- What makes matter?
- How does matter behave?
- How does matter relate to energy?
- How is energy transferred from one material to another?
- How is energy transformed?
- What materials are best to conserve and efficiently use energy?
- To what extent do chemicals affect living and nonliving things?
- PS. Key Idea 3: Matter is made up of particles whose properties determine the observable characteristics of matter and its reactivity.
- PS. Key Idea 4: Energy exists in many forms, and when these forms change, energy is conserved.
- LE. Key Idea 7: Human decisions and activities have had a profound impact on the physical and living environment.
COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS
RST.6–8.2: Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of a text distinct form prior knowledge or opinions.
RST.6–8.3: Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiment, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.
RST.6–8.4: Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a scientific or technical context relevant to Grades 6–8 texts and topics.
RST.6–8.9: Compare and contrast the information gained form experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.
WHST.6–8.2: Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of scientific procedures/experiments, or technical processes.
7NS.1: Apply and extend previous understandings of addition and subtraction to add and subtract rational numbers; represent addition and subtraction on a horizontal or vertical number line diagram. a) Describe situations in which opposite quantities combine to make 0. For example, a hydrogen atom has zero charge because its two constituents are oppositely charged.
7NS.3: Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving the four operations with rational numbers.