Georgia Performance Standards - 8th Grade Science - Complete Resource Package

Georgia Performance Standards - 8th Grade Science - Complete Resource Package
Georgia Performance Standards - 8th Grade Science - Complete Resource Package
Georgia Performance Standards - 8th Grade Science - Complete Resource Package
Georgia Performance Standards - 8th Grade Science - Complete Resource Package
Georgia Performance Standards - 8th Grade Science - Complete Resource Package
Georgia Performance Standards - 8th Grade Science - Complete Resource Package
Georgia Performance Standards - 8th Grade Science - Complete Resource Package
Georgia Performance Standards - 8th Grade Science - Complete Resource Package
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Each resource inside this bundle was handpicked to cover all aspects of the Georgia Performance Standards Eighth Grade Science Curriculum. The resources found inside will ensure your students fulfill each requirement of the standard and keep them interested and engaged throughout. A description of how each standard is covered is broken down below. This bundle will save you time and money, the two things every teacher needs more of. There are over 100 classroom-tested resources included which individually would cost over $800. You'll save 70% by purchasing them through this bundle, not to mention tens or even hundreds of hours of prep time.

What you get
Complete Lessons
• Make sure your students are on track
• Each lesson comes with a teacher and student version to keep them focused
• Lessons come with videos embedded right into your slides
• Includes 5E lessons

Interactive Activities
• Lab Stations
• Digital Scavenger Hunts
• Scientific readings on engaging subjects
• Digital Interactive Notebooks

Assessment Activities
• Speed Quizzing
• Jeopardy-Like Review Games
• Task Cards
• Unit Tests

Topics Covered:
• Classification of Matter (1a)
• States of Matter (1b)
• Properties of Matter (1c)
• Changes in Matter (1d)
• Atoms and Molecules (1e)
• Conservation of Matter (1f)
• Chemical Reactions (1f)
• Kinetic and Potential Energy (2a, 2b)
• Energy Transformation (2b, 2c)
• Energy Transfer (2d)
• Motion (3)
• Force (3b, 3c)
• Electromagnetic and Mechanical Waves (4)
• Electromagnetic Spectrum (4b, 4c)
• Properties and Behavior of Waves (4d, 4e, 4f)
• Lenses (4g)
• Everyday Forces (5)
• Charges (5b)


This Package Includes:
• Acceleration 5E Lesson Bundle (3)
• Acceleration Due to Gravity Lab (5a)
• Acceleration Due to Gravity Lesson (5a)
• Atomic Structure and Notation Lesson (1e)
• Atomic Theory, Structure, and Isotopes Lab Station Activity (1e)
• Atoms and the Atomic Theory 5E Lesson Bundle (1e)
• Atoms and the Periodic Table Middle School Lesson (1e)
• Atoms, Compound Naming, and Chemical Reactions Speed Quizzing (1e, 1f)
• Atoms, Compound Naming, and Chemical Reactions Task Cards (1e, 1f)
• Atoms, Elements, and Compounds Digital Interactive Notebook (1e)
• Atoms, Elements, and Compounds Speed Quizzing (1e)
• Chemical Symbols, Formulas, and Compounds Lesson (1e, 1f)
• Chemical Symbols, Formulas, and Compounds Middle School Lesson (1e, 1f)
• Chemistry Introduction Bell Ringers, Class Warm-ups, and Exit Tickets (1)
• Chemistry of Cosmetics Grade 8 and Up Reading (1f)
• Circular Motion Lesson (3)
• Conservation of Energy Lesson (2)
• Conservation of Energy Problem-Based Learning Activity (2)
• Current Electricity and Circuits 5E Lesson Bundle (2c, 5)
• Density and Buoyancy 5E Lesson Bundle (1c)
• Diffraction and Interference of Waves Lesson (4a, 4d, 4e, 4f)
• Diffraction Gratings Lesson (4d)
• Earthquakes Grade 8 and Up Reading Parts 1 and 2 (4a, 4f)
• Effects of Everyday Forces Grades 5-7 Reading (5)
• Effects of Everyday Forces Grade 8 and Up Reading (5)
• Elastic Potential Energy and Simple Harmonic Motion 5E Lesson Bundle (2b)
• Electric Circuits Simulator Lab (2c, 5)
• Electric Forces and Coulomb’s Law Lesson (2c, 5)
• Electric Home Problem-Based Learning Activity (2c, 5)
• Electric House Grade 8 and Up Reading (2c, 5)
• Electrical Safety Lesson (2c, 5)
• Electricity Digital Interactive Notebook (2c, 5)
• Electricity Speed Quizzing (2c, 5)
• Electricity Task Cards (2c, 5)
• Electricity Assignments (2c, 5)
o Electricity Production Model and Presentation Project
o Electricity Production Task
o Mystery Circuit
• Electricity Production 5E Lesson Bundle (2c, 5)
• Electricity Tests and Quizzes (2c, 5)
• Electrostatic Charge Lesson (2c, 5)
• Energy, Energy Transfer, and its Forms 5E Lesson Bundle (2)
• Exploring Frictional Forces Lesson (3b, 3c)
• Forces Task Cards (3b, 3c)
• Forces and Free Body Diagrams Lesson (3b, 3c)
• Forces and Motion Task Cards (3)
• Forces and Motion Tests and Quizzes (3)
• Fossil Fuels Grade 8 and Up Reading (2c, 5)
• Frames of Reference Lesson (3)
• Friction 5E Lesson Bundle (3b, 3c)
• Friction Safety Problem-Based Learning Activity (3b, 3c)
• Gravitational Fields, Orbits, and Kepler’s Laws Lesson (5a, 5c)
• Hydroelectric Power Grade 5-7 Reading (2c, 5)
• Intermolecular Forces Lesson (5a, 5c)
• Introduction to Chemical Reactions 5E Lesson Bundle (1f)
• Kinematics Task Cards (3)
• Kinetic and Gravitational Potential Energy 5E Lesson Bundle (3a, 3b)
• Lasers, Absorption, and Transmission Lesson (4a, 4c, 4d, 4e)
• Lenses and Ray Diagrams Lesson (4g)
• Lenses and Focal Point Lesson (4g)
• Light and its Production 5E Lesson Bundle (4)
• Light Lesson (4)
• Liquids and Gases 5E Lesson Bundle (1b)
• Magnets and Electromagnets Reading (4a, 4b, 4c)
• Mass, Volume, Density, and Buoyancy 5E Lesson Bundle (1c)
• Matter Mini Unit (1b, 1c)
o Matter Lesson (1b)
o Density Lesson (1b, 1c)
o Mass vs. Weight Lesson (1b, 1c)
• Matter, Chemical Trends, and Bonding Speed Quizzing (1b, 1c, 1e)
• Motion Digital Interactive Notebook (3)
• Motion Quizzes and Tests (3)
• Motion Speed Quizzing (3)
• Naming Chemical Compounds and Chemical Reactions Digital Interactive Notebook (1f)
• Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion 5E Lesson Bundle (3b)
• Nuclear Energy Production Grade 8 and up Reading (5)
• One and Two-Dimensional Motion 5E Lesson Bundle (3)
• Optics Unit Review Questions (4)
• Particle Theory 5E Lesson Bundle (1e)
• Physical and Chemical Properties and Changes 5E Lesson Bundle (1c, 1d)
• Pinhole Camera Activity (4c)
• Power, Electrical Energy, and Efficiency Lesson (5)
• Projectile Motion Lesson (3)
• Pure Substances and Mixtures 5E Lesson Bundle (1a)
• Radioactivity Grade 8 and Up Reading (1e, 1f)
• Ray Diagrams, Reflection, and Plane Mirrors Lesson (4d)
• Reflection in Curved Mirrors Lesson (4d)
• Refraction Lab Station Activity (4d, 4e)
• Refraction Lesson Parts 1 and 2 (4d, 4e)
• Refraction Scavenger Hunt (4d, 4e)
• Renewable Energy 5E Lesson Bundle (5a)
• Renewable Energy Grade 8 and Up Reading (5a)
• Resistance Lesson (5)
• Snell’s Law Lesson (4d, 4e)
• Solar Power Grade 5-7 Reading (5b, 5c)
• Solar Power Lesson (5b, 5c)
• Solutions and Mechanical Mixtures 5E Lesson Bundle (1a)
• Sound, Sound Energy, and Speed Lab Station Activity (4a, 4d, 4e)
• Sound, Sound Energy, and Speed Lesson (4a, 4d, 4e)
• Speed and Velocity and One and Two Dimensions Lesson (3)
• Standing Waves Lesson (4a)
• Static Electricity 5E Lesson Bundle (5)
• The Doppler Effect and Supersonic Travel Lesson (4a, 4d, 4e, 4f)
• The Doppler Effect Lab Station Activity (4a, 4d, 4e, 4f)
• The Periodic Table 5E Lesson Bundle (1e)
• The Periodic Table Activities (1e)
o Webquest and Element Assignment
o Task Cards
• The Polarization of Light Lesson (4d, 4e)
• The Wave Nature of Light Lesson (4a, 4d, 4e, 4f)
• Thin Lens Equation and Magnification Lesson (4g)
• Transmission, Reflection, and Interference Lesson (4d)
• Types of Chemical Reactions and Balancing 5E Lesson Bundle (1f)
• Universal Gravitation Lesson (5a)
• Wave Properties Investigation Activity (4a, 4d)
• Waves – An Introduction Lesson (4a)
• Waves Quizzes and Tests (4)
• Waves and Sound Speed Quizzing (4)
• Work and Energy 5E Lesson Bundle (2b, 3)
• Work, Energy, & Power Task Cards (2b, 3)

S8P1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the structure and properties of matter.
a. Develop and use a model to compare and contrast pure substances (elements and compounds) and mixtures.
(Clarification statement: Include heterogeneous and homogeneous mixtures. Types of bonds and compounds will be addressed in high school physical science).
b. Develop and use models to describe the movement of particles in solids, liquids, gases, and plasma states when thermal energy is added or removed.
c. Plan and carry out investigations to compare and contrast chemical (i.e., reactivity, combustibility) and physical (i.e., density, melting point, boiling point) properties of matter.
d. Construct an argument based on observational evidence to support the claim that when a change in a substance occurs, it can be classified as either chemical or physical.
(Clarification statement: Evidence could include ability to separate mixtures, development of a gas, formation of a precipitate, change in energy, color, and/or form.)
e. Develop models (e.g., atomic-level models, including drawings, and computer representations) by analyzing patterns within the periodic table that illustrate the structure, composition, and characteristics of atoms (protons, neutrons, and electrons) and simple molecules.
f. Construct an explanation based on evidence to describe conservation of matter in a chemical reaction including the resulting differences between products and reactants.
(Clarification statement: Evidence could include models such as balanced chemical equations.)

S8P2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the law of conservation of energy to develop arguments that energy can transform from one form to another within a system.
a. Analyze and interpret data to create graphical displays that illustrate the relationships of kinetic energy to mass and speed, and potential energy to mass and height of an object.
b. Plan and carry out an investigation to explain the transformation between kinetic and potential energy within a system (e.g., roller coasters, pendulums, rubber bands, etc.).
c. Construct an argument to support a claim about the type of energy transformations within a system [e.g., lighting a match (light to heat), turning on a light (electrical to light)].
d. Plan and carry out investigations on the effects of heat transfer on molecular motion as it relates to the collision of atoms (conduction), through space (radiation), or in currents in a liquid or gas (convection).

S8P3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about cause and effect relationships between force, mass, and the motion of objects.
a. Analyze and interpret data to identify patterns in the relationships between speed and distance, and velocity and acceleration.
(Clarification statement: Students should be able to analyze motion graphs, but students should not be expected to calculate velocity or acceleration.)
b. Construct an explanation using Newton’s Laws of Motion to describe the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.
c. Construct an argument from evidence to support the claim that the amount of force needed to accelerate an object is proportional to its mass (inertia).

S8P4. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to support the claim that electromagnetic (light) waves behave differently than mechanical (sound) waves.
a. Ask questions to develop explanations about the similarities and differences between electromagnetic and mechanical waves.
(Clarification statement: Include transverse and longitudinal waves and wave parts such as crest, trough, compressions, and rarefactions.)
b. Construct an explanation using data to illustrate the relationship between the electromagnetic spectrum and energy.
c. Design a device to illustrate practical applications of the electromagnetic spectrum (e.g., communication, medical, military).
d. Develop and use a model to compare and contrast how light and sound waves are reflected, refracted, absorbed, diffracted or transmitted through various materials.
(Clarification statement: Include echo and how color is seen but do not cover interference and scattering.)
e. Analyze and interpret data to predict patterns in the relationship between density of media and wave behavior (i.e., speed).
f. Develop and use a model (e.g., simulations, graphs, illustrations) to predict and describe the relationships between wave properties (e.g., frequency, amplitude, and wavelength) and energy.
g. Develop and use models to demonstrate the effects that lenses have on light (i.e., formation of an image) and their possible technological applications.

S8P5. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about gravity, electricity, and magnetism as major forces acting in nature.
a. Construct an argument using evidence to support the claim that fields (i.e., magnetic fields, gravitational fields, and electric fields) exist between objects exerting forces on each other even when the objects are not in contact.
b. Plan and carry out investigations to demonstrate the distribution of charge in conductors and insulators.
(Clarification statement: Include conduction, induction, and friction.)
c. Plan and carry out investigations to identify the factors (e.g., distance between objects, magnetic force produced by an electromagnet with varying number of wire turns, varying number or size of dry cells, and varying size of iron core) that affect the strength of electric and magnetic forces.
(Clarification statement: Including, but not limited to, generators or motors.)

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