Tennessee Science Curriculum Framework (2012) — Grade 8

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GLE 0807.12.1

Investigate the relationship between magnetism and electricity.

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Design an investigation to change the strength of an electromagnet.

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Compare and contrast the earths magnetic field to that of a magnet and an electromagnet.

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Identify factors that influence the amount of gravitational force between objects.

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Recognize that gravity is the force that controls the motion of objects in the solar system.

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Identify various criteria used to classify organisms into groups.

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Use a simple classification key to identify a specific organism.

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Analyze how structural, behavioral, and physiological adaptations within a population enable it to survive in a given environment.

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Explain why variation within a population can enhance the chances for group survival.

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Describe the importance of maintaining the earths biodiversity.

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Investigate fossils in sedimentary rock layers to gather evidence of changing life forms.

GLE 0807.9.1

Understand that all matter is made up of atoms.

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Explain that matter has properties that are determined by the structure and arrangement of its atoms.

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Interpret data from an investigation to differentiate between physical and chemical changes.

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Distinguish among elements, compounds, and mixtures.

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Apply the chemical properties of the atmosphere to illustrate a mixture of gases.

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Use the periodic table to determine the characteristics of an element.

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Explain the Law of Conservation of Mass.

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Interpret the events represented by a chemical equation.

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Explain the basic difference between acids and bases.

GLE 0807.Inq.1

Design and conduct open ended scientific investigations.

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Use appropriate tools and techniques to gather, organize, analyze, and interpret data.

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Synthesize information to determine cause and effect relationships between evidence and explanations.

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Recognize possible sources of bias and error, alternative explanations, and questions for further exploration.

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Communicate scientific understanding using descriptions, explanations, and models.

GLE 0807.T/E.1

Explore how technology responds to social, political, and economic needs.

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Know that the engineering design process involves an ongoing series of events that incorporate design constraints, model building, testing, evaluating, modifying, and retesting.

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Compare the intended benefits with the unintended consequences of a new technology.

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Describe and explain adaptive and assistive bioengineered products.