Q3W5: February 3 – February 7, 2020

TeacherJamie Newcomb
Subject AreaComprehensive Science III
Grade Level8
Week #23
Unit of InstructionMatter Cycles - Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration
Standard(s) Taught

SC.8.L.18.2  Describe and investigate how cellular respiration breaks down food to provide energy and releases carbon dioxide.
 

SC.8.N.1.6  Understand that scientific investigations involve the collection of relevant empirical evidence, the use of logical reasoning, and the application of imagination in devising hypotheses, predictions, explanations and models to make sense of the collected evidence.

Advanced:

       SC.912.L.18.7 Identify the reactants, products, and basic functions of photosynthesis.
 
       SC.912.L.18.8 Identify the reactants, products, and basic functions of aerobic and anaerobic             cellular respiration.
 
       SC.912.L.18.9 Explain the interrelated nature of photosynthesis and cellular respiration.

SC.8.L.18.4  Cite evidence that living systems follow the Laws of Conservation of Mass and Energy.

SC.8.L.18.3  Construct a scientific model of the carbon cycle to show how matter and energy are continuously transferred within and between organisms and their physical environment.
 
SC.7.N.3.2  Identify the benefits and limitations of the use of scientific models.
 
 

   

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will:

• investigate how living systems obey the Law of Conservation of Mass

         o NOS Focus – Design a controlled Experiment
 
• investigate how living systems obey the Law of Conservation of Energy

         o NOS Focus – Interpreting data and developing a hypothesis

• explain how matter and energy are transferred in the carbon cycle
 
• construct a scientific model of the carbon cycle to show how matter and energy are transferred          o NOS Focus- Discuss benefits and limitations of models
 
• identify carbon reservoirs as the atmosphere, organisms, fossil fuels, sediments and oceans and other bodies of water

Classroom Activities
  • Model of carbon cycle
  • Carbon cycle game
  • Interactive Science Notebook
  • Carbon cycle article
Assignments Due
Additional Resources

https://www.teachertube.com/videos/the-carbon-cycle-393645

https://www.teachertube.com/videos/mythbusters-watermelon-energy-video-431260

https://www.teachertube.com/videos/skiing-energy-conversions-431263