New for 2017 as requested! This year long science curriculum follows the grade 8 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Truly interactive slideshows deliver entire units of study with hands-on activities with visuals and instructions, built-in assessments, quizzes, work bundles, video links, and much more. The work bundle and fill-in notes chronologically follow the unit. This bundle includes everything you need to run an amazing year of study.
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Part 5 covers the strands associated with the Texas TEK Matter and Energy, Part 6 covers Forces in Motion, Parts 7-10 Cover Earth and Space Standards, and Part 11 covers standards associated with Organisms and the Environment. A Fill-In Notes bundle for each unit has the students fill in missing terms, complete diagrams, collect data, graph, and answer questions as they follow the PowerPoint slideshow. A classwork / homework / assessment is also provided that chronologically follows the Fill-In Notes and PowerPoint slideshow. PowerPoint Review Games conclude each unit for a fantastic review. Together, you'll have everything you need to run a fantastic year of 8th grade science according to the Texas TEKS State Science Standards.
Part 5 Matter and Energy
(5) The student knows that matter is composed of atoms and has chemical and physical properties. The student is expected to:
(A) describe the structure of atoms, including the masses, electrical charges, and locations, of protons and neutrons in the nucleus and electrons in the electron cloud;
(B) identify that protons determine an element's identity and valence electrons determine its chemical properties, including reactivity;
(C) interpret the arrangement of the Periodic Table, including groups and periods, to explain how properties are used to classify elements;
(D) recognize that chemical formulas are used to identify substances and determine the number of atoms of each element in chemical formulas containing subscripts;
(E) investigate how evidence of chemical reactions indicate that new substances with different properties are formed; and
(F) recognize whether a chemical equation containing coefficients is balanced or not and how that relates to the law of conservation of mass.
(5) Matter and Energy Texas TEKS
Part 6 Force, Motion and Energy
(6) The student knows that there is a relationship between force, motion, and energy. The student is expected to:
(A) demonstrate and calculate how unbalanced forces change the speed or direction of an object's motion;
(B) differentiate between speed, velocity, and acceleration; and
(C) investigate and describe applications of Newton's law of inertia, law of force and acceleration, and law of action-reaction such as in vehicle restraints, sports activities, amusement park rides, Earth's tectonic activities, and rocket launches.
(6) Force, Motion, and Energy Texas TEKS
(7) Earth and space. The student knows the effects resulting from cyclical movements of the Sun, Earth, and Moon. The student is expected to:
(A) model and illustrate how the tilted Earth rotates on its axis, causing day and night, and revolves around the Sun causing changes in seasons;
(B) demonstrate and predict the sequence of events in the lunar cycle; and
(C) relate the position of the Moon and Sun to their effect on ocean tides.
(7) Earth and Space TEKS
(8) The student knows characteristics of the universe. The student is expected to:
(A) describe components of the universe, including stars, nebulae, and galaxies, and use models such as the Herztsprung-Russell diagram for classification;
(B) recognize 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;
(C) explore 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;
(D) model and describe how light years are used to measure distances and sizes in the universe; and
(E) research how scientific data are used as evidence to develop scientific theories to describe the origin of the universe.
(8) Earth and Space TEKS
(9) Earth and space. The student knows that natural events can impact Earth systems. The student is expected to:
(A) describe the historical development of evidence that supports plate tectonic theory;
(B) relate plate tectonics to the formation of crustal features; and
(C) interpret topographic maps and satellite views to identify land and erosional features and predict how these features may be reshaped by weathering.
(9) Earth and Space Texas TEKS
(10) Earth and space. The student knows that climatic interactions exist among Earth, ocean, and weather systems. The student is expected to:
(A) recognize that the Sun provides the energy that drives convection within the atmosphere and oceans, producing winds and ocean currents;
(B) identify how global patterns of atmospheric movement influence local weather using weather maps that show high and low pressures and fronts; and
(C) identify the role of the oceans in the formation of weather systems such as hurricanes.
(10) Earth and Space Texas TEKS
Part 11 Organisms and Environments
(11) The student knows that interdependence occurs among living systems and the environment and that human activities can affect these systems. The student is expected to:
(A) describe producer/consumer, predator/prey, and parasite/host relationships as they occur in food webs within marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems;
(B) 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;
(C) explore how short- and long-term environmental changes affect organisms and traits in subsequent populations; and
(D) recognize human dependence on ocean systems and explain how human activities such as runoff, artificial reefs, or use of resources have modified these systems.
(11) Organisms and Environments Texas TEKS
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Thank you for your interest in this one a kind curriculum and If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
Ryan Murphy M.Ed
Everything arrives in editable format .pptx and .doc.
I also sell all 20 Middle-Level Science Units as a digital hardgood on TpT. This includes all 20 units (50,000 slides), in Life, Earth, and Physical Science for students in grades 5-10, This also includes 275 pages of bundled homework / assessment that chronologically follows each unit, 175 pages of modified assessments, 325 pages of answer keys, 260 pages of unit notes, 37 PowerPoint review games (5000+ slides), hundreds of lab activities with questions and answers, hundreds of project ideas, 315 videos, hundreds of pages of handouts, First Day PowerPoint, Guidebook, and Four Year Curriculum Guide and classroom license.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Thank you again and best wishes.
Ryan Murphy M.Ed
Below are the links to the 20 units of study that I offer on TpT for individual purchase. All of these are included in the curriculum purchase.
Physical Science Units
Science Skills Unit
Laws of Motion and Simple Machines Unit
Matter, Energy, and the Environment Unit
Atoms and Periodic Table of the Elements Unit
Physical Science Curriculum
Physical Science Bundle Package (4 Units)
Life Science Units
Human Body System and Health Topics Unit
Cellular Biology Unit
Infectious Diseases Unit
DNA and Genetics Unit, Cell Division
Taxonomy and Classification Unit
Evolution and Natural Selection, Change Topics Unit
Ecology Feeding Levels Unit
Ecology Interactions Unit
Ecology Abiotic Factors Unit
Life Science Curriculum
Life Science Bundle Package (10 Units)
Earth Science Units
Weathering, Soil Science, Soil Conservation, Ice Ages, Glaciers Unit
Astronomy Topics Unit
Geology Topics Unit
Weather and Climate Unit
Earth Science Curriculum Bundle
Earth Science Curriculum (6 Units)
Water, Water Quality, Rivers, Lakes, and Fish Units
Water on Earth, Properties of Water, Water Pollution Unit
Rivers, Lakes, and Water Quality Unit (Salmon, Fish, and more)
Entire Curriculum I offer on TpT...
Entire 4 Year Curriculum, 20 Full Units, (50,000 Slides) HW, Notes, and much more
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