Science Worksheets and Study Guides Eighth Grade. Volcanoes

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New York Standards

NY.1. Analysis, Inquiry, and Design: Students will use mathematical analysis, scientific inquiry, and engineering design, as appropriate, to pose questions, seek answers, and develop solutions.
S1: SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY: The central purpose of scientific inquiry is to develop explanations of natural phenomena in a continuing, creative process.
S1.2. Construct explanations independently for natural phenomena, especially by proposing preliminary visual models of phenomena.
S1.2c. Differentiate among observations, inferences, predictions, and explanations
S2: SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY: Beyond the use of reasoning and consensus, scientific inquiry involves the testing of proposed explanations involving the use of conventional techniques and procedures and usually requiring considerable ingenuity.
S2.1. Use conventional techniques and those of their own design to make further observations and refine their explanations, guided by a need for more information.
S2.1d. Use appropriate tools and conventional techniques to solve problems about the natural world, including: measuring; observing; describing; classifying; sequencing
S2.3. Carry out their research proposals, recording observations and measurements (e.g., lab notes, audiotape, computer disk, videotape) to help assess the explanation.
S2.3b. Conduct a scientific investigation
S3: SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY: The observations made while testing proposed explanations, when analyzed using conventional and invented methods, provide new insights into phenomena.
S3.2. Interpret the organized data to answer the research question or hypothesis and to gain insight into the problem.
S3.2f. Make predictions based on experimental data
NY.6. Interconnectedness: Common Themes: Students will understand the relationships and common themes that connect mathematics, science, and technology and apply the themes to these and other areas of learning.
6.5: Identifying patterns of change is necessary for making predictions about future behavior and conditions.
6.5.2. Observe patterns of change in trends or cycles and make predictions on what might happen in the future.
NY.7. Interdisciplinary Problem Solving: Students will apply the knowledge and thinking skills of mathematics, science, and technology to address real-life problems and make informed decisions.
7.1: The knowledge and skills of mathematics, science, and technology are used together to make informed decisions and solve problems, especially those relating to issues of science/technology/society, consumer decision making, design, and inquiry into phenomena.
7.1.3. Design solutions to real-world problems of general social interest related to home, school, or community using scientific experimentation to inform the solution and applying mathematical concepts and reasoning to assist in developing a solution.
7.2: Solving interdisciplinary problems involves a variety of skills and strategies, including effective work habits; gathering and processing information; generating and analyzing ideas; realizing ideas; making connections among the common themes of mathematics, science, and technology; and presenting results.
7.2.1. Students participate in an extended, culminating mathematics, science, and technology project. The project would require students to:
7.2.1c. Generating and Analyzing Ideas: Developing ideas for proposed solutions, investigating ideas, collecting data, and showing relationships and patterns in the data.
NY.CC.6-8.RST. Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
Craft and Structure
6-8.RST.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.
NY.P4. The Physical Setting: Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the physical setting and living environment and recognize the historical development of ideas in science.
P4.2: Many of the phenomena that we observe on Earth involve interactions among components of air, water, and land.
4.2.2. Describe volcano and earthquake patterns, the rock cycle, and weather and climate changes.
P4.3: Matter is made up of particles whose properties determine the observable characteristics of matter and its reactivity.
4.3.1. Observe and describe properties of materials, such as density, conductivity, and solubility.

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