Content Area: Science

 

Index: 5.1A Grade 8 CPI 3

 

Standard: 5.1 - Scientific Processes

 

Strand: A - Habits of Mind

 

Essential Questions

- What constitutes evidence?

- When do you know you have enough and the right kind of evidence?
-How can this result be best justified and explained to others?

 

Enduring Understandings

- Scientific inquiry involves asking scientifically-oriented questions, collecting evidence, forming explanations, connecting explanations to scientific knowledge and theory, and communicating and justifying explanations.

 

Cumulative Progress Indicator: 3 - The student will recognize that the results of scientific investigations are seldom exactly the same and that replication is often necessary.

 

Grade: 8

 

 

Sample Activities:

 

       Aeronautics

       Science Fairs, Projects - How to, scientific method, project suggestions, parental involvement, etc. http://school.discovery.com/sciencefaircentral/

       Pop Can Hero Engine

       Rocket Racer

       3-2-1 Pop!

       Antacid Tablet Race

       Paper Rockets

       Newton Car

       Balloon Staging

       Rocket Transportation

       Bottle Rocket

       Project X-35

 

 

 

 

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