Matter: Properties and Change (8.P.1)

Understand the properties of matter and changes that occur when matter interacts in an open and closed container.
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8.P.1.1
Classify matter as elements, compounds, or mixtures based on
how the atoms are packed together in arrangements.
8.P.1.2
Explain how the physical properties of elements and their
reactivity have been used to produce the current model of the
Periodic Table of elements.
8.P.1.3
Compare physical changes such as size, shape and state to
chemical changes that are the result of a chemical reaction to
include changes in temperature, color, formation of a gas or
precipitate.
8.P.1.4
Explain how the idea of atoms and a balanced chemical
equation support the law of conservation of mass.

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Elements, Compounds and Mixtures (School)

8.P.1.1
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Building Atoms, Ions, and Isotopes HD


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Molecule Rush


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Chemistry Formula Practice Lite


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Nice Molecule


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Chemical Reaction

8.P.1.3
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Chemistry Equation Balancer

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Energy: Conservation and Transfer (8.P.2)

Explain the environmental implications associated with the various methods of obtaining, managing, and using energy resources.
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8.E.1.1
Explain the structure of the hydrosphere including:
• Water distribution on earth
• Local river basins and water availability
8.E.1.2
Summarize evidence that Earth’s oceans are a reservoir of
nutrients, minerals, dissolved gases, and life forms:
• Estuaries
• Marine ecosystems
• Upwelling
• Behavior of gases in the marine environment
• Value and sustainability of marine resources
• Deep ocean technology and understandings gained
8.E.1.3
Predict the safety and potability of water supplies in area based on physical and biological factors, including:
• Temperature
• Dissolved oxygen
• pH
• Nitrates and phosphates
• Turbidity
• Bio-indicators
8.E.1.4
Conclude that the good health of humans requires:
• Monitoring of the hydrosphere
• Water quality standards
• Methods of water treatment
• Maintaining safe water quality
• Stewardship

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Seas, Oceans, Lakes and Rivers

8.E.1.1
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World Terrain

8.E.1.1
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Ecosystems HD

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Earth Systems, Structures and Processes (8.E.1)

Understand the hydrosphere and the impact of humans on local systems and the effects of the hydrosphere on humans.
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SparkVue
SPARKvue brings real-time measurement, data visualization, and analysis to science education everywhere. Students can use the new PASPORT AirLink 2 Bluetooth interface to connect to over 70 PASCO sensors, measuring a wide range of phenomena, including pH, temperature, force, carbon dioxide level, and many more. SPARKvue is designed for scientific inquiry in biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental science, physics, and physical science. SPARKvue can also record data from the iPhone or iPod Touch's internal accelerometer, with no additional hardware needed.

Features
• Enables scientific inquiry anytime, anywhere
• Build your own scientific explorations
• Measure data in real time from PASCO's full line of PASPORT sensors with the PASPORT AirLink 2, or use the internal accelerometer
• Display data in a graph, analog meter, or digital display
• Collect up to 99 runs of data
• Analyze data with built-in statistics
• Export data via email for further investigation
• Perfect for amusement park physics


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8.E.1.3
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SparkVue HD
SPARKvue® HD brings real-time sensor data collection, visualization and analysis for inquiry-based science to your iPad.

Just connect any of over 70 PASCO sensors (via PASCO’s Bluetooth sensor interface, PASPORT® AirLink 2), and begin measuring a wide range of phenomena, including pH, temperature, force, carbon dioxide level, and many more. Capture images with the iPad cameras and use SPARKvue HD’s image analysis capabilities. Or collect and display live acceleration data with the iPad internal accelerometer.

Key features:
•Measure and display sensor data in real time
•Display data in a graph, bar graph, analog meter, digits or table
•Analyze data with built-in statistical tools
•Open and perform any of the 60-plus SPARKlab® interactive lab activities included free
•Create electronic student lab journals

Designed for science learning:

With SPARKlab interactive lab activities, teachers can blend instructional content, live data collection & analysis, reflection prompts and more, all completely within the SPARKvue HD environment. Over 60 SPARKlabs come free with the SPARKvue HD license. Or build your own!

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Earth History (8.E.2)

Understand the history of Earth and its life forms based on evidence of change recorded in fossil records and landforms.
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8.E.2.1
Infer the age of Earth and relative age of rocks and fossils
from index fossils and ordering of rock layers (relative dating
and radioactive dating).
8.E.2.2
Explain the use of fossils, ice cores, composition of
sedimentary rocks, faults, and igneous rock formations found
in rock layers as evidence of the history of the Earth and its
changing life forms.

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Structures and Functions of Living Organisms (8.L.1)

Understand the hazards caused by agents of diseases that effect living organisms.
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8.L.1.1
Summarize the basic characteristics of viruses, bacteria, fungi
and parasites relating to the spread, treatment and prevention
of disease.
8.L.1.2
Explain the difference between epidemic and pandemic as it
relates to the spread, treatment and prevention of disease.

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Structures and Functions of Living Organisms (8.L.2)

Understand how biotechnology is used to affect living organisms.
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8.L.2.1
Summarize aspects of biotechnology including:
• Specific genetic information available
• Careers
• Economic benefits to Area or State
• Ethical issues
• Implications for agriculture

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Ecosystems (8.L.3)

Understand how organisms interact with and respond to the biotic and abiotic components of their environment.
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8.L.3.1
Explain how factors such as food, water, shelter and space
affect populations in an ecosystem
8.L.3.2
Summarize the relationships among producers, consumers,
and decomposers including the positive and negative
consequences of such interactions including:
• Coexistence and cooperation
• Competition (predator/prey)
• Parasitism
• Mutualism
8.L.3.3
Explain how the flow of energy within food webs is
interconnected with the cycling of matter (including water,
nitrogen, carbon dioxide and oxygen).

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Evolution and Genetics (8.L.4)

Understand the evolution of organisms and landforms based on evidence, theories and processes that impact the Earth over time.
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8.L.4.1
Summarize the use of evidence drawn from geology, fossils,
and comparative anatomy to form the basis for biological
classification systems and the theory of evolution.
8.L.4.2
Explain the relationship between genetic variation and an
organism’s ability to adapt to its environment.





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Molecular Biology

Understand the composition of various substances as it relates to their ability to serve as a source of energy and building materials for growth and repair
of organisms.
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8.L.5.1
Summarize how food provides the energy and the molecules
required for building materials, growth and survival of all
organisms (to include plants).
8.L.5.2
Explain the relationship among a healthy diet, exercise, and
the general health of the body (emphasis on the relationship
between respiration and digestion).

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