Content Area: Science


Index: 5.8D Grade 8 CPI 2


Standard: 5.8 - Earth Science


Strand: D - How We Study The Earth


Essential Questions

-  How does technology extend human senses and understanding of Earth?


Enduring Understandings

Technology enables us to better understand Earth’s systems and the impact of Earth’s systems on human activity.


Cumulative Progress Indicator: 2 - The student will explain how technology designed to investigate features of the Earth’s surface impacts how scientists study the Earth.


Grade: 8


Sample Test Item:
Much of the progress made since 1960 in the science of predicting and tracking hurricanes has come from the use of
A. onshore weather stations
B. weather videotapes
C. improved barometers
* D. weather satellites


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