causes and effects of currents and waves.
8.E.1.9. Students are able to explain the impact of weathering and erosion on the Earth.
8.E.2. Analyze essential principles and ideas about the composition and structure of the universe.
8.E.2.1. Students are able to compare celestial bodies within the solar system using composition, size, and orbital motion.
8.E.2.11. Students are able to differentiate the influences of the relative positions of the Earth, Moon, and Sun.
8.E.2.2. Students understand use of spectroscopic analysis of celestial bodies
8.E.2.3. Students understand measurement in space
8.E.2.5. Students understand galaxies
8.E.2.9. Students understand Big Bang Theory
SD.8.L. Life Science: Students will describe structures and attributes of living things, processes of life, and interaction with each other and the environment.
8.L.2. Analyze various patterns and products of natural and induced biological change.
8.L.3. Analyze how organisms are linked to one another and the environment.
SD.8.N. Nature of Science: Students will explore, evaluate, and communicate personal and scientific investigations to understand the nature of science.
8.N.1. Understand the nature and origin of scientific knowledge.
8.N.1.1. Students are able to differentiate among facts, predictions, theory, and law/principles in scientific investigations.
8.N.2. Apply the skills necessary to conduct scientific investigations.
8.N.2.2. Students evaluate the benefits and potential of scientific investigations.
SD.8.P. Physical Science: Students will use appropriate scientific models to describe and quantify the nature and interactions of matter and energy.
8.P.1. Describe structures and properties of, and changes in, matter.
8.P.1.1. Students are able to classify matter as elements, compounds, or mixtures.
8.P.1.2. Students are able to use the Periodic Table to compare and contrast families of elements and to classify elements as metals, metalloids, or non-metals.
8.P.1.3. Students compare and contrast other atomic models.
8.P.1.4. Students are able to compare properties of matter resulting from physical and chemical changes
8.P.1.5. Students understand ionic/covalent bonding
8.P.2. Analyze forces, their forms, and their effects on motions.
8.P.3. Analyze interactions of energy and matter.
SD.8.S. Science, Technology, Environment, and Society: Students will identify and evaluate the relationships and ethical implications of science upon technology, environment, and society.
8.S.2. Analyze the relationships/interactions among science, technology, environment, and society.
8.S.2.1. Students are able, given a scenario, to offer solutions to problems created by human activity on the local, regional, or global environment.
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