August 14-18, 2017- 8th Grade Science

TeacherChastity Rivera
Subject AreaComprehensive Science III
Grade Level8
Week #1
Unit of InstructionScience Processes
Standard(s) Taught

Distinguish between scientific and pseudoscientific ideas.
Discuss what characterizes science and its methods.
Analyze the methods used to develop a scientific explanation as
seen in different fields of science.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will:
• describe science as the study of the natural world
• cite examples of science and pseudoscience (can it be tested?)
• understand the need for a common system of measurement (metric system)
among scientists
• discuss the VARIOUS methods used by scientists to answer questions or solve
problems (controlled experiments, observational studies, engineering by design,
trial and error, simulations, modeling, etc.)

Classroom Activities
  • Mythbusters- Using the Scientific Method
  • Lab- Design your own experiment
  • Study Jams- Outcomes and Predictions Video
  • Study Jams- Quiz Game
  • Sponge Bob Scientific Investigation activity
  • Metric System- Flipbook
  • SMT 1
Assignments Due


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