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20162017ScopeandSequenceScienceGrade8

43Days

st

1 Cycle
Unit

Unit1:Introductionto
ChemistryStudents
will explore
structures of atoms,
describe properties
of matter, construct
atomic models, and
explain the
arrangement of
elements found on
the Period Table.

Aug. 22 Oct. 21, 2016


#ofLessons

CurriculumScopeandSequence201617
TexasEssentialKnowledgeandSkills/StudentExpectations(TEKS/SEs)Thestudentwill:

ScienceProcessStandards:

class periods (90- SCI.8.1ADemonstrate safe practices during laboratory and field investigations as outlined in
min. each)
the Texas Safety Standards.
or
10

SCI.8.2APlan and implement comparative and descriptive investigations by making


observations, asking well-defined questions, and using appropriate equipment and
technology.

class periods (45- SCI.8.2CCollect and record data using the International System of Units (SI) and qualitative
min. each)
means such as labeled drawings, writing, and graphic organizers.
SCI.8.2DConstruct tables, using repeated trials and means, to organize data and identify
patterns.
SCI.8.2EAnalyze data to formulate reasonable explanations, communicate valid conclusions
supported by the data, and predict trends.
SCI.8.3AIn all fields of science, analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by
using empirical evidence, logical reasoning and experimental and observational testing,
including examining all sides of the scientific evidence of those scientific explanations so as
to encourage critical thinking by the student.
SCI.8.3BUse models to represent aspects of the natural world such as human body systems,
and plant and animal cells.
SCI.8.3CIdentify advantages and limitations of models such as size, scale, properties, and

materials.
SCI.8.3DRelate the impact of research on scientific thought and society, including the history
of science and contributions of scientists as related to the content.
SCI.8.4AUse appropriate tools to collect, record, and analyze information as needed to teach
the curriculum.
ScienceContentStandards:
RSCI.8.5ADescribe the structure of atoms including the masses, electrical charges and
locations of protons and neutrons in the nucleus and electrons in the electron cloud.R
SCI.8.5BIdentify that protons determine an elements identity, and valence electrons
determine its chemical properties including reactivity.RSCI.8.5CInterpret the arrangement of
the Periodic Table including groups and periods, to explain how properties are used to
classify elements.

20162017ScopeandSequenceScienceGrade8
43Days

st

1 Cycle
Unit

Unit2:Chemical
Reactions

Aug. 22 Oct. 21, 2016


#ofLessons

CurriculumScopeandSequence201617
TexasEssentialKnowledgeandSkills/StudentExpectations(TEKS/SEs)Thestudentwill:

ScienceProcessStandards:

class periods (90- SCI.8.1ADemonstrate safe practices during laboratory and field investigations as outlined in
min. each)
the Texas Safety Standards.

Students will
investigate to identify
evidence of chemical or
reactions taking
14
place and learn how
to determine if a
class periods (45chemical equation is

SCI.8.2APlan and implement comparative and descriptive investigations by making


observations, asking well-defined questions, and using appropriate equipment and
technology.
SCI.8.2CCollect and record data using the International System of Units (SI) and qualitative

means such as labeled drawings, writing, and graphic organizers.


SCI.8.2DConstruct tables, using repeated trials and means, to organize data and identify
patterns.
SCI.8.2EAnalyze data to formulate reasonable explanations, communicate valid conclusions
supported by the data, and predict trends.
SCI.8.3AIn all fields of science, analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by
using empirical evidence, logical reasoning and experimental and observational testing,
including examining all sides of the scientific evidence of those scientific explanations so as
to encourage critical thinking by the student.
SCI.8.3BUse models to represent aspects of the natural world such as human body systems,
and plant and animal cells.
balanced or not
using coefficients
and subscripts.

min. each)

SCI.8.3CIdentify advantages and limitations of models such as size, scale, properties, and
materials.
SCI.8.3DRelate the impact of research on scientific thought and society, including the history
of science and contributions of scientists as related to the content.
SCI.8.4AUse appropriate tools to collect, record, and analyze information as needed to teach
the curriculum.
ScienceContentStandards:
R SCI.8.5DRecognize that chemical formulas are used to identify substances and determine
the number of atoms of each element in chemical formulas containing
subscripts.R SCI.8.5EInvestigate how evidence of chemical reactions indicate that new
substances with different properties are formed.S SCI.8.5FRecognize whether a chemical
equation containing coefficients is balanced or not and how that relates to the law of
conservation of mass.

20162017ScopeandSequenceScienceGrade8

43Days

st

1 Cycle
Unit

Unit3:Forceand
MotionBasics
Students will
investigate and
demonstrate how
forces and motion
are interrelated.

Aug. 22 Oct. 21, 2016


#ofLessons

CurriculumScopeandSequence201617
TexasEssentialKnowledgeandSkills/StudentExpectations(TEKS/SEs)Thestudentwill:

ScienceProcessStandards:

class periods (90- SCI.8.1ADemonstrate safe practices during laboratory and field investigations as outlined in
min. each)
the Texas Safety Standards.
or
10

SCI.8.2APlan and implement comparative and descriptive investigations by making


observations, asking well-defined questions, and using appropriate equipment and
technology.

class periods (45- SCI.8.2CCollect and record data using the International System of Units (SI) and qualitative
min. each)
means such as labeled drawings, writing, and graphic organizers.
SCI.8.2DConstruct tables, using repeated trials and means, to organize data and identify
patterns.
SCI.8.2EAnalyze data to formulate reasonable explanations, communicate valid conclusions
supported by the data, and predict trends.
SCI.8.3AIn all fields of science, analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by
using empirical evidence, logical reasoning and experimental and observational testing,
including examining all sides of the scientific evidence of those scientific explanations so as
to encourage critical thinking by the student.
SCI.8.3BUse models to represent aspects of the natural world such as human body systems,
and plant and animal cells.
SCI.8.3CIdentify advantages and limitations of models such as size, scale, properties, and
materials.
SCI.8.3DRelate the impact of research on scientific thought and society, including the history

of science and contributions of scientists as related to the content.


SCI.8.4AUse appropriate tools to collect, record, and analyze information as needed to teach
the curriculum.
ScienceContentStandards:
R SCI.8.6ADemonstrate and calculate how unbalanced forces change the speed or direction
of an objects motion.S SCI.8.6BDifferentiate between speed, velocity and acceleration.

20162017ScopeandSequenceScienceGrade8
nd

2 Cycle
Unit

37Days
Oct. 24 Dec. 16, 2016
#ofLessons

Unit4:LawsofForce 8.5
andMotion
class periods (90min. each)
Students will
investigate Newtons
or
Laws of Motion in
everyday life
17
situations.

CurriculumScopeandSequence201617
TexasEssentialKnowledgeandSkills/StudentExpectations(TEKS/SEs)Thestudentwill:

ScienceProcessStandards:
SCI.8.1ADemonstrate safe practices during laboratory and field investigations as outlined in
the Texas Safety Standards.
SCI.8.2APlan and implement comparative and descriptive investigations by making
observations, asking well-defined questions, and using appropriate equipment and
technology.

class periods (45- SCI.8.2CCollect and record data using the International System of Units (SI) and qualitative
min. each)
means such as labeled drawings, writing, and graphic organizers.
SCI.8.2DConstruct tables, using repeated trials and means, to organize data and identify
patterns.
SCI.8.2EAnalyze data to formulate reasonable explanations, communicate valid conclusions

supported by the data, and predict trends.


SCI.8.3AIn all fields of science, analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by
using empirical evidence, logical reasoning and experimental and observational testing,
including examining all sides of the scientific evidence of those scientific explanations so as
to encourage critical thinking by the student.
SCI.8.3BUse models to represent aspects of the natural world such as human body systems,
and plant and animal cells.
SCI.8.3CIdentify advantages and limitations of models such as size, scale, properties, and
materials.
SCI.8.3DRelate the impact of research on scientific thought and society, including the history
of science and contributions of scientists as related to the content.
SCI.8.4AUse appropriate tools to collect, record, and analyze information as needed to teach
the curriculum.
ScienceContentStandard:
RSCI.8.6CInvestigate and describe applications of Newtons law of inertia, law of force and
acceleration and law of action-reaction, such as in vehicle restraints, sports activities,
amusement park rides, Earths tectonic activities, and rocket launches.

20162017ScopeandSequenceScienceGrade8
37Days

nd

2 Cycle
Unit

Unit5:Earth,Sun,
Moon

Oct. 24 Dec. 16, 2016


#ofLessons

7.5

CurriculumScopeandSequence201617
TexasEssentialKnowledgeandSkills/StudentExpectations(TEKS/SEs)Thestudentwill:

ScienceProcessStandards:

Students will use


models to describe
the interactions
between the sun,
moon, and Earth.

class periods (90- SCI.8.1ADemonstrate safe practices during laboratory and field investigations as outlined in
min. each)
the Texas Safety Standards.
or
15

SCI.8.2APlan and implement comparative and descriptive investigations by making


observations, asking well-defined questions, and using appropriate equipment and
technology.

class periods (45- SCI.8.2CCollect and record data using the International System of Units (SI) and qualitative
min. each)
means such as labeled drawings, writing, and graphic organizers.
SCI.8.2DConstruct tables, using repeated trials and means, to organize data and identify
patterns.
SCI.8.2EAnalyze data to formulate reasonable explanations, communicate valid conclusions
supported by the data, and predict trends.
SCI.8.3AIn all fields of science, analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by
using empirical evidence, logical reasoning and experimental and observational testing,
including examining all sides of the scientific evidence of those scientific explanations so as
to encourage critical thinking by the student.
SCI.8.3BUse models to represent aspects of the natural world such as human body systems,
and plant and animal cells.
SCI.8.3CIdentify advantages and limitations of models such as size, scale, properties, and
materials.
SCI.8.3DRelate the impact of research on scientific thought and society, including the history
of science and contributions of scientists as related to the content.
SCI.8.4AUse appropriate tools to collect, record, and analyze information as needed to teach
the curriculum.
ScienceContentStandards:
RSCI.8.7AModel and illustrate how the tilted Earth rotates on its axis, causing day and night,

and revolves around the sun causing changes in seasons.RSCI.8.7BDemonstrate and


predict the sequence of events in the lunar cycle.SSCI.8.7CRelate the position of the Moon
and Sun to their effect on ocean tides.

20162017ScopeandSequenceScienceGrade8
37Days

nd

2 Cycle

Oct. 24 Dec. 16, 2016

Unit

#ofLessons

CurriculumScopeandSequence201617
TexasEssentialKnowledgeandSkills/StudentExpectations(TEKS/SEs)Thestudentwill:

Unit6:TheUniverse

8.5

Students will identify


and describe
components of the
universe and explore
wavelengths of the
electromagnetic
spectrum.

class periods (90- SCI.8.2CCollect and record data using the International System of Units (SI) and qualitative
min. each)
means such as labeled drawings, writing, and graphic organizers.
or
17

ScienceProcessStandards:

SCI.8.2EAnalyze data to formulate reasonable explanations, communicate valid conclusions


supported by the data, and predict trends.

SCI.8.3AIn all fields of science, analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by
class periods (45- using empirical evidence, logical reasoning and experimental and observational testing,
min. each)
including examining all sides of the scientific evidence of those scientific explanations so as
to encourage critical thinking by the student.
SCI.8.3BUse models to represent aspects of the natural world such as human body systems,
and plant and animal cells.
SCI.8.3CIdentify advantages and limitations of models such as size, scale, properties, and
materials.
SCI.8.3DRelate the impact of research on scientific thought and society, including the history
of science and contributions of scientists as related to the content.
SCI.8.4AUse appropriate tools to collect, record, and analyze information as needed to teach

the curriculum.
ScienceContentStandards:
RSCI.8.8ADescribe components of the universe, including stars, nebulae, and galaxies, and
use models such as the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram for classification.SSCI.8.8BRecognize
that the Sun is a medium-sized star near the edge of a disc-shaped galaxy of stars and that
the Sun is many thousands of times closer to Earth than any other star.
SSCI.8.8CExplore how different wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum such as light
and radio waves are used to gain information about distances and properties of components
in the universe.SSCI.8.8DModel and describe how light years are used to measure distances
and sizes in the universe.
SCI.8.8EResearch how scientific data are used as evidence to develop scientific theories to
describe the origin of the universe.

20162017ScopeandSequenceScienceGrade8
47Days

rd

3 Cycle
Unit

Unit7:Atmospheric
Movement

Jan. 4 Mar. 10, 2017


#ofLessons

class periods
Students will research (90-min. each)
and investigate
weather patterns and or
create models to
12
describe the role of
the ocean on the
class periods
formation of weather

CurriculumScopeandSequence201617
TexasEssentialKnowledgeandSkills/StudentExpectations(TEKS/SEs)Thestudentwill:

ScienceProcessStandards:
SCI.8.1ADemonstrate safe practices during laboratory and field investigations as outlined in
the Texas Safety Standards.
SCI.8.2APlan and implement comparative and descriptive investigations by making
observations, asking well-defined questions, and using appropriate equipment and
technology.
SCI.8.2CCollect and record data using the International System of Units (SI) and qualitative

means such as labeled drawings, writing, and graphic organizers.


SCI.8.2DConstruct tables, using repeated trials and means, to organize data and identify
patterns.
SCI.8.2EAnalyze data to formulate reasonable explanations, communicate valid conclusions
supported by the data, and predict trends.
SCI.8.3AIn all fields of science, analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by
using empirical evidence, logical reasoning and experimental and observational testing,
including examining all sides of the scientific evidence of those scientific explanations so as
to encourage critical thinking by the student.
SCI.8.3BUse models to represent aspects of the natural world such as human body systems,
and plant and animal cells.
systems.

(45-min. each)

SCI.8.3CIdentify advantages and limitations of models such as size, scale, properties, and
materials.
SCI.8.3DRelate the impact of research on scientific thought and society, including the history
of science and contributions of scientists as related to the content.
SCI.8.4AUse appropriate tools to collect, record, and analyze information as needed to teach
the curriculum.
ScienceContentStandards:
SSCI.8.10ARecognize that the Sun provides the energy that drives convection within the
atmosphere and oceans, producing winds and ocean currents.SSCI.8.10BIdentify how global
patterns of atmospheric movement influence local weather using maps that show high and
low pressures and fronts.
SSCI.8.10CIdentify the role of the ocean in the formation of weather systems, such as
hurricanes.

20162017ScopeandSequenceScienceGrade8

47Days

rd

3 Cycle
Unit

Unit8:Topographic
Maps,PlateTectonic,
SatelliteImages
Students will examine
and explain changes
in Earths features
using topographic
maps and satellite
images.

Jan. 4 Mar. 10, 2017


#ofLessons

CurriculumScopeandSequence201617
TexasEssentialKnowledgeandSkills/StudentExpectations(TEKS/SEs)Thestudentwill:

10

ScienceProcessStandards:

class periods
(90-min. each)

SCI.8.1ADemonstrate safe practices during laboratory and field investigations as outlined in


the Texas Safety Standards.

or
20

SCI.8.2APlan and implement comparative and descriptive investigations by making


observations, asking well-defined questions, and using appropriate equipment and
technology.

class periods
(45-min. each)

SCI.8.2CCollect and record data using the International System of Units (SI) and qualitative
means such as labeled drawings, writing, and graphic organizers.
SCI.8.2DConstruct tables, using repeated trials and means, to organize data and identify
patterns.
SCI.8.2EAnalyze data to formulate reasonable explanations, communicate valid conclusions
supported by the data, and predict trends.
SCI.8.3AIn all fields of science, analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by
using empirical evidence, logical reasoning and experimental and observational testing,
including examining all sides of the scientific evidence of those scientific explanations so as
to encourage critical thinking by the student.
SCI.8.3BUse models to represent aspects of the natural world such as human body systems,
and plant and animal cells.
SCI.8.3CIdentify advantages and limitations of models such as size, scale, properties, and
materials.
SCI.8.3DRelate the impact of research on scientific thought and society, including the history

of science and contributions of scientists as related to the content.


SCI.8.4AUse appropriate tools to collect, record, and analyze information as needed to teach
the curriculum.
ScienceContentStandards:
SSCI.8.9ADescribe the historical development of evidence that supports plate tectonic
theory.RSCI.8.9BRelate plate tectonics to the formation of crustal features.RSCI.8.9C
Interpret topographic maps and satellite views to identify land and erosional features and
predict how these features may be reshaped by weathering.

20162017ScopeandSequenceScienceGrade8
games, card sorts,

10

graphic

class periods (90- SCI.8.2APlan and implement comparative and descriptive investigations by making
min. each)
observations, asking well-defined questions, and using appropriate equipment and
technology.
or
SCI.8.2EAnalyze data to formulate reasonable explanations, communicate valid conclusions
20
supported by the data, and predict trends.

organizers, lab
station activities
and other various
manipulatives to
help prepare for
the Grade 8
Science STAAR.Unit
9:Ecosystems
Students will
investigate abiotic
and biotic
interactions within

ScienceProcessStandards:

class periods (45- SCI.8.3AIn all fields of science, analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by
min. each)
using empirical evidence, logical reasoning and experimental and observational testing,
including examining all sides of the scientific evidence of those scientific explanations so as
to encourage critical thinking by the student.
SCI.8.3CIdentify advantages and limitations of models such as size, scale, properties, and
materials.
SCI.8.3DRelate the impact of research on scientific thought and society, including the history
of science and contributions of scientists as related to the content.
SCI.8.4AUse appropriate tools to collect, record, and analyze information as needed to teach

ecosystems and how


human activities
contribute to
modifying Earths
ecosystems.

the curriculum.
ScienceContentStandards:
RSCI.8.11ADescribe producer/consumer, predator/prey, and parasite/host relationships as
they occur in food webs in marine, freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems.RSCI.8.11B
Investigate how organisms and populations in an ecosystem depend on and may compete
for biotic and abiotic factors such as quantity of light, water, range of temperatures, or soil
composition.
RSCI.8.11CExplore how short and long-term environmental changes affect organisms and
traits in subsequent populations.SSCI.8.11DRecognize human dependence on ocean
systems and explain how human activities such as runoff, artificial reefs, or use of resources
have modified these systems.
ScienceContentStandards:
RSCI.8.5ADescribe the structure of atoms including the masses, electrical charges and
locations of protons and neutrons in the nucleus and electrons in the electron cloud.R
SCI.8.5BIdentify that protons determine an elements identity, and valence electrons
determine its chemical properties including reactivity.
RSCI.8.5CInterpret the arrangement of the Periodic Table including groups and periods, to
explain how properties are used to classify elements.
RSCI.8.5DRecognize that chemical formulas are used to identify substances and determine
the number of atoms of each element in chemical formulas containing subscripts.

Unit10:Grade8
ScienceSTAAR
Review
Students will

RSCI.8.5EInvestigate how evidence of chemical reactions indicate that new substances with
different properties are formed.
SSCI.8.5FRecognize whether a chemical equation containing coefficients is balanced or not
and how that relates to the law of conservation mass.
RSCI.8.6ADemonstrate and calculate how unbalanced forces change the speed or direction

of an objects motion.
SSCI.8.6BDifferentiate between speed, velocity and acceleration.

review key
concepts (with

RSCI.8.6CInvestigate and describe applications of Newtons law of inertia, law of force and
acceleration and law of action-reaction, such as in vehicle restraints, sports activities,
amusement park rides, Earths tectonic activities, and rocket launches.

process skills

RSCI.8.7AModel and illustrate how the tilted Earth rotates on its axis, causing day and night,
and revolves around the sun causing changes in seasons.

embedded) from

RSCI.8.7BDemonstrate and predict the sequence of events in the lunar cycle.

all reporting

SSCI.8.7CRelate the position of the Moon and Sun to their effect on ocean tides.

categories, using

SSCI.8.8BRecognize that the Sun is a medium-sized star near the edge of a disc-shaped
galaxy of stars and that the Sun is many thousands of times closer to Earth than any other
star.

10.5
class periods (90min. each)
or

SSCI.8.8CExplore how different wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum such as light


and radio waves are used to gain information about distances and properties of components
in the universe.

21

SSCI.8.8DModel and describe how light years are used to measure distances and sizes in
the universe.

class periods (45min. each)

SCI.8.8EResearch how scientific data are used as evidence to develop scientific theories to
describe the origin of the universe.
SSCI.8.10ARecognize that the Sun provides the energy that drives convection within the
atmosphere and oceans, producing winds and ocean currents. games, card sorts, games,
card sorts, graphic organizers, lab station activities and other various manipulatives to help
prepare for the Grade 8 Science STAAR.

20162017ScopeandSequenceScienceGrade8

48Days

th

4 Cycle

CurriculumScopeandSequence201617

Mar. 20 May 25, 2017

Unit

#ofLessons

TexasEssentialKnowledgeandSkills/StudentExpectations(TEKS/SEs)Thestudentwill:

SSCI.8.10BIdentify how global patterns of atmospheric movement influence local weather


using maps that show high and low pressures and fronts.SSCI.8.10CIdentify the role of the
ocean in the formation of weather systems, such as hurricanes.
SSCI.8.9ADescribe the historical development of evidence that supports plate tectonic
theory.RSCI.8.9BRelate plate tectonics to the formation of crustal features.RSCI.8.9C
Interpret topographic maps and satellite views to identify land and erosional features and
predict how these features may be reshaped by weathering. RSCI.8.11ADescribe
producer/consumer, predator/prey, and parasite/host relationships as they occur in food webs
in marine, freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems.
RSCI.8.11BInvestigate how organisms and populations in an ecosystem depend on and may
compete for biotic and abiotic factors such as quantity of light, water, range of temperatures,
or soil composition.RSCI.8.11CExplore how short and long-term environmental changes
affect organisms and traits in subsequent populations.
SSCI.8.11DRecognize human dependence on ocean systems and explain how human
activities such as runoff, artificial reefs, or use of resources have modified these systems.

20162017ScopeandSequenceScienceGrade8
48Days

th

4 Cycle

Mar. 20 May 25, 2017

Unit

Unit11:BiologyPBL 6

#ofLessons

CurriculumScopeandSequence201617
TexasEssentialKnowledgeandSkills/StudentExpectations(TEKS/SEs)Thestudentwill:

ScienceProcessStandards:

SCI.8.1ADemonstrate safe practices during laboratory and field investigations as outlined in


the Texas Safety Standards.
SCI.8.2APlan and implement comparative and descriptive investigations by making
observations, asking well-defined questions, and using appropriate equipment and
technology.
SCI.8.2CCollect and record data using the International System of Units (SI) and qualitative
means such as labeled drawings, writing, and graphic organizers.
SCI.8.2DConstruct tables, using repeated trials and means, to organize data and identify
class periods (90- patterns.
min. each)
Students will engage
SCI.8.2EAnalyze data to formulate reasonable explanations, communicate valid conclusions
in solving authentic or
supported by the data, and predict trends.
biological case
12
SCI.8.3AIn all fields of science, analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by
problems applying
the methods of
class periods (45- using empirical evidence, logical reasoning and experimental and observational testing,
including examining all sides of the scientific evidence of those scientific explanations so as
scientific inquiry.
min. each)
to encourage critical thinking by the student.
SCI.8.3BUse models to represent aspects of the natural world such as human body systems,
and plant and animal cells.
SCI.8.3CIdentify advantages and limitations of models such as size, scale, properties, and
materials.
SCI.8.3DRelate the impact of research on scientific thought and society, including the history
of science and contributions of scientists as related to the content.
SCI.8.4AUse appropriate tools to collect, record, and analyze information as needed to teach
the curriculum.