Unit 4: Matter Cycles (December 1st-January 28th)

TeacherJulia Rosso
Subject AreaScience
Grade Level8
Week #Weeks 15-21 (December 1st-January 28th)
Unit of InstructionMatter Cycles
Standard(s) Taught

SC.8.L.18.1 (Level 3) – 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 (Level 2) – 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 (Level 3)- Describe and investigate how cellular respiration breaks down food to provide energy and releases carbon dioxide.
SC.8.L.18.4 (Level 3) – Cite evidence that living systems follow the Laws of Conservation of Mass and Energy.
SC.8.L.18.3 (Level 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 (Level 2) – Identify the benefits and limitations of the use of scientific models.

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. 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

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

• I am learning to describe the process of photosynthesis using word equations: o carbon dioxide + water + sunlight—> sugar (food) + oxygen + water
• I am learning to describe the role of light, carbon dioxide, water, and chlorophyll in photosynthesis.
• I am learning to identify organisms that contain chlorophyll and produce their own food also produce oxygen.
• I am learning to describe the process of cellular respiration using word equations: o oxygen + sugar(food) — > carbon dioxide + water
• I am learning to explain how cellular respiration breaks down food to provide energy and releases carbon dioxide and water as waste products.
• I am learning to explain why both plants and animals undergo cellular respiration as their energy source.
• I am learning to explain how living systems obey the Law of Conservation of Mass o NOS Focus – Design a controlled Experiment
• I am learning to explain how living systems obey the Law of Conservation of Energy
• I am learning to construct a scientific model to explain how matter and energy are transferred through organisms and their environment throughout the carbon cycle.
• I am learning to identify carbon reservoirs within the atmosphere, organisms, fossil fuels, sediments, oceans and other bodies of water.

Vocabulary:
Autotroph, biomass, carbon cycle, carbon reservoirs, cellular respiration, chemical equation, chlorophyll, chloroplasts, consumer, environment, fossil fuels, Law of Conservation of Energy, Law of Conservation of Mass, mitochondria, organism, autotroph, photosynthesis, photosynthetic, pollution, products, reactants, sediments, producer, heterotroph, decomposer

Classroom Activities

Daily Activities:
***SMT 2 November 29 & 30****

Day 1 (12/1) DIA 3 Analysis & remediation discussion

Day 2 (12/2 & 12/3) Unit 4 Introduction & Cells review (6th grade standard)
Preview Learning Targets & Cells Flipbook

Day 3 (12/6 & 12/7) Review of Earth’s Systems (6th Grade Standard)
Humans & the Environment & Our Interacting Earth cPalms

Day 4 (12/8) ER Bill Nye: Plants

Day 5 (12/9 & 12/10) Introduction to photosynthesis
Reading Passage, CPalms tutorial, & Doodle Notes

Day 6 (12/13 & 12/14) Photosynthesis continued
Leaf Model, Gizmos Photosynthesis Lab

Day 7 (12/15) ER Photosynthesis formative assessment

Day 8 (12/16 & 1/4) Photosynthesis continued
Poster Project & Review

Day 10 (1/5) ER ER Photosynthesis continued
Photosynthesis PPT & Guided notes

Day 11 (1/6 & 1/7) Begin Cellular Respiration

Day 12 (1/10 & 1/11) Cellular Respiration continued

Day 13 (1/12) ER Cellular Respiration continued

Day 14 (1/13 & 1/14) Bridge from Photosynthesis to Cellular Respiration

Day 15 (1/18) Tuesday only due to MLK 1/17 Cellular Respiration

Day 16 (1/19) ER Cellular Respiration Assessed

Day 17 (1/20& 1/21) Begin Carbon Cycle
(PSAT Test Day) Room change
**Distribute Study Guides for DIA**

Day 18 (1/24 & 1/25) Carbon Cycle continued

Day 19 (1/26) ER Carbon Cycle Review Project

Day 20 (1/27 & 1/28) Carbon Cycle review project/presentations

Day 20 (1/30 & 1/31) Carbon Cycle review & DIA Assessment

Assignments Due

11/29 & 11/30 SMT 2

12/15 Photosynthesis Assessment

1/19 Cellular Respiration Assessment

1/30 & 1/31 Matter Cycles District Assessment (DIA 4)

Additional Resources




https://florida.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/eclips-sci-realworld-essentialcarboncycle/real-world-the-carbon-cycle-essential-for-life-on-earth/?student=true