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ESSENTIAL QUESTION

1.) What is the purpose of science? 2.) How do mass and speed affect kinetic energy? 3.) How would life today be different without science?

Common Core Standards 2017-2018 Print Unit 1
Middle - Science - Grade 8 - Unit 1
Scientific Inquiry and Kinetic Energy
The purpose of this unit is to provide students opportunities to engage in scientific inquiry and reason in a scientific context. Students will also explore the relationships between kinetic energy, mass, and speed.
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Scientific Inquiry and Kinetic Energy

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08-PS3-1. Construct and interpret graphical displays of data to describe the relationships of kinetic energy to the mass of an object and to the speed of an object. 

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Learning Targets

1.) I can distinguish between descriptive and experimental research. 

2.) I can evaluate a scientific investigation to determine its strengths and limitations.

3.) I can construct a graphical models. 

4.) I can cite scientific evidence. 

5.) I can construct and interpret kinetic energy graphs. 

 

Success Critiera

1.) I know I have it when I can conduct and collect appropriate data for a particular study. 

2.) I know I have it when I can design and conduct a scientific investigation that is valid and reliable. 

3.) I know I have it when I can analyze data and describe relationships. 

4.) I know I have it when I can support a claim.

5.) I know I have it when I can describe relationships of kinetic energy to mass and speed. 

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1.) science

2.) technology

3.) descriptive research

4.) experiemental research

5.) dependent variable

6.) independent variable

7.) control group

8.) hypothesis

9.) protocol

10.) qualitative data

11.) quantitative data

12.) correlation

13.) conclusion

14.) validity

15.) kinetic energy 

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RST.6-8.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to the precise details of explanations or descriptions. 

RST.6-8.7 Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information express visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table). 

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