November 20- December 20, 2017- 8th Grade Science

TeacherChastity Rivera
Subject AreaComprehensive Science III
Grade Level8
Week #15-19
Unit of InstructionMatter Cycles
Standard(s) Taught

SC.8.L.18.1
Describe and investigate the process of photosynthesis, such as
the roles of light, carbon dioxide, water and chlorophyll;
production of food; release of oxygen.
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

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

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:
• describe the process of photosynthesis using word equations:
o carbon dioxide + water + sunlight —> sugar (food) + oxygen + water
• describe the role of light, carbon dioxide and water in photosynthesis
• describe the role of chlorophyll in the process of photosynthesis
• differentiate which organisms undergo photosynthesis
o NOS Focus- Making predictions and using evidence to draw conclusions

Students will:
• describe the process of cellular respiration using word equations:
o oxygen + sugar (food) — > carbon dioxide + water
• explain how cellular respiration breaks down food to provide energy and
releases carbon dioxide
• explain why plants and animals undergo cellular respiration

Advanced:
1. Identify the reactants, products, and basic functions of photosynthesis
2. Identify the reactants, products, and basic functions of aerobic and anaerobic
cellular respiration
3. Explain the interrelated nature of photosynthesis and cellular respiration

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

Students will:
• 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

Brain Pop- Photosynthesis video and quiz game

Amoeba Sisters- Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration video and review worksheets

Cornell Notes- Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration PPT

Bill Nye- Plants and worksheet

Interactive Lessons- Living Things 

Study Jams- The Carbon Cycle Rotation Stations

Photosynthesis Project

SMT #2: 12/4-12/5

 

 

 

Assignments Due
Additional Resources

https://www.brainpop.com/science/cellularlifeandgenetics/photosynthesis/

https://www.youtube.com/user/AmoebaSisters

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/ecosystems/carbon-cycle.htm