Week 7: May 11 – May 15

TeacherJamie Newcomb
Subject AreaComprehensive Science III
Grade Level8
Week #
Unit of InstructionThe Solar System and the Relationship between Sun, Moon and Earth
Standard(s) Taught

SC.8.E.5.3  Distinguish the hierarchical relationships between planets and other astronomical bodies relative to solar system, galaxy, and universe, including distance, size, and composition.

SC.8.E.5.9.1  Explain the impact of objects in space on each other including: the Sun on the Earth including seasons and gravitational attraction

SC.8.E.5.9.2  Explain the impact of objects in space on each other including: the Moon on the Earth, including phases, tides, and eclipses, and the relative position of each body.

SC.8.E.5.12  Summarize the effects of space exploration on the economy and culture of Florida.

SC.8.N.4.2  Explain how political, social, and economic concerns can affect science, and vice versa.

SC.8.N.4.1  Explain that science is one of the processes that can be used to inform decision making at the community, state, national, and international levels. 

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will:

• distinguish the hierarchical relationships between planets, stars, moons, asteroids, nebulae, galaxies, dwarf planets and comets in the universe by comparing distance, relative size, and general composition

  • demonstrate the effects of Earth’s rotation and revolution in relationship to the sun, such as: day and night vs. length of a year
     
    • explain how the Earth stays in orbit because of its inertia and the gravitational pull of the sun
  • explain how the phases of the moon are created
     
    • explain how the tides are the result of the pull of gravity by the Sun and Moon.
     
    • differentiate between solar and lunar eclipses
  • discuss the effects of space exploration on the economy and culture of Florida
  • explain how political, social, and economic concerns can affect science, and vice versa at the levels of community, state, national, and international levels
     
Classroom Activities

Please see the assignments check list:

5-11-20 to 5-15-20 Science Assignment checklist

*Students will need their Unit 3 lesson 6, unit 5 lesson 2, and Unit 4 textbook sections for this week. These will also be posted on Edmodo.

**There is no online learning packet for this week.

Copies of the textbook sections and other supporting materials for this week can be found on the 8th grade science Edmodo page at Edmodo.com

Please see the Online Instruction information for Remind and Edmodo class codes and to access information on Edmodo.

 

Assignments Due
  1. A quiz will be on Friday, May 15 over the entire week’s lessons. This quiz is open note and will cover all of the lessons from this week. Completed assignments and notes should be used to take this quiz. It will be given through Edmodo.

***The weekly quiz number 7 is the only mandatory graded assignment this week.***

***Extra Credit Opportunity due by May 22. See instructions here: Solar System Model Extra Credit Opportunity

***If you have problems getting on Edmodo or other technology to complete the assignments or to take the quiz, please contact Dr. Newcomb. These assignments can be modified to be given by a Zoom meeting or by phone.***

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